At the beginning of Tokyo Ghoul Deeper Layers, Amon and Akira are on their way to the ghoul compound in order to learn more about The Owl and the Aogiri group. This gives us the chance to learn more about why Amon despises ghouls so much. We find out that Donato adopted Amon when he was a child. Donato was a ghoul priest with a taste for the blood of children. In fact, the only reason he adopted Amon and other children was so he could eat them. When Amon was a child, he found Donato eating his fellow orphans. We are not sure why Donato didn’t kill Amon. However, we do witness the strained relationship and the feelings of hatred that come from both Donato and Amon. It is safe to assume that no ghoul Amon has met has cared about the lives of others. I think this is why he was so confused when Kaneki refused to kill him even after being attacked in the last season. Of course, Donato refuses to answer any of Amon’s questions and continues to tease him. However, this exchange doesn’t last very long.
While Amon is trying to get answers from Donato at the compound, the Aogiri start their attack with Kaneki at their side. I absolutely loved this scene because it gave us the chance to see the new and improved Kaneki in action. When I watched Deeper Layers, I realized that Kaneki is more than just a badass like the rest of the Aogiri group. He still refuses to kill others. He does not worry about releasing other ghouls. He simply disarms his attackers and continues to go after his target.
Unfortunately, when he releases Shachi the scent of Rize gives him away. Shachi has questions that he wants answered so he immediately attacks Kaneki.
At the same time, we are finally introduced to Kuro and Shiro. Kuro and Shiro are the one-eyed twins that have been following Kaneki. This episode gives us more information about Kuro, Shiro, and Juuzou when they run into each other. After their confrontation with Juuzou, we learn that they were once human as well. Juuzou has a history with the twins. It is possible that Kanou created them. Kaneki might be able to get the information that he needs when he runs into the twins.
There was a lot of action in this episode. In fact, it was almost hard to keep up with what was going on. For example, there is a confrontation between Akira, Amon, and Naki. During this fight, Naki bites Akira in the leg. She did not put up much of a fight like the one her father would have. When she is ready to give up, Amon forces her to stand up and fight. Akira and Amon form a bond when he tells her the same thing her father told him: “When you’re in front of the enemy, even if your hands are trembling, fight.”
Ayato and Shinohara actually meet in this episode. This didn’t happen in the manga and it was interesting to see Ayato’s reaction to seeing his father’s Arata armor in person. He knew that his dad was dead but he didn’t know that he had been harvested for weapons. It was easy to tell that Ayato was hurt by this knowledge. How will his sister react when she finds out?
Eto is still as mysterious as ever, even though we know there is another motive for freeing Shachi. He has the same last name as Rize and it makes me wonder why the Aogiri are looking for Rize. Everything is starting to come together in this season. Other half ghouls have appeared in the show and Eto has even offered to reunite them. How do we know that Rize is actually dead?
Kaneki does not win in the fight against Shachi. I thought that after watching Kaneki destroy and consume Jason he would be one of the bigger players in the ghoul playing field. The battle against Shachi told me otherwise.Shachi doesn’t even use his Kagune that much during the battle. He relies on his pure fighting skills to take Kaneki down. After being defeated by Shachi, we start to see his mind fall apart. His Kagune evolves as he starts to go a little insane. Did he evolve because he ate Jason? I cannot wait to find out more in the next episode.