Posted by psgels on 30 May 2008 with categories: Himitsu ~The Revelation~


OMG! WTF! When I started watching this episode, I had totally forgotten that this series comes from the same production-company as Shigurui. This episode was utterly incredible, but let me put up a warning: if you can’t stand gore or are female, then stay far, far away from it. God, that was disturbing. Here I was, believing that this series wouldn’t go beyond the incest and homosexuality of episode three.

I don’t even want to fully understand this episode. Even without knowledge about what was being said, the themes and messages are rock-solid, and they hit you incredibly hard. I refuse to spoil things, but let’s just say that Madhouse is an animation-company that doesn’t care about censors. Really, even Shigurui didn’t freak me out this much!

God, I love this series.

9 Responses

  1. flou says:

    Oh, I remember reading this story in the manga. God, it was so disturbing. I can’t imagine what it would be like animated.

  2. Dr. Pest says:

    OMG I have to watch this episode! I love Himitsu, but that what you said..!!?
    It sounds just great; an anime which isn’t disturbing somehow isn’t a very good anime.

    Damn; I am watching just a few series this season (the most are too boring) and this few shows are EXACTLY the show that almost nobody want’s to sub… Kaiba, RD and Himitsu, ths show I love the most, are subbed lame as ever…I cant wait…x X

  3. I’ve read the manga and it sure had a lot of disturbing stuff and even if I’m female I freakin’ love it!!!! This episode seems to be based from the manga. . . sadly you didn’t put spoilers xD *spoiler freak* but you sure made me much more excited to watch this episode *_* SUBS!!!! COME OUT NOW!!! xD

  4. Lika says:

    Ahh… I want subs! Er, what do you mean I shouldn’t watch it if I was female?

  5. psgels psgels says:

    [SPOILER]Okay, for those who really want to know what happens:

    The villain in this episode surgically cuts off a woman’s boobs.

  6. Lika says:

    Ah! Thank you very much! *just read the manga because she couldn’t wait for the subs anymore* Brrr, I have to agree, this is a very chilling case, but creepily and well handled.

    (Anyone else noticed slight similarities between Himitsu episode 4 and the fifth volumn of Tokyo Babylon?)

  7. Windspirit says:

    I did. And I thought it was way better handled in Tokyo Babylon than in this Himitsu episode.

    “The villain in this episode surgically cuts off a woman’s boobs.”
    => And… that’s all ? ^^;
    *Watched Cannibal Holocaust at the age of 12*.

    I thought you were talking about this :
    http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2329/himitsutopsecretv01ch02iv7.png

  8. youkais says:

    I am barely waiting for the subed release (I don’t want to miss anything ^^U)…
    And this one is one of the best show of the past season (there are one or two more… but)
    So.. thank you for your review, I love your way or saying about Himitsu

    PS: my english suck

  9. Perrin4869 says:

    Who is in favor of putting disclaimers before potentially disturbing episodes???? I was eating while I watched this, for god’s sake!

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  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:48 AM)
    @Emma: which moment is that?
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:26 AM)
    @Raggers : And in one moment, a rather disturbing development.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    @Raggers: Actually, thinking it over you’ve got a point there, As I had said I’ve been marathoning re and come to think of it, it is more enjoyable to do so that way.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:24 AM)
    Oh, the priest? Yeah, definitely an awesome touch. Wonder how he feels about Amon’s death…
    Juuzou? I’d complain about Arima more, the guy is hax beyond belief. Juuzou was just a nutcase who was skilled with knives – and has pretty good development in the manga.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 05:21 AM)
    @Emma: I think the pacing thing isn’t a problem if read as a whole – that’s a bit like complaining about slow chapters in books if you read them week-by-week. For a story like Tokyo Ghoul week-by-week just isn’t a good way to read it, I don’t think.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:21 AM)
    Gah, Juuzou is one of those irksome shounen-esque characters that never sat all that well with me.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:17 AM)
    @Raggers: The part with that locked up ghoul who Amon went to meet up with who he had history with, that was a great moment for Amon’s character and it had a kind of silence of the lambs feel to it.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Raggers: I found it generally unevenly paced.
  • Emma
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 04:14 AM)
    @Raggers: The whole thing had its ups and downs for me, I loved the first four volumes,after the stuff with gourmet and mado was done with I found myself tiring of it but then got into it again after Kaneki broke down and snapped, then somewhere after the kanou reveal it started losing me again and the ending threw me off.
  • Raggers
    (Friday, Mar 27. 2015 03:31 AM)
    Out of interest, where do you feel the first manga went wrong? I may have missed its flaws since I marathoned it in ~8 hours.

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