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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Alternative Titles

English: Tokyo Ghoul
Synonyms: Tokyo Kushu, Toukyou Kushu, Toukyou Ghoul
Japanese: 東京喰種-トーキョーグール-


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.101 (scored by 126145 users)
Ranked: #4002
Popularity: #53
Members: 216,439
Favorites: 5,581
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The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Tokyo Ghoul
Sequel: Tokyo Ghoul √A

Characters & Voice Actors

Kaneki, Ken
Kaneki, Ken
Kobori, Yurie
Kobori, Yurie
Hanae, Natsuki
Hanae, Natsuki
Kirishima, Touka
Kirishima, Touka
Palencia, Brina
Palencia, Brina
Bebi, Ludovica
Bebi, Ludovica
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Roberts, Aaron
Roberts, Aaron


Morita, Shuhei
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition
People In The Box
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement
Miwa, Kazuhiro
Character Design

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Sep 12, 2014
Tokyo Ghoul is an anime adapted from a fairly popular manga of the same name. The manga itself being a great series that deserved so much more than what this adaptation has given it. First, I want to mention that a lot of sites including MAL call it something like a suspense horror dark fantasy which misleads people into thinking the whole anime is supposed to be about stuff that’ll scare your pants off when that is not the case. Most of the horror is only in the first episode or chapter of the manga. There are some disturbing scenes and wacky characters but I read more
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Jan 30, 2015
1) This is a rewriting of one of the first reviews I ever made, I deleted it because I did not know what the hell I was talking about.
2) There will be some minor spoilers and a few words about the second season, you've been warned ye little b-

You know those stories that have these special entities that live in a world and pretty much kind of like x-men? Well recently that idea has been done a lot, out of most of the things that have done this idea recently, Parasyte is the only one that succeeds in doing it well, Beside it is this read more
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Dec 4, 2014
The only thing you'll be left with after watching this series is an extra song in your playlist and a very sour taste in your mouth.

That is, of course, if you manage to wrestle the choppy pacing of eleven episodes of underdeveloped characters that live in the shadow of a wasted premise, beautifully presented through the familliar eyes of the melodramatic queen of a main lead.

Bonus feature: imbecillic censorship.
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Nov 30, 2014
First of all, just so you know, I have not written many reviews. Ever. Of anything. Also, I realise that in comparison to many other reviewers I'm like a newbie, seeing as I have only watched about 20 animes and have just (since a few months) started reading manga.

Also, while scrolling down numerous reviews I noticed a very distinct pattern: the reviewers who first read the manga and those who either haven't, or just started reading it. Those who read the manga seem to give the show a very low score while those who haven't seem to give it an absurd high score.

Now, I've read more
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A young man has to deal with his loss of humanity after becoming merged with a blood-thirsty organism.
A world where supernatural beings are isolated and not considered equal to the rest of society. The main characters are unpleasantly dragged into a world of abyss where their survival skills are to be put to the test.

'Tokyo Ghoul' features a predator and prey hostile environment where strength in numbers is crucial in order to see the daylight tomorrow. An association is only dangerous when you do not know them...hypothetically speaking, both sides could be equally guilty in their hidden conspiracies and wrong-doings.

'Deadman Wonderland' specialises more on master and slave brutality where killing is a form of entertainment and the weak gets weeded away from the pack. Character romance are merely a form of stimulating fantasy designed to shed some light within the gruesome prison in which escaping is supposedly impossible.
Fighting for survival of humanity that is a theme that both of these anime have in common. The main characters both have to fight in order to survive and they obtain a certain power that changes everything. You will see blood gore, stunning fight scenese and epic powers. But beware this are some dark series...
Shiki is more of a mystery show while Tokyo Ghoul is more action orientated. Shiki focuses at many characters at once while Tokyo Ghoul mostly follows main character Kaneki Ken. However, the main theme is pretty much the same.

Both series deal with a conflict between humans and other being that are there to devour us. In Shiki vampires, in Tokyo Ghoul those are ghouls.

Both stories start from the perspective of humans being a victim and then eventually we get to see things from "enemies" perspective and then the main question comes:

Just who is the real monster here?
Both of these are quite similar with regard to the horror and cannibalism stuff. The difference between the two, however, is that Tokyo Ghoul has a plot.
The atmosphere is very similar in both, dark, eerie, yet also some quirkiness at times... and the presence of much blood and gore, very graphic and psychotic... The male protagonist in both also seem similar in that they are just normal students until they are entangled in a "game" of life and death, contemplating murder in order to survive. They both also met very crazed girls who seem to hold no remorse for killing.
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Opening Theme

"unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure (eps 2-11)

Ending Theme

#1: "unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure (eps 1, 12)
#2: "Seijatachi (聖者たち)" by People In The Box (eps 2-11)

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