English: Tokyo Ghoul
Synonyms: Tokyo Kushu, Toukyou Kushu, Toukyou Ghoul
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.101 (scored by 126145 users)
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SynopsisThe 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Tokyo Ghoul
Sequel: Tokyo Ghoul √A
Characters & Voice Actors
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 wouldn't consider horror as one of the main themes.
Story - 7
Tokyo Ghoul is a story about Ken Kaneki who is suddenly thrust into the world of ghouls, creatures who must eat humans for survival, and he constantly struggles to retain his humanity. If you think this is going to be Attack on Titan 2.0, I will tell you right now that it is not. The premise may not sound very original but the execution is top notch, or rather, this applies mostly to the manga and not the anime. Tokyo Ghoul is morally grey and we are exposed to both sides of the story as we explore the conflicts between humans and ghouls. In many instances, the ghouls are even shown as the ones who are being hunted down instead. Now, the anime decided to do something strange and that is switching around the arcs. I was welcome to this at first but afterwards I felt that maybe it wasn't such a great idea. Right after being shown the grey area of the story, it immediately switches to a later arc in the manga which makes you lose track of the grey portion for a while and question where the story is going. The rushing of the anime doesn’t help either and it causes the anime to feel as if it’s going downhill. Pacing problems also lead the anime to cutting out many explanations and details related to the world in Tokyo Ghoul, becoming a shallower story in general. And another funny thing is that the studio who is animating this decided it was a good idea to mess around with and change every detail, I’m guessing in order to squeeze in as much as they can into 12 episodes. Sometimes for the better, but most of the time for the worse. Some dialogue became cheesier, specific scenes less interesting (partly due to rushing and censoring as well), and the anime overall gives off more of a shounen feel. Personally I have nothing against the shounen genre but my main point is that I dislike it when when a well written story is degraded like that.
Art and Animation - 7
The animation for the most part isn’t that bad, but sometimes you can spot some sloppy animation or awkward movements. After all, Studio Pierrot has never been the best with this kind of stuff. Character designs are good enough and fairly close to the original for the most part. The anime itself, and the Kagunes and Quinques are very colorful and nice to look at. However, the anime had some unnecessary and heavy censorship during its original airing, to the point where a lot of the time you can’t even tell what the hell is going on. So if you do plan on watching the anime, be sure to find the uncensored version first.
Sound - 9
One of the things that the anime has done right. The voice casting is perfect and very fitting of the characters and their personalities. Soundtrack is great as well but I’ve noticed a lack in variety and the same ones are used repeatedly. The opening captures the anime and the main character very accurately and is probably one of the best openings of this season.
Characters - 5
For the characters, there are 3 notable ones who represent different views in the story. Touka, the hot headed and rash heroine who represents the ghoul’s side. Amon, who believes that the world is corrupted by ghouls and he provides us with the human’s side. And of course the protagonist Kaneki who is the middle ground. We are also introduced to some crazy and wacky antagonists who never fail to entertain.
However, the characters of the series have by far suffered the most with this adaptation. As I’ve mentioned, the anime without a doubt has some pacing issues most of the time and so we are introduced to a huge cast of characters before having time to care about them. It appears that Studio Pierrot also thinks that character development is boring and decided to flush it down the toilet and get to the action instead which still ends up feeling lacking at times due to the rushing. Lets take our protagonist, Kaneki for example. He seems like a side character at times because of the fact that they've cut out a lot of his development and most of his monologues which I found to be very intriguing in the manga. Kaneki’s development and his gradual progression in the manga are vital to the story so that the development he gets by the end of the anime does not seem out of place. But it seems like an unnatural and shallow transition because of the fact that they’ve hurt his character far too much already. Not to mention that the arc switching screwed it up even further and he starts pulling magical dodging powers out of his ass.
Enjoyment - 6
Seeing one of my favorite mangas butchered makes it extremely hard for me to enjoy the anime as much as I wanted to. At one point, it became that I was only watching for certain scenes to be animated. It saddens me a lot that the intensity is really dumbed down sometimes too.
Overall - 7
If I were to look at the anime as a standalone, I think it would be a good-decent watch for most but shallow and rushed for people who are looking for a well written story.
And if I were to do a short comparison between the anime and manga:
The anime> A rushed shallower retelling of the original, lacking in character development, more shounen esque, a needlessly weakened and dumbed down main character, and censored to hell (for now).
The manga> Very well done story, deep and well developed characters, some great dialogues and monologues, and includes lots of foreshadowing and symbolism.
If you're currently watching the anime right now and enjoy it very much, don't be affected by my negativity because this is after all, just my own opinion and I am slightly biased since I love the manga. However, I would urge you to read the manga from chapter 1 if you're an anime only watcher, and if you haven’t started this anime yet, I’d recommend reading the manga instead or giving the first episode a try and then going to the manga if you want to get the most out of this series. I won’t say that I can guarantee that you’ll love the manga, but please do at least give it a try and I'd suggest reading up to around the 60s chapters before deciding for yourself whether you want to continue or not. Although, at first glance the art seems lacking, by the end of the manga you may be astounded by the improvement. And if you still decide to watch the anime first, I also wish you good luck. Do take note that both the manga and anime do end quite abruptly, but are each followed with a sequel. Thanks for reading one of the only reviews that I'll probably ever write and have fun reading/watching Tokyo Ghoul! read more
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 mess. Tokyo Ghoul, when I saw this show I thought it was gonna be some generic mystery show and when I started watching it......it was a generic x-men idea show, how wonderful? And guess what?It became popular and people praised it, now I'm currently taking my time reading the manga (which is better than this) so I won't be mentioning it.
So in this world there are entities known as 'Ghouls' who feed off human corpses and drink coffee. Yes, coffee. So one day a freshman college student goes out with some girl and it turns out, SHE'S A GHOUL! DUN DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUN!!!! So after an accident before getting eaten, doctors thought it was such a smart idea (not) to take the ghoul's organs and stuff them into our MC. What happens? The MC is know a half ghoul, half human and struggles to maintain each side.
Cool idea right? Well you're wrong, the show fails to make the plot understandable, its such a mess, the reason why is that it never explains jackshit. For example, how do people turn into ghouls? What the hell is a ward? How do ghouls drink coffee but nothing else except water? What is this world? and so on. The show does the thing were it tries to solve everything in just 12 episodes, and this show fails it miserably, this show needs 24 episodes to space everything out, everything feels so rushed, cause of this it leads to the plotholes and cause of the plotholes its more confusing. I'll give it points for its idea but thats it.
Our MC is Kaneki, I talked about him in my story segment, here I'll say whats good about him and whats bad. Now the good is we find out his life is pretty tragic, his mom dies as a kid, he can't eat normal anymore, it really makes you feel for him. The way he tries to keep his humanity and ghoulness is so well done and I give prontos to that. The bad side, the show hardly focuses on him, it tries to focus more on the world around him, this is really the main sector of why everything is messy. Cause of this Kaneki feels more like a plot-device more than anything.
Now the other characters, there isn't really much to say about them, there's Touka, there is meant to be some development between her and Kaneki but there isn't, its like the show is saying, hey look developme- NOPE FUCK YOU! As soon as the development can happen its just vanishes. This leads to so much under-development.
The other characters, there isn't really much to them and usually don't matter to the plot at all, there's so many chances for some good development and the show fucks that up too.
Ok now the music, is just....epic. Its really well done and is so memroble. The OP, I don't know what to say. It is amazing and it looks at how ghouls and humans are equal and makes you question yourself and humanity? Are monsters really created by humans? The ED, is pretty meh. And thats really it for sound.
The art is pretty OK with some really well done backgrounds that shine, I'd give it a 7, but I won't cause of something in the animation which actually made me want to drop the show and its.....Censoring. There's a lot of blood in this show and it tries to censor it, but it does it so poorly, it uses black bars to censor things, it literally blackens nearly the whole screen and you wonder what the fuck is going on?
Welp really, the only reason I didn't drop this was cause of its action scenes and litlle cliffhangers at the end of each episode. The action scenes are really well done and put you on the edge of your seat. The cliffhangers, man these cliffhangers are a reason to continue the show, they usually leave big ones making you what to see what happens next.
A couple of words about Season 2 (Root A):
Welp I've dropped the second season, mainly cause this time around, the plot is still a mess, such a mess that watching it makes want to you yawn, the first episode was good but after that it becomes a yawn-fest. The good thing are the fact that there's some good music, the OP is really well done (in my opinion) and so is the ED this time around and NO CENSORING! FUCK YEAH! But that didn't keep my interest.
This show is a mess, it has some well done music and thats the best thing it has to offer, the rest is just either poorly done or rushed. This show could have been something really good but it falls on its ass everytime it has a chance. The ending is a cliffhanger which is just a cheap move and a reason to watch Season 2. I don't really reccomend this, shows that have done a better job of this are Parasyte which is STILL ONGOING (by the time this review is posted) and Tokyo Esp which is an OK show, its more light-hearted but it does a much better job than this. Tokyo Ghoul is meh. I'm out. read more
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.
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 the manga after watching the anime so I guess my score will be something inbetween.
I would like to give it a 7,5 but since that not possible I'll stick with 8. The story itself is very interesting, while at first glance it looks like your typical horror/supernatural anime with 'bad guys', ghouls who eat humans and the humans themselves, who are obviously the "good guys". However the story shows both sides, the human side, firstly via Kaneki but later on via Amon, and the Ghoul side via numerous ghouls that Kaneki meets. It explores grey areas of both species and forces you to ask the question: "Who are the monsters?" A very interesting story with so many possibilities had it not been so rushed and jumbled up. In the first few episodes it follow the manga fairly well but then it starts to diverge. Now everyone should probably realise by now that an anime that follows its manga to the letter is rare if not inexistent. However I think the anime made a mistake by not following the manga more closely, it made everything seem too rushed. Not fully recovered from the previous arc it throws you into another one without warning. Also something, that apperantly many reviwers dislike, is the ending. To me, personally it seems like a good ending, be it a bit rushed and sudden it definetly makes you yearn for more. which is after all, it's purpose I think.
As someone who values the art as something that must be either perfect or close to it Tokyo Ghoul wasn't a total disappointment but doesn't fit the criteria either. I do love the fact that they coloured the kagune differently than it's done in the manga, mostly because its colour reflects its user very well. Red would have done it too ofcourse but the change of colour is a nice touch. But then they added the censoring: piece of advice: please watch the uncensored verison (unless you really can't stand blood). The censoring was bothersome and unnecessary, maybe even plain on ridiculous.
During the episodes I did not really pay cose attention to the sound or music on the background, mostly because I was too busy following the story (so technically, that's a good thing) but what I can say is that the OS could not have been better or more fitting.
Then there is also the voice casting. Personally I think they did a very good job, the voice casting really matches the characters and the voice actors did a really good job.
The characters themselves are very interesting and very promising, none of them are boring and for once there was not one character that I wished would just die (very rare for me). However, because of the rushing and the fact that they sqeezed, like 60 chapters into 12 episodes they do not get the attention or development they truly deserve and desperately need. They are easily seen as unimportant and merely stepping stones for the plotline or the development of other characters. Especially Kaneki Ken who only gets his develompent (or personality description) in the last few episodes and remains weak until the final episode, which was actually quite bothersome, even more so because he is the protagonist. And knowing that even the protagonist gets close to no development at all you can probably guess how much development the side characters get.
The reason I enjoyed it so much must be because I hadn't read the manga at the time seeing as everyone who did seems to either dislike it or plain on hate it. Besides a few issues here and there the anime did a good job and attracted quite a lot of attention as one of the most popular anime's in it's season. And seeing as after I watched I could not get enough of Tokyo Ghoul and started reading the manga and it's sequel and spin-offs etc. I think it's fair to say: job well done!
It's a good anime and that's that, I understand that there are a lot of people who've read the manga first that are disatisfied but I am not one of them. I look forward to the next season but I do hope that they will stick closer to the manga than they did in its first. I would recommend you try watching the anime because it's definitely worth your time and I also recommend reading the manga which is really amazing and feels less rushed. Also the manga is not censored (thank god)
A young man has to deal with his loss of humanity after becoming merged with a blood-thirsty organism.
Both have main characters that gained some kind of special ability (parasite/ghoul), but did not want it.
This isn't going to be your regular happy anime with the MC fighting and surviving on friendship magic. nope, the MC's (who are typical meek and introverted folks) are about it enter a whole new world right in front of them, whether they want to or not, and it's bloody, full of carnage, with little to no forgiveness. not recommended for new anime fans or people weak to possible gore.
I'd also like to point out that Parasyte came in the 80's and tokyo ghoul being fairly new. their extremely similar. the only difference which will bring out arguments of which is better is how the studio's animated it...if they did at all. a lot of the stuff that happens can happen in manga, but in anime its a whole new thing.
Both maincharacters from Tokyo Ghoul and Kiseijuu has a sudden life altering experience quite similar to each other as the characters in different ways now prey on humans. They must also find a way to live with their changed bodies.
Both shows are grotesque and suspenseful, with a protagonist who one day becomes sub-human due to a disturbing change to their body.
Both Have normal humans "Suddenly Infected" by something
Their lives and even the lives of those around them are drastically changed
Both Main characters change greatly psychologically and face tough social decisions
The Soundtrack and Artwork is great in both series
Bith series feature a new species. Some people have become what you could call monsters and acquired new powers due to this. The series have a lot of fighting, blood and gore in them. If you like these kind of series then you should check these series out as well.
Both titles star a young men who have their lives changed overnight when they are attacked by bizarre beings (Parasytes and Ghouls respectively), yet survive the ordeal and end up having said creatures physically bonded to them as a result. As a result, both main characters feel the need to use their newly gained power to fight of the dangerous threats posed by more of the dangerous beings inhabiting them while trying to maintain some semblance of their ordinary lives
Both stories this time deal with the main character, and his difficult life after being 'infected' with bizarre organism which is able to rebuild their bodies and minds from the beginning and turn them into 'monsters' but somehow they still manage to keep their humanity ahead. Kill/prey on humans is a must-do to these organisms but the main character totally refuses. Grotesque, gory scenes, dark atmosphere, drama and a lot of suspense.
Both are about the MC having to deal with some weird beings who eat humans.
The MC has this desire to prevent meaningless loss of life.
However Parasyte MC is much better than Tokyo Ghoul MC.
An ordinary wimpish kid has suddenly transformed into a person with a special power that is capable of killing everyone. Others with this powers are different than he is. Others are like that at birth, while the main protagonist here obtain it in there teens. After gaining this new power, they try to stay human. However, they slowly drift away from other humans towards to Parasyte/Ghouls. Both anime show something about life.
Parasyte: Shows a lot about human's true nature.
Tokyo Ghoul: Shows about how other species are treated by humans, just for the actions of some. Can show how other animals feel.
Both very thrilling to watch, and can't get enough of it.
In both anime's the MC gets a unknown virus or organ inside their body and feels confused at first but gradually gets the hang of fighting along with their new powers. Both anime's also have this dark athmosphere and and has a lot of gore scenes. And the "Monsters" have to fight each other to survive like: "The Strong Wins,The Weak Perish" thing.
So if you like Tokyo Ghoul then you might also like Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu.
both are about an ordinary high school boy who acquires some kind of evil unknown power and wants to get rid of it, until it accepts it at some point. both with a lot of gory elements as that "evil power" has the tendency to kill people.
Both are horror animes with quite the amount of blood and a twist in the main characters life in wich both do not fully become the "monsters" in each respective anime and each of them try not to "fall" to the level of true monsters in a very psichological way.
a boy infected buy strange creature that make him half human half beast.
and find a way to survive
Similar wimpy character who becomes badass. The transformation happens faster in Parasyte though.
The protagonist of both series becomes a half human/monster and struggle to keep hold of their humanity after being fused with one of the monsters they encountered. Throughout the series both show how the protagonists changed over time by the monstrous beings within them from personality to looks and how these protagonists finally accepted who they have become and ultimately uses their newfound powers to fight the other monsters they encounter.
If you like an anime serious/dark, gore, simple, straightforward and with barely any fillers/fan service storyline you would like both.
Both Kaneki Ken and Izumi Shinichi have their life changed by something (parasyte and ghoul) and have to live with it
Both animes involve a type of monster killing and eating people to survive. Both animes also include the MC getting a sort of superpower from these monsters and slowly becoming one of them.
Art: Both animes have a similar art style. The blood, killings, and fights are also drawn similarly. Both are really good.
Sound: Both animes have a great soundtrack to them. Also, the sounds in the background or during a fight scene are perfect.
Story: Both stories are about the MC being semi taken over by the monsters in the show. (For tokyo ghoul, the main character is half human, half ghoul. For Parasyte, the MC has a parasyte in his right arm but is slowly starting to think and act like them) They involve the MC wanting to fight back against these monsters that they're up against and hopefully save those who are close to them, but slowly start to change themselves.
Both animes have a similar feel when it comes to the art, MC, and so on. The fighting and blood, gore scenes are similar. I recommend this anime to those who enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul. Parasyte is still on going so it's definitely a show to watch to fill in a thursday every week.
The two shows revolve around the main protagonist having his life transformed and his body somehow affected by a supernatural force, and follows him as he adapts to his new life with this new hindrance.
These two animes are very similar to eachother. They both show a world with monsters who the human kind wants to get rid off and in both of these shows the main character becomes such a monster and they have to make due with what they got and survive against the odds.
Both involve the main character melding with an otherworldly being and their lives being changed due to it
Both these animes are very gory and mess with your mind a little. If you like the fact that Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul) is very timid and a good boy you'll also like Shinichi (Kiseijuu). Their reactions when they receive the "powers" are very similar since they don't believe in what has happened to them. The OST (Official Sound Track) of both anime are just perfect... Trust me, it's a must.
If you like the fact that Kaneki (Tokyo Ghoul) is very timid and a good boy you'll also like Shinichi (Kiseijuu). Their reactions when they receive the "powers" are very similar since they don't believe in what has happened to them.
Both protagonists are human but at the same time they cant be considered 100% human.
They are both fighting for the survival of human race (partly for Kaneki).
The protagonists started to be physically weak, nerd and anti social students. But as the anime progress their personalities turned 320 degrees.
Both anime's have man eating species and both main characters get into disturbing and horrible situations. They are a lot a like!
Both revolve around a young man being thrown into a violent world after a supernatural instance where everything is out to kill him. While Kieseijuu admittedly handles it better, the underlying messages under both about what is wrong and what is right are similar, if not identical.
Both animes have great main character developement, good fight scenes and supernatural powers. What could you possibly ask more?! :)
-horror, evolving mental + physical strength of male protagonist .
(you can see clear changes in attitude after some episodes)
-really bloody fights and nice Art.
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.
Supernatural powers, psychopaths, horror and lots of blood. These two are similar action-packed series that you'll never forget!
These 2 anime are very similar. For instance the main male protagonist was living an ordinary live until something drastic happens and their whole world is turn upside down.
Both anime has the protagonist gaining powers he did not want, and a heroine basically leading him around. They're both in a situation where everywhere they go, there is just someone there who wants to kill them or attempts to.
In deadman, the protagonist was sent to a hellish jail where inmates die for entertainment or kill one of another.
While Tokyo ghoul, he was brought into a whole new world where the "Ghouls" resides. They're either eaten by other Ghouls or killed by the special force or other ghouls.
If you enjoy 1 of these anime you'll surely enjoy the other.
In both of them main character drawn for a world which nonaccording to him by one of the most powerfull villian. And charachter explores his powers then becomes the most powerfull character
Both animes have similar dark and tense atmosphere, both animes have unusual powers and violent action.
Both of the animes will keep you tense.
MCs are VERY similar. They're both quite weak and whiney at first and can't fight for themselves, are unsure of what to do with their new life situations and have developed some kind of strange new powers.
Both Anime, mc gets mixed up in another world
Have their own seperate group of allies
Mc unique from the rest
Both are gorefests and involve people using their blood as their weapon and power and are psychological thrillers.
The differences are that wonderlands story takes place in a prison whereas Tokyo ghoul takes place in the open city streets. Out of the two tokyo ghouls beats deadman wonderland in every category (characters, story, art, sound) but if all you want is gore then look no further.
Both animes are extremly gory with massive amout of blood, and both Protagonists lives get "interesting" in the first episode! :O And I enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul more since it was sadder.
Both of the main characters gets involved in some sort of supernatural accident and thus both of their bodies goes through changes. Through out the series you get to follow these charachters as they try to overcome the challanges that await them and adjust to the changes in their lives.
Blood will be shed ladies, gentlemen and all in between. Both are really good horror animes!
Both shows are 12 episodes long and incredibly gory shows that don't do justice to their respective manga. Deadman Wonderland is about a boy thrown into prison for a crime he didn't commit while Tokyo Ghoul is about a 19 year old who becomes a man eater because the girl he was on a date with started eating him.
Other than that, Both shows aren't alike storywise.
In terms of Action I will give it to Tokyo ghoul. It was censored as hell, but the fights were far more varied than anything in Deadman Wonderland.
In terms of animation, Deadman Wonderland wins for being more consistent and having much better looking gore than Tokyo Ghoul.
They both have great openings that give the impression of the tone of the story. Deadman Wonderland's is far more memorable. Neither show has memorable music.
Both shows had whiny Main characters and unmemorable characters.
Tokyo ghoul is rushed as hell, and Deadman wonderland ends way before the manga.
Both protagonists were living in peace, and then an event happen that change their lifestyle.
Both have so much blood.
Both protagonists get shocked by event and their personality are simillar
Both sport plenty of gore and grotesque powers which results in the main characters struggling against their morality and their objective situation within the world they live in. Very thrilling with a lot of great characters.
The psychological trauma that goes on within both these series' are pretty similar but also drastically different. A lot of gore & blood resides in these two animes and the fact that they are 12 episodes long & absolutely amazing makes them worth checking out! 10/10
Both have a weak character at first, so you're gonna have character development. They both are unaware of their powers at first. They are both psychologic, horror and action animes. The two are 'weird' in a good way.
Both shows include a young protagonist put in a situation beyond their control, where they get brutally beaten up. Both show have characters with some special super power which is only iconic to the character. Both shows are also very violent and gory with the main theme being death.
In both the MC has changed from a human to some sort of monster. There is also a female character that watches over the MC. The MC both have a weapon that comes from there body. They both have a lot of blood and gore. I enjoyed them both. Deadman Wonderland has more comedy.
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...
GORE,ACTION, FIGHT FOR HUMANITY: Main characters, Eren and Kaneki, start off as average humans against the antagonists of the story, Titans and Ghouls, which both eats humans but later on discovers much more than their own being...
Some characters are also similar, such as Mikasa and Touka, as well as the plot develops deeper--the man vs. environment (monster) conflict turns into man vs. society.
Also, both shows have badass music.
Both have similar themes and thoughts about what it is to be a human or a monster. In both there is a lots of action and people get killed by a monsters while the main protagonist is struggling somewhere in the middle as a half of a monster and a half of a human.
Similar characters, very good deep plot and more humans vs monsters (ghouls, giants)
In both anime the main character is a young boy living a normal life, when one day his life changes completely and he has to learn how to fight and survive.
In both anime the main character becomes what he fears the most.
both anime have awesome and bloody fighting scenes, sad moments and actually some funny moments!
if you liked attack on titan i'm sure you would LOVE Tokyo ghoul
and if you liked Tokyo Ghoul i'm sure you would like attack on titan :)
They both start out with the human population fearing cannibalistic monsters with human appearance and they are forced to fight them in order to survive, other ways they are similar would result in spoilers so ill skip that. They are also similar in the gore factor.
Both have a alien type race trying to take over the earth and mankind joining forces to stop them
A main character who believes himself to be average among humans, but is actually borderline monster...
A supporting character who is much more skilled than the main with powers that exceed what is expected of her age...
A power, ability or form that one must be able to control at all times to be able to live as a normal human...
Both Tokyo Ghoul and Shingeki no Kyojin have elements that are similar to one another.
Both of these series focus on a main character that is suddenly found to have new abilities, and the struggles of managing these unwanted powers.
Action, drama, and great animation. The two series are about humans who are pushed into their darkest moment when threatened by man-eating monsters, and the effects this setting has on its protagonist. They have a very similar tone and, while avoiding spoilers, I will say both put the protagonist in similar positions, but they're very different characters. Shingeki no kyojin is set in a dark fantasy and feels more "epic," and Tokyo ghoul is set in modern Tokyo making it feel much more personal.
Human are attacked by mysterious creature in both series. The main character in both series also can transform into that creature. And so much bloody and violence in both series
Eren Yeager is like Ken Kaneki.
Mikasa Ackerman is like Toka Kirishima.
Arimin Arlert is like Hideyoshi Nagachika (Hide)
-Titan/Ghoul eat human
-Eren/Ken are half titan/ghoul
-Both are horror and action
-Have lot of blood
If you liked Shingeki no Kyojin I really recommend Tokyo Ghoul although it's a new and airing series. Both main characters have the abilities of the non-human side and they struggle to control it. Also, in both series, to activate their abilities, they need to feel pain physically or emotionally.
Both have gore and violence scenes
Both share a similar setting where beings is devoured by other beings. The main characters in both series share similar personality traits. (Eren & Kaneki) The male protagonists both struggle to become stronger along with control their inherited powers to protect the ones they care about. (Mikasa & Touka) Both tough females who support the main male protagonist. If you likes stories that involve cannibalism, with characters who constantly question humanity you'll enjoy both of these.
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?
A conflict between humans and forces of supernatural. Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul shares the similarity in that monsters exists in their perspective worlds. The main protagonist gets involved with them with his life at constant risk. In their dark stories, mystery also exists especially in regards to the origins of these supernatural beings. The protagonists strives to learn more and hopefully also save the lives of others in the wake of this calamity. Recommended for fans of supernatural horror.
Ghouls and zombies is trying to survive by eating people or making them one of them,
and the people is fighting back to survive too.
That leads to a lot of bloodshed and cruelty.
So who is the prey and who is the hunter?
You will have to discover it for yourself, and feel that experience.
Both are dark anime that make you question what a "monster" is. Each side has their own reasons. Who decides who is "bad", who the "monster" is?
Both Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul make you realize that not everything is black and white and portray the plot through unique perspectives!
Both are a must-watch :)
The eyes are the same style for both the vampires (Shiki) and ghouls (Tokyo Ghoul). Both have copious amounts of blood and violence, with a story that is told from the monster's point of view.
People become monsters who eat people and normal people want to kill the monsters.
However, both sides have logical reasons for their actions, and neither can be said to be the "good" side or the "bad" side. You're not really sure who is the monster after seeing both perspectives.
Both have the aspect to which kind is right or wrong
• Both shows involve "monsters" who need to eat humans for their survival.
• Some of the characters of both series become these monsters at some point of the story.
• The eyes of the monsters are similar.
• Shiki takes place in a village while Tokyo Ghoul takes place in a city.
• In Shiki these monsters are "corpse demons" which are pretty much a combination of vampires and zombies, and in Tokyo Ghoul the monsters are ghouls.
Similar to Shiki, with the eyes, blood and murders. Over powered characters who try live in the socially of humans. Hiding themselves among humans. Until the police get involved. Shiki is similar but they are not been chased by police but by villages.
Both feature Humanoid creatures eating humans.
Whereas Shiki features vampires, Tokyo ghoul has ghouls. They also have a similar bloody atmosphere and include the main character becoming heavily involved with these creature.Moreover, both main characters are anomolies, they are very different in nature to the characters around them
Both about a new race eatting humans, and humans attempting to fight back.
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.
Both shows are about the daily lives of human-like monsters that eat people.
- Both involve random casuals who become human-like man-eating monsters.
- Both illustrate the characters' monster form with weird stuff emerging from their back .
- Both are filled with black screens.
Pupa is basically a short accurate and concise parody of Tokyo Ghoul.
Both anime show the daily adventures of sick cannibals with tones of random blood and gore.
Both anime are filled with black screens.
Both are psychological horror anime about monsters looking like humans (monsters who once were humans) eating humans. Both are gory and full of violence.
Some filthy casual is stripped from their ordinary life by a living being, turning them into flesh-feeding monsters. The protagonists both fear their new life ahead of them. Both filled with dread and disappointment
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.
Although the plots to Mirai Nikki and Tokyo Ghoul are nowhere near each other, they're pretty similar in all other aspects. It all really comes down to the central idea of anime not being just for kids. Like Tokyo Ghoul, Mirai Nikki delivers in violence, character development, and plot. If you're looking for a bit more twisted romance and less censored violence, then be sure to watch Mirai Nikki. If you want badass characters and character development coming straight out of every orifice of the protagonist, then watch Tokyo Ghoul. Either way, both shows are of my favorite anime and I highly recommend you watch them right away.
Both animes involve a lot of gore, and the MC of both animes is a pussy for at least half the show. The MC's supporting character is a Yandere that is madly in love with him in one(Mirai Nikki) While the other one is a Tsundere who i honestly couldn't say if she loves him or not (Tokyo Ghoul)
Both animes feature a beta male who meets a crazed girl that causes them to become more confident and self assured. Both have tons of gore and are psychological thrillers.
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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