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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: 8.061 (scored by 31463 users)
Ranked: #3812
Popularity: #174
Members: 112,306
Favorites: 1,470
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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

Characters & Voice Actors

Kaneki, Ken
Kaneki, Ken
Hanae, Natsuki
Hanae, Natsuki
Kirishima, Touka
Kirishima, Touka
Amamiya, Sora
Amamiya, Sora
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Katsu, Anri
Katsu, Anri


Morita, Shuhei
People In The Box
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance
Ishida, Sui
Original Creator

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Tokyo Ghoul is one of the more hyped up anime this season for a number of reasons. Mainly because it was, as I have heard, a very popular manga. The premise itself is easy to follow. The world is inhabited by two types of people: regular people and ghouls who eat people as a source of food. The main character, Kaneki Ken, after almost being killed by a ghoul is turned into a half ghoul-half human hybrid. By this time, I, who has not read the manga, assumed the show would explore the morality of and question the prejudice between the two groups read more
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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 is a great series and it 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 read more
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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 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.

Opening Theme

"unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure

Ending Theme

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

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