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: 8.111 (scored by 204027 users)
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SynopsisTokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.
Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls' inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.
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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)
Remember when you were little and you tried to bake that really awesome cake following the instructions on a cooking-book and ended up forgetting half the ingredients or using the wrong ones and the cake looked like complete shit and shit was all over the kitchen and then your mother walked in and slapped you across the face? Whether or not you remember, if you can picture that scenario then you can picture how Studio Pierrot's attempt at adapting Tokyo Ghoul into an anime unfolded.
Lets actually start off with the "good" in Tokyo Ghoul. Why? Because it's one sentence long so lets get it out of the way shall we.
The soundtrack is decent. The opening theme is good, and the ending theme is pretty catchy. Ok so that was two sentences.
I'm going to fess up now and admit that I have not read the manga although I'm aware that it's a lot better and that they crammed 60 chapters into 12 episodes. This review will be based on the anime alone, which I believe is more correct then the people giving this adaption a break solely for their admiration of the manga.
The worst aspect of Tokyo Ghoul are the characters and their development. Frankly I'm not going to talk about any of the characters aside from Kaneki because there is nothing to say about them after 12 episodes.
Kaneki is worth talking about because he is a boy born with a vagina..oh and he is a also a half-ghoul, almost forgot about that. As the MC of Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki's main role is to disappoint us to death, cry a lot, and bitch a lot about how much he sucks.
With the characters being so dreadful, the anime relied heavily on the plot and the violence. The plot is very broad in the anime: Humans vs Ghouls and Ghouls vs Ghouls. At least that's what I got from 12 episodes adapted from 60 chapters. The violence is censored so that sucks, but apparently the DVD versions will be uncensored..cool, anyways moving on. The most pretentious thing about Tokyo Ghoul are the attempts at emotionally moving the audience by having some characters we know nothing about die and seeing other characters feel sad while the soundtrack playing assures us that this is indeed meant to be an emotional scene...awkward.
So about right now you're probably thinking to yourself that I don't have much to say about this anime. I just felt like reviewing this anime cause I wanted to write down that whole baking a cake comparison after which my passion ran out. This is much like the folks at Studio Pierrot. They had no passion whatsoever in the making of this anime, taking advantage of the fact that the manga is extremely popular and doing the most minimalist job possible.
With all this I thought I would take joy in witnessing how badly this train-wreck could end, and to my surprise they actually took that pleasure from me as well. The last 10 minutes of the last episode were legitimately entertaining. Right at the end, the show introduced moral ideas worthy of involving the audience and I found myself enjoying Tokyo Ghoul for the first time. What a bunch of trolls eh.
Horror movies are amusing at times to watch. Sure, their intent is to strike fear into viewers but most times, they are so predictable and saturated with tropes that it almost seems like a cruel joke. Tokyo Ghoul doesn’t derive far from that. Despite being much longer than a typical horror movie, the series plays around with itself so much that it almost becomes a laughter stock. Don’t get me wrong though. The intriguing idea of supernatural creatures known as ‘ghouls’ living among human communities is quite well-built when it comes with premise. However, the show ultimately kills itself with its execution. Based off of the manga of the same name, I can say that they are almost like two different worlds.
The brainchild of Tokyo Ghoul is Sui Ishida as his first original work. Like the title implies, the series follows the idea of ghouls living among human population in Tokyo. They are regarded as savages and killers of injustice. News reports often sends the message that all ghouls must be eradicated in order for the world to be at peace. It becomes a near totalitarian-like state as the ghouls finds themselves at constant struggle for survival. If you don’t believe me, just ask Ken Kaneki. The young boy has a dark secret after one day as he comes face to face with the horror of reality.
Ask yourself first though: is Tokyo Ghoul a good adaptation of a horror story? At first, it does seem so with the premise. The first episode crafts the image well with the innocent Kaneki and his puppy crush on another woman named Rize. What comes next is a big surprise for him as his life spins out of control. This might be a surprise for him but is far too predictable for the viewers’ eyes to see. The beautiful girl with the mysterious aura, dark alley, and morbid news near Kaneki’s community should have all been hints that something terrible would happen to the boy soon. And exactly like that, Kaneki’s life is no longer human as he becomes part ghoul in Tokyo.
Despite being part ghoul, the show sends the message that Kaneki wishes to live as a human instead. His love for literature and struggle to contain his appetite are proof of this. Emphasizing on his human traits, Kaneki fights against his gluttonous desire to consume human flesh. No matter how great the temptation is, we see how determined the kid to retain his humanity. This conventional idea isn’t uncommon at all though. Other series such as Claymore and Shiki also have similar ideas. Unfortunately, Tokyo Ghoul doesn’t develop this idea all too well. For instance, can we really sympathize with Kaneki? While he is a good role model for others, some of his roles in this adaptation are questionable. Furthermore, we don’t really know much about the young boy such as his backstory. Taking a closer glance at his character, Kaneki is more like a plot device himself to steer the engine of the premise. In retrospect, Kaneki is an underdeveloped character with minimal characterization and lack of focus. The mask he wear is a motif to his character but the anime adaptation neglects its value.
Some focus are put together with the other characters throughout the show such as Toka Kirishima, a young girl and also a ghoul dubbed as “The Rabbit”. Other ghouls entering the story includes Nishiki NIshio, Hinami Fuegushi, Yoshimura, Gourmet, and among others. The funny thing about them is that despite being the ghouls, most of them are presented as protagonists while fighting for survival. It’s clear that society misunderstands them because of their gluttonous appetite for meat. Then, there’s also the Aogiri Tree that fits the profile that society that describes them as – brutal, violent, and craving to satisfy themselves. On the other hand, there’s the CCG, a Ghoul Investigation agency dedicated to battle against ghouls. I wouldn’t necessarily call them antagonists since their purpose is to secure the safety of the public. However, they do come head and head against Kaneki and the others. The consequence includes grief on both sides as they lose important people. It pinpoints the fact that lives are very fragile that can be taken away so easily whether you are a human or a ghoul.
A prominent character in CCG is Amon. Despite not being the main focus of the show, we find out about him more than almost any other character. These include his partnership with professional ghoul hunter Mado, his past, and how he became who he is today. Serving as a determined man, he has some similarities and differences with Kaneki. They both fight for what they believe in but with very different motivations. But taking for granted, Amon can be considered a breakout character compared to others. The sad part is that he is perhaps one of the only character that some of us can relate to. Others such as Touka just lacks any distinctive traits or characterization for us to get to know well. Oh and don’t bother asking about Rize. Despite her being the main reason of Kaneki’s change, the show neglects to focus on her as a character at all and only shows her influence through the show in ridiculous diehard ways.
Several consideration should also be considered as the show explores prejudice, morality, and identity. Apparently, the public shows fear of the ghouls so the show wastes no time to label them as pure monsters. But ask yourself this: should all ghouls be considered as monsters? This can be controversial as some ghouls truly are unredeemable while others such as Kaneki and Nishiki have human values. Then, there’s the identity issue with various characters. Kaneki struggles to battle this the hardest out of any other character as he adapts to his new life. He must hide his ghoul tendencies from his neighbors, teachers, and even his best friend Hide. While all this seems to strike keen interest, it just feels repetitive and quickly grows old. The show just tries far too had when attempting to get viewers to realize what Kaneki strives to be.
Now comes perhaps the worst part of the show: the adaptation of the story. The craftsmanship had the right source material but it didn’t know what to do with it. Studio Pierrot failed to deliver a faithful adaptation with both the characters and the story. There’s little development with any of the characters and fails to achieve adequate accuracy with the main story. The main story cuts off important parts that were hugely influential to certain outcomes. It lacks credible built-up, has a poor execution, and is ultimately beyond salvage at a certain point. For the characters, most of them suffer from development and characterization. While we can feel sympathetic at times, it’s hard to relate to them at all. Most of them aren’t good role models besides Kaneki. Furthermore, the relationship he builds with others is vaguely expressed. Touka often gets into arguments with Kaneki while Nishiki picks on him as a weakling. Hinami’s relationship with Kaneki has some innocence to it but really lacks compatibility. There’s also a sense of hate between some ghouls but most of this is degenerated to weak expression because of its pacing. In retrospect, this adaptation lies in the ruins.
Despite all this, Tokyo Ghoul is a horror fest when it comes to action. The artwork of the series is done well visually to capture the gruesome moments in the ghoul world. Speaking of which, the ghouls themselves are designed with monstrous traits such as their razor sharp teeth, scarlet eyes, and body structure. The ghoul’s predatory organ known as the Kagune is designed to look artistically endearing with blood-like muscles. Although the show doesn’t focus too much on the mechanics, it’s easy to tell that they are a race to be feared. Likewise, most of the other character designs are designed with accuracy. I say this because of their ability to blend in with human society despite being ghouls. Just take a good look at Nishiki. The background and dark chilling atmosphere also has noir-like feeling to provoke power. Overall action coordination remains top notch with cinematic battles scenes from start to finish. I just hope the BDs will remove the horrid censorship from the TV series.
On the soundtrack front, the show’s delivery is effective. It shows enough ways to get most of the job done. In fact, the very first minutes of the series wastes little time with its high volume of violence. The haunting tones strikes fear with both wish-fulfillment brutality and chaos. Voice expressions too crafts the imagery of our characters’ struggles. I also give credit to Kana Hanazawa who is able to play the character Rize. She was able to convey the character as a graceful beauty until her true visage is revealed. Others such as Toka and Gourmet have distinctive ways of speaking similar to those of a tomboy and aristocrat respectfully. Finally, the OP and ED songs are beautiful and well decorated.
To say the least, Tokyo Ghoul is an adaptation gone wrong when it comes to story and characters. The way it is adapted is a degeneration of its original source. But if you’re coming in as an anime original viewer, then this show might be something to take a keen interest on especially when it comes to the cinematic battles. The first episode will hook you in but the rest of them lacks that sort of development. Although there are some occasional comedy, the majority of the show takes itself seriously, perhaps sometimes for its own good. I wouldn’t call Tokyo Ghoul a hollow shell of what it should be though. Rather, it’s more of an adaptation that should have been handled differently. VERY differently.
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, 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.
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
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 using the MC as a focal perspective. While at the same time having some kickass fight sequences.
Boy was I wrong.
Story – 6/10
For the most part, Tokyo Ghoul’s storytelling was decent. It explored the different aspects of the ghoul community and made its point simple and concise. Although that’s about it. There isn’t anything too fancy or well done with its storytelling. Tokyo Ghoul is quick to establish the lore with the Wards (sectors), the Doves (anti ghoul police), and different types of ghouls. This last point emphasized by Anteiku and it’s here that Kaneki spends most of his time deliberating between his new and unique situation. The plot itself didn’t seem to be headed in any clear direction, but splits itself into different ‘mini-plots’ (similar to different story arcs in the manga) as Kaneki observes the different ghouls coming in and out of the cafe, and learns their own perspective of being a ghoul. While this in itself is fine, it creates other problems for character development and overall pacing. This is clear at the show’s 9th episode when there is a ghoul invasion in one of the other wards. It’s clear that this is the climax of the show, yet it feels blatantly out of place from the ‘mini-arc’ format the show was using so far. There was hardly any buildup leading up to the massive invasion and the last 4 episodes seemed to compress as much content as possible by amping up the pace, shown by the sudden high stakes and side characters being quickly introduced. It’s clear the ending was very rushed. Simply put, the show’s plot lacked focus. It did not take advantage of the interesting premise they had to work with.
Art – 8/10
I don’t have any complaints here. The animation is slick and smooth. The (very few) fights and battles are nice to watch. The weapons, qunique and kagune, were an interesting concept for the show and there were enough different types to show off. The show tended to lean toward more vivid colours in its art style and wasn’t afraid to use its full range of colours which I thought was a good decision for the show to make.
The characters themselves are distinct from one another in their art design and colour and I particularly liked how a character’s colour was associated with their personality. It’s a welcome change from other anime where characters look way too similar to one another. The OP and ED sequences were great to watch and is one of the few shows where I don’t skip its sequences. I especially like theme of contrast and reflection used in the OP.
Sound – 8/10
There wasn’t anything wrong with Tokyo Ghoul’s sound direction. Overall effects in fight scenes were synced well and so was background noise. Each character had their own defined voice and the voice acting complimented well with the art and colour style. That is to say, their voices were a little more on the melodramatic side. But it was used to good effect in presenting their own personalities and character. The OP and ED are both fantastic and fit well into the tone of the show, or rather the tone the show was trying to show.
Character – 5/10
Here is where Tokyo Ghoul suffers from the most and ultimately hinders enjoyment of the show. The show has a lot of side characters. A new character is introduced maybe every 1 to 2 episodes and none of these characters get enough screentime and character development. The fault of this is partly due to its 1-cour situation, but it’s also because of the mini-plot format of the show. A new character is introduced who interacts with Kaneki in some way before being pushed to the sidelines a couple of episodes later and a new character takes the stage. There is barely any exposition for the side characters and the way they were simply dumped to the side until the climax arc in the 9th episode was simply lazy.
The main characters themselves are regrettably 2-dimensional. Kaneki’s initial panic with his newfound situation was acceptable at first but he never grew out of his timidness despite the abundant characters and small setting he was confined to. Unfortunately, the lack of development for the side characters also meant Kaneki’s character development also suffered as a result. Kaneki himself always seems to be in helpless situations which he can’t get out of. The only ounce of character development is during Hinami’s arc in Episode 3 where he sees that there are ghouls who don’t wish to kill people. His entire character is just a tease to the final episode when he goes all badass. And even that in itself is a disappointment. That wasn’t what I wanted to see from the show at all.
Enjoyment – 6/10
I can tell you this. If you switch off your brain you’ll most likely enjoy this show. It doesn’t do anything new or unique within its own genre. Battles are cool. Characters are predictable and the setting is interesting enough. But if you’re looking for something of a higher quality caliber, then this show isn’t it. I was strung along the entire show thinking ‘this next episode is going to have more action’ or ‘this time Kaneki is going to do something’. The entire time the show left me with blue balls just waiting for the moment the show would present some sort of meaningful sequence or a badass fight scene. I was sorely disappointed. The final episode had some element of the exploration of morality and choice and it was at a level I was satisfied with, and something I expected to see from the first episode. Yet this wasn’t the case.
But hey, if anything else it was a decent Thursday night filler show. Better than Glasslip that’s for sure. The final episode did have me on edge, even if the characters are 2-dimensional, the execution and presentation of the final episode was able to convey a suspenseful tone which regrettably did not appear in any of the other episodes. I suppose its simply another typical shounen anime.
Overall – 6/10
I’ll admit to enjoying it enough. It wasn’t anything special in the end but it’s a decent show to watch if you’re looking for something to pass the time. If you were expecting any level of depth then you definitely won’t find it here. As explained before, the show had a lot of potential in presenting the different aspects and perspective between ghouls and humans and failed to capitalize. Unfortunately, in the end the show is average at best. It wasn’t the fault of the staff entirely as it could have benefited from more episodes, but the adaptation of the source material was mismanaged. For all its visual style it could not save the show from its muddled storytelling.
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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.
Both are horror/physiological/action/drama shows that involve groups of "people" who have abnormal and dangerous additions to their bodies. If you like blood and crazy stories that hit you right in the feels, watch any of these shows.
Setting for both anime series are same like:
1) Human being are treated as Live Stock by Parasyte/Ghoul
2) Protagonist for both characters are half human , half Parasyte/Ghoul.
3) Both series has bloody fighting scenes.
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
It's not a surprise that Parasyte is usually compared to Tokyo Ghoul, right? But it can't be helped when both stories are utterly similar in a sense that the protagonists Shinichi and Kaneki are subjected to a situation where they have to question their humanity. To make it simple, both series are about two teenager boys that become half "monster" , and they have to find a way to deal with it, even though it wasn't initially their fault but maybe their fate. Both series are more focused on moral aspects rather than the origin of ghouls and parasites respectively.
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 main characters fight a lot, except in Tokyo Ghoul, the protagonist is cold, emotionless and kinda boring tbh.
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!
Tokyo Ghoul and Kiseijuu both involve a fictional universe where there are supernatural beings, which are natural predators to humans. These 'aliens' both take human form, although parasites are naturally not very human-like at the get-go. The male protagonist in a huge dilemma in both titles, as he is transitioning from one species to the other, while still trying to maintain his humanity in the process. Both anime have as well dark colour palettes, and great , catchy ost's.
Both shows cover the theme of "what it means to be human" after an accident makes the main character a hybrid between two species. I feel as though Kiseijuu does the job better with more character development and a better crafted story. Kiseijuu is superior in many ways, so if you liked Tokyo Ghoul, you most likely will like Kiseijuu more
Both anime feature some form of human vs fantasy struggle. Parasytes and Ghouls both need to feed on humans in order to survive, which makes humans their prey. Overall atmosphere is dark in both shows and feature development of Parasytes and Ghouls and how their lives are impacted.
So after watching Parasyte, I'll have to say that I got reminded of Tokyo Ghoul quite a number of times. Mainly because both protagonists seems like an average teenager to anyone, but yet they aren't fully human. When they first became half-human, they were struggling to control themselves and pretty weak, but as the story goes on, they will become stronger and realise that there are more of their kind then they expected, and they have to be prepared to fight for anyone against them. They also have to hide their secrets and still live a normal live. And of course, they will lose people whom they care for.
Theese anime are similar considering there are humans fighting against "monsters". And the main character is in both sides so it makes the story really catchy
Plot like, with protagonists who had normal lives until weird things happens with both changing them. Are works that show a theme of suspense and terror and make you a question; "what is human?". Both works have a well-crafted story and developed.
Both main character's experience a change in their bodies and those changes alter their views on life. Both shows, show have different perspectives on humans. Making you think if we're the enemy or not.
Both revolve around a young man being thrown into a violent world after a supernatural instance where everything is out to kill him. While Kiseijuu admittedly handles it better, the underlying messages under both about what is wrong and what is right are similar, if not identical.
Both shows have these lethal beings of unknown origin who are a threat to the human race, the MC on both shows merge with these beings which in the process gains them enhanced abilities which they use to protect mankind. Both the MC go through tragic experiences forcing them to change, becoming cold hearted.
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.
The anime's are both about people that change to an monster which they are controlling for a part. the main characters have something attached to them which makes them monsters but actually both the main characters of the anime's are good people that destroy their own kind of 'monsters' to make the world better or protect others
Both starts off with a human main character which becomes more or less than a human in Kaneki's case it's that he becomes a half ghoul and in Izumi's case it's that he becomes merged with migi. Both series are very addictive that will make it hard for you to stop in the middle of it after you've started watching it.
Both series focus on a shy, unassuming protagonist who suddenly comes into a form of power that makes them much stronger than their peers/adversaries. Both protagonists undergo significant character development that ultimately turns them into more ruthless individuals, while undergoing psychological strain in the process to maintain their humanity.
The main characters did nothing wrong, yet they are mutated into unearthly beings and are forced to fight others of their kind
- The protagonist did nothing wrong
- 'Body transformation' of the main character
- Trying to protect someone
- Fighting scenes
- They have to hide their identity
- Eating humans
The main character is struggling to adapt to a change in his physical body and has to cope with the dangers this change brings about whether it be mental dangers or physical ones.
-Both have human eating creatures.
-Both have a male protagonist who becomes half human and half of the creature
-Both have a similar mindset of stopping other ghouls/parasytes from eating people
-Both protagonists belong to the "did nothing wrong squad".
Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte are both very similar animes due to the fact they have these changes happen to them. In Parasyte, Shinichi is burdened with his right arm being taken over by a parasyte by the name of Migi, while in Tokyo Ghoul Ken is burdened with becoming a ghoul. Each character does not choose this path in life but they both must deal with it. I find the only difference is Tokyo Ghoul is a much darker anime while Parasyte felt a little more funny. In the end both characters accept their new selves and take on their respective journeys.
Are you a fan of Tokyo Ghoul? Are you looking for a cartoon like Tokyo Ghoul? Then Parasyte: The Maxim will be a good cartoon to watch. Wiith a big chunk of the universe (or even just our own world) still unknown to humanity, no one knows for sure if any life-forms, other than the ones we know, really exists out there. Extraterrestrial life or aliens, as we call them, might or might not be there existing for all we care. But, when these so-called aliens come manifesting before us from out-of-the-blue, can we truly say we're ready for them?
Parasyte: The Maxim narrates the account of how "Parasytes" comes to invade Earth. One night, while 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi was sleeping, a parasyte attempted to crawl to his brain in order to take control of his body. But, as Shinichi was wearing earphones at that time, the parasyte failed to invade his brain and instead dug into his arm.
From that moment on, the parasyte was forced to live in a mutual relationship with Shinichi (having have to work and sync together) as an arm with a mind of its own.
In this two animes the lead character is a male that undergoes a change in his body (changing into a ghoul/ having a parasyte) and don't really know how to deal with it at the begining. in this two animes there are epic fights and lots of gore.
The anime deal with similar ideas, a human main protagonist partially turning into a "monster" of some sort, and being denied by the humans and "monsters". They are both fairly gory and have the protagonist facing human and "monster" enemies to try and survive. The anime also deal with alienation and the question of what is considered to be human and what isn't. The ending of Kiseijuu (Parasyte) may have been fairly annoying, however the series is still enjoyable. Overall the concepts are similar and they are both good anime, and have pretty damn good ops.
Also be warned that both series are not particularly for the faint of heart.
Both feature a male teenage protagonist who starts out as something of a wimp becoming "half-human-half-other" against their will. Both protagonists recognize that they are "the bridge between two species". Both feature something of a power struggle between humans and creatures that prey on humans and are far superior in terms of strength and natural defense mechanisms. Both feature dialogue/internal communication between the 'human half' and 'monster half'. Both feature creatures that look mostly human until they fling their sharp, freaky tentacles all over the place. Kiseijuu is the superior anime in my opinion.
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)
A lot of the character qualities are the same. Parallels between characters are easily drawn. The circumstances are a little different, but both protagonists have to overcome some of the same inner conflicts, before they are able to save everyone.
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 :)
its bloody and amazing. brilliant fight scenes and nice character development
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
-Both are reasonably gory
-They share a theme of fighting for humanity
-Both include 'monsters' (ghouls and titans)
-The MC is quite discontented with his situation
-A strong female character at the MCs side (Touka and Mikasa)
-The 'monsters' in both eat humans
While I have to mention that Tokyo Ghoul was a let down compared to the manga, the anime alone will be reasonably enjoyable if you liked Shingeki no Kyojin.
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.
its similar because the protagonists are given this power that they can only fully obtain by giving up there own humanity. there also now become open to a whole new world and struggle to adapt to it.
First off, in both Shingeki no Kyojin and Tokyo Ghoul humans are hunted and eaten. Whether it be, swallowed whole or ripped to pieces and then eaten. The male protagonists in both animes are sort of similar in a way. Even though in the beginning Kaneki doesn't really fit the pissed off, fiery passion Eren has, they are still similar in some ways.
Character death everywhere. They'll both rip your heart out. 100/10 would recommend if you like hurting yourself.
Also, anti-establishment themes if that's your cup of tea.
The vibe in both cases are dark and enigmatic. They evolve around the idea about how humanity is rotting slowly from flesh-eating monsters.
In both shows the main character ends up becoming one of the enemy due to someone close to them. The main characters also become incredibly strong because of their transformations. Lastly, in both shows the enemies eat human flesh and are hard to kill.
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.
There are some similarity you'll find between this two anime, like how the protagonist gains grisly superpowers and had to be dragged into living where their survival skills are tested without their own choice. Both of them decided to learn being stronger for their own survival and protecting their friends. Intense fight i would say. You will also find one of the character that will make you think "well, isn't this guy power same as in TG".
- Character Development
- Blood blood BLOOD EVERYWHERE!!
- Best Op & Ed
- Amazing characters you will love at least 1
- Badass chick included
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.
Dark Tragic Atmosphere
Young male protagonist thrown into a crazy overworld full of blood and gore.
If you enjoyed following Kaneki's problems in Tokyo Ghoul, Ganta will be a bit of a similar character. Locked in prison for a crime he never committed, sadly the anime only lasts for one season and doesn't have a conclusive ending AT ALL. You'll have to read the manga to get further story with Ganta and Pals but Deadman Wonderland is definitely something to watch if you need something with a little violence, blood, and depressive moments of death.
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 series have to do with 'monsters' who kill humans for food and people who act against them. They both bring up the question, "Who is the real monster?".
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.
There are creatures (shiki & ghouls) that are causing problems in a city/town, and the only thing on the menu for these creatures are the flesh and blood of humans. The humans don't know much about these creatures, but continue to learn more. There are lots of blood and death. The story makes it so that there isn't just one antagonist. There are different points of view, and you make the choice of who's side your on. You also start to feel bad for the creatures.
The main characters of both these anime and up in an organisation without wanting it in the first place. They get caught up in a fight they didn't want to fight, but have no choice left. If you like anime with a lot of action and good fight scenes, then these anime are just perfect for you!
The main character end up in an organization (both started off with a woman).
Both continue to try to cope with the new kind of perspective in their place.
Both include killing others.
These two have a similar story. The MC both start as weak and alone but they eventually gain strength and they learn the importance of friendship. They also both go against the societies they live in.
Tatsumi and Kaneki both fully experience the cruel reality of the world they live in.
Akame ga Kill and Tokyo Ghoul were both based off their respective manga's.
If you have seen one you should watch the other, if you haven't seen either you should watch both.
If you guys are interested in anime with killing an a strong mysterous plot go for tokyo Ghoul. If you guys want an anime with lots of killing and a plot about characteres traveling the world with tons of fighting I'd go for Akame Ga Kill.
Akame ga Kill focuses around assassins trying to take down the capital, while Tokyo Ghoul focuses on the CCG trying to take down the ghouls.
Gloomy, innocent MC who is forced into a not-so-good situation and eventually has to discover his own strength in order to survive. Sacrifices are commonly made across both series' as well.
Both animes are similar in the actiony/brutal-actiony and thought involving aspect of the characters.
tokyo ghoul is more monsters vs humans and the fight for survival and what is truly right and wrong.
akame ga kill is more oriented to stop the government oppression, and are the means we use really necessary for a better future, and is seeking revenge the right thing to do. (more so the latter)
they both involve a lot of thinking about what is truly the best decision, and both main characters end up following the darker path they become acquainted with. if you liked the action and the values the characters upheld you'd like tokyo ghoul or akame ga kill.
While most people will disagree with me, I think both of these were pretty similar.
Both shows how a group of people try to find peace (or the lack of it) in their own way.
In both, we have people with "supernatural weapons"; also the characters in Akame Ga Kill and Tokyo Ghoul, personality wise, are pretty much simiral.
They may be really different anime, but that doesn't mean that they cannot be similar; I recommend watching both already, if you haven't.
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 are psychological horror anime about monsters looking like humans (monsters who once were humans) eating humans. Both are gory and full of violence.
Both of these shows are a really really bad adaptation of a great manga. Both of them are edgy, have a weak MC and some kind of human mutation/deformation.
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
These seem to both have somewhat the same "Humans are Tasty" theme. Another similarity would be that both contain more black screens than action. However pupa is in my opinion, even worse than mars of destruction for the fact that it was 12 episodes instead of just one, whereas Tokyo Ghoul was decent.
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