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 192894 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded. |
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.
BackgroundNo background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.
Characters & Voice Actors
|Jul 4, 2014
|Jul 11, 2014
|Jul 18, 2014
|Jul 25, 2014
|Aug 1, 2014
"Some things are better left unsaid"
I dont' know why, but this quote is implemented into the story of Tokyo Ghoul, literally and practically. I will go in-depth towards this perspective throughout the review but keep in mind I will keep this review short and precise so that you readers can make a choice of either to prioritize this anime over others or to not..
I also will not include a synopsis in this review, because the description of this anime is written on the anime page.
Tokyo Ghoul is far more superior than other anime in that it has a solid story and presented it well within the two episodes. We get the feeling as if, the main character (Kaneki) is going to turn out like the typical bad ass character. I feel that Kaneki didn't have enough background information and who his mother is. As to the quote I have mentioned above; the quote is said throughout the anime couple of times and you get the image that Tokyo Ghouls creator has lived life that way. I may sound kiddish hear but wait until you watch the anime.
So let's get into the specifics here shall we?
["What are ghouls?"
"Why can't ghouls taste human food the same as humans do?"
"What is CCG?"
"What the hell is a Quinque"
"What is with all the wards and fight between Humans and Ghouls?"]
Tokyo Ghoul fails to answer these questions and seems to think the audience will just pick up the answer throughout the show. Nothing important gets background information. The whole concept of Ghouls and their nature and society hasn't been given any screen time and I feel that is what Tokyo Ghoul needed in order to properly build up the climax and plot in order for us audiences to completely be satisfied with the ending. What Tokyo Ghoul needs is a proper background detail of what each and everything is so that we can understand and build emotions to characters. Throughout watching the anime, I didn't get to feel a emotional attachment throughout the characters or even Ghouls; who are supposed to be badass and cool. They didn't have the character development in order to feel that way, and this is what Tokyo Ghoul did wrong. Now I understand, its a 12 ep anime. But I believe they haven't used that 12 ep wisely and just quickly proceeded through the story without having and logic. Now all of this doesn't make this show necessarily a "bad" show. It does have very intriguing action fights which appear from time to time though are very small due to lack of time.
I will now go into the real review containing:
The story of Tokyo Ghoul was similar to Parasyte the Maxim who some of you may call Kiseijuu. A protagonist human being invaded by a non-human creature. But in Tokyo Ghoul, it was more of a decision in order to keep Kaneki alive. The story line does pick up well through the end of the anime where all characters are revealed and shown. I think Tokyo Ghoul is far advantageous because the story it has is of it's own kind other than the one similarity of Kiseijuu. The only problem is that it wasn't delivered quite precisely.
Where the show really doesn't shine is Characters. Not even a tiny bit of screen time for any side characters except if the main character is in the setting. None of the characters have any background details of them and there was no emotional attachment to the characters if one of them end up dying.
Not much to say in this field, except that everything in the setting perspective what though out well. All ghouls in one area (Anteiku) and humans were seperated. It was managed well and there wasn't any problems with switching settings.
Really well done. I loved how they made the uncensored version of this
anime because it really does give more feelings to this anime. This section is for sure where Tokyo Ghoul excels. Blood and Gore were a part of this anime so if you're a fan of that, you should check this out.
The opening of this Anime is one of the better ones and believe it or not, I still get goosebumps when Kaneki's hair is flying in the beginning. The ending wasn't too great but that may be because I didn't take time out to actually hear it. The overall sound in this anime isn't something I critiqued often but as far as I remember, it was suitable to the situation and setting so you could say it was well done.
I liked this anime, and some of you may think I don't; but to make reviews, you must look at the anime from a different perspective and pinpoint small flaws and details that could have altered the anime from being different than how it is. I feel Tokyo Ghoul had great potential if they had used their time thinking out each character and took more time to build up the process of Kaneki being a stronger hybrid.
I know this review may have seemed like a rant at the beginning, but I had to let out how I felt after watching this anime, and hopefully you can make a decision to watch this anime or not, or to agree with what I have just said.
Thanks for reading!
You know how they say "If you are going to start something, you should know how to finish it." Well you should also know what to do in between all that, else it is going to look like a complete mess. (I'll follow my "Bash first, praise later" policy in this review.)
Tokyo Ghoul is an anime which gives you one hell of an introduction to it, but fails to satisfy all that anticipation that it builds up with the first two episodes. See, the story starts off as a very engaging psychological thriller with Kaneki dealing with his newborn inner ghoul self which just wants to rip apart and gobble up a human being. He is having inner conversations with Rize and they do a good job on portraying that psychological battle between the two personas that are now inside him. But then in the third episode, all of this just fades away. The whole look and feel of the anime changes from a thriller to a sort of a slice of life anime. (maybe I'm exaggerating a little) And this transition is quite disappointing because it is just too sudden.
But this isn't where the problem ends, this is where you start asking questions like "Just what are ghouls anyway?", "Why doesn't the food taste good to them?","What the hell is a kagune?" And the anime absolutely refuses to answer any of those questions. It reminds me of this trick that most shonen anime use. They never fully define everything about their world so they can later overpower any character they want and it wouldn't contradict the previously established storyline. But here, they don't even give you a basic introduction to what ghouls really are. They just exist. And what that does is, it gives the writer complete freedom over everything, which results in BS asspulls (for example, what they did in Naruto Shippuden). And that is just playing dirty and it only creates more and more plotholes as the story progresses.
Also the anime just completely crushes all the potential it sometimes shows in the middle. The most prominent one being a relationship between a Ghoul and a Human and how a human who has feelings for a ghoul would deal with the whole "I must eat human flesh to survive" thing. You would expect them to show you a beautiful portrayal of that, but instead what you get is just a stupid kidnap with unnecessary drama just to develop a bland character.
Not only that, we never get to see the opposite of that. I was hoping to see how Kaneki was going to let his best friend know about his condition (or maybe Touka telling her best friend) but the anime gave me a giant middle finger! The best friend just appears for the plot's convenience. Very disappointing.
Speaking of characters, the anime suggests some sort of romance between Kaneki and Touka, but never really gets into it. I think I have a good reason why. You see, in the anime, they explain why a baby born from a ghoul and human can't survive. Because he becomes impotent. And since Kaneki is now a half ghoul and half human.... I'm sure you can connect the dots here. So, yeah, that's why Touka won't go near him. (sorry, had to make that joke.)
But seriously, there isn't much good I have to say about the characters. Everything seems either really rushed or comes out of nowhere that you just can't call it good development. Whether it be how Kaneki just gets used to being a Ghoul in the next episode when in the previous one, he almost convinced himself to eat his best friend. Or it is how Mado was just a villain for the sake of being a villain. No backstory there to tell you why he does what he does. Or even if you take Rize into consideration. At the end of the anime what do we really know about her? Nothing! She was just a ghoul and a binge eater. That's it.
The only reason I was able to tolerate the middle part of the anime, was because of this guy named Tsukiyama Shuu. I must say, his character was well done regarding how he was annoying, disgusting and at the same time funny. I'm not saying he had depth or anything, he made that crappy middle part quite entertaining. I really appreciate the effort the voice actor has put into his role.
But, that's not all that is entertaining about this anime. As I mentioned, the first few episodes are very good. The expressions are really well done there. And to complement that, the opening just sounds amazing. Along with that, little things in the animation like how Rize's reflection overlaps Kaneki's face, even if it was a brief second, are worth noticing.
Another thing that really stands out about the anime, is the ending. You see, they knew how to start, and they knew how to finish. They just messed up everything in the middle. But enough about that, let me tell you about the ending. It gave me goosebumps! All that magic that the series had in the beginning, it returns along with our purple haired psycho Rize-san. The psychological battle between her and Kaneki. How Jason is just going ham on him. How brutal the torture is. And especially how it all ends. Though I must warn you, you are not going to get any "real" closure from the ending. Because it is a cliffhanger and you will have to watch season 2, which I heard is absolute crap. (But we're not gonna talk about that here)
One last "good" thing that I should mention is this: (besides that there is no highschool drama)
"Is it okay for me to live?"
A little ghoul who lost her mother and father asks that question. The anime poses this interesting question on the viewer's morality. What side would you pick in that case? The ghouls can't control their hunger but they just want to live like any other living being. So, if that's the way they are, how would you judge them as a human and how would you judge them if you were one of them? Is it really okay for them to live? Think about that. Too bad the show didn't explore that further.
So, overall, this show had a very good start but it failed to live up to the image it built with that introduction. They say it was because they rushed everything considering they crammed so many chapters from the manga into 12 episodes. (I haven't read the manga btw.) They definitely could have used more than 12 episodes to expand upon those psychological aspects, nicely develop their characters and present an outlook on some themes that poke the viewer's morality. Still, the show has some breathtaking action scenes and it is worth a watch. Just don't think too much about it. (Though I'm quite certain it'll be hard to do with all those really interesting themes.)
Thank You! read more
I REALLY almost desperately wanted to like this anime, but it failed me and went off the rails like a possessed train.
I’m sorry, to all Tokyo Ghoul fans, I really am. I had such high hopes for this show, but, it had so, so many issues. So, lets get down to it.
This post is spoiler free! :D
The show started with a bang. In the first two episodes, I was ready to adopt Kaneki as one of “my precious babies”. Then show unraveled like cheap sweater. While Kaneki remained interesting, his emotional development got lost in the rather vast world of ghouls. Kaneki became background noise battered like a pin-pong ball between the too-fast plot and integration into the ghoul society. It's a shame too. Kaneki could’ve become one of my favorite characters (I still plan on reading the manga despite the anime so it could happen!).
Kaneki aside, I (in all honesty) can’t recall the name of a single character (I looked them up for this review) aside from Hide, who barely appears. I had a difficult time caring about anyone, especially the ghouls. Let me explain why the ghouls mostly sucked (for me).
First, I’m supposed to believe the characters live in a dystopian society, yet none of them (excluding Renji and Yoshimura) behave as if they do. Most characters have angst oozing out their pores, but, if ghouls live in such a crappy culture, how come none of the characters seem to realize it before the anime? For example, one character (who will remain nameless for spoilers sake), literally sits in [his/her] room for THREE days (or longer, not sure) because someone called [his/her] “ghoul power” beautiful. Seriously? If I’m supposed to believe [he/she]’s is someone who grew up in a world this grating, why does something so small make [him/her] mope for three days? [He/she] is allowed to be upset, but honestly. If this character lived in such a war-torn and desperate society, a compliment shouldn't shatter [he/she].
If you’re thinking I missed the point and that [he/she]’s reaction to a compliment should help me understand how hard the world is, I disagree. Watch Berserk, Attack on Titan, or Akira. Those characters live in a terrible world and act like it (note: I’m not saying every character in a dystopian society or situation needs to be angry and miserable, take Allen Walker, for example).
I have another beef with this compliment drama—a human complimented the ghoul. This character’s relation to humans befuddled me. First, [he/she] acts as if humans are beneath [him/her]. Then, suddenly, the character has a valued human friend and a compliment from a human that [he/she] had such contempt for before make [him/her] pout for three days. I did not understand that whiplash.
This character isn’t the only one filled with hypocrisy. Another character (for the sake of spoilers I’ll have to be vague here) acts badly towards a human and shows [him/herself] to consider humans nothing but a food source and then—suddenly—is in love with one! It made no sense whatsoever to me.
Several characters did some bewilderingly stupid things. Instead of feeling sorry for them, I could only blink at the sheer stupidity of their actions.
Lastly, many characters have rapidly changing opinions. They’ll yell and berate or even attack in each other in one episode and--bam! They are desperate to save and protect each other for no real reason in the next. Again emotional development is sacrificed for plot.
The story moved too fast, plain and simple. I understood it, but I just didn’t give a two figs. Every other episode spent the first five minutes (after intro and recap) telling the viewer what happened since the last episode ended and the first began (in other words, most episode have huge plot developments and time jumps between each one). This made it extremely difficult to invest myself in the story.
As I said before, new aspects of the world kept cropping up like jack-in-the-boxes. Unfortunately, most of those elements vanished. The world didn’t feel well-rounded, more like someone puked out a bunch of interesting ideas without considering how it all meshed together (I kid you not, someone ends up having a brother the viewer knew almost nothing (if anything, I can’t remember) about that shows up around episode 10 or so. And I was supposed to care about this new sibling relationship (hint: I didn’t)). Most of the world’s elements fit the story’s tone, but there was one bizarre arc that felt like it belonged in Pandora Hearts, Black Butler, or D.Gray-man. I enjoy all three of those, but such a tone certainly didn’t fit Tokyo Ghoul.
The show is also chuck full of clichés. I know some people will give me heat for saying this, but it’s just true. I’ve seen all of those plot elements numerous times.
Another big problem of this story: I was supposed to care about the ghouls. Um, how? None of the ghouls seemed to like humans; most of them seemed to hate humans, have contempt for them, or blame them for how tough I’m supposed to believe their life is. But I didn’t pity the ghouls. They eat people without much remorse, for the most part anyways. I can sympathize with a bad guy; I can sympathize with non-human characters; but I found myself struggling to even view the ghouls as the good guys.
Another problem: I’m supposed to believe (minor spoiler) that one of the reasons this world is so tough and rough is because ghouls and humans can’t co-exist. But the only thing standing in their way was anger. No one seemed willing to give an inch and even try to understand each other (say Kaneki, for obvious reasons). In the end, I found them all stupid.
The plot moved faster than the Shinkansen, which through pacing, investing me in the story, and developing characters out the window. It seemed the anime aimed for big and shocking moments to show people how awesome and fast-paced it was. While it obviously worked--the show is popular, after all--it didn’t work for me. I didn’t care about the “shocking” moments because I couldn’t care less about what was happening.
Art (and cinematography in general): 10/10
Here the show shined. Beautiful animation that made fights look like brutal yet elegant. Total eye candy.
(music): It added to the show but wasn’t particularly amazing.
(angles): They did a fairly standard job here.
(intro/outro): I loved both, and the intro’s animation was creative and stunning.
Fan service: 1/10
The show did not have up-skirt shots or laughably big-chested girls. Someone did fight mini skirt, but the female lead usually wore pants (shock). Here, the show did a pretty fantastic job.
Sub vs Dub:
Watched it in sub and thought it was pretty good. It hasn't been dubbed.
The show has a few plot holes. No matter how I racked my brain, I simply could not figure out the problem’s resolution.
That being said, Tokyo Ghoul is beloved. My opinion isn’t a popular one. In fact, I think its reputation set my expectations too high (so did those first two episodes). Anyways, I plan on reading the manga, which could change my opinion on the anime.
Overall: 5/10 read more
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Recent Forum Discussion
5 Places in Tokyo Ghoul You Can Visit in Real Life (Part 1)
The setting in Tokyo Ghoul is based on the wards in real-life Tokyo. You won’t find the exact buildings and organisations in the manga and anime here, but it’s still possible to walk around in the footsteps of your favourite characters, without the risk of being preyed upon and consumed by ghouls!