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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 192894 users)
Ranked: #4082
Popularity: #35
Members: 311,577
Favorites: 9,055
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Synopsis

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaneki, Ken
Kaneki, Ken
Main
Kobori, Yurie
Japanese
Kobori, Yurie
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese
Hanae, Natsuki
...
Kirishima, Touka
Kirishima, Touka
Main
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora
Suzuya, Juuzou
Suzuya, Juuzou
Supporting
Kugimiya, Rie
Japanese
Kugimiya, Rie
Tsukiyama, Shuu
Tsukiyama, Shuu
Supporting
Miyano, Mamoru
Japanese
Miyano, Mamoru

Staff

Morita, Shuhei
Morita, Shuhei
Director
Haraguchi, Noboru
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director
Mikasano, Chuuji
Mikasano, Chuuji
Script, Series Composition
People In The Box
People In The Box
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Tragedy
Higeki (悲劇)
Jul 4, 2014
2 Incubation
Fuka (孵化)
Jul 11, 2014
3 Dove
Shirohato (白鳩)
Jul 18, 2014
4 Supper
Bansan (晩餐)
Jul 25, 2014
5 Scar
Zankon (残痕)
Aug 1, 2014


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RedSavior
Jul 14, 3:40 PM
"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.

Opinion:
Tokyo Ghoul is far more superior than other anime in that it has a solid story and presented it well within read more
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YorouzoyaHouse
May 16, 12:02 PM
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 read more
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313_Archer
Jun 23, 8:53 PM
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


Characters: 3/10

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. read more
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bladeangel
Sep 24, 2014 2:35 AM
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 read more
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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  read more 
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'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  read more 
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Anime: Shiki
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? 
reportRecommended by kitten320
Anime: Pupa
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. 
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Anime: Akame ga Kill!
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! 
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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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