English: Tokyo Ghoul
Synonyms: Tokyo Kushu, Toukyou Kushu, Toukyou Ghoul
Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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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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|Jul 4, 2014
|Jul 11, 2014
|Jul 18, 2014
|Jul 25, 2014
|Aug 1, 2014
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.
When I watched Tokyo Ghoul I felt mixed emotions. Although the great ambiance and what in the first look seems like well developed characters, the history is not well developed, and some characters simple became two-dimensional. Especially in the final half, the choices and the focus seems to be in the wrong scenes and characters, and it is made poorly.
I will try to judge it based in the anime only, since I didn't had read the manga yet when I watched it. But I still have to do some reservations specially regarding the character development and changes in history.
The first half episodes are quite enjoyable, I would even said that it is better than the manga begging. The rivalry between Rise and Jason, that help to the creation of the final climax, and the much darker and dreadful ambiance than what manga presents. I got truly worried about Kaneki issues.
The second half is where everything goes downhill. A lot of information bad presented or not presented at all, that always keep you in the dark. Scenes with no context, crucial scenes to the character's development excluded. The changes in the order of events don't help either, they instead made appear that Kaneki strength development is equal to none.
I think my biggest issue is how some characters and parts of the history are so radically different from manga. There is no "Yamoru" in the anime only a psycho Jason 24/7. Aogiri? These guys are to cool to you to know anything about them, instead we will just show these dialogues that don't offer no context at all. Good fights? Sorry we only have 12 episodes and we need the extra time to the no-context scenes.
Although the flaws, especially in the second half, I think that Tokyo Ghoul is quite enjoyable. The manga is far superior, but if you don't wanna read it you will be fine with the anime (as long as as you don't watch season 2). read more
1) This is a rewriting of one of the first reviews I ever made, I deleted it because I did not know what the hell I was talking about.
2) There will be some minor spoilers, 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
I personally really like this anime, it's got a lot of action and an interesting plot to make you want to just keep watching(and I mean literally, I stayed up all night watching it XD). The art style is also very nice and I find that often in anime it's either to gory or there's no blood and guts at all, whereas in Tokyo Ghoul you do get the occasional decapitation or maybe someone gets ripped in half, while still being enjoyable to watch. I'd also recommend the second season beacause the second seasons of many animes I have watched are just unnecessary and ruin the first one, however in Tokyo Ghoul Root A it takes the loose ends of the first season and ties them up neatly.(Even though I did in fact find the end slightly disappointing I enjoyed this anime immensely and am going to have a hard time finding one that will interest me this much).
If you enjoy one you're likely to enjoy the other. Both great quality. Both about a male lead who has part of his humanity taken away without his consent. Both main characters go through a few similar things. The fighting in both series doesn't vary much, with Parasyte being a bit more tactical / realistic, and Tokyo Ghoul being a bit more over-the-top.
Both MCs discover that humans aren't the on;y intelligent beings in the world and get mixed up with human devouring "monsters". To make things worse, they end up as half hybrids.
Not human and not "monster" they need to find a way to fit in and deal with upcoming danger.
Kiseijuu is more horror and philosophical while Tokyo Ghoul if more action/shounen based.
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.
In a blink of an eye, the main leads whole world is turned upside down which in turn will change their normal lives forever. It begins when they're attacked by an alien-like species, as they survive the ordeal they later learn they have been infected and and their body and train of thought starts to change in the form of a monster. Both rather shy, wimpy and have low self-esteem, the protagonist learn to adapt and take a leap of faith to coexist with the alien-like monster inside them. They also grow and mature through this process and gain more courage while fighting within themselves to keep their humanity, they also learn to control this power and use it to eliminate the threats that have infected them. A lot of gore and action await our protagonist along with psychological and social issues. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu a.k.a Parasyte is the superior title in every way, especially with the writing.
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.
A teenage boy is inflicted with part of a monster, which in turn turns him into a monster and makes him start slowly separating from society. With his new powers, the main character must now fight off members of the same monsters he is now a part of, or risk losing all his friends and family.
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.
Like Ghoul, Parasyte has creatures that look like humans that eat people, a main character who is somewhere between a normal human and one of those creatures, lots of violent action, military type groups that try to kill those creatures. And Parasyte did all these things about ten times better.
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.
-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
Early in the series, both protagonists' bodies are taken over by creatures/species. The protagonists serve as bridges for both the humans and the creatures. They try to hide their secrets from the people that are most important to them. Both series do an excellent job of showing the new struggles for the protagonists, as they must adjust to their new lives. The protagonists receive big-time character development. From being weak and frustrated of the situation they're in, to becoming stronger, confident in their powers, and accepting what they really are. These series show what it's like for the human beings to be prey and hunted by stronger species. Both also question what it's like for these species, sometimes representing the show in their perspective, and whether they deserve to exist or not. Tokyo Ghoul deals with this concept more often and also better than Parasyte did. Tokyo Ghoul is more action based and shounen-like than Parasyte, as Parasyte deals with more thinking and is more philosophical-like. Both are great watches and very enjoyable and I highly recommend both.
The MC in both shows become involved in a standoff between man eating creatures and humanity. They both become something in between the two species and have a unique perspective compared to the other characters. The two shows give off the same suspenseful feel and are both sort of gory (if you find the uncensored versions). I recommend Parasyte more than Tokyo Ghoul, because TG fell flat after the early episodes.
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.
Both main characters Suddenly Infected and become monsters now they have to fight against demons
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.
Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte are very similar, because
-Both of the main characters are very similar
-Both end up as half-breeds
-Both parasytes and ghouls eat humans, although the parasytes can live without eating human flesh
If you liked Parasyte, you might like Tokyo Ghoul, although the manga of Tokyo Ghoul is much better than the anime, and I personally did not like Tokyo Ghoul. It's more like if you liked T.G., you would like Parasyte.
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 MC are a wimp in the beginning and really change at the end of the series
-Both series got an anti-ghoul/parasite team
-Both MC are a ''monster'' + got a rare ''mutation''
-Blood + ''dark''
-Same setting? Both stories take place in big cities, etc.
-Both MC try to hide their secret?
-Both series got another race, besides human --> Ghoul/Parasite
OP: Tokyo ghoul is more popular, so if you liked TG check Kiseijuu out, it's really good, some people say it's better than TG xD. I don't really care, myself. I'm happy that there are 2 infested/bio/mutation series, in stead of one :P.
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.
Both have leads that have the same powers/abilities as the enemy
Both leads become more powerful after being in the verge of death
Both are horrifying and creepy
Both have enemies that eat humans
Both are beautiful done anime with heartwarming scenes
I mean the story is so similair in both of those animes
the main characters are also familiar in a way.....
Shy guy gets thrust into a world of preternatural danger, questions who & what he is, and finds love/friendship & his own fortitude.
TLDR: Young man loses control of body. Feelings occur.
Both are based in a world in which humankind is endangered by another species which feeds on it without being dystopia related i.e the world is not as affected as you would think. The difference is that Kiseijuu focuses on the parasites existential crisis whereas Tokyo Ghoul tries to extract sympathy for the ghouls from your heart.
Both are deep, dark and suspensful with amazing character development. Both are brilliant and origional masterpices with excellent animated battles. Other than that, they are quite different.
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.
both are bloody amazing animes with great stories
both main characters Fights for humanity
both animes have same atmosphere
For sure, if you liked one you'll like the other
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.
They both have (like it or not) dumb protagonist with witty friends. For some peculiar reason Tokyo ghoul reminded me of AOT.
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 2 main characters both seem rather weak in the beginning, but gradually grow much stronger - in both cases with the help and training of friends, who have the same kind of supernatural power.
They contain lots of blood and gore and there are suppressive authorities in both shows.
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.
both have similar fight style scenes,violence and gore
both are telling stories of human monsters
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.
Shiki is quite similar to Tokyo Ghoul as they both possess beings that need to drink blood I order to survive, NOT VAMPIRES THOUGH.
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 are violent, bloody and have loads of action with super-powered characters
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.
Monsters that eat human flesh are present.
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