Ranked #409

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
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.111 (scored by 271,417 users)
Ranked: #4092
Popularity: #23
Members: 422,834
Favorites: 14,066
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Synopsis

Tokyo 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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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
Matsuo, Shin
Matsuo, Shin
Episode Director, Storyboard
Shimada, Souichi
Shimada, Souichi
Episode Director, Storyboard

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

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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bladeangel
Sep 24, 2014
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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LinkZelda69
Jan 30, 2015
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 read more
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Stark700
Sep 18, 2014
Horror movies are amusing at times to watch. Sure, their intent is to strike fear into viewers but most times, they are so predictable and saturated with tropes that it almost seems like a cruel joke. Tokyo Ghoul doesn’t derive far from that. Despite being much longer than a typical horror movie, the series plays around with itself so much that it almost becomes a laughter stock. Don’t get me wrong though. The intriguing idea of supernatural creatures known as ‘ghouls’ living among human communities is quite well-built when it comes with premise. However, the show ultimately kills itself with its execution. Based off of read more
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Stuffies12
Sep 18, 2014
Prior knowledge
Manga: None

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