Tokyo Ghoul √A

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English: Tokyo Ghoul √A
Synonyms: Tokyo Ghoul Root A, Tokyo Ghoul 2nd Season, Tokyo Ghoul Second Season
Japanese: 東京喰種√A


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2015 to Mar 27, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Marvelous AQL, Shueisha
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, HorrorHorror, PsychologicalPsychological, SupernaturalSupernatural, DramaDrama, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.071 (scored by 837744837,744 users)
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Ranked: #33632
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #43
Members: 1,257,842
Favorites: 11,279


What the 2 have in common, both involves the same MC whom where a half of a monster that has given them a significant amount of power to fight their own kind, except in TG the MC is somewhere being with the good guys and bad.  
report Recommended by Mugen900
They do have different feels. Akame is more humorous while tokyo ghoul is quite serious. However, their similarities lie in the dark themes of corruption and the harshness of reality - your loved ones will die and there's always at least two sides to everything. Both have great villains and i think an anime/manga/book is only as good as its villains. 
report Recommended by Llightshines3211
"If you were to write a story with me as the main character, it would certainly be a..tragedy.." Wel that is what they have in common with each other in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, because both main characters kinda become darker and gain a much more complex attitude along the way..hence the quote lol. And much more ! My recommendation.. if you haven't seen either one of the above ^ trust me it's worth your while. 
report Recommended by Zenryoku-
Both these wonders of art are the epitome of top-tier horror in anime, with stark and poignant cautionary tales to boot. Whilst both cover segregation, social anxiety and racism, shiki is more focused on the generational gap.  
report Recommended by vasili101
Feels like a dip in quality, taking on a new sped through route. They aren't exactly horrible, with both still doing a decent job in handling audiovisual. However, these highly acknowledged series met the same fate. Would recommend both series for the reason of fast stories if you are interested in quick-paced works 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
gory, blood, romance 
report Recommended by MatalicSimps
Tokyo Ghoul and Zankyou no Terror are both shows who have two sides who clash due to different goals, but neither side can be determined as "the villains" or "the heros" because there is a little bit of bad and good in either side. ZT also follows the side that is seen as only bad at first, but as the series develops it becomes more of a grey area.  
report Recommended by CaptainAlex
Both series are about humans vs. "monster" (ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul, vampires in Owari no Seraph). Both are very violent, bloody and kind of emotional/pshichological. Both have the same number of episodes, 2 Seasons of 12 episodes and will probably have a 3rd Season in the future In both anime the main charachter at the beggining is a normal boy that as a transformation (Kaneki as half-ghoul, Yuu as deamon weapon) In both the humans are the weak ones so they use other things to fight (quinque in Tokyo Ghoul, deamon weapons in Owari no Seraph) Both main charachters find a new "family" and have to safe their best friend  read more 
report Recommended by yousandro
Both main characters are dragged into being different types of mutant humans. The powers in Tokyo Ghoul are more like a natural defense mechanism they are born with and in Ajin they are immortals and some can control a type of stand like in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Both shows are dark and dramatic, the key difference is that Ajin is a lot more cynical and Tokyo Ghoul likes to explore the interactions amongst Ghouls  
report Recommended by otb2713
Opposing teams, interesting characters on both side of the spectrum. Serious and dark tones. Odd but great. Both have conflicted Characters <being vague on purpose but both are great> 
report Recommended by SilencedGrimm
Both are about the main character wanting to protect their friends. In order to do that they had decided to become stronger. Both have MC that isn't the brightest of the bunch as the lead. Both had the "upheaval" accident that changed their lives forever. 
report Recommended by DavidOk410
Both plots and events slowly descend into this blob of tragedy and loss. Both are bound to give the viewer a sense of confusion and discomfort, as it feels like so many knots have been left untied. Because the characters from both animes lose and suffer so much it feels impossible that anything will ever turn around for the better. Elfen Lied and Tokyo Ghoul mercilessly beats down on the characters to the point of no return, and don't even bother to resolve the problems and finish with a neat little bow on top. And in my humble opinion it's anime like those that really  read more 
report Recommended by byounny
Humans vs. ESPs has got same vibe as Humans vs. Ghouls. MCs try to save mistreated people. Both are quite op with Zettai MC being stronger. Both are quite emotionless on outside but are kind and have desire to protect in their heart. Kaneki joins and Zettai MC creates organization to protect Ghouls / ESP. 
report Recommended by Felix
In the world of "Tokyo Ghoul √A" and "s-CRY-ed", there are powerful individuals who are discriminated against due to what they do and what they are capable of doing. To combat against these groups of superpowered beings who often commit crimes or do harm to society, the government has created organizations that use the same powers as their enemies. With action being central to both series alongside "grey and gray" moralities, these two shows are also comparable in their level of complexity and world-building. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Both anime revolve around death although in different ways. Both anime are EXTREMELY supernatural & hard to explain  
report Recommended by Peinful
The pacing and the setting is completely different; however, the main idea is similar. In Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki struggles to find who he truly is: human or ghoul. In Ookami Kodomo, the two children, Ame and Yuki struggle to figure out their identity. They both have great art, soundtrack, and story. If you are still having chills up your spine after watching an intense series like Tokyo Ghoul, I recommend watching this to calm down 
report Recommended by rangerkoji
"Black Bullet" and "Tokyo Ghoul √A" are both super-powered action shounen anime series with the male protagonist being someone who tries too hard to do everything alone in order to protect those who he cares for around him. In their respective societies, there exists groups of powerful individuals who are discriminated against due to what they do as well as their origins. These two shows are also both straightforward in their dilemmas and uses backstory to add emotional impact to the lead characters.  
report Recommended by StevenHu
If your a fan of either anime then your sure to love the other. Both anime have the same feeling and fighting and story line, with Tokyo Ghoul being a little more darker and more graphic. Both anime have the same weak/STRONG main male characters. And the love for a girl. Both anime have the fight against humans and monsters. Both anime have amazing endings. 
report Recommended by Pigbull
Both of these anime have similar themes, such as survival, turning into a monster or canibalism. Another simmilarity is the bizarre and almost random structure of the plot, which is because of lack of loyalty to the source material. Also both anime are very bloody, but most of the graphic gore is censored, for better or for worse. 
report Recommended by AshitaNoJonas
Dark world where humans and and "monsters" live in the same society. ( Ajin (demi-humans) and ghouls). Both protagonists are living normal life, studying in school when accident happens and they find out that they're not humans anymore. Both main characters are being hunted by the police forces and special ops. Both MC's experience a lot of pain and are subjects of experiments and insane abuse. Lots of action, violence, gore, fight between humanity and ajin/ghouls. Psychological, questioning morals of what's good and bad/right or wrong, and humanity.  
report Recommended by Hutai
These two anime share so much in common with respect to the circumstances their protagonists find themselves in. Shirou and Kaneki both struggle to hold on to their "Borrowed Ideals" and are always willing to sacrifice themselves for others. If you enjoyed watching this struggle between ideals and reality, Fate/Stay Night UBW will offer you with that same experience.  
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