Who needs school, who needs baseball, and who needs friends? That's the attitude of high school delinquent, Taishi Fura, who became a loner after falling out with his peers. One day, he witnesses the brutal attack of a ghoul, which left one of his former friends in the hospital and the other dead. Determined to avenge them, Fura decides to pursue the man-eating monster.
His efforts allow him to cross paths with Kishou Arima, a quiet student who also attends his high school. Arima, however, is no ordinary student. Despite his young age, he is a full-fledged investigator of the CCG, a government task force that strives to deal with the ghoul threat. Together, Fura and Arima hunt down the ghoul, known as Lantern, but it soon becomes apparent the monster may be closer than anyone suspects.
In this side story, Tokyo Ghoul: "Jack" offers a glimpse into the past of Kishou Arima, well before he ever became the CCG's feared God of Death.
So what we got here...? a 30 mins OVA about a story focusing on the high school student Kishou Arima? This should be a Masterpiece! Wrong! [NOTE: All people who rate this with "10/10" probably have a mean score of "8" or more].
The story about a loser student named Fura who skips classes so he can f*ck around with his gang. Arima is still your obscure OP character as in the anime, no wait, we now know he was a 16 years old student who dedicated his life to kill ghouls for no obvious reason other than being overpowered, wtf?! why? so many unanswered questions for non-manga readers? How is he that powerfull? why did his hair turned white?
This OVA is too rushed, so it's weird to see characters like Fura changes & determines their decision; its like:
Fura: "That $#@! ghoul just harmed my buddies, Imma help with the ghoul extermination!
There's nothing such as a character depth here, it's just seeing them in a hardship. It's similar to that flashback of Amon when he become a mentor of Mado in the parent anime.
Art is slightly more detailed here, BGM is the same nothing impressive
Overall watch this if you like to see more gore and surprises.read more
My first non troll review, so yeah, enjoy. No spoilers in the review.
Story: 7/10 It takes place 12 years before Kaneki's run in with Rize, it follows Arima Kishou & Taishi Fura as they try to hunt down the lantern Ghoul. It's a pretty simple story, but surprisingly enjoyable, I doubt you'll be bored at any moment during the 30 minute run time, especially if you're a Tokyo Ghoul fan.
Art: 10/10 The art is the best it has ever been, the animation is absolutely amazing and the style is way more colorful than the actual show which is just amazing to look at. The fight scenes are some of the best in the series, no Root A budget in this OVA.
Sound: 8/10 Pretty good OST, fits the scenes really well.
Enjoyment: 10/10 I loved this OVA so much, if you were disappointed with Root A, I can guarantee you won't be disappointed in this OVA. A must watch for any Tokyo Ghoul fan. read more
If only Tokyo Ghoul √A was this good...
This short OVA tells the back story of Arima who appears in the second season of Tokyo Ghoul, and was honestly a fascinating clip of the Tokyo Ghoul world. Although it is recommended that you watch both seasons of TG (Tokyo Ghoul) before touching this, I thought that it stood firmly as its own interesting piece, with a defined character.
To begin, I'll discuss the artwork, sound, and story as a whole. I would argue that the artwork has indeed changed slightly from the televised versions of TG, and it gave it a very different "atmosphere." For the majority of this OVA, it really felt like a slice-of-life anime, partially because of the art, and also because of the relationship between the characters. In past the past, TG characters, although close, seldom shared "memorable" moments with each other, and I was glad to see that element added to this OVA. The characters really came to life, and it got me to not only feel closer to them, but want to support them. This was the most drastic change between TG and "Jack," and it increased my overall enjoyment of this piece.
My overall rating for this is a 9/10, due to its solid artwork, character development, and story. The only reason I won't give this one a perfect score is because it didn't meet my expectations in terms of action scenes and, if it's a word, Ghoulishness. read more
"I always wanted to be like them. I wanted to be normal."
Tokyo Ghoul : Jack, an ova I have been anticipating since it was confirmed. And now that I finally watched, I want more, a lot more.
Story (9) : The story follows Fura, who belongs in a gang but then left it. One unfortunate day, he witnesses the murder of his friend by a ghoul of the name "Lantern". Wanting revenge, he and Arima start to go around killing ghouls hoping to find Lantern with the help of, Minami. There isn't much to the story, but it was quite interesting to know a little more about Arima's backstory. Unlike Tokyo Ghoul, this ova focuses on making the ghouls seem bad. But in the end, you will feel the feels when you understand that most ghouls just want to be human and live normally with the rest of us.
Art (8) : The colors are quite vivid and fit this ova quite well. The gore animation wasn't too over the top like some anime could be. As expected, the fight scenes in this ova is quite good. I also really liked that character animation.
Sound (8.5) : There isn't an op or ed to judge, but I must say, the OST was quite good. It fitted the anime very well and didn't seem out of place at all.
Character (9) : For characters, we have the overpowered Arima and the guy who wants revenge, Fura. We also have Minami, who seems like a cute and innocent girl. There is a little character development for Fura, from a rebellious teenager to an outstanding ghoul investigator. It was quite interesting to watch the main characters interact with each other.
Enjoyment (10) : The original Tokyo Ghoul series (Not Root A), is one of my favorite anime of all time. So of course, I would have enjoyed this ova and I enjoyed every single bit of it. Unlike root A, which I disappointed me a lot.
Overall (9) : I really liked this ova and can't wait for Pinto which is coming next season. I would recommend this ova to anyone who enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul. It would give you feels, when you watch the ending. I also recommend you to check out the manga series if you enjoyed it. read more
Tokyo Ghoul is filled with action, mystery and of course, a lot of ghouls! Despite the serious nature of the show, there are still a lot of "creative" memes from the internet about it. Below is a collection of 15 Tokyo Ghoul memes sure to make you smile, laugh and be hit with some powerful feels!