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.
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.
"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.
There is one word that describes the Tokyo ghoul Anime and that word is "Lacking" from the first season through the second season and now this OVA , Which is something disappointing since I like this series very much and the idea of it ,
The Story of this
OVA follows the Arima Kishou the God like CCG Agent or as the description says the CCG Shinigami through his high school days , now it might say that the focus in this OVA is Arima high school "DAYS" but its not completely true because its focuses more about another main character , Enter Taishi Fura Who is a high school student hell bend on revenge after seeing his former gang getting killed by a Ghoul Called the Lantern Ghoul , so the description is somewhat off
now to point out some good and bad points about this series
now the good thing that I found in this OVA is the animation and background music same thing as the first season and the second season of tokyo ghoul but that is the only good things about this OVA
now when I say lacking I'm not exaggerating at all when I finished this OVA I had so many questioned unanswered to give an example :
why is Arima so powerful at a young age ?
how did he end up working for CCG ?
now this can all be answered in the third season maybe ? but the problems doesn't stop there , there was only two fighting scenes which was mediocre at best and all others are skipped , now I'm not saying fighting scenes matter all the time but when there is no much character building which required more than one episode because I didn't buy the friendship between the two main characters at all and this is why I say the LACKING , this needed more episode and the fact that we had two time skips in only one episode with 30 min run time doesn't help at all
My first ever and very simple review of this OVA. All I can say is thank you Studio Pierrot, but I still don't forgive you for Root A. They did a 180 from Root A and did not butcher Ishida Sui's work at all!
Tokyo Ghoul: Jack's story, art, and characters are all beautifully adapted from the manga for our viewing pleasure. The OST is also completely brand new and fitting! You will not, I repeat, you will NOT be disappointed in by the Tokyo Ghoul: Jack OVA adaptation.
The only possible downfall is that it's only 30 minutes long! Overall enjoyment is 10/10.
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!