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Tokyo Ghoul OVA 1 Review
Tokyo Ghoul [Jack]
東京喰種トーキョーグール (Tōkyō Gūru)

Synopsis

An incident involving a human-devouring Ghoul occurs in Tokyo's 13th Ward. To seek the truth behind what happened to his friend, the rebellious high school boy Taishi Fura pursues the Ghoul named Lantern with the young ace investigator Kishō Arima. The story follows how the ace investigator Arima and the talented 7th Ward investigator Taishi Fura first met.

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September 30, 2015

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Overview

A prequel titled Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] ran online on Jump Live.

Alternative title

– Tokyo Ghoul [Jack]
– Tōkyō Gūru [Jack]
– 東京喰種 [Jack]

TL;DR Review

Tokyo Ghoul (Japanese: 東京喰種トーキョーグール Hepburn: Tōkyō Gūru) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. Tokyo Ghoul Jack OVA received a limited engagement in select theaters in Japan from September 5 to September 18, ahead of its September 30, 2015, retail release.

The animation is quite good and the action scenes are exceptional. I was expecting some throwaway filler episode, but the quality is top notch. I would even say close to movie quality in production. For a 30 minutes OVA, it does pack quite a punch.

I highly recommend this OVA to both fans and newbies to the series. It would make a great introduction if you’ve never seen Tokyo Ghoul before. Tokyo Ghoul Jack contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for mature audiences.

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Featured Music

Tokyo Ghoul [Jack]
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

TV Season 1

  1. “Unravel” by TK (eps 2-11)

TV Season 2

  1. “Munō” (無能; Incompetence) by Kamano Ai and österreich (eps 1-11)

TV Season 3

  1. “Asphyxia” by Cöshu Nie (eps 1-12)

Closing Theme

TV Season 1

  1. “Unravel” by TK (ep 1, 12)
  2. “Seijatachi” (Saints) by People in the Box (eps 2-11)

TV Season 2

  1. “Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku” (季節は次々死んでいく; Seasons Dying One After Another) by Amazarashi (eps 1-12)

Live Action Movie

  1. “BANKA” by Illion

TV Season 3

  1. “Half” by Ziyoou-vachi (eps 1-12)

Insert Song

TV Season 2

  1. “On My Own” Katherine Liner (ep 1)
  2. “Glassy Sky” by Donna Burke (ep 2, 5, 8)
  3. “Wanderers” by ルシュカ (ep 4)
  4. “Alone” by Julia Shortreed (ep 7)
  5. “Colour My World” by Julia Shortreed (ep 8)

TV Season 3

  1. “Unravel” by TK (ep 6)
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Featured Video

Tokyo Ghoul [Jack]

A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.

Kaneki Ken
"Never trust anyone too much, remember the devil was once an angel."
Juuzou Suzuya
"If an angelic being fell from the sky and tried to live in this world of ours, I think even they would commit many wrongs."
Kaneki Ken
"As my fingers and toes re-grew like fingernails or hair over and over and over and over... and over again, every single time I got the feeling that I truly, truly was a monster."
Kaneki Ken
"You're wrong. It's not the world that's messed up; it's those of us in it. Yes, some ghouls walk a path that leaves sorrow in their wake, but just like humans, we can choose a different path altogether. We have a lot to learn, both your kind and mine. We need to stop fighting and start talking. Because when it comes to the state of the world, you can't point your finger at ghouls or humans. We're all to blame."
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