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Tokyo Ghoul OVA 2 Review
Tokyo Ghoul [PINTO]
東京喰種 [PINTO] (Tōkyō Gūru [PINTO])

Synopsis

Shuu Tsukiyama (aka Gourmet), is photographed by Chie Hori, a classmate while eating a meal. However, she doesn't seem fazed by him, or his choice of meals, and is apparently in it just for photography. But Shuu Tsukiyama doubts her motives.

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December 25, 2015

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Overview

Studio Pierrot produced an OVA for a portion of the light novel Tokyo Ghoul: Hibi titled Tokyo Ghoul: PINTO. The story features Shuu Tsukiyama the “Gourmet” during his high school years and Chie Hori. They meet when she photographs Tsukiyama killing a jogger and then about to eat him because of the tone of his body. She being uninterested in exposing him as a Ghoul and seems completely lost in a world of her own, photographing anything that takes her interest.

Alternative title

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

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.

Another OVA that surprised me as decently good. If only they put this much care into season two through four, but I digress. The animation is nice and crisp with an engaging, if not disturbing plot.

I prefer the first OVA more as that can stand on its own and a good introduction to the series. This OVA you need to be familiar with Shuu’s personality in order to fully appreciate the story. It is still good mind you but is quite disconcerting.

Recommended for fan of the series. Tokyo Ghoul contains graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for mature audiences.

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Featured Music

Tokyo Ghoul [PINTO]
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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Tokyo Ghoul [PINTO]

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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