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Tokyo Ghoul Season 1
東京喰種トーキョーグール (Tōkyō Gūru)

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Tokyo is haunted by mysterious ghouls who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like he is, at the café he frequents. Little does Kaneki realize that his fate will change overnight.
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Overview

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. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by studio Pierrot aired on Tokyo MX between July 4, 2014, and September 19, 2014.

Alternative title

– Tokyo Ghoul
– Токийский гуль
– Tōkyō Gūru
– 東京喰種トーキョーグール
– غول توکیو
– Токийски гул
– Токийско чудовище
– آزارگر

TL;DR Review

Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy anime, so expect gore and shock theme coming in.

The animation is gorgeous and crisp. I wish some of the combat was more fluid, but it is still very good for a television anime budget. Perhaps the beautiful art tricked me into thinking this was a movie quality production, so it raised my expected standard.

The two opening and closing themes for this season are “Unravel” by TK and “Seijatachi” (Saints) by People in the Box. “Unravel” is especially catchy and will stick in your brain at work for days. “Seijatachi” is also very good, but not quite an earworm good as “Unravel”.

I think once you finish Tokyo Ghoul first season anime, you officially earn an edgy emo badge. I do love this season and it is a great introduction to the series. It ending is incredibly satisfying and make you anxious to see season two.

I highly recommend this series to action fan that enjoys some light philosophies. Tokyo Ghoul contains a high amount of graphic violence and some nudity. It is intended for mature audiences.

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Tokyo Ghoul Season 1
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Unravel” by TK (eps 2-11)

Closing Theme

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