The first episode received a special pre-screening on January 4, 2015. Regular TV airing started on January 9, 2015.
– Tokyo Ghoul √A
– Tōkyō Gūru √A
– √A توکیو غول
– A توکیو غول ریشه
Tokyo Ghoul Root A picked up right after the events of season one.
The animation is a bit of a mixed bag this season. Some scenes are just as gorgeous as the first’s, while some fight scenes devolve to generic character A swinging generic color weapon/kagune at the generic character B. Though I still rate the animation as great, its quality isn’t as good.
Same with the music quality, the second season falls short. The opening theme “Munō” by Kamano Ai and österreich was rather disappointing. The ending theme “Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku” by Amazarashi was a little bit catchier, but still not very memorable.
Root A deviates from the manga. I did notice a shift between the two seasons. The first season focuses on the characters and their development while the second season focuses more on the combats. There are way more actions in this season, but some seem forced and uninspiring. The dozen of no face fodders on both sides killing each other doesn’t affect us in any way.
Take the prison break for example. It doesn’t seem to serve any purpose but to have two side fights. They were there to free a certain person, which never show up or mentioned again in the rest of the season. A lot of conflicts seems quite contrive in their reason for fighting. Some of the actions were great, while others were unimaginative.
I do like some of the narratives, but they could have cut some of the extra fat out. Despite all my complaining, I still highly recommend this season. Best view right after the first season. Tokyo Ghoul season two contains strong graphic violence, some alcohol consumption, and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for mature audiences.
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Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 (2015): √A
A collection of notable music and song from this series.
– “Glassy Sky” by Donna Burke (ep 2, 5, 8)
– “Wanderers” by ルシュカ (ep 4)
– “Alone” by Julia Shortreed (ep 7)
– “Colour My World” by Julia Shortreed (ep 8)
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