Monday, October 27, 2014

Tokyo Ghoul Anime Review

Well, Hello!
I'm sorry for the hiatus. I was very busy for last few months and I wasn't able to post much. Let alone watch anything. 
Good news is.... I'M BACK!
I'm pretty much settled into my new home and finally able to start watching anime again. WOOT!
First anime to watch in the new house... (Dun Dun Duuuun!!) 
TOKYO GHOUL, also known as Toukyou Kushu!
Well! Where do I start?
First episode... GORE! Right from the start. Loved it. Probably not for the feint of heart. I did not expect it to go the way it did to be quiet honest. When I first saw the pictures of the anime I thought it was going to start out with some crazy dude saving the world some how. 
(Btw, guys, I don't read summaries before I start reading or watching manga/anime. So this is really my FIRST look at everything.)
Each episode kept me very interested. Some had tears streaming down my face... Others.... *grabby hands* BLOOD! (Cause I'm a freak like that) 
I actually thoroughly enjoyed this anime surprisingly. Most of the time I want some type of romance in it but it kept my interests through different types of methods. (I love sad/gore/crazy torcher stuff too.)
The story in itself was rather interesting. The anime doesn't really go into details about how the Ghouls became this way or why they have the power that they do.... Which kind of leaves you trying to figure it out on your own. 
BUT! If you overlook that little tidbit and go on with the story then it's pretty exciting. Each episode gives a little information about almost all the characters, which is nice. 
Kaneki Ken, the main character of it all, really has to fight with himself through the whole anime. (If you watch it, you will understand why.) Plus, fight almost everyone else to stay alive. Some of the characters really annoy you at first and you just want them to go away until you see what kind of life they are living and then you really can't help but love them in the end. 
Unfortunately, the anime leaves you hanging for more. There are rumors of a season 2 coming out next year.
I, on the other hand, can't wait that long and like to spoil myself with the endings. 
I was let down by the ending of the manga. 
I hope in the end the anime gives us a little more information about what happens because unless you like cliffhangers then you will get really annoyed with this....

So, I thought the art was pretty nice. It's pretty standard quality. When the gore parts came, I was pretty excited to see how they would do it. They don't show to much but enough to make you understand what is happening. I love the difference in characters. It reminded me a little of Shiki.

I loved the opening song and how well it went with each part. It made me excited to watch each episode. Some anime just makes me want to skip right over the beginning song because it annoys me after a while but I loved watching the art with the music. It was very beautiful to me. Ending song... My husband liked it... It's hard for me to keep watching an ending song unless its something like wolf's rain song - Gravity. Or it has something catchy in the art. Other than that... I just don't watch them.

This anime is not for children. This has blood, death and cannibalism. If you feint of heart please do not watch! Thank you!

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