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Tokyo Ghoul 

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A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.
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Series cast summary:
Natsuki Hanae ...  Kaneki Ken / ... 12 episodes, 2014
Austin Tindle Austin Tindle ...  Ken Kaneki 12 episodes, 2014
Sora Amamiya ...  Kirishima, Touka / ... 11 episodes, 2014
Brina Palencia ...  Touka Kirishima 11 episodes, 2014
Clifford Chapin Clifford Chapin ...  Hideyoshi Nagachika / ... 9 episodes, 2014
Sean Hennigan ...  Yoshimura 9 episodes, 2014
Mike McFarland ...  Kotaro Amon 8 episodes, 2014
Lara Woodhull Lara Woodhull ...  Hinami Fueguchi 8 episodes, 2014
Kenny Green Kenny Green ...  Kureo Mado 7 episodes, 2014
Phil Parsons ...  Renji Yomo 7 episodes, 2014
Monica Rial ...  Rize Kamishiro / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Christopher Sabat ...  Jason / ... 7 episodes, 2014
Eric Vale ...  Nishiki Nishio 7 episodes, 2014
Shintarô Asanuma Shintarô Asanuma ...  Nishiki Nishio / ... 6 episodes, 2014
Mamoru Miyano ...  Shuu Tsukiyama 6 episodes, 2014
Sumire Morohoshi Sumire Morohoshi ...  Hinami Fueguchi 6 episodes, 2014
Aaron Roberts Aaron Roberts ...  Uta 6 episodes, 2014
J. Michael Tatum ...  Shu Tsukiyama 6 episodes, 2014
Andrew Chandler ...  Additional Voices 5 episodes, 2014
Colleen Clinkenbeard ...  Ryoko Fueguchi 5 episodes, 2014
Aaron Dismuke ...  Sante / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Rachel Robinson ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 2014
Michelle Rojas Michelle Rojas ...  Additional Voices 5 episodes, 2014
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Storyline

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which 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 him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight. Written by Anonymous

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3 July 2014 (Japan) See more »

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Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Three light novels have been released thus far and all are written by Shin Towada, with illustrations done by series creator Sui Ishida. See more »

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A U.S. edit of the series includes optical blocking of some gore elements. See more »

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Followed by Tokyo Ghoul: re (2018) See more »

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Amazing from the midpoint on
8 January 2015 | by serbian_007See all my reviews

Initially I thought the first half of season one was too slow paced and kind of boring because I just couldn't figure out the direction of the plot and the main point to the whole story. What happens to the main character just wasn't enough to drive the plot forward in my mind; the "now what? so what?" question kept nagging at me. But I was patient and kept watching and realized how wrong my initial impression was. I realized that the slow pacing and lack of a central purpose/goal of the early episodes actually works to improve character development so that the finale hits us that much harder. From the midpoint on Tokyo Ghoul turns into an absolute masterpiece; I began to see depth to the whole story and the shows profound take on ethics and psychology.

This series has potential to become one of the best anime's in recent memory if it gets a few more seasons. In fact, I think that the plot is thick enough here to warrant many more seasons. Season 1 does a excellent job setting the context and introducing us to the characters. It would be a shame if Tokyo Ghoul ended after just 24 episodes. I want more than that. If you fail to reach the midpoint of the first season, you will judge this series inaccurately based on limited data. If you make it to the midpoint, however, you will have that epiphany you've been searching for and the show will appear before you in a new light, as it has to me.

Don't judge this series based on the manga; they're totally different artforms and should be judged separately. It seems to me that a lot of people who negatively judge this series are extremely biased in favor of the manga, and that's just unreasonable.

If judged by the first half alone: 7.0-8.0/10.

If judged by the second half alone: 10/10.

If judged in hindsight taking into consideration everything I mentioned: 10/10.


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