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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 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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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 Ghoul See more »

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Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Brina Palencia and J. Michael Tatum both appeared in Black Butler together as well. 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: Jack (2015) See more »

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Depressing, but good
6 November 2015 | by CZeldenSee all my reviews

This is a story about a boy who is changed into something he fears. He then has to learn how to live on the border between what he is used to and what he fears.

The show is tremendously violent and gory, but not extraordinarily so in it's genre. It kind of falls into the Supersayan-problem of ever more powerful enemies that can only be defeated by the main character after becoming stronger, but it varies enough (more so in the second season than the first). Despite the characters feeling all over the place in the first few episodes, there is a point to that and after two seasons I actually quite like how the character arcs turned out.

What makes this story for me is it's underlying themes. It's about the big subjects of life and death and love and hate, but it does so in a different way than I am used to. The show seems to ask by showing murder after murder, battle after battle, slaughter after slaughter: isn't this pointless? Every time it sets a character up to be violently taken apart it makes a point to say that that character had value and now he or she is no more. It makes the point of the show, despite it's extreme violence one of pacifism.

It is a tremendously depressing watch, but definitely something I haven't seen before and something I don't know if I should recommend. Watch this if: a. you like violent anime and just want to see the pictures, because it is well made and not focus on the plot or b. you like feeling like crap after binging on short episode after short episode.

PS I don't like the title songs, but I am sure many people disagree.


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