Tokyo Ghoul Anime Review
Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (Incomplete)
(Warning this review may contain slight spoilers/ series is not complete as of now)
When you hear the word anime and monster in the same sentence of a review what do you think? It’s going to be another story about a group of teens or something that go out and hunt monster to try and save the world. This is a very common kind of anime scenario but one thing that we never think about is what it’s like for these monsters that they must hunt. Do these monsters truly have a life of their own or are they just beast trying to eat. Tokyo Ghoul is an anime that shows fresh insight for in this anime we see what is like to be the monsters that are being hunted. What there life is like, what they must do to survive. This anime is going to show you a view of the world that you would not usually see in anime. Now on to the actual review.
Plot of Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul is the story of a young man named Ken Keneki who was always loved reading books ever since his father died and left a whole room of books that he could read. One day while talking to his friend Hideyoshi (Hide) he spies most beautiful girl from across the café. He eventually gets the courage to ask her out on a date and she agrees to go out with him. He thought that he met the girl of his dream until he noticed something this girl wasn’t just a girl, she was a monster known as a ghoul. He was astonished that this girl that he loved so much was a ghoul and was going to kill him until an accident dropped many steel beams all over Keneki and her. While he was being operated on he could only hear the faint words of the doctors as they agree to take her organs and use them on his body. The surgery was a success but it can at a big cost. Keneki was no longer human but he also wasn’t a ghoul. He was now thrown into the middle of two worlds, one of them a world of monster and one a world of humans. He later meets a group of people who are ghoul that want to help him adjust to this strange new world that he has been thrown into but can he handle this or will he be killed along the way.
There are many things that ghoul must do to try and co-exist with us humans. One thing is that Ghoul cannot handle eating any kind of human food except for coffee. The taste of human food is the most disgusting taste you can imagine times 10 and not only does it taste horrible but it will cause the ghoul to become very sick if he or she actually eats any of our food. They cannot just eat anything around humans because that would make them look really suspicious and would get them caught easily. They have found a way to fake it so that it looks like they are eating food but they are only forcing the food down there throat without tasting it so that they can later puke the food up before they actually began digesting it. They however love coffee, which is the only thing that they can share with humans. Some Ghoul wear masks while they hunt for humans so that they can be found easily on the streets, while some ghoul cannot even stand the idea of killing a human so they find other ways to feed their appetite for flesh.
I first began watching this anime after I finished watching the anime claymore and wanted something action packed and filled with gore. I had heard plenty of stuff and seen many facebook pictures about this anime but never felt any real reason to watch this anime but I am glad that I took the chance and watched it. It only has one season out right now but I would give this anime 4.5 stars out of 5 for its original look into the lives of creatures who must try and exist the same as we do.
– Review by GaryTheOtaku