Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Seinen
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city--a place where vicious creatures called "ghouls" exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.
Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls' inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.
In the world of Tokyo Ghoul there are two types of species. Humans, and Ghouls. Ghouls are only able to stay alive by eating human beings, and the only other way they can calm there blood thirst is by drinking coffee. Coffee is the only thing Ghouls can enjoy because eating other human food makes them sick, and can actually kill them. The main character Kaneki is a college freshmen, he one day goes out with a girl. It turns out she is a ghoul, she tries to eat him and in the process she dies. Kaneki wakes up in the hospital with her organs in his body. He is now a Half Ghoul, and has to fight for what he believes in. While he struggles to maintain both sides of his body.
The main character is Kaneki, as you follow his life story you will find out his mom died while he was very young. This anime pulls you in as you see him struggle, not being able to eat his favorite foods, while trying to hold his sanity together. There is also Touka, there is a small story following her. She is a Ghoul who works at a coffee shop. She also is known as "Rabbit".
The music in this anime is amazing, you can watch the Intro and still try to figure out each detail in the anime. It makes you want to memorize the song that will continue to play in your head.
The art is quite beautiful, and the backgrounds are perfect for anyone to have on there phone, or desktop. The only drawback is when they try to censor the bloodbath that happens in the show. It can take the enjoyment out of the show.
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