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For those of you unfamiliar:

Tokyo Ghoul:
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Current season (Tokyo Ghoul: re):
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Season 2 Episode 1 (spoilers duhh):

Not entirely sure how I should even begin this. I was more than eager to get into this new season after the little break in between season 1. Much to my surprise, the rapid pace shown in season 1 has somehow been cranked to 11. I appreciate the no nonsense approach being taken but its much too quick to properly follow the story when a whole episodes worth of plot flies by in 5 minutes. It almost seems like there was an OVA I missed down the line. Kaneki is no longer the leader of Quinx squad? Theres a mini war going on in the background? The guy who didn't trust Kaneki due to him being a ghoul is now his partner and they seem cordial? Kaneki wears glasses like Arima now?? I cant deny the feeling of delight I had from this massive plot dump -- but the laughable pacing made it difficult to properly enjoy. I absolutely love the backstory we got of Eto, sorely needed imo. It was almost bittersweet in a way though. While I enjoyed every second of her story, the sinking feeling when I came to the realization that it could have gone into so much more depth if they just didn't rush it left me almost unsatisfied.

Overall, I'd say it was a good episode in terms of sheer story packed in one episode. I'd love to be optimistic and say this was a one off thing to get the ball rolling for season 2, but from what i've heard this will be par for the course. As a Tokyo Ghoul fanboy there's not much Studio Pierrot can do at this point to make me not like the anime. I just wish they didn't have such a massive amount of story to shove into 12 episodes. I understand its not entirely their fault but I still expect more from them. Can't wait to come back next week to what will surely be another plot dump.

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Season 2 Episode 2 (10-16-2018):

To be continued

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wow that was really great coverage of the first episode good job saki


overall I did like the episode I really enjoyed having more of a back story on eto I feel like it was just hey all this stuff is now changed out of nowhere but I do think it was a good start for the second season and I can't wait to see more of Kaneki


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once again fantastic job saki
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Great review and your worded it amazingly. It I feel like I was right in the ep.
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Honestly I've never watched Tokyo Ghoul as I've a sickly obsession with Lucy heartfillia, however seeing how in depth you've gone into this series, I'm truly feeling compelled to watch season one so I can catch up and be ready for season two.


I did read s2e1 and it seems absolutely riveting. Great job and thank you for posting such a well thought out thread.
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Havent watched it yet Been so behind on anime lately but I read Re after S1 was done and cant wait for whats in store.
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I haven't actually watched the second series of Re, however, I am aware of the state of things. This second season was supposed to continue on from the first season of Re, all the way to the end of the story from the manga. Naturally one would expect this to, at the very least span two cours (24-26 episodes), or a more suitable span of 45-52 episodes due to the amount of content left to cover, instead, the season has been condensed down to a pitiful 12 episodes, and so, it is nothing more than a train-wreck. Because of this we have the episodes attempting to cover around 10 chapters each, and so, if you haven't read the manga, you are going to be lost, questioning the majority of what takes place during each episode and how things go from one to the next.

I would honestly recommend those who have been a fan of the anime adaptation thus far to retreat to the manga before watching this butchered season so that you get a better, fuller story, and don't feel out of place when watching the season.
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Mortar wroteI haven't actually watched the second series of Re, however, I am aware of the state of things. This second season was supposed to continue on from the first season of Re, all the way to the end of the story from the manga. Naturally one would expect this to, at the very least span two cours (24-26 episodes), or a more suitable span of 45-52 episodes due to the amount of content left to cover, instead, the season has been condensed down to a pitiful 12 episodes, and so, it is nothing more than a train-wreck. Because of this we have the episodes attempting to cover around 10 chapters each, and so, if you haven't read the manga, you are going to be lost, questioning the majority of what takes place during each episode and how things go from one to the next.

I would honestly recommend those who have been a fan of the anime adaptation thus far to retreat to the manga before watching this butchered season so that you get a better, fuller story, and don't feel out of place when watching the season.


I am so lost.... every single episode just confuses me. I usually like to watch Anime adaptions before reading the Manga but man....This is bad.
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Due to unforeseen issues regarding user engagement the discussion thread will be put on indefinite hiatus. If community interest gains traction we will look at the possibility of coming back to the thread. Until then, I'd like to thank each and everyone of you who took the time to read and comment your thoughts. I strive to bring quality content to this prefix, but unfortunately if the interest isn't there it's just not viable for me to put time and effort into something that benefits neither myself nor the site.


With that said thank you again and please stay tuned for the next project.
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