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Tokyo Goul: re

I‘m probably one of the few who actual enjoy the overall Tokyo Ghoul anime series, both season, so far. I haven’t caught up with the manga, I still haven’t finish the first series so I certainly haven’t begun :re, so this opinion might change, but as for now, I’m quite satisfy by the series so far.
So when the anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul: re was announced, I was thrilled cause I was wondering what happened with Kaneki after he face Arima.

General Information

Studio Studio Pierrot
Source Manga
Airing Date April 2018 to June 2018
Season Spring 2018
Episode Count 12
Genre Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Seinen, Supernatural

Synopsis

Two years have passed since the CCG’s raid on Anteiku. Although the atmosphere in Tokyo has changed drastically due to the increased influence of the CCG, ghouls continue to pose a problem as they have begun taking caution, especially the terrorist organization Aogiri Tree, who acknowledge the CCG’s growing threat to their existence.
The creation of a special team, known as the Quinx Squad, may provide the CCG with the push they need to exterminate Tokyo’s unwanted residents. As humans who have undergone surgery in order to make use of the special abilities of ghouls, they participate in operations to eradicate the dangerous creatures. The leader of this group, Haise Sasaki, is a half-ghoul, half-human who has been trained by famed special class investigator, Kishou Arima. However, there’s more to this young man than meets the eye, as unknown memories claw at his mind, slowly reminding him of the person he used to be.

-MyAnimeList

Promotional Video


*** This post might contain spoilers ***

For the anime only viewer like me, that first episode was quite confusing, I knew the guy that I was looking at, Haise Sasaki, was Kaneki, but I had no damn clue what happen for him to be there. If I would had work at the studio, I would probably had suggest to had a little introduction since the previous season, Root A, aired in the beginning of 2015. You know, just some more information to link Root A to re would have been nice (even if apparently most of Root A is filler)

But once past that, we get a decent series with blood and action and more blood, that’s how was the first two seasons and of course this one will follow the same line. In between the splat of blood, we get a Haise you try to know what wrong with him, he try to know where he is from, who he is. Those where my favorite moment, his internal monologue with Kaneki trapped inside him. I liked how it was portrayed, the struggle Haise had to face the reality.

Tokyo Ghoul: re screep capture episode 10
©Studio Pierrot

In this new season/series we have part of the original cast, like Touka, Ayato, Tsukiyama and Juuzou, and new face like the Quinx Squad and Dove inspector, even if since the beginning I was looking forward for Haise to become Kaneki, I did like the Quinx Squad and was wishing the best for them (wishing the best for a character in Tokyo Ghoul…I think I missed something from the two first season), but only them I was annoyed by most of the new cast.
Those kid had to go through surgery to become artificial ghoul, they cast away a part of their humanity, for the sake of their pride, family or just cause they were forced to. They became the wrong weapon the CCG had.

Visually I like what I saw, I don’t tend to judge on the animation level, but I like the character design, they look more mature and in some occasion way hotter, plus I feel like the color was toned down. Of course not everything can be pleasant for the eyes, but I enjoyed and liked what I was seeing.

Ayato Kirishima 2018 ©Studio Pierrot
Ayato Kirishima 2015 © Studio Pierrot

Like all show, it have its flaws, but more general one that one that you can pin point, from the beginning, we knew where the show was going, what would be the outcome, it was written everywhere how the show would end, but there is moment where I wonder if the writers actually read what they wrote, like in the final episode where no one point out Haise color change, like if it was the most normal thing in the world. The guy pass from white/grey hair to completely black but no one is like “WTF happen, something seems off with Haise” but beside that one moment, I enjoyed every bit of it.

I certainly wasn’t left disappointed by the series, even the ending, it gave us one of the best ending of Spring 2018. The second season is already been announced for October 2018 and I really hope we will have it, I want to see Kaneki back with the one who care the most about him even if for that he need to kill half of the CCG.

Did you watch it? What did you think of it?
Let me know in the comment section below.

~ Thank you for reading ~

© Studio Pierrot

8 thoughts on “Tokyo Goul: re Leave a comment

  1. No, you are not the only one. I liked both seasons of Tokyo Ghoul as well. I haven’t seen this one yet, as I don’t have access to it yet, but I am looking forward to it. Even though I have read quite a number of bad reviews for it, this is actually nice to see a positive one for a change. Great post! 😊

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