I mean coming into seeing the first episode already expected it to be bloody but the animation was so incredibly amazing that it got rather scary fast!
Director: Shuhei Morita
Based on the manga by: Sui Ishida
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. (MyAnimeList)
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
Genre: Horror, Action, Psychological, Dark Fantasy
Licensed streaming and home video rights in North America: FUNimation Entertainment
A brief review/recap for Tokyo Ghoul Episode 1. Please take care in reading since it may contain some minor spoilers, so if you’re spoiler sensitive make sure you use caution while reading posts on this blog.
Available to Watch: FUNIMATION (North America)
Tokyo Ghoul started with a rather tame boy meets girl type of story. Until Rize reveals her real self and things change in Kaneki’s life. Kaneki slowly begins to change and perhaps the best part of the episode was seeing his transformation into a ghoul. His vomiting and suffering helped to show what a real painful process a Ghoul Transformation really is. That said not much else really was involved in this first episode. The animation and all the bloody gore and screaming spoke for itself. One thing of major note is that toward the end we are given the Opening Theme Song that is titled “Unravel” by TK (Toru Kitajima) from Ling Tosite Sigure. If you loved the first opening theme song to Psycho-Pass then you’ll love this new song. It has a similarity to the first OP of Psycho-Pass (Abnormalize by Ling Tosite Sigure).
Tokyo Ghoul Episode 1 Montage
It was quite a gorgeous first watch nonetheless and think for how it was first marketed in the PV #1, Tokyo Ghoul, delivered perfectly with what we all probably expected going into Tokyo Ghoul. This anime series is going to get really dark. Bloody and nasty and who knows what else. Still where the actual story may go is still a mystery but even so this is one anime series to keep up with this Summer 2014 Anime Season.
A complete series review is planned for later. Also with concern to Tokyo Ghoul have only been exposed to the anime series. These reviews are from an anime viewer only point of view. Never checked out the manga series at all.
In mythology/legend a [Ghoul]: An undead corpse that feeds on a living being usually humans especially their flesh.
Tokyo Ghoul-[OP] Opening Theme Song
Unravel by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
Updated and Edited on April 29. 2015