Tokyo Ghoul:re [Review]
“The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad how to be outstanding Investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his subordinates and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers.–Tokyo Ghoul:re manga
Quite a surprise in turn of events right after the ending of Tokyo Ghoul Root A, which is also confusing since Root A didn’t follow the source material. Tokyo Ghoul:re, on the other hand, sticks with the original story and introduces to us to a new perspective. Seeing the world through the eyes of a CCG member was unexpected and thrilling. Although Tokyo Ghoul:re was a great follow up season after Root A, it created more questions than it did answers.
Artwork & Animation:
The blood and gore that makes Tokyo Ghoul such a haunting show continues to turn stomachs with its gruesome deaths and decapitations. Besides the blood of friend and foe alike, the show sticks with a monochrome color palette giving it a grim atmosphere. Though it did take some time to get used to the altered character designs, it was close enough to not be too distracting.
Don’t get too attached to any of the characters in this show, because you never know when they could be killed next. That being said, the characters are all wonderful and each and every one of them have some sort of backstory that is hinted more or less throughout the show. The problem is that there wasn’t enough to give them a lot of backbone. Only being twelve episode there isn’t enough time to dig into each characters’ backstory and make the audience have an emotional connection with them.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
A good variety of music is presented in Tokyo Ghoul:re. They range from powerful piano solos to full orchestral pieces and, surprisingly, a few songs with full English lyrics. It’s a great range of music that keeps you excited and focused on the story.
I enjoyed falling in love with all the new characters, The Quinx unit is a dysfunctional family that should all be protected and I need more of them as soon as possible! Continuing to enjoy (and agonize over) the gruesome deaths that take place in the Tokyo Ghoul world.
Overall: Score 9
Tokyo Ghoul:re gives a slightly twisted to the story that we all know and love. Through the eyes of Sasaki Haise we learn about ghouls through the eyes of a dove, a member of the CCG. With gruesome carnage and a variety of new characters, Tokyo Ghoul:re relights the flame that was seen in fans back with the first Tokyo Ghoul originally aired. And with the next Tokyo Ghoul:re season fast approaching in October of 2018, there is no better time to catch up!
Best Girl: Yonebayashi Saiko
Otaku, powerful, twin-tails, calls Haise “Maman”. I rest my case.