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Tokyo Ghoul: re – First Impression

I’ve been patiently awaiting the return of Tokyo Ghoul for a very long time and although Tokyo Ghoul: re is not a direct continuation, it does help with the wait time.

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.

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So this anime is relativity new, with only a handful of episode out right now but it still has that Tokyo Ghoul vibe to it, although from what I’ve watched, it’s more “lighter” than the main series if you get what I mean. The main character Haise Sasaki wasn’t exactly how I was expecting him to be. Initially I thought he was going to be this moody type of character, (I guess his hair reminded me of Kaneki) but he ended up been this energetic, albeit apologetic and kind-hearted person.

Tokyo Ghoul:re retains the impressive animation and visuals we’ve come to expect from the studio behind Tokyo Ghoul. However, what stands out the most from this amine is the tone and atmosphere. It’s not the same as Tokyo Ghoul, which boost a more dark and moody atmosphere. This makes it more lighthearted to the point where it almost feels like a complete spin-off. That’s what I was referring to when I said “lighter”. However, it’s still an dope anime to watch for what it is as an anime.

Overall, it’s alright for now, but seeing as it’s a Tokyo Ghoul anime, you know things will definitely pick up. I’ll just have to give it some time to get past the character introduction out of the way because they introduce a lot of character in a small amount of time.

 

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