Hello dear internet friends! I’ve found another series that I think is amazing! However, I must put a warning out here: This series can be pretty gory and violent, so, if that isn’t your thing, I wouldn’t test the waters with this show and the manga can be worse. The title of this series is Tokyo Ghoul.
The premise of this series is that the residents of Tokyo share their city with entities called Ghouls. Ghouls are terrifying creatures that, on the surface, look just like humans. However, they can only eat human flesh. That’s not to say they are completely mindless, like zombies, when it comes to eating. They also share multiple traits with humans, including emotions, which makes them very dangerous.
We get introduced to college student Ken Kaneki, who lives a very normal life as a resident of Tokyo. He lives by himself, is an avid reader, and likes stopping by the coffee shop Anteiku. While at Aniteiku Ken meets Rize, a beautiful girl he falls in love with from afar. After going on a seemingly innocent date with her, however, he finds out too late, and in the worst way possible, that she is a Ghoul with an insatiable appetite. However, due to an accident, she’s killed by falling steel beams, with Ken being rushed to the hospital to treat the wounds that Rize inflicted.
He wakes up and is surprised to find himself alive, healthy, and normal. Until he tries to eat the hospital food, that is. He finds that it tastes disgusting, even though a nurse tests it and finds nothing wrong with it. He also learns that some of Rize’s organs were placed inside him so he could continue living. It’s not long until he realizes something dreadful: He’s becoming a Ghoul.
Throughout the series, he wrestles with the conflict between his humanistic integrity and his ghoulish hunger for human flesh. He tries to maintain the friendships created before his transformation, while forging new relationships after.
I had been told many times by multiple people to watch or read this series. I just had to find the time to do it, and, when I did, I couldn’t be torn away. Rather than watching the anime, I read the manga because it was easier to get my hands on. I finished the series in a little more than a week, and it was everything I was looking for in a new obsession. If you want to give Tokyo Ghoul a try, we have the anime and manga available for check out.
That’s all the information I have for you today. Until next time, stay golden.