Opening Songs
OP 1 - Unravel (tk of Ling Tosite Sigure)

Ending Songs
ED 1 - Seijatachi (People Of The Box)

Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Supernatural

Episodes: 12

One of the major anime hits this year, there's really not much people who don't know of "Tokyo Ghoul". It was one of the more popular manga series out there, and when it was made into an anime...apparently people were expecting great things. They were right in that sense. "Tokyo Ghoul" is a whole ton of awesome, even though it does not follow the manga exactly as it should, its still good enough to entrance you, ESPECIALLY if you didn't read the manga. Even if you did read it and expected it to be better (frankly, they left out quite a lot of shit), you still gotta commend them for doing a pretty good job. "Tokyo Ghoul" has enough blood, gore, action, torture and complete massacres for those looking for a somewhat violent experience. I highly recommend this one, especially if you haven't read the manga.

She has the best Kagune, seriously.

The one and only opening song for the anime is "Unravel by tk of Ling Tosite Sigure. Well, it IS one of the most popular opening songs on the net right now, and...I can sort of understand. While I don't really like it a whole lot (it sounds kind of gay), its very different from the usual anime openings that we're so used to hearing. Plus, it has kind of an abstract feel to it, AND the song has its moments of brilliance, especially during the chorus segments. The ending theme is somewhat less inspiring. Its "Seijatachi" by People Of The Box, and its your everyday typical rap-ish kind of song. Not really a fan of it either.

Rating: 8.5/10

When I first went in without knowing ANYTHING about the manga whatsoever, I was legitimately impressed. There so many things amazing about "Tokyo Ghoul". The first episode was f**king amazing, it left a great first impression and it had a lot of impact. The anime goes downwards for a few episodes, then immediately shoots back up to levels of greatness after a few episodes of character introductions. There is never a dull moment throughout the show. Great fight scenes, great character development, and even the story is pretty f**king good. The scenarios are very well written and dark, Kaneki goes through some really serious shit, and he grows very well as a character (though he's still a f**king pussy UNTIL the last episode). The characters are so varied from one another, and in such a dark world, its very interesting to see how these characters to interact. What is a ghoul? What is it like to be one? Do you risk losing your humanity when you feast on flesh? Its these questions that you ask yourself as you see Kaneki live through hell that makes you grow somewhat attached to his endeavors.

Yeah, okay.

Kaneki Ken is your everyday loser college bookworm student that doesn't do anything special with his life. When hanging out with his best friend in a local cafe one day, he notices a girl that he likes, and they agree to hang out in a date. The girl, known as Rize, goes around town with Kaneki, and they do all sorts of stuff that couples do on their first date. Everything was going good....until night came. Rize attacked Kaneki and killed him, revealing herself to be a binge eater, an S class ghoul. Ghouls are monsters that consume human flesh, and take on the appearance of human beings. When Kaneki was on the urge of death, he was saved as pillars from a construction site fell down on Rize, killing her. Close to death, Kaneki's body was taken and experimented on. He wakes up to find himself with one black eye, a trait that only ghouls possess. All his favorite foods taste like crap, and he has an urge to eat human flesh. That is when he knows...that he is no longer human. He is indeed, a ghoul.

"Tokyo Ghoul" has one of the best things going for it in this year's long list of animes. The many amazing things that are present in its entire slew of 12 episodes just blew me away, and I eagerly awaited each other episode to come. Sadly, the last episode was the best episode, and that was the end of that. Fortunately for us, season 2 is on the way, and let's hope it delivers. Let's be honest though, it will.