I wasn’t entirely convinced I wanted to go back for another round of Tokyo Ghoul but curiosity got the better of me. What did you think of this first episode?
I’m not entirely sure what I was supposed to make of this first episode. It wasn’t bad, except that there’s been a time jump since the previous seasons and I’m not entirely sure what we’re supposed to assume has happened in the meantime. Even reading the synopsis on MAL wasn’t overly helpful though it seems clear we’re supposed to draw a few conclusions fairly quickly so I wonder if these are red-herrings or if this is a simple case of what we see is what we are going to get.
As a brief overview, this first episode focus’ on a team of Doves who all have ghoul abilities and are clearly not exactly a functional or admired team. This might be an interesting focus or it might just be another reason to have horrible characters act horribly, and given how previous seasons of this show have gone I have a sneaking suspicion it might be the latter.
Still, if you liked blood splatter, explosions, and characters making nasty comments right before showing us gross out visuals for the fun of it, then this isn’t a terrible first episode. It doesn’t deliver much else and we’ve barely scratched the surface of these characters (unless they all turn out to be one-note in which case we’ve met them). Definitely a wait and see but it did keep me curious enough that I’ll commit to this.
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