Tokyo Ghoul:Re First Impressions


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.

Your thoughts?

Thanks for reading.

Karandi James


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18 thoughts on “Tokyo Ghoul:Re First Impressions

  1. I was not a huge fan of the previous seasons but I heard that the Tokyo Ghoul:re manga is very good, and I think the anime is pretty decent this far as well. The biggest improvement in my opinion, is that the anime is finally trying to act like a seinen anime, which it is supposed to be.

  2. I am not a big Tokyo Ghoul fan, but I have heard some great stuff from Tokyo Ghoul: re! I thought the first episode was pretty decent and I actually like it already more than the previous seasons.

  3. I enjoyed it! Maybe even more than the first season, or maybe that’s just because I still can’t hardly remember what happened in the first season… But I liked this!

  4. I am excited to watch it, but while watching it last night… I was kind of confused… I hope things will get a bit more clear to what happened.

  5. I’m probably going to try this, but I don’t have high hopes. You know how disappointed I was with the second season and I’m not sure that this story really has any legs anymore.

    Massively lowering my expectations might help though.

    1. I went in with no expectations. While this first episode didn’t blow me away or get me super excited, it did make me curious and for now that’s enough to stay on my watch list. We’ll see what happens though.

  6. I think considering I have waited probably about 2 years for this one I am quite excited to watch it! I think the time jump has me curious as I want to know what happened in order to get to this point. I’m hoping it won’t disappoint but we’ll have to wait and see!

    1. I’m curious, but season 2 of this has definitely killed any hype I may have had around this franchise, so I’m very cautious in having any kind of expectation.

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