All posts tagged: Tokyo Ghoul √A

Totally Ghoul – Wandering Through MadFest 2016’s Tokyo Ghoul Art Exhibition

If you have payed any degree of attention to the Tokyo Ghoul franchise, you have long since knows what goes bump in the night. Ghouls, unsurprisingly. Horrific offshoots of humanity that subsist by eating poor, innocent civilians and possess strength and abilities beyond the kin of mortal men. However, that’s not why we’re here. To showcase the series, MadFest 2016 decided to hold a little boothbound exhibition, one centered upon the artwork of the aforementioned ghoulish series. Character sheets, frame sketches, completed frames, there was more than a little art lining the walls for those who wandered into its walls. Now, I could go on and on about how neat the art was and how crowded the booth got with people stopping to take photos, but none of that will help you see the pictures for yourself. What will help you see them however is scrolling down slightly. Go on, it’s pretty cool…and I guess slightly spoilerish if you haven’t watched both series, so be careful. -30-

Tokyo Ghoul √A – Review

In the catalogue of adjectives that swirl amidst existence, perhaps the most commonly affixed to life itself is “unpredictable”. Left turns, right turns, zigging when it should be zagging, this most ephemeral of concepts is truly a fickle one. This, of course, is only compounded should ones particular iteration of life involve flesh eating monsters, near-superhuman police officers and an overall vibe of malice and terror. However, through these circumstances, the term unpredictable bends and buckles, it pivots and shifts until it no longer resembles its initial definition, taking on instead a more malicious meaning and a seemingly more purposeful darkness. For despite the apparent impartialness of a concept, life can more often be cruel than kind. So…season one ended pretty harshly didn’t it? Now, to save us all a little time, I’ll go ahead and answer this for all of us; yes. Tortured in a way that made us all rethink wanting that regeneration superpower, poor old Kaneki is no longer the kid who we met in the first episode. Twisted by his experiences, …

Final Thoughts: “Tokyo Ghoul √A” – Remember Who I Am

“Tokyo Ghoul”, when it first started, wasn’t exactly my most favoured Anime series. Within one season all it seemed to accomplish was something I believe we, the greater pop culture audience, has seen countless times. It had a very well-rounded and structured foundation that was weakened by what I consider to be unnecessary plot points and developments. The first season left me wanting so much more from the series that people ranted and raved about. “Tokyo Ghoul” was an instant hit, especially with the Tumblr crowd, but it never piqued my interest in the same way it did many others. That is…until season two came along; “Tokyo Ghoul √A”. The first episode blew me away. It hit me so much harder than the entire first season did and I was left in a state of pure awe. Read about it here. What surprised me even more was that the rest of the season continued to get better and better. I can’t even think of an episode I was remotely upset with or bored by and, …

English Cast Announced for Tokyo Ghoul √A

FUNimation has been on a bit of an cast announcement spree these past few days, what with their bundle of new Broadcast Dubs and all. In that vein, enjoy the informative list of names that comprise the English cast of Tokyo Ghoul √A. Cast Kaneki: Austin Tindle Touka: Brina Palencia Tsukiyama: J. Michael Tatum Yamori: Christopher Sabat Rize: Monica Rial Hide: Clifford Chapin Nishiki: Eric Vale Hinami: Lara Woodhull Mado: Kenny Green Amon: Mike McFarland Ayato: Todd Habberkorn Eto: Lindsay Seidel Tatara: Chris Wehkamp Crew ADR Director: Mike McFarland Assistant ADR Director: J. Michael Tatum ADR Engineer: Patrick Morphy Assistant ADR Engineer: Dominique French Scripts Writers: Monica Rial, Josh Grelle In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans — yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while …

Bandai Namco Announces “Tokyo Ghoul” Game For The PlayStation Vita

I’ll be entirely honest: I never though, out of all the Anime series’ in circulation right now, that “Tokyo Ghoul” would be getting a game but I suppose I was very much wrong. The latest issue of Young Jump magazine has been released over in Japan and through it Bandai Namco Games have announced that, in the near future, they will be releasing the first ever “Tokyo Ghoul” video game. The new game titled “Tokyo Ghoul: Masquerader” will NOT be a visual novel-style game like I would have thought it’d be, no, instead it is going to be an adventure RPG that will take you through the story of the series. No visuals or detailed information have been released as of yet but you can expect to hear more about this game in the coming weeks. Bandai Namco don’t usually keep their fans in suspense for too long which is always nice. Hopefully this game makes its way to the West once it gets a release in Japan. -30-

First Thoughts: “Tokyo Ghoul √A” – Do You Feel The Winds Of Change?

 Well done, “Tokyo Ghoul”, Well done. It took you exactly thirteen episodes but you’ve finally earned my adoration. Let me be honest: I’m not one to judge things like this so heavily. I believe in giving people the benefit of the doubt but the first season of “Tokyo Ghoul” was, for me, one of the worst things about the Anime lineup of 2014 and here’s why: It had a really solid first episode that lead me to believe it was going in a direction that it never did…until the final episode of the first season. I stuck to it because I had some sort of hope that it would win me back and now, after an entire season, it has proven to me that this is exactly the Anime I thought I was signing up for. Well done, “Tokyo Ghoul”. “Tokyo Ghoul” season two, or simply “√A”, picks up exactly where season one left off which is, in my books, the absolute greatest thing the series could have done. The end of season end arrived with …