Tokyo Ghoul:re (Season 2)
Tokyo Ghoul:re (東京喰種) is a Japanese anime series by Studio Pierrot based on the manga of the same name by Sui Ishida.
The first season titled Tokyo Ghoul, premiered in Japan on Tokyo MX from July 4, 2014 to September 19, 2014. The second season, titled Tokyo Ghoul √A, aired from January 8, 2015 to March 27, 2015. An English dub of both seasons produced and published by Funimation aired consecutively on Adult Swim's Toonami block from March 25, 2017 to September 30, 2017. The third season, Tokyo Ghoul:re, aired from April 3, 2018 to June 19, 2018. The fourth and final season, Tokyo Ghoul:re 2nd Season, aired from October 9, 2018 to December 25, 2018.
- They summarized the last half of Tokyo Ghoul:re manga with 120 Chapters in 12 episodes. Which was considered a red flag because one average anime episode covers 1-3 manga chapters, but summarizing 10 chapters in one episode each? It does make the anime more rushed than before.
- It could work if one episode runtime was an hour long each.
- Its pacing is all over the place. Many viewers are getting confused about what is happening to the plot.
- Speaking of confusing plot, the episode, Awakened Child: Incarnation, was kind of insulting, since it had no connection to the manga.
- Mutsuki intervening Kaneki and Touka's wedding when it originally happened a few days later.
- Urie and Kuroiwa preparing to fight Furuta and assuming that he's a ghoul.
- Hinami and Naki's developments are cut.
- Shikorae was pressured dead.
- Mediocre fight scenes, since it's very slow, and doesn't build up excitement.
- Most of its characters are very underdeveloped. Nimura Furuta, the season's main antagonist, is the only character that gets the most character development. Even more than its protagonist, Kaneki.
- The sex scene between Kaneki and Touka (shown in still images), while softcore and earned to an extent, can be very awkward to watch and goes on for a bit too long.
- There is a lot of wasted potential in this season. Mostly the fight between Kaneki and Arima, which only lasted for 6 minutes.
- Lots of animation errors. One instance, Kaneki's Battle with Arima, where he had normal hands in the first few shots, then his arms look mutated, then a few shots later, his arms went back to normal again without explaining why.
- In the manga, Kaneki had to wear gloves because his hands don't heal as much as he used to, but in the anime, his hands look completely fine and he had no reason to be wearing gloves.
- The art quality can be dipped down in some scenes.
- While Studio Pierrot already confirmed that Tokyo Ghoul ✓A isn't canon to the original, it contains a few plot points and continuity errors that it sometimes doesn't know if it wants to be true to the story or be retconned.
- Hideyoshi Nagachika was already confirmed to be dead at the end of season 2, but he was seen alive, well, and his mouth eaten by his own best friend in this season.
- Despite its flaws, there are still good moments. Like Kaneki and Touka's relationship.
- Kaneki's daughter, Ichika Kaneki is very cute.
- Furuta is an entertaining antagonist.
- The animation (for the most part) is still good.
- While not as as great as it's previous seasons, the artstyle is still amazing.
- Both Japanese and English voice acting are still good.
- The soundtrack is the best part of the anime. Mostly the opening Katharsis, which was sang by TK from ling soshite siguire, who also sang its first opening Unravel.
- The characters are still likable.
- It did feature Kaneki vs. Juuzo.
- Funny moments, like when Kaneki spat out his coffee in surprise after Touka asked him if he was a virgin.
- Even though badly rushed, the ending of the final episode is heartwarming. It also serves as a fitting finale for the Tokyo Ghoul franchise.
- At least the final battle between Kaneki and Furuta managed to have decent choreography.