Tokyo Ghoul √a episode 1: From Black to White

Tokyo Ghoul root a Kaneki

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Tokyo Ghoul is back with the continuation of its story and a new name that makes it very confusing to spell out the show in a casual conversation! Root a? I hope there will be some explanation for the title at some point because so far it simply sounds like poor marketing more than anything else.

We might be back into the universe of Tokyo Ghoul, but oh boy did things suddenly changed perspective since we last left off. The show has made what seems to be a 180 when it comes to its approach of the universe. It is time for action, it is time for Kaneki to assume his existence and take a stand in the world he lives in.

Tokyo Ghoul root a crows come to me

It has not been a year since the first season of Tokyo Ghoul, I feel I can still remember most of the story and most of what the show was about. Yet I find myself extremely confused after the end of this first episode. I understood that Kaneki went through enormous character development in very little time, I understand he is a changed person that finally understands that he needs to act to get results, but I find it is a bit extreme for him to suddenly change side like this and go with the violent enemies. He claims he understood the reasoning and the secret of Aogiri, I can’t say I understood as much as he did, but I’m really curious as to what he found out. For a first episode, I find myself more confused than enlightened. I hope we’ll get a chance to go back and understand exactly what is going through Kaneki’s head after his new transformation, if anything we will have a huge change of cast as our past friends will become enemies and new character with even weirder abilities will take their place.

Tokyo Ghoul root a Mr Immortal

Story aside, the only real complain I have so far about this new season other than its title is how I don’t know how I feel about the new opening. It is definitively different and original, but I can’t say it is something I find myself to be intrigued and immersed in . I feel it is a bit static and too “soft” for the atmosphere the anime gives off. I might grow to like it eventually, but so far I’m unimpressed.

Tokyo Ghoul root a berserker mode

The second season of Tokyo Ghoul was a non-brainer when it cames to my anime schedule, I knew it was going to be something I’d be covering this winter. It is way beyond anything else that usually air this season. I’m looking forward for another fast paced and psychologically intensive season.

ZerOGhj signing off

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2 Responses to Tokyo Ghoul √a episode 1: From Black to White

  1. BrokenLoyalty says:

    The director of the anime decided not to follow the manga for the second season and have him go with Aogiri. That is why it may seem like he made a strange choice all of a sudden. Also i presume its named root a because its route Aogiri basically.

    • Zeroghj says:

      I see, hopefully this original adaptation won’t turn into the fiasco that most anime original season eventually turn into. It would be a shame after this great first season to see this one fall apart because of inconsistencies in the stories and the characters. I’ll cross my finger that something like that won’t happen anymore.

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