Two years have passed since the CCG's raid on Anteiku. Although the atmosphere in Tokyo has changed drastically due to the increased influence of the CCG, ghouls continue to pose a problem as they have begun taking caution, especially the terrorist organization Aogiri Tree, who acknowledge the CCG's growing threat to their existence. The creation of a special team, known as the Quinx Squad, may provide the CCG with the push they need to exterminate Tokyo's unwanted residents. As humans who have undergone surgery in order to make use of the special abilities of ghouls, they participate in operations to eradicate the dangerous creatures. The leader of this group, Haise Sasaki, is a half-ghoul, half-human who has been trained by famed special class investigator, Kishou Arima. However, there's more to this young man than meets the eye, as unknown memories claw at his mind, slowly reminding him of the person he used to be. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
This show is a hot mess. It is confusing due to its poor execution of plot; the animation becomes lazy and sloppy after episode 3; the soundtrack was disappointing and did not live up to the high expectations set up by the priors series and what was well developed characters were turned into archetypal and flat characters. After watching this train wreck I didn’t even feel anger, as if at that point I was numb to the disappointment. All I could say was “Well that sucked”. A few day later I have decide to write a review, because I’m just so bitter.
S T O R Y 3/10
Tokyo Ghoul:Re’s plot is carefully constructed, into a smart and clever story, leaving you desperately anxious and on the end of your seat as you watch the characters tragic tales overlap…- if only I could say the same for the anime. I was talking about the manga UwU The anime takes all these amazing things aND THROWS THEM OUT THE BLOODY WINDOW. It rushes important events and sometimes even pretends they dont happen. When these important events are ignored future events don’t make sense, because they are meant to be a consequence of that past important event????? that you just cut out for no reason???? Also, since this show hadn’t adapted the end of the first series, Tokyo ghoul, the whole plot makes no sense, because that is what triggered Tokyo Ghoul:Re to occur in the first place.
A R T 3/10
This really upsets me to give it such a low score, this is because at the start of the series the animation was pretty solid and nice to look at. However after episode 3 its just crashes right down into the mud. The animation looks lazy, boring, ugly, flat, silly and downright offensive. While most people for some reason praised the art style I thought it was generic and looked like any average low-budget anime.
S O U N D 4/10
The Tokyo Ghoul anime adaptations are famous for having its surprisingly good soundtracks that truly manipulate the viewer emotions, such as “Licht Und Schatten” plus “Unravel” from Tokyo Ghoul and “Glassy Sky” also with “On my own” from Tokyo Ghoul Root A. With the standard set so high you’d naturally expect :Re to be the same. Well… ehhhhh. I Mean, its not bad, its far from bad… but nothing was good. There was no song that made you go like “Holy crap that is amazing”, it was all forgettable and just meh but with the bar set so high for the music in the TG franchise, “meh” isnt good enough. Thus it having a low score of 4, even if it would be forgivable with any other show.
C H A R A C T E R S 2/10
The characters were bland and left a nasty aftertase. In the Tokyo Ghoul:Re manga, at first these characters still do look bland and generic, but what saves them from staying this way is the amazing and well thought out backstorys and future character development. Annoyingly, the anime fails again to make a solid stride and doesn’t give any of these characters the proper stoplight they deserve. Apart from Haise and Urie all of the developments and backstories are rushed. Instead of them spending a good episode length on the development (like I think they should be) some of them are mushed into a dreadful 5 minutes. I think that Urie’s execution and portrayal of his personality traits, inner monologue and backstory were wonderfully done; so was Haise’s. If only I could say the same for the rest of the cast, then it would have a much higher score.
E N J O Y M E N T + O V E R A L L 1/10
I think that what annoys me so much is the potential this show has, this show could be truly amazing if it wanted to be, it has the right material to do so. Unfortunately the studio behind it is too lazy to care and just wants to squeeze as much as the can get from the manga, instead of treasuring it and understanding how to correctly adapt the work. I have to be extremely harsh on this series because believe it or not; I WANT IT TO DO WELL!! So when it doesn’t I’m going to be very mad. I do not recommend this show to anyone, even if your an anime only just don’t bother because the show wont make sense anyway and you’ll just be confused. If you’re a manga reader while it is nice to hear the characters voices and see the fights moving I still don’t advise it, as it just is painfully frustrating to watch. Overall I have to give it a 1… Thank you for reading my review ( •⌄• ू )✧