Tokyo Ghoul: The Complete Season (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Starring: Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya
Rated: TV-MA/Region A/16×9/1080p/Number of Discs 4
Where to get it: Funimation Prod
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 attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
I got to hand it to Funimation for putting together and awesome set here with the release of the complete season of Tokyo Ghoul. I knew heading into it that its origins date back to a manga, but I had never seen the show before. Now, after seeing it I can safely assure all horror fans out there that you will have something here that you can enjoy. It is a great combination really. We have a great story with very violent tendencies that keep you watching and waiting just to see what might happen next. We even have a story that hits emotional points when it needs to, making you care about characters and what happens to them. When you can pull that off with an anime you have made a great accomplishment and that is how I’d describe Tokyo Ghoul to most, a great accomplishment.
If you are new to this series like I was, don’t let that hold you back. We get some gruesome fight scenes and actions here. The type that will make any horror fan happy. We have some very interesting characters as well. That isn’t even coutning the more “out there” characters the show also offers up to you. Maybe one of the more interesting things going on here is how you never do seem to get the full resolve to most stuff and that keeps you guessing and keeps you wanting more. You want to see just what something or another was all about. Maybe you don’t always get those answers in this set, but it makes you want to see more of Tokyo Ghoul. That is probably all that really matters when you break it all down. Even if you’ve read the manga and I’ve got friends that have, this one apparently doesn’t simply just follow the groundwork laid there and does its own thing and can go its own way. You’ll also get just a beautiful box and package for this set, featuring some great art. All in all I’d say this is a great show to see and if you love anime, then you’ll be a fan of this as well.
– Episode Commentaries
– Kaneki in Black and White
– Japanese Commercials
– Promotional Videos
– Preview Collection
– Textless Opening Songs
– Textless Closing Songs
– U.S. Trailer
Quality of Transfer: 98%