THERE MAY BE SPOILERS IN HERE SO YEAH, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.(I will try not to put any spoilers in, but I may do accidentally)
yeah recently I decided to watch Tokyo Ghoul, as it has been raved about for ages now. A lot of people said it really affected them and changed their life, and other stuff using an equal amount of hyperbole.
First things first: the opening song. I HATED the opening the first few times I listened to it... but then I REALLY REALLY liked it. The art style is beautiful in the opening, and there is a lot of symbolism in it that comes into the series much later, which I really liked. I listen to the song at least 15 times a day now, I cannot get sick of it!!! Just now as I write, I pressed 'repeat' on youtube xD
(The opening for series two was bloody awful, but we shall touch on that in a bizzle.)
The first season:
first time I watched the first season on my own, I was kind of bored. I couldn't connect with many characters in it, and found the main guy very boring; I honestly did not care what happened to him. BUT THEN, I watched it again soon after with my boyfriend and I started to enjoy it a lot! There are many dark scenes in the first series, and I love dark scenes. Some bits pushed me to tears, and others made me really care about certain characters. The ending of the first series is pure poetry... the angst holy shit. It is quite satisfying too, as you really want the main character to stop being so fucking nice xD AND THEN HE ISN'T NICE AND IT IS GREAT.
The second season:
oh dear. I can honestly say I tried very hard to like this second season, but I was left confused and annoyed. I did so much research to try and understand what was going on, all the way through, and ended up seeing some major spoilers. ah well. I had thought that I had missed about 3 episodes, I was that confused. They introduced a lot of new characters that didn't seem to link to anything, and never really went into any of them in enough detail. AND ANOTHER THING... i am going to get a lot of hate for this... BUT I HATED JUZO. hate hate hate he was just so annoying??? so annoying. I hated every scene with him in, which sucked as he became very present xD and there were some characters that came back after they had died?? I thought they died anyway??Tsukiyama I am looking at you, you creepy french bastard.
also, omg the opening song. I have never had to leap for the computer mouse during an anime before to skip past the opening. Never. I love anime openings. THAT ONE THOUGH??? no soul in it at all, it didn't represent the anime for me. MY THOUGHTS:
they should have stayed with the original opening definitely. they should keep dead characters dead!! they should have had a clearer link between season 1 and 2. they shouldn't have made Keneki have such a personality change so suddenly. (I know why he had the change, i just didn't like the suddenness)
HOWEVER i did really enjoy the first season, and fell in love with Touka and Hide. there are a lot of reasons to watch TG, as long as you can stomach disappointment from series 2, confusion AND SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONSxD
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DISAGREE WITH ME AND COMMENT~ I love a good anime debate :3
Listening to: Unravel
Watching: No Game No Life