Another popular series which is now back on the air, Tokyo Ghoul:re has been extremely anticipated by fans, even six months ago when all we had was a PV. Many did not like the show’s second season for a variety of reasons, including a few divergences from the manga. So, how does this new series stack up?
Well first, let’s talk about the story. Two years after the incident with Aogiri Tree, things have returned to a relative calm. Relative being the key word here. In that time, the CCG, a group of dedicated Ghoul Hunters, have now started a new squadron called the “Quinx,” a group of half-ghouls lead by none other than Kaneki himself, now called Haise Sasaki.
Considering I never read the manga and that I have not bothered to spoil much of the storyline for myself, I went into :re only knowing that there was a two-year time skip. Other than that, I was just wondering exactly what this new season of Tokyo Ghoul had to offer. So, what did it have to offer?
Well, certainly a lot more than My Hero Academia’s first episode. Right away the show begins introducing the cast that is presumably going to have the lion share of the screentime for the season. The first two that we meet are Uri and Shirazu, two members of the Quinx squad and ones that do not seem particularly intelligent. The episode opens with them fighting a Ghoul, who they easily kill, but instead of making sure it is dead, they immediately have to get rescued by Sasaki.
I will say that the sub-plot with Urie that seems to be forming right at the beginning about his wanting to ascend further in the ranks of the CCG should keep the show interesting. Although, his backstory seems a bit generic, to say the least.
Overall, the episode was a fantastic start, and I am curious to see where it goes from here.
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