|Scene from Episode 1: Tragedy. The 'binge-eater' Rize lures Kaneki to a secluded area and attacks him after their date.|
|Scene from Episode 2: Incubation. Toka gives Kaneki a tough lesson about being a ghoul.|
It's a basic fish-out-of-water story. Kaneki somehow becomes half-ghoul and learns all about the ghouls' lives. Naturally, the ghoul whose organs are transplanted to him happens to be an extra powerful one and he inherits these traits, giving him an edge over other ghouls who pose a danger to him.
People may not take to Kaneki immediately because he's kinda whiny. But I think it's understandable, considering that he's been practically torn out of his previous life and forced to live a life he did not choose. His moral compass is necessary and makes him essentially a stand-in for the audience.
I do like Toka, the tsundere, and Yomo and the mask guy. From the opening, there are bound to be more interesting characters who are probably going to be introduced in the later parts of the series.
The art is good but not High School of the Dead level of good. The same goes for the animation and production values. I don't particularly like the music but they're passable.
I have to admit, I'm not as excited about this series as I was before and I don't know if I want to continue it.
|Scene from Episode 3: Dove. Kaneki goes hunting for food with mysterious Anteiku staff, Yomo.|