Thanks to Madman, we got our hands on the first season of the bloody anime hit, Tokyo Ghoul, in full Blu-Ray glory.
Based on the manga by Sui Ishida, the series follows 18-year-old university freshman and book addict, Kaneki, who decides to go on a blind date with the stunning Rize, without suspecting that she is indeed a Ghoul, a creature who feeds from human flesh.
Kaneki is almost devoured by Rize, but her feeding frenzy is interrupted when part of a construction site falls on top of her, also leaving Kaneki seriously injured.
In order to save him, and unaware of their situation, doctors decided to use Rize’s organs for a transplant, something that will change Kaneki’s life forever. He is to become the first half-human Ghoul, who desperately struggles to control his hunger and new skills that, with the help of a mentor, he will soon use to take down some evil ghouls.
Tokyo Ghoul is one of those animes that are set to be an instant classic. The series delivers an intense yet well-developed story, spectacular animation, good soundtrack and a ridiculous amount of gore and action.
As a whole, this is a great series and viewers won’t be able to turn the TV off. However, this series is not suitable for the impressionable or for those seeking light comedy.
Overall, this is a solid release that is sure to be praised by Aussie fans everywhere.