Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a bookish student who is drawn to Rize, a fellow avid reader. However, Rize is not who she seems to be. In fact, she is a ghoul—a creature that survives on human flesh. After an unfortunate meeting with her, Ken finds out
that he somehow has turned into half human and half ghoul and must learn to integrate between their two worlds.
Tokyo Ghoul is like Resident Evil meets X-Men. Gaining new powers isn’t a new storyline, but Tokyo Ghoul manages to execute it efficiently. It makes sure to specify that there is no clear distinction between good and evil, and that it’s more gray than anything. It focuses heavily on the gore and action aspect, which is nice even though the characters were a tad underwhelming. Regardless, it’s a fun anime that explores the idea of choosing whether to be a good guy or a bad guy.