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Posted 8/14/16
I've just decided to start reading Tokyo Ghoul, but I'd like to know what you think of it? Is it good? I have it in my phone now and the "requirements" I've got is that I want the manga to be completed and with quite a few chapters. Very well, back to my question! What do you think of Tokyo Ghoul? Is it worth the time?
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It is really really good if you manage to catch all the symbolism. Tokyo Ghoul is only say 50% of the complete story (or 30-40%), and you have to read Tokyo Ghoul: Re as well. Without understand the symbolism, it is just a "good" series, and not a masterpeice.

One of the main symbolism in Tokyo Ghoul is the use of The Fool's Journey and the 22 Major Arcana Tarot Cards. Other include Norse mythology symbolism and flower symbolism.

Have fun reading.
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Be prepared to have even the smallest things early on reveal so much in the future. If you pay close attention in the beginning, you'll learn stuff you never expected to learn from the characters.
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Its definitely one of my personally loved series, since it touches on several mature (actually mature, not the fake edgelord/pervert b.s. that is propagated as it) topics. Psychology and philosophy being two big parts. Love how it handles female characters (all of them are badass), has gay characters and treats it as just another trait/legitimizes it, and I especially give it credit for being one of the few to have a respectful/non-joke trans. character.

The only issue I build up towards it is how it tends to lean/heavily fall on the cynical side with a cynical lens in place.
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Posted 8/14/16
oh my this seems way too complicated for me lol. I suck at remembering details and I only end up really frustrated when there are things that I don't understand and I have a hard time understanding underlying messages sometimes (life of an autistic person lol). am I really gonna do this?
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I like it. Been buying the volumes as they came out (soon to have vol 8) and I've liked it quite a bit. Since I'm reading this more casually I haven't picked up the symbolism and depth that everybody seems to be gushing about, but even without all that I enjoy this. I think it's okay in the beginning, but it does improve greatly with each volume. You can clearly see the art settling after three volumes and as to what these characters have to go through and how their individual arcs end up is definitely more than your average manga. I'm excited to reread this whole series once volume 10 comes out to see how much new stuff I pick up.
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mini_winter wrote:

oh my this seems way too complicated for me lol. I suck at remembering details and I only end up really frustrated when there are things that I don't understand and I have a hard time understanding underlying messages sometimes (life of an autistic person lol). am I really gonna do this?


I usually watch analysis vids of people way more observant than myself because I have a horrible memory and I don't tend to catch things easily, so that'd be one potential way to approach it xD
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It was great at first but its gotten way out of hand in Re to the point where I don't even know what's going on. I stopped following the series a few months ago.
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Posted 8/14/16
It's a pretty good series, I can see why so many people fell in love with it (with the manga at least). If you're bad at remembering details then don't worry too much, it's not like you'll be reading a novel like The Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, Tokyo Ghoul's story is not so big in scale as those two. Just try to pay a little bit of attention at what's going on and you'll have no problems whatsoever.
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It was great at first but its gotten way out of hand in Re to the point where I don't even know what's going on. I stopped following the series a few months ago.


might i ask when you stopped reading(like which chapter?)
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h9902014 wrote:


SailorSam wrote:

It was great at first but its gotten way out of hand in Re to the point where I don't even know what's going on. I stopped following the series a few months ago.


might i ask when you stopped reading(like which chapter?)


it was around the time that
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SailorSam wrote:


h9902014 wrote:


SailorSam wrote:

It was great at first but its gotten way out of hand in Re to the point where I don't even know what's going on. I stopped following the series a few months ago.


might i ask when you stopped reading(like which chapter?)


it was around the time that


You should've pushed on a bit more to see a huge revelation from Arima that shook the whole foundation of ":re" as a series.

If you find the series confusing or some events that make little to no sense like what you described in the spoiler tag(assuming you think so), maybe you could participate in the TG forums or reddit to see other's opinions and keep up with everything going on within the series along with the fanbase/community.

Being a big fan of the series, I never feel left out at all because of the weekly dicussion routine at reddit.


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It's worth a read, definitely a master piece. Sure you can't tell the characters from each other as they all look alike, and sure, you can't follow most things going on, but it's still a great series. Seriously though, how do you tell characters apart... it's sometimes too convoluted.

But if you get past all that, it's god-tier.
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I personally think the tokyo ghoul series (tokyo ghoul and tokyo ghoul:re the sequel) Are a master piece chalk full of symbolism and interesting and diverse cast... WIth it being so full of symbolism it's easy super easy to get lost and not understand whats going on sometimes with how the art is as well other then that it's the series i wait a week to read the most... It's worth buying every penny!
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Posted 8/15/16 , edited 8/16/16
I can see how people call it a master piece. And it is if you're good a picking up on symbolism and pay super close attention to every detail. But for someone like me who has always sucked at reading between the lines, I have no idea what's going on, there are way too many characters that aren't developed but just pop up and are involved in big revelations (I literally don't recognise 60% of the characters in the latest chapters, let alone know their names and I've read the entire series), and art that certainly doesn't help to give you a grasp of things, it's a mess in my eyes.

I refuse to drop it because I keep thinking that someday I will see the light and think of it as a masterpiece like some do, but my opinion at the moment is that I don't think I've ever read a manga that's been so hard to keep up with in the sense that I just don't enjoy reading it. I'm just hoping they do a reboot anime, because things will probably be a lot easier to understand in that form.
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