Tokyo Ghoul – TV and Blu-Ray Comparisons [NSFW]

Tokyo Ghoul - TV and Blu-ray Comparisons [NSFW]

With the recent release of the Blu-ray’s first volume, this round of TV and Blu-ray comparisons is for one of last season’s anticipated anime, Tokyo Ghoul. The adaptation of Sui Ishida’s horror dark fantasy manga was quite popular and somewhat well received. The manga itself is well known for its dark twisted art, but it was unable to be translated well into the anime’s initial broadcast and was censored in some of its gruesome scenes. Since the Blu-rays are released after the original TV version, studios have additional time to reproduce scenes of the anime that may have been rushed to make schedules, deadlines and meet TV regulations. They may redraw scenes, add new ones, include flashier effects, remove censorship or just improve the general quality of the anime.

This time there will be a comparison of the first 3 episodes of Tokyo Ghoul. We will be looking at the TV and Blu-ray versions for the censorsed and uncensored versions of the anime.

Note: There are spoilers for the first 3 episodes of Tokyo Ghoul

 

The left side of the images are from the TV broadcast, and the right side is from the Blu-ray release. Click on the images for the full resolution to take a closer look.

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Tokyo Ghoul is a manga written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. The series began in 2011 and ended 2 months ago for a total of 143 chapters. The manga was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine and a total of 13 compiled volumes have been published. The 14th and final volume of the series will be releasing on October 17th. A prequel online manga titled Tokyo Ghoul: JACK by Ishida started in August this year on Shueisha’s Jump Live. An anime adaptation of the series began earlier this Summer. The anime is produced by Studio Pierrot (Naruto ShippudenBleach) and directed by Shuhei Morita (KakurenboFreedom). The anime ended on the 18th after a total of 12 episodes and a second season of the anime was announced and will air next season.

Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious “ghouls” who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

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All images come from the first Blu-ray volume of Tokyo Ghoul, which is currently available on Amazon Japan for ¥7,032(~ $7.032USD). The anime’s second Blu-ray released last month on Amazon Japan and the third volume will be released on the 28th.

You can visit the anime’s official website here: http://www.maql.co.jp/special/tokyoghoul/
And follow Tokyo ghoul on Twitter: @tkg_anime

 
Source Images – Takamiya Reddit
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