Okay so I read the manga. Probably the best manga I have read so far. Recommend it to everyone that's watched this, to be honest you should start from chapter one to get filled in on the skipped chapters on this. It just finished recently too and I hope they make a part 2.
So, I had this anime hyped up from the get go, loved it. Was expecting 24 episodes but sadly they squeezed 67 chapters into 12 episodes. That's why its bit fast paced but I think they wanted to get straight to ken's badass mode as soon as possible.
The storyline of this anime is epic, the creator of Tokyo Ghoul had what happened planned out from the beginning. Kaneki's character may seem like your average cliché protagonist but really he's not, you need to give him a chance and he might become you favourite MC ever or maybe that's just me. He is a very intelligent person, kind and cheerful, but at the flick of a switch can become merciless, badass and bit crazy but all these traits are what I like in a MC. To be honest you wont see much character development compared to the manga, which is why you should read it.
Overall I have enjoyed watching the anime, I was a little bit worried that the pace and the fact it was censored would ruin the anime but they played it out well in my opinion. Recommend this anime to everyone.
I was hook by the first Episode of this Anime...I really have high expectation but then as the story goes, it lack too much character development like Jaysmithsson said below.
One of the most disappointing aspect of this anime is the lack of seriousness. There's scene that are really sad even though it's not very emotional due to lack of character development. However, some scenes that supposed to look serious that the characters had to risk/put their life on the lines and yet you don't feel any *chills* or *goosebumps* or any of the sort and it actually make you don't wanna take the situation seriously consider how dire the situation is.
The story line is great in my opinion, the MC literary risk his life to save the witches (which I think it's really charming and attractive). Similar to Elf Lied, the witches live a horrible life in labs and being experiment and being treated lower than TRASH (witches are literary lab rats by some MAD/SICK scientist).
My final regard is that the anime has decent animation/artwork that will let you kill times but not enough to make you cry over every single tragedy just because it lack the atmosphere, music and how the characters reactions.
Man what a great anime. It's got a great story, great character development, And a lot of gore in the battle scenes.
Has supernatural creepy stuff, Latently homosexual scenes, and typical scumbag characters that are so obnoxious that you jump for joy when they are chopped in half. ( Literally.) I also want to point out the fact that even though I spelled *latently* correctly, NWANIME's spell check put red lines under it, implicating that it's either misspelled, or not a real word. It is NWANIME.. IT IS.... That all being said, this is truly a manly mans anime. It is old school, and true anime lovers will be glad they have seen this anime even if they have never heard of it. The drawing style reminds me of the original VAMPIRE HUNTER D.