belovedrinkaku said: TBH though I think the most compelling argument for a sequel is that if Tokyo Ghoul ends the way it does--totally, finally, that's it go home nothing to see here--it will leave a mark on Ishida-sensei's career. The anime flopped; the manga was the only saving grace and if it ends like that, there IS no saving grace anymore. The fans are upset and getting angry. Already they're tweeting Ishida-sensei and lashing out. No one is happy with the ending. There's no closure. It just kind of...ends.
i’m ngl, i’m still hurting too much and am too emotional myself to be really getting in-depth with this yet. BUT. while i think there are legitimate criticisms to be made (ZERO warning the end was coming, dropped plot threads & themes, etc), and i’ve been crying plenty of my own tears over what happened this weekend, i think the content of the ending overall is pretty much exactly what we signed up for. i’ve been bawling over it, but it’s the truth. sometimes stories just end. sometimes there are no clean breaks. sometimes the good guys lose and nobody wins. this was never going to be a happy story, we were told that explicitly right from the start. kaneki is a classic textbook tragic hero, right down to his utterly useless, meaningless death. getting angry about that is ridiculous and childish, and most of the anger/abuse i’m seeing seems to be rooted in that kind of anger at the content of the ending, rather than the execution. which is just silly and unfair to ishida-sensei.
they’re not going to suddenly go whoops takebacksies because a heap of fans get abusive. if anything, all it’s gonna do is make ishida-sensei not want to work on anything else, even if there maybe is some sort of continuation planned. :/