Tokyo Ghoul is a drama with horror anime. This is a story of tragedy. A perfectly fine college student suddenly becomes a monster and has got to deal with it.
The fights, rather than action scenes, are struggles to survive and if you're used to never ending meaningless fights where the hero never stops talking bullshit then this show is not suited for you. I am disappointed though with the direction of the anime, they failed a little to deliver the main feeling of the manga (just read the three first chapter and you'll know what I mean) and that they rushed a lot of chapters in only 12 episodes. Overall, it is still better than the average filler packed shows that people try to mindlessly defend... Poor people, that likes fillers, xbox and apple.
After watching this anime a second time ive come realise that this anime is just amazing. I love the concept of the story and the originality of it as well. I hate the way how many people brushed off this anime because they thought this anime was just a rip off of other animes. Are you kidding me?! Name an anime that has a story plot close to this? NONE! In terms of originality, its 5/5 for mhands down.
The other thing people didn't like was the character development. The writers intended to create a "realistic" MC. Many people thought, - Oh Shu's so dumb and usesless or oh he's not that OP so its not a good anime-. Seriously? If this were to happen to you I think you wont even be close to being as brave as Shu was. And about the part that the MC wasn't OP enough? It's called "charater development" for a reason. Because the character "develops!" Some animes like Mondaiji-tachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo?, or Irregular at Magic Highschool have OP MC are really good because the story was good enough to back it up AND also because the WRITERS intended them to be OP. They thought the main characters didn't need character development. Anyways in overall, Guilty Crown is in a rating of 4.8/5 and this would be a HARSH mark. In my opinion its 5/5 no doubt.