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Tokyo Ghoul (Japanese: 東京喰種トーキョーグール Hepburn: Tōkyō Gūru) is a dark Japanese anime/manga series by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014 and has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014. A sequel titled Tokyo Ghoul:re began serialization in the same magazine in October 2014 and a prequel titled Tokyo Ghoul [Jack] ran online on Jump Live.
A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by studio Pierrot aired on Tokyo MX between July and September 2014. A 12-episode second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A (pronounced Tokyo Ghoul Root A), which follows an original story, began airing on January 8, 2015, and concluded on March 26, 2015. In North America, Viz Media is publishing the manga while Funimation has licensed the anime series for streaming and home video distribution. The anime was obtained by Madman Entertainment for digital distribution in Australia.
A live-action film based on the manga was released in Japan on July 29, 2017. An anime adaptation based on the sequel manga Tokyo Ghoul:re has been announced and is scheduled to release in April 2018.
The Tokyo Ghoul: re trailer video does show that Kaneki voice actor Natsuki Hanae is returning as the lead. Studio Pierrot has also announced the new staff for the third season and already fans are upset. The voice actors cast is as follows.
Haise Sasaki is played by Natsuki Hanae
Kuki Urie is played by Kaito Ishikawa
Ginshi Shirazu is played by Yuuma Uchida
Toru Mutsuki is played by Natsumi Fujiwara
Saiko Yonebayashi is played by Ayane Sakura
In December of 2017, the newest trailer video specified the exact timing for the Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 release date. Based on the announcement, the Tokyo Ghoul: re release date is happening on April 3, 2018. Crunchyroll, Funimation, and other streaming services have not yet confirmed whether they will be airing the episodes. (This article will be updated once further information is announced.)
Without getting into major spoilers, the story of Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 will focus on the new protagonist Haise Sasaki after the death of Kaneki. Sasaki is part of the Quinx Squad, or Qs Squad, who are normal humans who have undergone a surgical procedure where the quinque of a ghoul is implanted into their bodies. Although these people are not ghouls themselves, they often suffer prejudice and discrimination from other investigators in the human CCG (Commission of Counter Ghoul). Both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested, so it’s unknown whether they will become heroes or monsters.
Mark your calendars. Studio Pierrot’s Tokyo Ghoul:re will premiere on April 3.
Odahiro Watanabe is replacing Shuhei Morita, who helmed the first two seasons. However, Chūji Mikasano, who adapted the manga into scripts for the first two seasons is returning for the third.
More recently, a live-action Tokyo Ghoul film was released in Japan and saw favorable box office returns.
ABOUT TOKYO GHOUL
Sui Ishida’s original Tokyo Ghoul manga ran from 2011 to 2014 and consisted of 14 volumes. A prequel manga, Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, ran from August 2013 to October 2012 and told the events that occurred 10 years before the action that unfolded in the main manga. In October 2014, a sequel manga, Tokyo Ghoul:re began releasing chapters and is currently ongoing. To date, there have been 7 volumes released.
Animation studio Pierrot produced an anime adaptation in 2014 that consisted of 12 episodes. A second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A (root A) aired from January 2015 – March 2015 and also consisted of 12 episodes.