After many years of false information, now it looks like it’s finally going to happen.
A couple years ago the popular manga series Tokyo Ghoul received two anime seasons; the first season adapts the source material rather faithfully and helped spawn a lot of newcomers to anime and bring more fans to the source material. The second season, called Root A, went to a different direction altogether – combining the source material with anime original elements which conflicted the fanbase and the viewers. Despite the hints at the end of the season, many felt that another anime season would not be possible.
Fast-forward a couple years later to October 2017, we can now confirm that a new anime season has been green-lit. Tokyo Ghoul’s 14 volume series received a sequel not long after called Tokyo Ghoul:re. The new anime season will be adapting the Tokyo Ghoul:re storyline, however it is currently unknown if the adaptation will recognise the anime storyline or retcon in favour of the manga storyline.
Now you’re probably thinking about where the evidence is regarding this news, well a trailer preview just got released with a tentative release date for 2018.
The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes…or monsters?! Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad how to be outstanding Investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his subordinates and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull this ragtag group together as a team, or will Qs Squad’s first assignment be their last?
Tokyo Ghoul is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anime Limited, and the manga is available to read from Viz Media. Viz Media will soon start to distribute the first English volume of Tokyo Ghoul:re in print later this month.