The eager speculation of die-hard Tokyo Ghoul fans can now be laid to rest as the 12th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump will be revealing that the TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul:re, a manga authored by Sui Ishida, will finally be premiering on April 3.
The new series does come with some staff changes, though, most significantly in the director and character designer space. Odahiro Watanabe, known for his work on Soul Buster and Super Lovers 2, will be taking over the director’s helm from Shuhei Morita for Tokyo Ghoul:re, which is being produced at Pierrot, with Pierrot+ receiving credit for assistance in the animation. Pierrot is responsible for humongous titles such as Naruto, Bleach and many other big players in the anime world.
Also, Atsuko Nakajima, known for her work on hit shows such as Ranma ½ and Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto, is replacing Kazuhiro Miwa as the character designer. A staff member that hasn’t changed is Chuuji Misakano, who is returning from the first two series to bring the series composition and the script to Tokyo Ghoul:re. Information on the music is currently scarce, but it is known that the ending song is “Half” by rock band Ziyoou-vachi.
Tokyo Ghoul received quite a positive reception, but its sequel, Tokyo Ghoul √A, received mixed reviews owing to aspects of the original material being changed. Various fans of the series will be curious to see Odahiro Watanabe’s direction with the upcoming installment, specifically how the story will pan out considering the anime-original ending of the second season.
Tokyo Ghoul and and it’s sequel adapted Sui Ishida’s manga of the same name which was serialized from 2011 to 2014. The upcoming season will adapt the sequel series of the same name. The Tokyo Ghoul:re manga was launched in October 2014 and is still being serialized in Weekly Young Jump.
Needless to say, this upcoming installment has captured the attention of the entire anime community.
Tokyo Ghoul has also inspired several original video anime projects, games for the PlayStation Vita and mobile platforms, a live-action adaptation as well as two stage plays.