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Tokyo Ghoul TV Anime's 2nd Season to Premiere in January

posted on by Egan Loo
1st season based on Sui Ishida's suspense horror manga aired this past summer

This year's 46th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is confirming on Thursday that the second season of the Tokyo Ghoul television anime will premiere in January. The official Chinese website for the television anime of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul horror manga listed a second season last month.

The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.

Ishida launched Tokyo Ghoul in Weekly Young Jump in 2011, and Shueisha will ship the 14th compiled volume on October 17. Viz will publish the manga in North America, and Funimation streamed the first anime season as it aired in Japan this past summer.

Shuhei Morita (Freedom, Kakurenbo), the Oscar-nominated director of the "Possessions" ("Tsukumo") short, directed the first season of the anime at Pierrot. Kazuhiro Miwa (animation director on EUREKA SEVEN AO, Gosick, Heroman) designed the characters, and playwright Chūji Mikasano (LDK) supervised and wrote the scripts. Noboru Haraguchi (Heroman, Gosick) is the sound director, and Yutaka Yamada (live-action Marumo no Okite, Hunter ~Sono Onna-tachi, Shōkinkasegi~) composed the music.

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