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Tokyo Ghoul: Jack OVA's New Director, Date Unveiled

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Episode director Sōichi Shimada helms September 30 video about Arima, Fura's 1st meeting

This year's 29th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is announcing the staff and release date for the original video anime (OVA) of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul: Jack prequel spinoff manga on Thursday. Sōichi Shimada, the director of the two Tokyo Ghoul television anime's opening animation sequences and several episodes, is directing the OVA at Studio Pierrot. The anime will ship in Japan on September 30.

Kazuhiro Miwa is once again designing the characters after doing the same for the two television anime. Also returning are sound director Noboru Haraguchi and musical composer Yutaka Yamada.

In Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, an incident involving a human-devouring Ghoul occurs in Tokyo's 13th Ward. To seek the truth behind what happened to his friend, the rebellious high school boy Taishi Fura pursues the Ghoul named Lantern with the Young Ace investigator Kishō Arima. The story follows how the ace investigator Kishō Arima and the talented 7th Ward investigator Taishi Fura first met.

Daisuke Namikawa and Ryohei Kimura are reprising their roles as Kishō Arima and Taishi Fura, respectively.

Tokyo Ghoul's original manga creator Sui Ishida serialized the Tokyo Ghoul: Jack manga in Shueisha's digital service Jump Live in 2013. The Tokyo Ghoul √A sequel television anime ended in March, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired.

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