Tokyo Ghoul:re Anime's Main Staff Revealed
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 49th issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine is revealing the main staff for the television anime adaptation of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re manga on Thursday.
Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, assistant director on Super Lovers 2, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid) is replacing Shuhei Morita as director for the anime at Pierrot. Pierrot+ is credited for animation production assistance. Chūji Mikasano is returning from the first two Tokyo Ghoul anime to provide series composition and write the scripts. Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½, You're Under Arrest, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto) is replacing Kazuhiro Miwa as character designer.
The anime will debut in 2018. Natsuki Hanae returns to star in the series as Ken Kaneki.
Ishida serialized the 14-volume Tokyo Ghoul manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine from 2011 to 2014, and launched Tokyo Ghoul:re in October 2014 in the same magazine. Shueisha published the 13th volume on October 19.
Viz Media has licensed the Tokyo Ghoul:re sequel series, and it released the manga's first volume on October 17. The company describes the first volume:
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 students and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull them together as a team, or will Qs Squad first assignment be their last?
Viz Media is also releasing the original Tokyo Ghoul manga in English, and it published the 14th and final volume on August 15.
Tokyo Ghoul inspired two anime series, several original video anime projects, PlayStation Vita and smartphone games, and two stage plays.
A live-action film adaptation premiered on July 3 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 7 in Berlin, and July 10 at the Marunouchi Piccadilly theater in Chiyoda, Japan before its wide theatrical release in Japan on July 29. The film screened in the United States from October 16-22.