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Tokyo Ghoul:re Anime Brings Back Daisuke Namikawa, Asami Seto

posted on 2018-03-14 14:15 EDT by Alex Mateo
Manga series has 35 million copies in print

This year's 15th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine revealed two more cast members on Thursday for the television anime adaptation of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re manga. Both cast members are reprising roles from earlier anime:

  • Daisuke Namikawa as Kishō Arima
  • Asami Seto as Akira Madō

The magazine also revealed that the Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul:re manga series have a combined 35 million copies in print. As of last January, the manga had a combined 34 million copies in print.

The rest of the main cast includes:

Natsuki Hanae as Haise Sasaki/(highlight white text to read spoilers:Ken Kaneki)

Kaito Ishikawa as Kuki Urie


Yūma Uchida as Ginshi Shirazu


Natsumi Fujiwara as Tōru Mutsuki


Ayane Sakura as Saiko Yonebayashi

In addition, Yu Kobayashi will play Kanae von Rosewald, and Mamoru Miyano will play Shū Tsukiyama (reprising role from previous series).

The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX on April 3 starting at 11:00 p.m. before airing later that evening on Sun TV, TV Aichi, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting, and BS11.

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 three-member band Cö shu Nie will perform the opening theme song "asphyxia" for the series. Rock band Ziyoou-vachi will perform the ending theme song "Half."

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 manga's 14th compiled volume on January 19, and the 15th volume will ship on March 19.

Viz Media is releasing the Tokyo Ghoul:re sequel series, and it 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 released 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.


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