Tokyo Ghoul:re Anime Gets 2nd Season in October
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
This year's 28th issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine revealed on Thursday that the television anime adaptation of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re manga will get a second season in October.
The magazine's previous issue hinted last week that the next issue will feature a "big announcement" for the manga.
The anime premiered on April 3, and the first season is listed with 12 episodes. Funimation is streaming the series with English subtitles. The company also released the anime's first eight episodes with an English dub alongside those episodes' premieres in Japan, before moving to a two-week delay on the ninth episode.
Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, assistant director on Super Lovers 2, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid) replaces Shuhei Morita as director for the anime at Pierrot. Pierrot+ is credited for animation production assistance. Chūji Mikasano returns 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) replaces Kazuhiro Miwa as character designer. The three-member band Cö shu Nie are performing the opening theme song "asphyxia" for the series. Rock band Ziyoou-vachi are performing the ending theme song "Half."
Viz Media is releasing the Tokyo Ghoul:re sequel manga 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?
Ishida serialized Tokyo Ghoul in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from 2011 to 2014, and is now serializing Tokyo Ghoul:re. The manga entered its final arc in February. Shueisha published the manga's 15th compiled volume on March 19 and will publish the 16th volume on July 19.
Viz Media previously released all 14 volumes of the original Tokyo Ghoul manga in English. The two manga series have a combined 35 million copies in print worldwide.
Source: Young Jump #28