Madman acquires Tokyo Ghoul - set for simulcast on AnimeLab in July.
©Sui Ishida/Shueisha,Tokyo Ghoul Production Committee
Madman is thrilled to announce today that it has acquired Australian & New Zealand simulcast and home video rights to the hot new dark fantasy/horror anime series, TOKYO GHOUL.
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of ‘Ghouls’, mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever ‘Ghoul’/human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
Based on the manga series by Sui Ishida and produced by Studio Pierrot (BLEACH, YU YU HAKUSHO) TOKYO GHOUL is directed by Shuhei Morita, who received an Oscar-nomination at the 86th Academy Awards for his short film, Possessions.
TOKYO GHOUL episodes will simulcast in July, direct from Japan, on AnimeLab.com.
A home video release will follow at a date to be confirmed.