Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by studio Pierrot aired on Tokyo Tokyo boy movie download between July 4, 2014, and September 19, 2014.
January 9, 2015, and concluded on March 27, 2015. A live-action film based on the manga was released in Japan on July 29, 2017. An anime adaptation based on the sequel manga Tokyo Ghoul:re began airing from April 3, 2018, and concluded on December 25, 2018, with the series being split into two seasons. Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, cannibalistic ‘monsters’ who look exactly like normal people but can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the human population in secret, hiding their true nature in order to evade pursuit from the authorities. Ghouls have powers including enhanced strength and regenerative ability, a regular ghoul produces 4-7 more kinetic energy in their muscles than a normal human. Another distinctive trait of ghouls is that when they are excited or hungry, the color of their sclera in both eyes turns black and their irises red. A half-ghoul can either be born naturally as a ghoul and a human’s offspring, or artificially created by transplanting some ghoul organs into a human.
In both cases, a half-ghoul is usually much stronger than a pure-blood ghoul. In the case of a half-ghoul, only one of the eyes undergoes the “red eye” transformation. There is also the case of half-humans, hybrids of ghouls and humans that can feed like normal humans and lack a Kagune while possessing enhanced abilities, like increased speed and reaction speed, but shortened lifespans. To hunt down the ghouls, several government-sponsored organizations such as the CCG were created worldwide, but struggle, due to the immense power of certain ghouls. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition.
After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul. This was accomplished because some of Rize’s organs were transferred into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive. He is the mentor of a special team of CCG investigators called “Quinx Squad” that underwent a similar procedure as his, allowing them to obtain the special abilities of Ghouls in order to fight them, but still being able to live as normal humans. Tokyo Ghoul started as a manga series, written and drawn by Sui Ishida. It began serialization in 2011’s 41st issue of Weekly Young Jump, published by Shueisha on September 8, 2011, and the final chapter appeared in 2014’s 42nd issue, released on September 18, 2014.
The story spans 7 chapters and focuses on Arima Kishō and Taishi Fura 12 years before the events of Tokyo Ghoul. The manga features several characters from the main series including the above stated Kishō Arima, Taishi Fura, and future key characters Itsuki Marude and Yakumo “Yamori” Ōmori. On October 17, 2014, a full-color illustration book known as Tokyo Ghoul Zakki was released along with the 14th and final volume of the manga. Zakki includes all promotional images, Volume covers and unreleased concept art with commentary by the creator Sui Ishida. A sequel titled Tokyo Ghoul:re began serialization in 2014’s 46th issue of Weekly Young Jump, published on October 16, 2014. The series is set 2 years after the end of the original series and introduces a new set of characters. This series was concluded on July 19, 2018, with Volume 16.
Four light novels have been released thus far and all are written by Shin Towada, with illustrations done by series creator Sui Ishida. June 19, 2014, and fills in the 6 month time gap between volumes 8 and 9 of the first series. Past takes place before the events of the main series and focuses on further backstory of certain Tokyo Ghoul characters, including Touka Kirishima, Ayato Kirishima, and series protagonist Ken Kaneki. It takes place during the events of Tokyo Ghoul :re, focusing on the Quinx, CCG, and other characters. A 12-episode anime television series adaptation by Pierrot aired on Tokyo MX between July 4 and September 19, 2014.
Funimation has licensed the anime series in North America. On March 10, 2017, it was announced that the anime will premiere on Adult Swim’s Saturday late-night action programming block, Toonami starting on March 25. An anime adaptation for Tokyo Ghoul:re was announced on October 5, 2017, and started airing on April 3, 2018. Toshinori Watanabe replaced Shuhei Morita as the director, while Chūji Mikasano returned to write scripts.
The cast included Masataka Kubota for the role of protagonist Ken Kaneki and Fumika Shimizu for the role of Touka Kirishima. Tokyo Ghoul was the 27th best-selling manga series in Japan in 2013, with 1. As of January 2014, the manga had sold around 2. It was the fourth best-selling manga series in Japan in 2014, with 6. The whole original series sold over 12 million copies.
The sequel series, Tokyo Ghoul:re sold over 3. 7 million copies in Japan during its debut year in 2015, and 4. It was the fifth best-selling manga series in 2017 with sales of over 5. A among 38 anime and manga titles banned in China. Oscar Nominee Morita Helms Tokyo Ghoul Anime at Pierrot”. The Official Website for Tokyo Ghoul”.