A principal staff listing has been spotted for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of
- the sequel to the horror manga series that spawned the 2014 hit anime and its 2015 original
follow-up. Veteran animator Odahiro Watanabe takes over for Shuhei Morita as director and Atsuko Nakajima (
) takes over for Kazuhiro Miwa as character designer.
Studio Pierrot will be producing with cooperation from Pierrot +
The project will be promoted on the stage at this year\'s Jump Festa event. The anime is planned for 2018.
Meanwhile, Viz Media released the first volume of the manga in North America October 17th.
creator Sui Ishida, will be published in print and digital editions under the VIZ Signature imprint. It\'s rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens; Volume 1 will carry a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN. The series will also be available digitally via VIZ.com and the VIZ Manga App, as well as from the Nook, Kobo, Kindle, iBooks, comiXology, and Google Play Store. Subsequent volumes will be published in English on a bi-monthly basis.
In TOKYO GHOUL: RE, the Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organizationfighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes…or monsters?!
“Fans will not want to miss this riveting sequel, with its cast of colorful new characters and familiar favorites in a story that dives further into the lore of TOKYO GHOUL,” says Pancha Diaz, Editor. “Follow the Qs Squad this fall as they take on the lethal and often unpredictable attributes of the Ghouls they are charged with hunting!”
Manga creator Sui Ishida was born in Fukuoka, Japan. He is the author of TOKYO GHOUL and several TOKYO GHOUL one-shots, including one that won him the Young Jump 113 th Grand Prix award in 2010. TOKYO GHOUL began serialization in Weekly Young Jump in 2011 and was adapted into an anime series in 2014.
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