Long-awaited TV anime adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul:re is finally in the works. On March 15, the official website unveiled a new key visual with the quote, “Quinx Squad, deploy.” for the anime. Studio Pierrot is entrusted with the production and the EP titled “Half” gets performed by Ziyoou-vachi. Tokyo Ghoul:re is slated to premiere on April 3, 2018, with both returning and new voice cast.

Key visual:

Plot summary:

Ken Kaneki, the reserved bookworm, is attracted by the similarly keen reader, Rize Kamishiro. However, Rize is more than what she appears to be on the outside, and soon Kaneki has to experience the wicked world of ghouls’ on his own skin. Though Kaneki gets rescued by the waitress, Touka Kirishima, now he has to find a way to fit into both the world of humans and ghouls. As Tokyo's streets are the playground of these vicious creatures, the citizens live in constant fear from their bloodthirst and savagery.
The new anime adaptation, titled Tokyo Ghoul: re, follows Kaneki in a state of amnesia and under the alter ego, Haise Sasaki. Kaneki is aided by Kishō Arima, the Special Class Ghoul Investigator, who is now the leader of a special team of CCG investigators called “Quinx Squad.”
Sui Ishida's dark fantasy manga, Tokyo Ghoul, is an international hit since its 2011 serialization in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump. It got collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014. As expected following its widespread success a sequel, titled Tokyo Ghoul:re began serialization in October 2014 and also a prequel titled Tokyo Ghoul Jack ran online on Jump Live.
Tokyo Ghoul's 12-episode anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot got released in September 2014, followed by the second season of another 12 episodes in January 2015. A live-action film based on the manga got also released in July, 2017. The franchise also received three light novel adaptations written by Shin Towada and illustrated by Sui Ishida. Tokyo Ghoul:Days is a side story focusing on the daily lives of the Tokyo Ghoul characters.

Voice cast:

  • Natsuki Hanae as Haise Sasaki
  • Kaito Ishikawa as Kuki Urie
  • Yuma Uchida as Ginshi Shirazu
  • Natsumi Fujiwara as Tooru Mutsuki
  • Ayane Sakura as Saiko Yonebayashi

Production staff:

  • Director: Odahiro Watanabe
  • Character design: Atsuko Nakajima
  • Scriptwriting: Chūji Mikasano
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