Tokyo Ghoul, a two-part manga by Sui Ishida, has indeed been turned into a successful anime series. Despite mixed reviews, the series is widely regarded as one of the best modern anime series, particularly in the seinen genre. Tokyo Ghoul takes place in a parallel universe where humans dwell with demonic monsters known as ghouls. The plot follows Ken Kaneki, a young kid who becomes a ghoul by mistake after surviving being devoured by one.
Ghouls aren’t intrinsically bad – at least not all of them – but they can only taste human meat and blood, which is why they consume humans. Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul was a huge success, spawning the aforementioned anime adaptation as well as two live-action films based on the series.
Number of seasons in the Tokyo Ghoul anime
The first season of the anime series Tokyo Ghoul debuted in Japan three years after the manga’s release. The Tokyo Ghoul anime basically has four seasons!!
Tokyo Ghoul, the first season, broadcast from July 4 to September 19, 2014, and adapted the first 60 chapters of Ishida’s manga. The second season, named Tokyo Ghoul A, ran from January 9 to March 27, 2015, and essentially adapted the second half of Ishida’s manga series, but it wasn’t a direct adaptation like the first and had a lot of original content.
The manga Tokyo Ghoul:re was also converted into an anime series with the same title. The first season of:re aired from April 3 to June 19, 2018, followed by a second season from October 9 to December 25, 2018. :re was a straight translation of Ishida’s manga, with each season adapting two chapters.
As you can see, each season of Tokyo Ghoul includes precisely 12 episodes, resulting in a total of 48 episodes to watch in order to finish the storey. Each episode is around 20 minutes long, for a total of about 1000 minutes of content, or about 16 hours. If you have the time, Tokyo Ghoul is a great binge-worthy series to watch if you have the time.
The Order of Release for Tokyo Ghoul
Because yours truly was one of the first to watch Tokyo Ghoul when it initially aired, we’ve decided to give you the viewing order based on the release dates of each season and OVA. Despite the fact that the chronology doesn’t quite fit up, we thought you would enjoy a more realistic experience, similar to what we experienced when we first saw Tokyo Ghoul on television.
Plus, some prequel events incorporate a lot of the mythology that was previously explained in the main narrative, so if you start with them first, you might run into some issues, as the prequels don’t really explain everything and instead rely on the fact that you’ve seen the main stories and understand the show’s basic premise. Once we’ve completed this list, we’ll tell you the show’s exact chronological viewing sequence.
The anime’s first season ran from July 4, 2014, to September 19, 2014, and was simply named Tokyo Ghoul. The season lasted 12 episodes and featured adaptations of about half of Sui Ishida’s manga. The season was praised for its storey, directing, animation, and music, and it was notable for staying close to the original material, unlike some following seasons.
Ken Kaneki, a college student, barely survives a deadly confrontation with Rize Kamishiro, his girlfriend who turns out to be a ghoul, in the first season. In severe condition, he was rushed to the hospital. Kaneki awakens to find that he has been transformed into a half-ghoul as a result of the procedure.
This was accomplished because portions of Rize’s organs were transplanted into his body, and he now has to exist by eating human flesh like normal ghouls. The ghouls that run the “Anteiku” café greet him and instruct him how to manage his new demi-ghoul life. His everyday life is challenged as it revolves around the ghoul culture and concealing his true identity from his fellow humans, particularly his best buddy Hideyoshi Nagachika.
What makes second season extremely significant
The anime’s second season, named Tokyo Ghoul A, ran from January 9, 2015 through March 27, 2015, and had 12 episodes, the same as the first. Tokyo Ghoul A was not highly received, owing to its plot, which was a loose adaptation of Ishida’s manga’s second half. The fact that the second season was Ishida’s own work and an adaptation of his own work means that it was still conceptualised by the author is a plus. Although most people believe the anime plot to be inferior to the manga storyline, we must recognise that the story’s main outline was the same.
The anime’s second season follows Ken Kaneki after he joins Aogiri Tree, as the gang fights the CCG, who are attempting to eliminate the ghoul organisation. The season comes to a close with a major battle between the ghouls and the CCG, which culminates in an epic battle between Kaneki and Arima, despite the fact that the combat was never seen on TV.
The Chronological Watching Order you need to follow for Tokyo Ghoul
We can give you the exact sequence of events now that we’ve seen how the franchise’s episodes were published throughout time. It’s as follows:
Tokyo Ghoul: [Jack] is a prequel OVA that follows Arima’s entrance into the CCG.
Tokyo Ghoul: PINTO is a flashback OVA that shows Sh Tsukiyama and Chie Hori’s first encounter.
Tokyo Ghoul — a straight adaptation of Ishida’s manga’s first half;
Tokyo Ghoul A – a direct/loose adaptation of Idhisa’s manga’s second half;
Tokyo Ghoul:re (I) is a straight adaptation of Ishida’s sequel manga’s first part; Tokyo Ghoul:re (II) is a direct adaptation of Ishida’s sequel manga’s final portion.
This viewing sequence, we believe, is appropriate if you intend to see the show a second time, i.e., if you plan to re-watch it. Why? If you’re doing a rewatch, you’ll already be familiar with the core mythology and background of Tokyo Ghoul, thus you won’t be surprised by the prequels’ inexplicable themes.
If you’re watching the programme for the first time, you should start with the first episode and work your way through the series, since this will give you a thorough knowledge of the mythology and lore of Tokyo Ghoul. This is our recommendation, and we hope you enjoy the concert as much as we did!