The official chinese website for the Tokyo Ghoul anime has accidently revealed that there will be a second season of the anime adaptation of Sui Ishida’s manga. Tokyo Ghoul season 2 is currently in production and it was revealed that it will air from January 2015.
The Chinese website has removed this mistake at the time of writing, but a screencap of the site reveals that a second season of the anime will indeed air this January. Another Chinese site has also revealed that a second season is underway in January. No official confirmation or response from the anime’s official website or Twitter has been made so far.
Sui Ishida, the creator of the manga, has Tweet that a special announcement about the anime will be made on the official website:
こちらの都合で詳細お話できずに申し訳ありません。時期が来て何かしらの発表があるときは ヤングジャンプ、もしくは東京喰種の公式のサイト等で アナウンスあるかと思います。 大変申し訳ありませんがもう少しだけ、 お待ちいただければ幸いです。 どうぞ、よろしくお願い致します。（石田スイ）
— 石田スイ (@sotonami) September 18, 2014
Tokyo Ghoul is a manga written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. The series began in 2011 and ended this week for a total of 143 chapters. The manga was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine and a total of 13 compiled volumes have been published. The 14th and final volume of the series will be releasing on October 17th. A prequel online manga titled Tokyo Ghoul: JACK by Ishida started in August this year on Shueisha’s Jump Live. An anime adaptation of the series began earlier this Summer. The anime is produced by Studio Pierrot (Naruto Shippuden, Bleach) and directed by Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo, Freedom). The anime will end on Thursday, 18th of September at 11:59pm JST on Tokyo MX after a total of 12 episodes.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious “ghouls” who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.
Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 will be airing from January 2015, during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season. There has been no official Japanese announcements on the anime’s second season. More information about Tokyo Ghoul season 2 will be revealed at a later date.
So what do you think about a second season? With the manga finishing its run, what is there to animate?