In a recent press release for GameSamba’s upcoming mobile game based on the anime adaptation of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga, Funimation CEO Gen Fukunaga has revealed that a third season of the anime is currently scheduled for 2016.
Mobile developer GameSamba and anime licensor Funimation are collaborating with each other to produce a mobile game based on Tokyo Ghoul. In the press release announcing the game, Gen Fukunaga mentions that a third season of the anime is being produced for next year:
With Season 2 [Tokyo Ghoul √A] now finished and Season 3 set for 2016, the anticipation for the mobile game has only grown higher.
The game itself will be out in 2016 in English Worldwide for Android and Apple iOS devices. The two companies, owned by Group 1200 Media, have previously worked together to produce a free to play browser RPG based on Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail, which is currently scheduled to release in 2016.
Tokyo Ghoul is a manga written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. The series began in 2011 and ended in October 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) for total of 12 episodes. A second season of the anime, titled Tokyo Ghoul √A was produced for the Winter 2014/2015 anime season. A sequel manga series has also started serialization, titled Tokyo Ghoul:re.
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.
The CEO of Funimation has revealed that a third season of the Tokyo Ghoul anime is currently underway and will air in 2016. There has not been confirmation from Japanese sources about the anime. Further information about the anime will be revealed in the near future.