The official website of the anime adaptation of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga has revealed the preview images and synopsis for the 8th episode of the anime’s second season, Tokyo Ghoul √A, which will be airing on Thursday the 26th of February at midnight JST (effectively Friday the 27th) on Tokyo MX.
Episode 8: Old Nines
There was once a Ghoul named Kuzen. As a Ghoul he continued to kill and eat people and spent his day to day life lonely. As his ability and strength grew, it wasn’t before long that he came across a certain organisation that offered him a position that Kuzen accepted, but his loneliness was not cured. During that time Kuzen met Ukina, a human woman, in an old cafe he frequented. The two found love with each other before long, but…
The second season is based on a new original story written by Ishida, rather than adapting the remainder of his original manga. The series will once again be animated by Studio Pierrot (Naruto Shippuden, Bleach) and the majority of the cast and staff will return to reprise their roles. Ishida has reported on Twitter that the anime will be 12 episodes long.
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). The anime ended on the 18th after a total of 12 episodes. 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.
Tokyo Ghoul √A currently airs every Thursday at midnight JST (effectively Friday) on Tokyo MX.
Source Article and Images – Tokyo Ghoul Anime Website
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