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Tokyo Ghoul:re Season 2 Gets New Visual, 10/9/2018 Premiere

Soon, Haise Sasaki’s tale will return to the limelight.

Earlier today, the official Tokyo Ghoul:re anime website updated with a key visual for the show’s upcoming second season, as well as details on the show’s premiere schedule.

We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The new visual features character portraits arranged around the CCG building, which is being overtaken by a mass of darkness.

Tokyo Ghoul re Season 2 Visual


The series will kick off on October 9. The full premiere schedule is as follows (All times JST):

  • Tokyo Mx: 10/9/2018 at 23:00 (10/9/2018 at 11:00 PM)
  • Sun TV: 10/9/2018 at 24:00 (10/10/2018 at Midnight)
  • TV Aichi: 10/9/2018 at 26:35 (10/10/2018 at 2:35 AM)
  • TVQ Kyushu: 10/9/2018 at 27:05 (10/10/2018 at 3:05 AM)
  • BS11: 10/9/2018 at 26:30 (10/10/2018 at 2:30 AM)

Funimation will stream the series as part of their Fall 2018 digital lineup.

Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster) is directing the project at Studio Pierrot, with Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½, You’re Under Arrest!) providing character designs. Chuuji Mikasano (Tokyo Ghoul, Tokyo Ghoul √A) is in charge of series composition for the title.

Funimation describes the show as:

A thrilling new chapter unfolds in Tokyo just two short years after the raid on Anteiku. Countering a resurgence of ghouls, the CCG selects young officer Haise Sasaki to lead an unruly team of humans infused with ghoul powers. Known as the Quinx Squad, they walk the line between humans and ghouls to rid the world of its most daunting threat. But no one said it would be easy. Let the hunt begin.

Tokyo Ghoul:re is based on Sui Ishida’s manga of the same name. The title, which is a sequel to Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul, kicked off in the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine in October 2014.

Viz Media currently holds the rights to the Tokyo Ghoul:re manga. They describe the series as:

Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad how to be outstanding investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his students and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull them together as a team, or will Qs Squad first assignment be their last?

Source: Ota-suke

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