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Tokyo Ghoul Season 3Hepburn: Tky Gru) is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014 and was collected in fourteen tank volumes.
A prequel titled Tokyo Ghoul ran online on Jump Live in 2013 and was collected in a single tank on volume. A sequel, titled Tokyo Ghoul: re, was serialized in Weekly Young Jump between October 2014 and July 2018, and was collected in sixteen tank volumes.
The story is set in a world where vicious species known as ghouls, creatures that look like normal people but can only survive by eating human flesh, live in secret among the human population.
Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 Release Date
Season 3 of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ premiered on April 3, 2018, and concluded on June 19, 2018. This season consists of 12 episodes, each of which is 24 minutes long, as is customary for most anime.
Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 Plot
Season 3 begins with Ken Kaneki suffering from amnesia, which causes him to forget most of his past. For the time being, he is a completely new character named Haise Sasaki who works as a key member of the CCG.
Day by day, memories of his past life return to him, and all the memories that the CCG had manipulated gradually begin to kick in to help him make sense of everything he is surrounded by. Arima Kishou and Akira Mado, two leading professionals of the Commission of Counter Ghoul, mentor Haise.
They lead a group of men who work for the Quinx Project, which transforms people into half-ghouls by transplanting organs from real ghouls into them. The main goal is to create indestructible human machines capable of destroying ghouls. These half-ghouls have a Kagune (ghoul’s weapon) that is a natural part of them, and the CCG provides them with another Kagune.
- Natsuki Hanae / Austin Tindle as Haise Sasaki / Ken Kaneki.
- Kaito Ishikawa / Adam Gibbs as Kuki Urie.
- Natsumi Fujiwara / Mikaela Krantz as Tooru Mutsuki.
- Yūma Ichida / Daman Mills as Ginshi Shirazu.
- Ayane Sakura / Sarah Wiedenheft as Saiko Yonebayashi.
- Mamoru Miyano / J Michael Tatum as Shuu Tsukiyama.
Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 Review
The plot of the manga is so carefully and cleverly constructed that it keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time. That’s something else I wish I could say about the anime. ‘Tokyo Ghoul: re’ has been adapted from a manga that is beyond brilliant, raising fans’ hopes and expectations even higher. Unfortunately, the anime is not even close, and the main issue is its pacing.
All of the events feel rushed, and many of them are completely ignored. And when certain significant events are simply ignored, the entire premise of the show is thrown out the window. The plot as a whole makes no sense, and it’s only a few small moments here and there that will keep you watching until the end.
The show’s animation and art are also not particularly impressive. ‘Tokyo Ghoul: re’ begins well, with a good art style and animation, but as the show progresses, it all fades away into something that comes across as lazy, boring, lifeless, and downright insulting.
Assuming their budget was small, you’d expect them to make up for all the damage done in the previous episodes. They are, however, no different from the earlier episodes and are equally dreadful. Studio Pierrot’s detailing in some of the parts is commendable, but for the most part, this studio has failed the show.