Tokyo Ghoul

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tokyo Kushu, Toukyou Kushu, Toukyou Ghoul
Japanese: 東京喰種-トーキョーグール-
English: Tokyo Ghoul
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 18303861,830,386 users)
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Ranked: #9682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9
Members: 2,762,415
Favorites: 49,841

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A sinister threat is invading Tokyo: flesh-eating "ghouls" who appear identical to humans and blend into their population. Reserved college student Ken Kaneki buries his nose in books and avoids the news of the growing crisis. However, the appearance of an attractive woman named Rize Kamishiro shatters his solitude when she forwardly asks him on a date.

While walking Rize home, Kaneki discovers she isn't as kind as she first appeared, and she has led him on with sinister intent. After a tragic struggle, he later awakens in a hospital to learn his life was saved by transplanting the now deceased Rize's organs into his own body.

Kaneki's body begins to change in horrifying ways, and he transforms into a human-ghoul hybrid. As he embarks on his new dreadful journey, Kaneki clings to his humanity in the evolving bloody conflict between society's new monsters and the government agents who hunt them.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Morita, Shuuhei
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure (eps 2-11)

Ending Theme

1: "unravel" by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure (eps 1, 12)
2: "Seijatachi (聖者たち)" by People In The Box (eps 2-11)


Jul 24, 2023
Tokyo Ghoul is a story about a young man named Ken Kaneki who becomes a half-human, half-ghoul after a tragic accident. The series explores themes of prejudice, identity, and the consequences of power in a fascinating and unique way. The animation and artwork are extremely detailed and atmospheric, and the story will keep you engaged from start to finish. Additionally, the series includes a diverse cast of characters, all with their own unique motivations and personalities, making it a pleasure to watch. I highly recommend Tokyo Ghoul to fans of action, mystery, and psychological thrillers.

The supporting cast of investigators and other ghouls are equally well-written ...
Dec 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This whole season feels like set-up for the other seasons, up until the last minutes of the final transformation from Kankei. It has good visuals and starts with good character building. Storyline gets a little messy, and uninteresting but it sets up well for upcoming seasons. The OP will always be iconic, and well performed. I'm unsure of how the other seasons par up to this one, but like I said it does just feel like a introduction to the universe, even though it runs for 12 full-length episodes. Doesn't give viewers anything to hold onto. It feels incomplete but also doesn't compel me to ...
Sep 3, 2023
Tokyo Ghoul is one of the titles who gained more popularity through the last year. Made by the hit-factory Studio Pierrot, the ones who bring us Fushigi Yuugi, Naruto and Bleach, Tokyo Ghoul didn't take too much time to became as popular as the others. The problem is, while Studio Pierrot always made popular shows, people complain about the quality. Is Tokyo Ghoul a exception, or one more?

The synopsis promises us an intense psychological thriller in a dark urban fantasy world. Kaneki survived the attack of a ghoul, name given to the human eater creatures of this series, despite the few similarities with the folclore ...

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