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 18487811,848,781 users)
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Ranked: #9912
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #9
Members: 2,792,780
Favorites: 50,138

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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


Danno, Yoshito
Morita, Shuuhei
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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)


Feb 1, 2024
My first ever review of an anime about every aspect

"Tokyo Ghoul" stands as a masterpiece, especially when compared to many recent anime productions, due to its exceptional storytelling, thematic depth, and lasting impact. Here's why it outshines its contemporaries:

Narrative Complexity: "Tokyo Ghoul" presents a narrative that transcends typical anime conventions. Its exploration of identity, morality, and the blurred lines between humans and ghouls adds layers of complexity to the storytelling. The series delves into profound philosophical questions, offering a depth that is often missing in more recent anime.

Character Development: The characters in "Tokyo Ghoul" are intricately crafted, with each undergoing significant development throughout the ...
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 ...
Feb 13, 2024
the manga? absolute masterpiece. Work of art. Made by a God.

the anime? disgusting. they skipped so many details from the manga and even made up stuff, the animation looks weird and overall they did the manga so dirty. please read the manga, it's way better than the anime.
the story itself is great, the characters too obviously, but the way they executed this could have been better imo, they skipped the whole kagune explanation, they did whatever they felt like, they skipped a lot of parts of the story and in some angles the animation looks weird, they did NOT respect the original manga artstyle. ...

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