Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 

Tokyo Ghoul √A


Alternative Titles

English: Tokyo Ghoul √A
Synonyms: Tokyo Ghoul Root A, Tokyo Ghoul 2nd Season, Tokyo Ghoul Second Season
Japanese: 東京喰種√A

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2015 to Mar 27, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Marvelous AQL, Shueisha
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.411 (scored by 493,711 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #20192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #41
Members: 744,695
Favorites: 8,461
7.41
Ranked #2019Popularity #41Members 744,695
Add to List
Episodes: /12
buy from amazon
* Your list is public by default.

Synopsis

Ken Kaneki has finally come to accept the monstrous, flesh-craving part of himself that he has feared and despised for so long. After escaping captivity and torture, Kaneki joins Aogiri Tree—the very militant ghoul organization that had abducted him, leading his friends to question his true motive and loyalty.

As tension between the government and the ghouls continues to rise, the Commission of Counter Ghoul, the government's specialized anti-ghoul agency, has intensified their efforts to completely purge Tokyo of ghouls. This threatens the transient peace of Kaneki's friends and former comrades—the ghouls at the Anteiku coffee shop. Aware of the dangerous situation, Kaneki faces several battles that puts his precious fleeting humanity on the line.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Episode 1 was previewed at a screening at TOHO Cinemas, Nihonbashi on January 4, 2015. Regular broadcasting began on January 9, 2015.

Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Morita, Shuuhei
Director
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director
Matsubayashi, Tadahito
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sueda, Yoshifumi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Munou (無能)" by österreich

Edit Ending Theme

"Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku (季節は次々死んでいく)" by Amazarashi




More reviewsReviews

Mar 26, 2015
Tsuzanagi (All reviews)
The first season of Tokyo Ghoul, while certainly not reaching the heights as the manga, was an enjoyable exposition to the series that was able lead newcomers like me to binge read the entire 143 chapter manga in two days. As a stand alone show, ignoring the quality of the manga, it was pretty good.

Root A, however, is trash from an anime-viewer-only perspective and worse than trash if you've read the manga. It is a mess of unexplained plot points that insult the complexity of the source material it was adapted from. For all the hype generated by Sui Ishida creating an original plot line read more
Apr 1, 2015
BanjoTheBear (All reviews)
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread. Spoilers ahead!)

Something that is inherent in all people is the need to protect the things you love. Doing whatever it takes to keep the stuff around you safe. Either by fighting or sacrificing, as long as what truly matters to you is unharmed, the rest doesn't matter. It might be family, friends, or your dearest of objects; it's not so much what it is but the act of protecting it that matters. But there are those times when, despite how hard one tries, such protection just isn't possible. Such is the idea that Tokyo Ghoul Root A read more
Mar 26, 2015
henyome (All reviews)
This series is essentially what you would expect to be the end product of 12 directors and script writers playing telephone together with each episode, which would mean no overarching consistency, lack of cohesion and continuity between episodes, little to no character development, and a poor narrative. Alas, although it has turned out like a poorly written fanfiction, Tokyo Ghoul √A does not suffer from its staff playing games in its production. It's just a lackluster adaptation on all fronts, even without comparisons to its source material.

The plot is the biggest pitfall here, due to lack of clear direction and explanation. Even ignoring that read more
Mar 30, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
To save you the trouble, Short Review: Wasted potential

Now if you'll like to get more insight into where this show could of excelled and what it ultimately opt out for instead then continue on, as we place Tokyo Ghoul √A under a analytical microscope for closer inspection. A show that had the opportunity to be more but ultimately became yet another "schlock" level blood bath.

Social discrimination and persecution is an issue that has plagued mankind for as long as we know it, dating back to the oldest historical texts and manuscripts. Whenever a societal group feels threatened or simply don't comprehend another group's social read more

Recommendations


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for September

North American Anime & Manga Releases for September

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for September Week 1: September 4 - 10 Anime Releases Bungou Stray Dogs 2nd Season (incl. Hitori Ayumu) Comple...read more

'Tokyo Ghoul:re' Gets Anime for 2018

'Tokyo Ghoul:re' Gets Anime for 2018

An official site opened and revealed that manga Tokyo Ghoul:re will be receiving an anime adaptation for 2018. It has also been announced that Haise Sasaki will be ...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Tokyo Ghoul √A Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Stark700 - Jan 8, 2015
812 replies by Adnash93 »»
Nov 11, 5:37 PM
Poll: Tokyo Ghoul √A Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Stark700 - Mar 26, 2015
718 replies by Detective1412 »»
Nov 6, 11:10 AM

Recent Featured Articles

Symphony of Emotions: How Music Defines an Anime

Symphony of Emotions: How Music Defines an Anime

Music in anime can be a blessing or a curse. When done correctly, it can leave an everlasting impression on the audience. Music is merely one element of many, but it is a critical component that defines the emotional impact of an anime.

by MAL_Articles

21,552 views

Spoiler
Top 13 Cute Anime Boys of All Time

Top 13 Cute Anime Boys of All Time

Just like some female anime characters, male characters also tend to have adorable traits. If you think that cuteness is only reserved for anime girls, you may have to think again. Here is our list of ‘15 Cute Anime Boys’ that is guaranteed to make your heart go beating!