Tokyo Ghoul surpasses 47 million copies in circulation

Tokyo Ghoul surpasses 47 million copies in circulation

On the official portal for the exhibition “Sui Ishida Exhibition [Tokyo Ghoul → JACKJEANNE]”, which will be held at the Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, between February 6 and March 7 of this year, it was revealed that the manga written and illustrated by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul, has exceeded 47 million cumulative copies in circulation. The count includes digital copies and spin-off manga.

Tokyo Ghoul surpasses 47 million copies in circulation

For his part, Ishida began publication of the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in September 2011 and ended it in September 2014, with a total of 14 volumes. Subsequently, he published a direct sequel titled Tokyo Ghoul: re in the same magazine between October 2014 and July 2018, with 16 volumes.

The franchise inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by Pierrot Studios, directed by Shuhei Morita and scripts written by Chuuji Mikasano, released in July 2014. A twelve-episode second season premiered in January 2015, followed by a twelve-episode third season in April 2018, and a twelve-episode second part of this third season in October 2018. The adaptation covered until the end of the original work although it modified or cut a large number of events in the process.

Tokyo Ghoul Synopsis

Tokyo has become a cruel and ruthless city, a place where ferocious creatures known as "ghouls" coexist with humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages hungry for human flesh. However, the biggest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to impersonate humans and blend in with society. The story then follows Ken Kaneki, a shy college student who is instantly attracted to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like he. However, Rize is not quite what she seems, and this unfortunate encounter thrusts Kaneki into the dark depths of the inhuman world of ghouls. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus he begins his new secret life as a half ghoul / half human, having to integrate into both societies.


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