The official website of the anime adaptation based on Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga has revealed the title for the upcoming second season of the anime: Tokyo Ghoul √A. In addition the first visual for the second season has also released.
The second season itself will be airing from January 8 next year on Tokyo MX, before airing on TV Osaka, TV Aichi, TVQ, Dlife and ATX-1 in the subsequent days. There will also be an advanced screening session of the first episode on January 4 at the Toho Cinemas in Nihonbashi. More information about ticket purchases will be revealed soon.
Additionally, a Tokyo Ghoul themed cafe will be opening at the Animate Cafe Caravan, from January 31 till Febuary 22, and the Kobe and Nagoya Animate stores, from February 17 till March 22. There will be various dishes and meals themed after the series for purchase.
The upcoming second season will be based on a new original story written by Ishida, rather than adapting the remainder of his original manga. The series will once again be animated by Studio Pierrot (Naruto Shippuden, Bleach) and the majority of the cast and staff will return to reprise their roles. This comes after the official Chinese website for the anime accidently leaked the information late last month.
Tokyo Ghoul synopsis from Haruhichan:
The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious “ghouls” who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.