There are 14 volumes in total. Studio Pierrot made the anime version, which started airing on the Tokyo MX network on July 5, 2014, with 12 episodes.
The title of the second season of the anime was “Tokyo Ghoul A.” It had 12 episodes and told a different story than the manga. It was not an adaptation of the original story.
The third season of Tokyo Ghoul: Re came out in April 2018. It had 24 episodes, split into two parts of 12 episodes each. It was based on the original story of the Tokyo Ghoul manga.
This show has been licensed by Selecta Vision in Spain, Funimation in the US, Madman Entertainment in Australia, and Anime Limited in the UK.
Ghouls, which eat human flesh to stay alive, are the cause of mysterious deaths in the city of Tokyo. One morning, Ken Kaneki, an 18-year-old boy, meets Rize Kamishiro, a beautiful young woman, in a busy cafeteria.
He asks her to go out with him. At the appointment, everything went off without a hitch, so Kaneki decided to go with the young woman to her house. But when Kaneki and the young woman were walking through a dark alley, the young woman attacked Kaneki because she was a ghoul.
During this event, some beams fall on Rize and kill her, saving Kaneki from dying. However, Kaneki is badly hurt. Due to the severity of the injuries, they decide to do an organ transplant in the hospital.
The attacking Ghoul will be the organ donor in this case (Rize Kamishiro). Because of this, Kaneki ends up being half human and half Ghoul. He has to hide from humans from then on.
Watch TOKYO GHOUL without filler
Tokyo Ghoul is an anime that doesn’t have any filler episodes. Instead of adding episodes to make it longer, they cut it down to a few episodes.
The anime doesn’t follow the manga 100% because it has a strong story that might not be appropriate for all audiences.
Things like Death Hide were different in the manga, and the fight between Kaneki and Arima after that wasn’t shown because it was very bloody.
Here is a Tokyo Ghoul episode guide. With it, you can relive some parts of the anime, like a battle or a character’s story.
It is also well organized by season and by the opening and closing scenes of each episode.
The opening it covers is Unravel (1-12) and the ending is Seijatachi (1-12).
- 01. “Tragedy” * Nishiki vs. Touka
- 02. “Incubation” * Kaneki vs. Nishiki
- 03. “Dove”
- 04. “Supper”
- 05. “Scars” * Touka vs. Tsukiyama * Nishiki’s Past
- 06. “Cloudburst” * Touka vs. Tsukiyama * Jason vs. Mado * Ryouko vs. Mado
- 07. “Captivity” * Ryouko vs. Mado * Touka vs. Mado
- 08. “Circular” * Touka vs. Mado, Kaneki vs. Ammon
- 09. “Birdcage”
- 10. “Aogiri”
NOTE: “After the capture of Kaneki they immediately go to the torture room, this was not the case in the manga, before a rescue plan by Banjou occurred, in addition, new Ghouls friends of Banjou are released that would take more relevance later in the manga, the reason why they removed this part was that in the second season (Tokyo Ghoul √A) they would change the course of the story.
To see this part that was omitted in the anime I recommend you watch the manga of “Tokyo Ghoul ” Chapters 54, 55, 56 (pages 9 to 19), 57, 58 (pages 1 to 15), and 61 (pages 3-6).
- 11. “High Spirits”
- 12. “Ghoul” * Jason vs. Kaneki
TOKYO GHOUL √A
The opening it covers is Incompetence (1–12), and the ending is Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shindeiku (1–12).
This season, titled “Tokyo Ghoul A,” had variations in history compared to the manga. But some parts do match the original story, so because of this, you cannot say that it is 100% filled, but until the end, it was changed.
If you want to follow the original story, you have to see the Tokyo Ghoul manga from chapters 67 to 143, which is the final.
“New Surge”* Filler * Ayato vs. Touka, Shinohara & Kuroiwa vs. Owl with one eye, Kaneki vs. Ayato
“Dancing Flowers”* Filler
“Deeper Layers”* Filler * Amon’s past * Kaneki vs. Shachi, Ayato vs. Shinohara
“Rift”* Filler * Kurona & Nashiro vs. Rei, Ayato vs. Shinohara, Kaneki vs. Shinohara & Amon
“Thousand Paths”* Filler * Past of Rei
“Old Nines”* Filler * History of the Owl with one eye
“City In Waiting”* Filler
“Last Rain”* Filler * Koma vs. Tanakamaru, Hachikawa vs. Irimi, Rei vs. One-eyed owl
“Deluge of Flowers”* Filler * Rei vs. Owl with one eye 2, Kaneki vs. Ammon
If you watched this season, you wouldn’t understand much of what happens in the next season.
Since many scenes from the manga were left out of the anime for reasons we don’t know, the Kaneki vs. Arima battle is the best example.
Those who only watched the anime are left confused because they don’t know why Kaneki is working on the CCG in the Tokyo Ghoul season: re.
If you want to see the original ending of this season, you should only watch Tokyo Ghoul chapter 136, which takes place after the fight between Amon and Kaneki. In this chapter, Kaneki runs away through the sewers and meets his best friend Hide, which they changed in the anime.
Then you need to look at only page 16 of Chapter 137, which is where Kaneki meets Arima. Chapters 138, 139, and 140 are the last ones you should look at (Battle between Arima vs. Kaneki).
But if you want, you can look at the next chapters to learn about things that weren’t in the manga. This manga goes up to chapter 143.
TOKYO GHOUL: OVAS
* These eggs should be seen before the next season (Tokyo Ghoul: re)
- 01. Tokyo Ghoul “Pinto”
- 02. Tokyo Ghoul “Jack”
TOKYO GHOUL: re (PART 1)
The opening it covers is Asphyxia (1–12), and the ending is Half (1–12).
- 01. “START: Those Who Hunt” * Sasaki vs. Nishiki
- 02. “member: Fragments” * Sasaki vs. Nishiki
- 03. “fresh: Eve”
- 04. “MAIN: Auction” * Juuzo vs. Ayato, Naki vs. Akira
- 05. “Press: Night of Scattering” * Naki vs. Akira, Urie vs. Big Madame, Sasaki vs. Takizawa
- 06. “turn: In the End” * Sasaki vs. Takizawa , Saiko & Shirazu vs. Mayu (Nutcracker), Urie vs. Big Madame, Juuzo vs. Big madame
- 07. “mind: Days of Recollections”
- 08. “TAKe: One Who Writhes”
- 09. “play: Ghost”
- 10. “think: Sway”
- 11. “writE: The Absent One” * Sasaki vs. Tsukiyama & Kanae, Shirazu, Urie & Saiko vs. Noro
- 12. “Beautiful Dream: Dawn” * Sasaki vs. One-eyed owl, Shirazu, Urie & Saiko vs. Noro
TOKYO GHOUL: re (PART 2)
The opening it covers is Katharsis (1–12), and the ending is Rakuen no Kimi (13–24).
- 01. “Place: And So, Once Again” * Past of Eto Yoshimura, past of Rize * Arima vs. Shachi
- 02. “VOLT: White Darkness” * Past of Yomo * Yomo, Ayato & Touka vs Arima * Kaneki vs Arima
- 03. “union: Cross Game” * Hachikawa vs. Takizawa, Kurona vs. Juuzo, Takizawa vs. Tatara
- 04. “vive: Those Left Behind” * Nishiki & Kurena vs. Rome & Shikorae
- 05. “MovE: Confluence, Confusion”
- 06. “FACE: Effulgence” * Juuzo vs. No Face, Urie vs. Donato
- 07. “proof: Bonds” * Tooru vs. Kaneki
- 08. “incarnation: Awakened Child” * Urie vs. Rome, Tooru vs. Touka, Kaneki vs. Juuzo
- 09. “Morse: Remembrances” * Urie & Saiko vs. Tooru
- 10. “call: The Far Side of Tragedy”
- 11. “ACT: Encounters” * Amon vs. Donato, Yomo vs. Uta
- 12. “The Final Episode”” * Kaneki vs. Furuta
NOTE: The saga of Tokyo Ghoul: re was very summarized in the anime, leaving many scenes that occurred in the manga; as a result, to find out how each of the characters finished, you must read the manga Tokyo Ghoul: re chapter 179, which is the final chapter.