Tokyo Ghoul Season 5: Release date, news and rumors

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If you’re one of the many die-hard fans of dark fantasy genres, like Tokyo Ghoul, you’d want to get comfortable and keep reading.

We’re about to go into everything we know so far about Tokyo Ghoul Season 5. It’s been rough for fans who have kept the hope for this show to return.

So, here are all the updates on it.

What Has Happened in Tokyo Ghoul So Far

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When you think about dark fantasy anime shows, Tokyo Ghoul likely leads the pack. It’s a captivating anime offering immense excitement and action.

The plot is based on a modern-day Tokyo where ghouls live with humans. Ghouls feed on humans at night to sustain themselves, and gradually, the killings spark an uproar, leading to action against the ghouls.

Our main character is a boy named Ken Kaneki, a university fresher who had nothing to do with this world of ghouls until an unfortunate date with a girl called Rize Kamishiro. Rize, who is actually a ghoul, tries to eat Ken after their date. She manages to bite him but is suddenly killed by a waitress, Touka Kirishima.

Ken survived the attack only to discover he’s now part ghoul. The plot thickens as Ken is thrown into the world of ghouls and a battle between them and humans. He struggles to fit into the world of ghouls while hiding his secret from human friends. 

Tokyo Ghoul: Re Season 4 – is divided into two parts. Part 2 shows Ken living under the name Haise Sasaki still after regaining his memories. He frees imprisoned ghouls, and later on, a cure is found through the rebirth operation. In Season 4, we see Tokyo Ghoul: Re Part 2, concluding and wrapping up the storyline. It showed main characters Ken Kaneki and Touka Kirishima goes on with their lives. The ghouls and humans got to exist in separate worlds. Ken started a family.

Season 4 premiered on October 9, 2018. With this seemingly happy ending, fans aren’t sure if there will be Season 5.

What’s Going on With Pierrot?

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Pierrot is the Japanese animation studio responsible for the production of Tokyo Ghoul. They’ve produced several other bestselling anime shows, including Naruto, Bleach, Yu Yu Hakusho, Black Clover, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, and Great Teacher Onizuka.

While they’ve been busy before and since Tokyo GhoulPierrot has only a few shows running right now. 

What do we know about Tokyo Ghoul Season 5 so far?

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We know that not long after the Tokyo Ghoul Season 4 was released, it met a lot of negative reviews. But still, fans who loved the show soon picked up with praises. The season wrapped up all the loose ends, giving the show an ending. The source material, which is the manga of Tokyo Ghoul, was also exhausted with Season 4, which indicated that there’s no source material for a Tokyo Ghoul Season 5.

In fact, the writer, Sui Ishida, has already begun writing another manga titled Jack Jeanne.

We continue to see fans request Season 5 and this may happen if fans mount enough pressure.

What are fans saying about Tokyo Ghoul Season 5?

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All over Twitter, you’ll find hashtags like #savetokyoghoul and #tokyoghohulseason5. Fans are trying to restart the show by mounting pressure. Although it’s not a far-fetched dream, fans of a show can achieve such a feat. Some fans believe that a Season 5 can make up for Tokyo Ghoul: Re Season 4 shortcomings.

Other fans reason that we would have easily had Season 5 if the source material or manga was properly adapted and did not have a hasty plot.

There’s also the idea that most productions were slowed down because of the pandemic, and perhaps that may have influenced the future of Tokyo Ghoul.

The hope is still alive.

Will there be a Tokyo Ghoul Season 5?

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In 2013, Tokyo Ghoul was the 27th best-selling manga series in Japan, with 1.6 million estimated sales. By 2014, it was the fourth best-selling manga series in Japan and ranked 16th place as one of the top-selling media franchises in Japan in 2018.

The manga for Tokyo Ghoul was completely adapted up to Season 4 of the show. And the writer has moved on to other projects. 

Hence, it’s improbable that there will be a Tokyo Ghoul Season 5. 

When will Tokyo Ghoul Season 5 be released?

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There has been no news about a Tokyo Ghoul Season 5 release date. Both the writer and producers of the show seem to have moved on. All we have are the desires and hope of fans. But should a release date come forth, we’ll be sure to hear it first and update you. 

What can we expect in Tokyo Ghoul Season 5?

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Since Ken’s story ended in Season 4 and there is no more source material to continue, we expect that Season 5 would have to come with a plot twist. It’s safe to assume that most of the main voice-cast will return for the 5th season. We expect to see some of the main characters that have kept us engaged in the anime all this while, including; Ken Keneki (voiced by Natsuki Hanae and Austin Tindle), Shuu Tsukiyama (voiced by J. Michael Tatum), Touka Kirishima (voiced by Sora Amamiya), Tooru Mutsuki (voiced by Natsumi Fujiwara), and Kishou Arima (voiced by Daisuke Namikawa).

However, we can’t tell if the show will stick with the same studio and intend to make it up to fans who felt disappointed from earlier seasons.