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Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種トーキョーグール, Tōkyō Gūru) is a horror manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was published by Shueisha and collected into 14 tankōbon volumes as of August 2014. It was serialized in the Weekly Young Jump from September 2011 to 2014. On October 17, 2014, a full color illustration book known as Tokyo Ghoul Zakki was released along with the 14th and final volume of the manga. A sequel titled Tokyo Ghoul:re (東京喰種トーキョーグール:re, Tōkyō Gūru:re) began serialization in 2014's 46th issue of Weekly Young Jump, published on October 16, 2014 and has thus far reached its ninth volume. As of June 2016, both series combined reached over 18 million copies in circulation. An anime adaptation produced by Studio Pierrot premiered on Tokyo MX on July 3, 2014. Funimation licensed the anime for streaming and home video distribution in North America on June 6, 2014. Four light novels have been released thus far and all are written by Shin Towada, with illustrations done by series creator Sui Ishida. A video game titled Tokyo Ghoul: Carnaval by Bandai Namco Games was released in Japan on February 6, 2015. Followed by another video game titled Tokyo Ghoul: Jail for the PlayStation Vita console was released on October 1, 2015. Finally, set to launch are Tokyo Ghoul: Dark War, developed by GameSamba, and Tokyo Ghoul:re INVOKE, another game from Bandai Namco, both for Android and iOS devices. A live-action film based on the manga was announced in June 2016 to open the summer of 2017.
Strange murders are happening in Tokyo. Due to liquid evidence at the scene, the police conclude the attacks are the results of 'eater' type ghouls. College buddies Kaneki and Hide come up with the idea that ghouls are imitating humans so that's why they haven't ever seen one. Little did they know that their theory may very well become reality.