List of Tokyo Ghoul √A episodes
|List of Tokyo Ghoul √A episodes|
|Country of origin||Japan|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Original network||Tokyo MX, TVO, TVA, TVQ, BS Dlife|
|Original release||January 9 –|
March 27, 2015
The second season of the Tokyo Ghoul anime series, titled Tokyo Ghoul √A, is a direct sequel to the first season of the anime. The series is produced by Pierrot, and directed by Shuhei Morita. The anime aired from January 9, 2015 to March 27, 2015 on Tokyo MX, TVO, TVA, TVQ, MRO, BS Dlife and CS AT-X.
Unlike the first season of the series, Tokyo Ghoul √A does not directly adapt from the story of the manga, but instead is an original story written by the manga author Sui Ishida. The anime follows Ken Kaneki after he joins Aogiri Tree, as the group begins their battle against the CCG, who are trying to exterminate the ghoul organization.
The score is composed by Yutaka Yamada, who also produced the score for the first season. The opening theme for the anime is "Munou" (無能 Munō, transl. "Incompetence") by österreich, and the ending theme is "Kisetsu wa Tsugitsugi Shinde Iku" (季節は次々死んでいく, transl. "The Seasons Die Out, One After Another") by amazarashi.
TC Entertainment released the series in Japan onto six volumes from March 27, 2015 to August 28, 2015. A complete set containing all twelve episodes was later released on September 30, 2016.
Funimation licensed the series in North America, simulcasted the series on their website, produced an English dub as it aired, and released the series on home video on May 24, 2016. Madman Entertainment licensed the series in Australia and New Zealand, simulcasted the series on AnimeLab, and released the series on home video on July 6, 2016. Anime Limited licensed the series in the United Kingdom and Ireland, who simulcasted the series on Wakamin, and released the series on home video on June 13, 2016. The series aired on Toonami in the United States from July 9, 2017 to October 1, 2017.
|No.||Title||Original airdate||English airdate|
Transcription: "Shinkō" (Japanese: 新洸)
|January 9, 2015||July 9, 2017|
|An all-out battle takes place between the CCG and the Aogiri led by the One-Eyed Owl. Shinohara and Iwa take on the One-Eyed Owl using new quinque armour called aratas, but are unable to defeat him. As the building collapses, the CCG lose about half of their troops and suspect that it was a trap. Meanwhile, Touka fights her brother Ayato but she is badly injured and saved by Kaneki. To her surprise, Kaneki leaves the Anteiku group to join the Aogiri Tree.|
Transcription: "Buka" (Japanese: 舞花)
|January 16, 2015||July 16, 2017|
|The 9th and 10th wards are lost to the Aogiri, apparently led by a ghoul with an eyepatch. Meanwhile Mado's daughter Akira, is assigned to become Amon's new partner. She suggests that a ghoul organization is in control of the 20th ward, but also causes some friction among the investigators because of her abrupt manner. Kaneki has now joined the Aogiri.|
Transcription: "Tsurushibito" (Japanese: 吊人)
|January 23, 2015||July 23, 2017|
|Kaneki and Ayato lead an Aogiri attack on a CCG convoy to rescue Naki, one of Jason's old cohorts who is being taken to the maximum security prison for ghouls known as Cochlea. During the mission, they are attacked by two one-eyed ghouls in black and white striped masks. Touka pays a visit to the university which Kaneki used to attend, where she has an encounter with Hideyoshi Nagachika (Hide) who is now working as a messenger for the CCG.|
Transcription: "Shinsō" (Japanese: 深層)
|January 30, 2015||July 30, 2017|
|While Amon and Akira visit Cochlea prison to learn more about Aogiri's plan from Donato Porpora, the Aogiri commence their invasion of Cochlea and free a majority of the imprisoned ghouls. The two one-eyed ghouls, Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa, meet up with the idiosyncratic inspector Juzo Suzuya. Kaneki frees the powerful ghoul Matasaka Kamishiro, but is attacked by him and badly beaten.|
Transcription: "Sakeme" (Japanese: 裂目)
|February 6, 2015||August 6, 2017|
|The battle at Cochlea intensifies on several fronts. Juzo defeats Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa, and Shinohara in his arata armour almost kills Ayato. Kaneki undergoes a transformation, generating an additional kagune after consuming dead ghouls, however he is beaten by Amon. Amon recalls the time Kaneki spared him and so he hesitates, reluctant to kill Kaneki. At that moment, the One-Eyed-Owl arrives, grabs Ayato and Kaneki, then departs.|
Transcription: "Senro" (Japanese: 千路)
|February 13, 2015||August 13, 2017|
|Juzo recalls the time when he was known as Rei, an arena executioner for the ghoul Big Madam, and then his acceptance into the CCG by Shinohara. Amon and Akira spend some time together and develop a better understanding of each other. Meanwhile the CCG prepare a task force to combat the One-Eyed-Owl and the Aogiri. Kaneki painfully tries to gain control his new kagune.|
Transcription: "Tōka" (Japanese: 透過)
|February 20, 2015||August 20, 2017|
|Hinami misses Kaneki but is uncertain what to do about it. Sen Takatsuki, Kaneki's and Hinami's favourite author, shows up at the Anteiku coffee shop and tells Hinami that in her current state, she cannot help her Onii-chan (Kaneki). Takatsuki visits the CCG, and tells Shinohara about Anteiku so he pays a visit with Juzo and meets Yoshimura. Later, Kaneki appears at Anteiku and although Touka rushes there to see him, she beats him up instead of revealing her true feelings for him.|
Transcription: "Kyūkyū" (Japanese: 旧九)
|February 27, 2015||August 27, 2017|
|Yoshimura tells Kaneki about his early life as the killer Kuzen,who worked for the ghoul organization V, and that the One-Eyed-Owl is actually his child, Eto, with a human woman, Ukina.When V found out about his family they killed Ukina while Kuzen and baby Eto escaped. Yoshimura then sends Touka and Hinami to safety with Yomo, suspecting that the CCG has discovered the truth about Anteiku and is planning an attack.Indeed,CCG's chairman Tsuneyoshi Washuu authorizes an attack on Anteiku in order to kill the Owl|
|9||"City In Waiting"|
Transcription: "Gaibō" (Japanese: 街望)
|March 6, 2015||September 10, 2017[a]|
|The CCG staff prepare their testamentary notes in their own personal ways in preparation for a potentially fatal full scale assault on Anteiku. They launch the attack using conventional and specialized weapons and are greeted by the Devil Apes and Black Dober groups with Yoshimura and his friends - Yoshimura pretending to be the One-Eyed Owl. Despite being warned of the danger, Touka and Kaneki head to the 20th ward to assist their friends.|
Transcription: "Shūu" (Japanese: 終雨)
|March 13, 2015||September 17, 2017|
|Kaneki's friends from Anteiku are defeated one by one but he arrives to help them. Juzo, Shinohara and a few other investigators finally defeat Yoshimura after a long, fierce battle. Amon faces off against Kaneki, but with victory in sight for the CCG the real One-Eyed Owl appears before the investigators.|
|11||"Deluge of Flowers"|
Transcription: "Itsuka" (Japanese: 溢花)
|March 20, 2015||September 24, 2017|
|The One-Eyed Owl easily defeats Shinohara and Juzo, and when the Aogiri Tree joins the battle, the CCG is driven into a corner. Kaneki and Amon face off, and reluctantly engage in battle. Eventually the strongest investigator, Kishō Arima appears and attacks the One-Eyed Owl giving the CCG renewed hope to fight on. Badly wounded, the One-Eyed Owl consumes Yoshimura's body and escapes. Also wounded, Kaneki struggles towards Anteiku. He wakes up in the cafe and finds Hide trying to make coffee for him. In a post-credits scene, the Owl regurgitates a still alive Yoshimura behind an alley and goes back to her original form, revealing herself to be both Sen Takatsuki and the Owl/Eto.|
Transcription: "Ken" (Japanese: 研)
|March 27, 2015||October 1, 2017|
|Kaneki thinks back to happier times in Anteiku. Hide reveals that he knew Kaneki was a ghoul after Nishiki attacked the two of them. As they talk, Hide collapses from loss of blood and passes out in Kaneki's arms, having been mortally wounded on the battlefield. Touka sobs when she arrives to see Anteiku burning down. She chases after Kaneki when she sees him walking out, but is stopped by Yomo, who states that Yoshimura's last request to him was for him to protect her. Kaneki walks toward the CCG, carrying Hide's body in his arms, and eventually comes face-to-face with Arima, who lets him lay down Hide's body before they both get ready to fight. The next morning, Kaneki, Hide and Amon have vanished along with the other CCG members, leaving only an unharmed Arima with his quinque impaled on the ground, most likely having won, leaving Kaneki's fate unknown. After the credits, it is shown that Touka has opened up a new café.|
Home video release
|Vol.||Episodes||Blu-ray / DVD artwork||Release date||Ref.|
|1||1–2||Ken Kaneki||March 27, 2015|||
|2||3–4||Shū Tsukiyama, Naki||April 24, 2015|||
|3||5–6||Suzuya Jūzō, Yukinori Shinohara||May 29, 2015|||
|4||7–8||Akira Mado, Kōtarō Amon||June 26, 2015|||
|5||9–10||Tōka Kirishima, Hinami Fueguchi||July 31, 2015|||
|6||11–12||Ken Kaneki, Hideyoshi Nagachika||August 28, 2015|||
|1||1–12||May 24, 2016|||
|1||1–12||July 6, 2016|||
|1||1–12||June 13, 2016|||
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