Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種(トーキョーグール), Tōkyō Kushu (Tōkyō Gūru)) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by ISHIDA Sui. Later adapted into anime by Studio Pierrot.
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 a reality.
In 2010, Sui Ishida won the Young Jump 113th Grand Prix award with Tokyo Ghoul (東京喰種, Tōkyō Kushu). In March 2011, the same oneshot was published in the 2nd Issue of Miracle Jump. And later in September 2011, Tokyo Ghoul started as a series in Weekly Young Jump 2011-41 Issue. In December 2011, another oneshot about Rize was published in Miracle Jump 6th Issue, which was later collected in the 6th volume of Tokyo Ghoul.
In 2013, a Tokyo Ghoul side story spin-off named Tokyo Ghoul: Jack, started in the digital magazine Jump LIVE.
In the middle of January 2014, it was announced that a production of an anime have started. Later information revealed that the studio behind it will be Studio Pierrot and it will be directed by Shuhei Morita and it will start in July 2014. Funimation have licensed the anime for streaming and home distribution in North America. The anime ran for 12 eps and ended in mid September, on the same day the manga published it's final 143 chapter.
On New York Comic Con panel Viz Media announced that it picks up the license rights for english release for the Tokyo Ghoul manga. The first volume will be out on June 16th, 2015 at $12.99 per volume.
Around a month later after the manga and anime ended, in October 2014, it was announced that Sui Ishida will start "new shocking series" that will be titled Tokyo Ghoul:re in the 2014-46 Issue of Young Jump. Same issue announced that a 2nd season of the anime will air in January 2015.