'Tokyo Ghoul' season 3 air date, spoilers: Series rumored to arrive before 2016 ends; Touka\'s journey or Kaneki\'s transformation may be focus

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Speculations suggest that the highly anticipated season 3 of anime series “Tokyo Ghoul” will arrive before the year ends, with the narrative focusing on an even darker plot with more gory scenarios.

According to reports, despite the seeming lack of announcement from Studio Pierrot about the development of a new run, some fans believe that the release will be sometime before the end of 2016. It was also rumored that the upcoming season will be disillusioning and the most psychologically dark story yet. While many hope that the narrative will remain faithful to its original source material, some of the goriest scenes, such as Touka Kirishima’s standard examination, may be censored.

The narrative is also predicted to focus on Touka’s other adventure as she goes through the journey of finding the right college to attend. But some fans are said to be insisting that the spotlight should be on the protagonist, Ken Kaneki and his transformation.

On the other hand, there is hearsay that Kaneki will have a drastic change in his life, including having another name, identity and recipient of his loyalty. It is also possible that he will reveal his evil counterpart, presumably putting an end to his native alliance to Commission of Counter Ghoul. He may also experience defeat in the hands of CCG’s Kishou Arima which results in memory loss regarding being a ghoul and having ghoul friends.

The story is deemed to be flipped as the protagonist will get to see what the CCG is actually fighting for. It can be recalled that the first two seasons had Kaneki siding with the ghouls. However, it remains to be seen if this comes to fruition.

What may have added to the assumption that the third installment is still coming down the pike is the apparent increase in sales of the manga. Anime News Network shares that “Tokyo Ghoul” still holds the No. 1 spot in Japanese Comic Ranking.

Since there is no official confirmation yet, available information should be taken with a grain of salt.