'Tokyo Ghoul' season 3 release news: Madhouse Entertainment takeover rumors prove to be a hoax

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Following the two highly controversial seasons of “Tokyo Ghoul,” the people behind the anime series are said to be taking significant steps to recapture the interest of its fans starting with Madhouse Entertainment reportedly taking over the reins of the show.

“This is perhaps the most disillusioning, psychological and darkest plot line that we will attempt to adapt. We hope to remain as faithful as possible to the source material, although we cannot guarantee that more gory scenes such as Touka’s standardized exam test-taking will not be censored,” an anonymous writer for the show supposedly tipped Anime Maru.

Unfortunately, as it turns out, the report is purely a fabrication given that the site is satirical in nature. Nevertheless, the rumor has been spreading like wildfire keeping the hopes of loyal “Tokyo Ghoul” followers.

Despite being completely made-up, the report, however, was able to point out the real backlash especially coming from loyalists who have first read the comic book source of the story and are now following the small screen adaptation of it.

Kotaku cited that while the second season of the series appeared to have multi-dimensional characters, the plot that it tackled was sort of chaotic. This left the main players underused although they had the potential to be interesting. Given that the original material had been a huge hit, fans of “Tokyo Ghoul” expected to have minimal deviations from the program. Unfortunately, there were some tweaks done that just simply did not sit well with the purists.

Its debut iteration, on the other hand, had mostly positive reviews amid being extremely short. An article published by IGN shared that it had all the necessary plot points needed for the horror anime to take off but also cautioned that it may not be for everybody especially action junkies.

No official release date has been set for “Tokyo Ghoul” season 3. But even without any official word to confirm the production of it, rumors persist that it is already in the pipeline. Meanwhile, a live-action film based on the comic book was announced in June. It is set to hit theaters in summer 2017.