‘Tokyo Ghoul’ season 3 release date, news, rumors: Production delayed even further

A promotional image for "Tokyo Ghoul" (Viz Media)

Fans of the hit anime series “Tokyo Ghoul” have been waiting for a third season for two years now. Unfortunately, it looks like they will have to wait at the edge of their seats for a little longer.

Different kinds of rumors and speculations surfaced regarding its delay and the reasons behind it. One of the more recent ones that came out indicates that Viz Media, the studio behind the anime, is making way for another anime this year, says a report from TV Season Spoilers. The move apparently puts the production of “Tokyo Ghoul” on the backburner, at least, for now.

“My Hero Academia” is reportedly the anime that received a second season this year. Reports also say that Viz Media’s Kevin Hamric either misspoke in an interview earlier this year. Some also say that someone misquoted Hamric.

“Nothing that’s been recently released, but One-Punch Man is coming back on with season two. There’s going to be another season of Tokyo Ghoul coming shortly,” said Hamric, the company’s senior director for sales and marketing.

He also added that later on in the year, the company will release more content for bigger anime. This turns out to be true.

Another reported reason that causes the delay of the anime is the lack of source material, according to Saiko Plus. To address the matter, the production team is reportedly working on more content that is enough for season 3 to push through.

Meanwhile, Comicbook.com reports that Studio Pierrot is reluctant on the prospects of having a third season because of the poor reception that the second season received. Fans and critics pointed to the anime’s slow pace and tweaked timeline as the reasons why it lost viewership.

Moreover, the report also said that the live movie rendition of the anime adds to the delay of season 3.