'Tokyo Ghoul' season 3 updates: New season being readied for 2016, mobile game to come; calls for a reboot

A promotional image for the anime series "Tokyo Ghoul."

Although some fans are unhappy with how “Tokyo Ghoul” went about in its first two seasons, given that it has veered away from its manga version, the show will be having a third season slated for release this year.

In an interview with Gen Fukanaga, CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment, last November, he confirmed that “Tokyo Ghoul” will be getting a third installment lined up for this year, noted Movie Pilot. It will focus on the manga version titled “Tokyo Ghoul: re,” which contains 52 chapters and will center its storyline on 18-year-old ghoul Toka Kirishima.

To further hype up the fans, “Tokyo Ghoul” will also be teaming up with GameSamba to release the title’s own mobile game, revealed Fukanaga in the same Movie Pilot report.

He said, “Ever since we began simulcasting the anime series last year, fans of ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ have been clamoring for a mobile game. With season 2 now finished and season 3 set for 2016, the anticipation for the game has only grown higher.”

Meanwhile, other fans are more focused on requesting for a reboot of the first two seasons. In an online petition on Change.org, fans are requesting to reboot the anime from a different studio. The page has been up for almost a year now, but to date, the page noted 238 supporters out of the targeted 500 people.

On the other hand, a different petition on iPetitions, clamors for MADHOUSE to take over Studio Pierrot to air “Tokyo Ghoul” once again as the latter has “butchered the plot” and “ruined the characters and their development,” claimed the site. The site is targeting 10,000 signatures with 2,410 supporters as of writing.

It is still unclear whether the request of fans for a reboot will be taken into consideration. It is also possible that the request to stay true to the manga version will be considered in season 3 of “Tokyo Ghoul.”