How To Watch Tokyo Ghoul in Order | Complete Watch Order

The gory dark thriller anime never seems to go out of popularity. However, watching Tokyo Ghoul isn't as straightforward as you might think

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tokyo ghoul watch order

If you’re looking for some unfiltered gore and despair, Tokyo Ghoul is your anime of destiny. The story of Tokyo Ghoul follows a young college student Kaneki Ken whose life turns upside down after a date gone wrong. His date turns out to be a ghoul (flesh-eating monster hiding in the normal world).

Kaneki survives a fatal attack but is transformed into a ghoul himself in the process. Thereafter the anime follows Kaneki coming to terms with his new life and navigating the human and ghoul world full of dark revelations.

Tokyo Ghoul Release Order

TV Series

  1. Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (2014)
  2. Tokyo Ghoul √A / Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 (2015)
  3. Tokyo Ghoul: re/ Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 (2018)
  4. Tokyo Ghoul: re 2nd Season/ Tokyo Ghoul Season 4 (2018)

OVAs

  1. Tokyo Ghoul: “Jack” (2015)
  2. Tokyo Ghoul: “Pinto” (2015)

tokyo ghoul watch order

Chronological Order

  1. Tokyo Ghoul: “Jack” (2015)
  2. Tokyo Ghoul: “Pinto” (2015)
  3. Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (2014)
  4. Tokyo Ghoul √A/ Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 (2015)
  5. Tokyo Ghoul: re/ Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 (2018)
  6. Tokyo Ghoul: re 2nd Season/ Tokyo Ghoul Season 4 (2018)

You can watch Tokyo Ghoul in its chronological order if you wish to watch the prequels first. However, if you are new to Tokyo Ghoul, we would recommend the following watch order-

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  1. Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 (2014)
  2. Tokyo Ghoul √A / Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 (2015)
  3. Tokyo Ghoul: “Jack” (2015)
  4. Tokyo Ghoul: “Pinto” (2015)
  5. Tokyo Ghoul: re/ Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 (2018)
  6. Tokyo Ghoul: re 2nd Season/ Tokyo Ghoul Season 4 (2018)

tokyo ghoul watch order

Long-time Tokyo Ghoul fans and manga readers have heavily critiqued the later seasons of Tokyo Ghoul (Tokyo Ghoul: re). They believe it did a lousy job and wasn’t true to the manga or even the heart of the story.

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Certainly, many important manga plot points were left out of the anime and there were many inconsistencies throughout the later seasons. However, if you can enjoy the anime as its own thing, then it is certainly worth a watch. Happy watching, or in this case, not-so-happy watching!

Tokyo Ghoul Filler List

Tokyo Ghoul was an anime series that ran from 2014 to 2015. In total 24 episodes of Tokyo Ghoul were aired. Tokyo Ghoul has no reported filler.

# Title Type Airdate
1 Tragedy MANGA   CANON 04-07-2014
2 Incubation MANGA   CANON 11-07-2014
3 Dove MANGA   CANON 18-07-2014
4 Supper MANGA   CANON 25-07-2014
5 Scars MANGA   CANON 01-08-2014
6 Cloudburst MANGA   CANON 08-08-2014
7 Captivity MANGA   CANON 15-08-2014
8 Circular MANGA   CANON 22-08-2014
9 Birdcage MANGA   CANON 29-08-2014
10 Aogiri MANGA   CANON 05-09-2014
11 High Spirits MANGA   CANON 12-09-2014
12 Ghoul MANGA   CANON 19-09-2014
13 New Surge MIXED   CANON/FILLER 09-01-2015
14 Dancing Flowers MIXED   CANON/FILLER 16-01-2015
15 Hangman MIXED   CANON/FILLER 23-01-2015
16 Deeper Layers MIXED   CANON/FILLER 30-01-2015
17 Rift MIXED   CANON/FILLER 06-02-2015
18 Thousand Paths MIXED   CANON/FILLER 13-02-2015
19 Permeation MIXED   CANON/FILLER 20-02-2015
20 Old Nines MIXED   CANON/FILLER 24-02-2015
21 City In Waiting MIXED   CANON/FILLER 06-03-2015
22 Last Rain MIXED   CANON/FILLER 13-03-2015
23 Deluge of Flowers MIXED   CANON/FILLER 20-03-2015
24 Ken MIXED   CANON/FILLER 27-03-2015

Tokyo Ghoul: re Filler List

Tokyo Ghoul: re was an anime series that ran from 2018 to 2018. In total 24 episodes of Tokyo Ghoul: re were aired. Tokyo Ghoul: has no reported filler.

# Title Type Airdate
1 START: Those Who Hunt MANGA   CANON 03-04-2018
2 member: Fragments MANGA   CANON 10-04-2018
3 fresh: Eve MANGA   CANON 17-04-2018
4 MAIN: Auction MANGA   CANON 24-04-2018
5 PresS: Night of Scattering MANGA   CANON 01-05-2018
6 turn: In the End MANGA   CANON 08-05-2018
7 mind: Days of Recollections MANGA   CANON 15-05-2018
8 TAKe: One Who Writhes MANGA   CANON 22-05-2018
9 play: Departed Spirit MANGA   CANON 29-05-2018
10 think: Sway MANGA   CANON 05-06-2018
11 writE: The Absent One MANGA   CANON 12-06-2018
12 Beautiful Dream: Daybreak MANGA   CANON 19-06-2018
13 Place: And So, Once Again MANGA   CANON 09-10-2018
14 VOLT: White Darkness MANGA   CANON 16-10-2018
15 union: Close Game MANGA   CANON 23-10-2018
16 vive: Those Left Behind MANGA   CANON 30-10-2018
17 MovE: Confluence, Confusion MANGA   CANON 06-11-2018
18 FACE: Effulgence MANGA   CANON 13-11-2018
19 proof: Bonds MANGA   CANON 20-11-2018
20 incarnation: Awakened Child MANGA   CANON 27-11-2018
21 Morse: Remembrances MANGA   CANON 04-12-2018
22 call: The Far Side of Tragedy MANGA   CANON 11-12-2018
23 ACT: Encounters MANGA   CANON 18-12-2018
24 Final Episode MANGA   CANON 25-12-2018

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