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

How To Watch Tokyo Ghoul in Order | Complete Watch Order

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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 his 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)

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-

  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)
How To Watch Tokyo Ghoul in Order | Complete 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. 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!