'Tokyo Ghoul' season 3 release date: Conflicting reports throw fans off

(Marv.jp)Will Ken Kaneki be the antagonist in "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3?

Fans of the anime "Tokyo Ghoul" are continuously thrown off their balance as far as the release date of its season 3 is concerned. After it was reported earlier that "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 would be released this coming fall, it is now said that it will be released this winter.

Apparently, the unconfirmed reports claiming that the said animated series will premiere this winter stemmed from the earlier statement of FUNimation's Gen Fukunaga, who said that season 3 of "Tokyo Ghoul" is coming out this year. As the first two seasons of the series were released during the U.S. winter months, it is now presumed that the upcoming season 2 will also arrive within the same period.

Apart from the release date, one more thing that has constantly baffled the still-loyal fans of the animated series is the fate of its protagonist, Ken Kaneki, as there are speculations that he may not be the protagonist all along but the opposite.

The previous season of "Tokyo Ghoul" did not sit well with some of the fans as the series was accused of being unfaithful to its manga counterpart. The dissatisfaction even reached the point wherein fans had to petition the author of "Tokyo Ghoul" in the manga, Sui Ishida, to have the series rebooted by a different studio. However, as the petition failed to gather enough supporters, it died a natural death.

Despite the issues hurled against "Tokyo Ghoul's" animated series version, it is clear that there are still fans who are excitedly awaiting its next season. The first season of the anime was released in winter 2014, which introduced the half-human and half-ghoul Ken Kaneki to the viewers who were oblivious to the anime's manga counterpart.

As of this writing, there is still nothing definite as to when "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 is coming, and all rumors pertaining to its release date and Ken Kaneki not being a protagonist are nothing more than speculations. Hence, they must be taken with a grain of salt.

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