Season 3 of "Tokyo Ghoul" is coming, but it seems fans aren't so interested, despite the rumor that the series will return sometime this summer.
Multiple outlets reported earlier that a lot of fans were disappointed with the second season as it clearly didn't follow the storyline as depicted in the manga. While this is sometimes done in the series versions of manga, fans loved the story arcs presented in the manga more than the diverted stories in the anime.
Earlier this year, rumors emerged that Gen Fukunaga, president of FUNimation, confirmed the upcoming season's return this year. Although no specific date was given, fans speculate that the third installment will start airing sometime in summer.
Meanwhile, there are a lot of suggestions and predictions about the storyline for the third season. Some suggest that production should remain true to the manga series to ensure the interest of fans who have been following both the manga and the anime versions. It isn't surprising that fans are looking forward to a more faithful-to-the-original storyline since the manga has received worldwide praise among readers.
On the other hand, some speculate that season 3 will pick up on the events that went down in the previous season's finale. While the rumor could possibly happen, it is also likely that production will choose to stick with the manga since many fans expressed their desire to see more of the original story in the anime.
2013, the manga was recorded as the 27th best-selling series in Japan, with an estimated sales record of over 1.6 million copies sold. The next year, it was reported that the manga already sold 2.6 million copies and has climbed from the ladder to the 4th spot of best-selling series as it reportedly sold almost 7 million copies.
As expected, there are still many fans who remain loyal to the anime as some said they would still watch it on TV whether production decides to opt for a reboot or not.
"Tokyo Ghoul" is rumored to start airing in summer 2016.