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‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Japanese Anime DVD/BD Releases Get Commercial Collection

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Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul

As we get to the end of the summer season, the commercial spots pile up to remind fans in Japan to order and buy  the first volumes of the series as they hit. The latest one to do that is the production channel for Tokyo Ghoul, which is doing things nice as it’s getting a four volume release beginning on September 26th, 2014 and running through December 26th, 2014. And while the prices are a touch higher, it’s not significantly so compared to a lot of 2 episode releases we see, especially since they’re listed as limited edition releases. The Blu-ray releases are priced at 8,800 yen each while the DVDs are slotted at 7,800 yen each. The first volume has a few details to it so far in that the LE will come with a CD as well as a small booklet while on disc extras include an audio commentary, some form of bonus anime (likely a short) and the usual array of TV spots and promotional videos.

The show is being directed by Shuhei Morita based on the scripts by Chuji Mikasano at studio Pierrot. Kazuhiro Miwa is working as the character designer for it. The Japanese Voice Cast includes Natsuki Hanae as Ken Kaneki (also known for Shouma Amaku, Daimidaler), Sora Amamiya as Touka Kirishima (also known for Honoka Mitsui, The Irregular at Magic High School), Kana Hanazawa as Rize Kamishiro (also known for Akane Tsunemori, Psycho-Pass and Shiro, Deadman Wonderland), Mamoru Miyano as Shu Tsukiyama (also known for Light Yagami, Death Note and Okabe Rintarou, Steins;Gate), and Katsuyuki Konishi as Kotaro Amon (also known for Kamina, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann).

The original work had its thirteenth volume from Sui Ishida released recently. The series will star Natsuki Hanae as Ken Kaneki, Sora Amamiya as Toka Kirishima and Hanazawa Kanaas as Rize Kamishiro. Mamoru Miyano also joined the cast as Shu Tsukiyama along with Takayuki Sugo, Sumire Morohoshi, Katsuyuki Konishi, Yuichi Nakamura, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Shintaro Asanuma and Takahiro Sakurai as Uta. Originally starting serialization in Young Jump back in September 2011, the series has done well for a first-time creator who has no other published works to his name in the field.

Plot concept: Tokyo lives in fear of creatures called Ghouls. By day, they live as ordinary humans, but by night, they become flesh-eating monsters. When an young man becomes the first Ghoul-human half breed, he must learn to harness his deadly, newfound powers.

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