Marvelous Entertainment is bringing out the second home video release for their winter 2015 season with Tokyo Ghoul √A on April 24th, 2015 and they’ve now brought out the full cover artwork for it, which is pretty striking. Especially when you open it up in full with a much larger image to showcase all the detail. The show is getting a six volume release for the twelve episode run that will begin on March 27th, 2015 with the Blu-ray’s priced at 6,800 yen each and the DVDs at 5,800 yen each.
The first and second volume in all iterations comes with two episodes, an original CD with mini soundtrack and mini drama, a sixteen page booklet as well as an audio commentary for the first episode, the clean opening and a digest video.
The retailer exclusives are pretty good,with Animtae ofering a box if you order the whole series or a clear file on a volume by volume basis. Chara-Ani is offering a towel while Toranoana is offering up a fabric poster. Check out the full slate of retailer exclusives here.
The show was 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 comes from from Sui Ishida, who ended the first arc of the manga with volume fourteen recently and is now kicking off the sequel manga series Tokyo Ghoul:re. The first season starred 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: The things that go bump in the night are back for a second season – and they’re hungrier than ever! In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans — yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
[Source: Tokyo Ghoul]