Sui Ishida’s best-selling manga Tokyo Ghoul will be part of a collaboration with the men’s magazine ‘MEN’S NON-NO’. Ishida will rewrite the first volume, and it will be included in the ‘MEN’S NON-NO’ October issue (release date: September 10).
Tokyo Ghoul is a dark fantasy manga written by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in ‘Weekly Young Jump’. Set in Tokyo, it tells the story of ‘Ghouls’, human-like individuals who can only survive by eating human flesh. Part 1 ended in September 2014, whereas part 2, Tokyo Ghoul:re, is an ongoing series already in its seventh volume. There are already two anime adaptations aired from July 2014 to January 2015, and a live action movie starring Masataka Kubota will be released in summer 2017.
The collaboration with the men’s magazine ‘MEN’S NON-NO’ comes right in time to commemorate the publication of the first eight volumes on September 16. The October issue of the magazine will include ‘Tokyo Ghoul [Tragedy]’ #001-2. This is the same volume that was originally published in ‘Weekly Young Jump’ issue 41 back in 2011. But instead of just republishing the original, Sui Ishida will redraw all 42 pages in color.
This is essentially an upgrade of the original volume, directed to both veteran fans and newcomers.
Sui Ishida appealed to the fans: “It has been five years now since ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ started and I thought maybe I can do something to reach out to all the people who still haven’t read it. And so I decided to do a remake of my first volume. I think it might even be a fresh read for those who already have read that work and I’d be very happy if those fans would enjoy comparing it to the previous version.”
With the remake of volume 1 and the live action movie in 2017, Tokyo Ghoul still has a long way to go before it leaves the anime scene.
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