The Best Tokyo Ghoul Watch Order: How to Watch Tokyo Ghoul, OVA & Re Anime

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook
The Best Tokyo Ghoul Watch Order: How to Watch Tokyo Ghoul, OVA & Re Anime
Credit: Studio Pierrot

After the manga and anime series were finished, the Tokyo Ghoul story was completed. At the time of writing, the series had spawned four TV anime seasons and two OVAs. There are many events in the anime that are addressed in the OVAs, therefore knowing Tokyo Ghoul's watch order is essential.

Related: The Best Suspense Anime to Watch

Advertisement

About Tokyo Ghoul

The Best Tokyo Ghoul Watch Order-About Tokyo Ghoul
click to enlarge
+ 2
Credit: Studio Pierrot

Tokyo Ghoul takes place in a world where humans and ghouls coexist. The anime follows Ken Kaneki, a former literature student who transforms into an artificial ghoul following an incident with a high-profile ghoul.

What began as a pleasant evening with Rize Kamishiro evolved into a painful and life-altering experience for Kaneki. Kaneki has been transformed into a flesh-eating monster after being attacked by Rize.

Advertisement

While his progenitor has been declared deceased, Kaneki struggles to cope with his terrible life while dealing with Rize's shadow and conscience.

Kaneki was fortunate in that he was accepted by the ghouls in Anteiku. Everyone who works at the Anteiku café turns out to be a ghoul that relies on coffee to satisfy their human desires.

Kaneki adjusts to life as a ghoul while everyone hunts him down because of his link to Rize Kamishiro.

Over the course of the story, Kaneki overcomes hardship to become one of the most powerful ghouls ever to exist. He's also partnered with a number of human and ghoul organizations in order to promote peaceful coexistence between the two species.

Related: Tokyo Ghoul Ranks and CCG Ranks Explained

The Tokyo Ghoul Watch Order

The Best Tokyo Ghoul Watch Order
click to enlarge
+ 2
Credit: Studio Pierrot
Advertisement

The best way to watch Tokyo Ghoul is in order. We're not talking about the anime's release dates here; we're talking about the events that have transpired throughout the series.

However, there's nothing wrong with watching Tokyo Ghoul on the basis of release dates.

In any case, here's how you should watch Tokyo Ghoul for your viewing pleasure:

Title Type No. of Episodes Release Date
Tokyo Ghoul: JackOVA22015
Tokyo Ghoul: PintoOVA12015
Tokyo Ghoul Season 1TV Anime122014
Tokyo Ghoul √A (Season 2)TV Anime122015
Tokyo Ghoul: re (Season 3)TV Anime 122018
Tokyo Ghoul: re 2nd Season (Season 4)TV Anime122018

The good news is that Tokyo Ghoul has no fillers, so new viewers will be greeted by a consistent storyline. However, everyone should be aware that the anime's ending has been roundly panned by the majority of fans.

Advertisement

Reading the Tokyo Ghoul manga is also strongly advised, as the anime leaves many story holes and inconsistencies. Some fans are hoping for a Tokyo Ghoul reboot in the future, assuming one is possible.

Related: The Best Supernatural Anime to Watch