Earlier today, Funimation revealed that they would be adding two exclusive Tokyo Ghoul OVAs to their platform later this year. The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as the series aired its final episode back in Spring of 2018.
Titled “Pinto” and “Jack,” these two OVAs are set to appear on the site in both subbed and dubbed format starting April 28. While they are definitely lesser-known videos, Anime News Network broke down the basics of what each of them will be about pretty thoroughly.
According to the anime site, the Tokyo Ghoul: Jack OVA is set to adapt the prequel spinoff manga that was created by Sui Ishida. This story received a limited release in select theaters back in Japan in Sept. 2015, with a home video release the same month.
Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto OVA adapts the third story in the Tokyo Ghoul: Hibi novel, telling the story of when a high school Shū Tsukiyama met Chie Hori. This OVA also received a home video release back in Dec. 2015.
While it is certainly interesting to see these two pop up all these years later, there is no doubt that fans of the series aren’t going to complain.
For anyone who hasn’t seen the series, the Tokyo Ghoul anime debuted in 2014 on Funimation and saw two sequel series soon after, Tokyo Ghoul √A and Tokyo Ghoul:re. A synopsis of the series can be seen below:
Ken Kaneki, a quiet bookworm, who gets ghoul organs transplanted into his body after a freak accident. Now, this former human has to eat human flesh to keep from going ravenous, and gets pulled into ghoul society through a coffee shop/ghoul safehouse.
Pursuing the ghouls are the investigators of the CCG—a human organization dedicated to wiping out all ghouls. As Kaneki makes friends with ghouls, the audience quickly sees that there’s inhumanity on both sides of the battle, and it would take a half-ghoul to unite the two sides.
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