The Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 release date has officially been confirmed to be happening in 2018. Tokyo Ghoul: The Movie is coming out in October in the United States, and Tokyo Ghoul: re 143 is setting up the manga ending, and now manga magazine Young Jump says they are planning a major announcement. While no one is certain whether they plan on discussing more details about the new anime project, the announcement will definitely involve Tokyo Ghoul: re in some manner.
Update: The announcement was covered in a new article by the Inquisitr. This article otherwise remains as originally published.
The original Tokyo Ghoul story and plot comes from Sui Ishida, who has published 143 chapters of the Tokyo Ghoul: re manga as of this article's publishing. Tokyo Ghoul: re Volume 13 is scheduled to be released in Japan on October 19, 2017 and Volume 14 has not been announced yet. The plot for the first two seasons of the anime was based on scripts written by Chuji Mikasano at Studio Pierrot, but the final 143rd chapter of the first manga series was released in the same month as the ending of the first season.
Considering that so much source material was available during production, fans were surprised that the anime story started diverging so noticeably. For example, Kaneki never joined the Aogiri Tree ghoul organization in the original story. Some fans have called for a complete reboot of the anime series, but others are hoping Tokyo Ghoul Season 3 will simply pick up with the second manga series.
In addition, Viz Media recently announced that the English translation of Tokyo Ghoul: re will start releasing on October 17, 2017.
"Fans will not want to miss this riveting sequel, with its cast of colorful new characters and familiar favorites in a story that dives further into the lore of Tokyo Ghoul," said editor Pancha Diaz, according to the press release. "Follow the Qs Squad this fall as they take on the lethal and often unpredictable attributes of the Ghouls they are charged with hunting!"