This release features both Tokyo Ghoul OVAs (Original Video Animation), Jack and Pinto, based on the manga series by Sui Ishida, produced by Studio Pierrot (Bleach, Naruto Shippuden) and directed by Suehei Morita. It is presented here in Japanese with English subtitles.
“I move from place to place, chasing after these ghouls…”
These OVAs are set in the universe of Tokyo Ghoul, where ghouls who feed on human flesh live alongside humans, disguised except when they feed, when their eyes turn black with red irises. Humanity lives in fear of these creatures and a unit has been set up to deal with them, the CCG – The Commission of Counter Ghoul.
Tokyo Ghoul: Jack is a prequel to the two original series, Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul √A. It tells the story of a young Koshi Arima, a ghoul investigator and his school friends and companions Taishi Fura and Uruka Minami.
They must work together to try and stop the Ghoul known as Lantern. We also see a familiar face in the form of Jason.
Tokyo Ghoul: Pinto is also a prequel, featuring the Gourmet, Shu Tsukiyama, as a teenager, still at school but already exercising his love of humans as a delicacy. He must come to terms with a new experience, a human who does not stir his appetites. Chie Hori is an aspiring journalist who has made it her mission to take photographs of Tsukiyama as he feeds.
These OVAs are great and a must watch for fans of the series, but be warned, unless you have watched the rest of it, these will make no sense whatsoever.
“The time has come. Nourish me now!”
Tokyo Ghoul – Jack and Pinto OVAs – Standard is available to buy now on DVD and Blu-ray.