Tokyo Ghoul Author Sui Ishida Would Love Choujin X To Get An Anime Adaptation

Sui Ishida is also rumored to be in communication with Tokyo Ghoul anime scriptwriter Chuuji Mikasono, which is fueling talk of an anime adaptation.

CHOUJIN X © 2021 by Sui Ishida/SHUEISHA Inc.

In a recent fan Q&A with Tokyo Ghoul and Choujin X author Sui Ishida, the reporter asked whether if Ishida wanted Choujin X to be adapted into an anime and he said “I’d love to see it…”

While this does NOT CONFIRM Choujin X actually get animated, it did create a spark in the fandom by dividing them into two factions. One of them was like, “If Studio Pierrot is adapting it, then I don’t want it” while the others had a bit more positive outlook on the situation.

They were of the opinion that Choujin X might be picked up by a bigger studio due to its immense popularity. But that’s the problem. If a show is not as popular as My Hero Academia, Demon Slayer or Attack on Titan, chances for studios like MAPPA, A1-Pictures, Bones, Sunrise or Kyoto to add Choujin X to their catalog are slim.

However, everything is not lost if Studio Pierrot decides to pick it up. In a recent interview with its president, Pierrot is planning to make more seasonal anime, including their long running ones like Boruto and Black Clover, thanks to the success of Bleach: Thousand Year Blood War arc.

So if Choujin X turns out to be a seasonal anime (which I hope it to be the case), it’d be made in the way Ishida and fans envisioned it to be, with Ishida’s involvement in the scriptwriting and Pierrot’s stellar animation team who were part of Bleach TYBW.

There are also rumors that Sui Ishida is in contact with Chuuji Mikasono, the scriptwriter for Tokyo Ghoul anime and that is further increasing discussion about the possibility of an anime adaptation.

About Choujin X:

Choujin X is a manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It has been irregularly serialized on Shueisha’s Tonari no Young Jump website since May 2021 and was also briefly published on Weekly Young Jump from October 2021 to February 2022. The chapters of the manga have been compiled into 4 tankobon volumes as of September 2022.

MyAnimeList describes the overall plot of Choujin X as follows:

“Second-year high schooler Tokio Kurohara likes to slack off in class. However, despite his attitude at school, he works alongside his childhood friend Azuma Higashi to combat the brewing injustice in their town. In contrast to Tokio, Azuma is physically capable and rarely struggles against the common thugs the pair regularly encounter.

Yet, there are fights that even Azuma will not pick. Choujins—supernatural beings with powers beyond mere mortals—are entities that Tokio and Azuma avoid at all costs. One day, when a previously defeated thug returns to exact revenge, the two are forced into a scuffle. Unable to flee from their foe, the duo injects themselves with a drug that can turn someone into a Choujin.

While the dose seemingly has no physical effect on Azuma, Tokio grows a beak. In fear of being seen, Tokio must now figure out how to hide his new identity as a Choujin. But it seems that there are people out there that are angry at Tokio and Azuma’s use of the Choujin drug, and they do not seem to want to stay quiet about it.”

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