Hello, I searched quickly and didn't really find anything on this yet, if so then sorry for repeating, but I just found this too fascinating to not talk about it.
You can watch the original video here:
And I encourage you to watch the video because it does make a lot of really good points with a lot of coincidences between the two mangaka.
The only thing that wasn't mentioned is Togashi's fascination with bugs, Yu Yu hakusho had a swarm of evil bugs, hunter x hunter had chimera ants, and tokyo ghoul has a centipede...
Either way, I have no idea if these two people could be the same, but the stuff brought up in the video does make you turn your head.
Last edited by Inspector fan; July 07, 2015 at 01:56 PM.
Yeah and Togashi is Toryiama ...
No this is nonsense.
So I never read Tokyo Ghoul before and I just bought volume 1 and after reading a bit of it it's pretty damn obvious that Ishida is NOT Togashi. While the details and coincidences do seem fishy and make sense in the fact that it's speculation, but not only does Tokyo Ghoul have a different style of storytelling than Togashi usually does, but also between his family, his health, and the immense storytelling he has to bring to the Dark Continent arc that I just don't see him having any time to write another series. And as an after thought even the art style is different, Togashi can put a lot of emotion in his panels and characters, while Tokyo Ghoul so far (just based off volume 1) it seems that Ishida looks to be going the torture inside/psychological subtle way.
So I'd like to apologize for this awful thread.
Tokyo Ghoul is weekly published. Art is pretty detailed. It can't be Togashi.
Is Sui Ishidia's identity a secret? The artwork doesnt llook lazy, its not him...
The video states that Ishida is a pen name
This theory is stupid. Why would Togashi need to lie about making TG.
> OP already said the theory doesn't make sense
rofl give it a rest
I think togashi is actually Oda.
One piece is a site project of his, this is why he does not have that much time for HxH.
He writes the storyboards of one piece and dresses up as 'oda' for conventions because he enjoys leading a second life.
This is what inspired tha character illumi since oda was experimenting with realistic face makeup to impersonate oda better.
The big hiatus of hxh came arorund the time when one piece had the timeskip. Oda was very busy back planning out the new world chapters.
He tried out different ideas of the new world so he could prepare better for the DC in hunter x hunter.
Atm he let's the unnamed one piece writers do the job tho.
He is very busy writing the storyboards for Toriko for further preparation for HxH's DC arc.
This is why I don't go to youtube channels, it makes my head hurt
Possibly tho, there is no such thing as 'Togashi'.
Possibly the writer of Sailormoon ,Naoko Takeuchi, had a great idea for several shonen manga and decided to write them undercover (due to the sexist, male dominated genre!) but give her husband the credit.
Of course they had to keep their relationship secret so nobody would suspect, until they finally decided to marry.
are you high when you come up with this stuff lmao
Honestly, is it really that far fetched? We know that Togashi has such a wide range of raw drawing talent, if he wanted he could hope to minimize people recognizing him by using a tablet to draw since ya, hand drawn compared to digital art is a very different feel that is a bit hard to adjust to at first.
I mean it might not be true but Togashi is one for his psychological mangas and if he wanted to tella story where people wouldn't recognize him what better way than to try to alter his art style. J.K. Rowling did the same thing, she wrote a book under a different pen name and no one batted an eye to it cause meh who cares just some scrub writing a book, yet once people knew she wrote it many picked it up and honestly for an artist it's kinda hard to do that cause if you have a certain style it's easy to recognize who's drawing it takes a lot of effort to hide that part of ones talent. It isn't to tough to change how one write or to trick the reader based on writing style or even changing your pen name because when you change your pen name as an author you have to convince them to read it through a well thought up synopsis of the book and that's quite a challenge.
If this turned out to be true that be neat, though sadly I could never get into the story of Tokyo Ghoul, personally I always thought Togashi used HxH as leverage to convince Shonen to make animes of his previous works lol, also thought maybe the Sailor Moon revival might of been part of that but since he hasn't churned out any new HxH chapters it doesn't seem likely.
lmao... of course it's freaking far fetched. Togashi is lazy as hell taking a break every so often and handing in sketches for some chapters. Tokyo Ghoul on the other hand is on time every week.
This alone disproves of any theory you could have.
PS. Tokyo Ghoul have horrible fight panels while Hunter X have excellent fight panels. If Togashi drew Tokyo Ghoul, the fights would not be so vague; I believe Togashi plans his fighting panels much like how movies have an action director.
Only the internet is wild enough to come up with an idea like this post.
Last edited by Drakrami; September 09, 2015 at 12:08 PM.