How Many Episodes Will Season 1 of Tokyo 24th Ward Have?

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How many episodes will the first season of Tokyo 24th Ward have? The original CloverWorks so has been one of the weirdest so far in terms of its twists and subject matter, making it nearly impossible to predict which direction the story is going to take next.

If you're wondering how many more tense episodes and trolley dilemmas you can expect, you've come to the right place.

Tokyo 24th Ward: What Is It All About?

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For those still undecided, the original CloverWorks anime, known in original Japanese as Tokyo 24-ku, unfolds on an artificial island - the titular 24th ward. New high school graduates and best friends Shuta, Kokki, and Ran used to be collectively known as a group named RGB, who tried to help others through heroic deeds.

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The three friends fell apart when Kokki's sister, Asumi, who was close to all of them, died in the fire while trying to protect her beloved school building. Haunted by their failure to save her, the RGB go their separate ways until their reunion at Asumi's memorial a year later.

Catching up at their mutual friend's restaurant, they all receive a phone call at the same time. To make matters even stranger, the person at the other end of the line, appears to be Asumi, who presents a trolley dilemma to them, urging them to choose the future.

From there on, the RGB become active once again, striving to resolve a series of trolley dilemmas presented to them by "Asumi," trying to ensure minimal casualties. This becomes increasingly difficult both due to the nature of the dilemmas and their incompatible personalities, which often cause them to fight one another instead of their unknown enemy, a monstrous being known as Carneades.

How Many Episodes Will Season 1 of Tokyo 24th Ward Have?

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MyAnimeList recently updated the entry for Tokyo 24th Ward confirming that season 1 of the show will have 12 episodes. At the time of writing, the creators have not announced intentions for additional content. As the anime is an original work, with no manga or light novel preceding it, we're all on the same page.

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A lot depends on the creators' original intentions, as episode 12 of Tokyo 24th Ward could provide a satisfying ending with no need for sequels. This does seem a bit unlikely, given how things went with other original CloverWorks shows (Wonder Egg Priority, I'm looking at you).

Not to be negative here, but the mind-bending nature of Tokyo 24th Ward makes it likely to become of the many weird anime out there that don't exactly resolve their loose threads and leave us begging for an ending.

It is, of course, a bit early to tell for sure. Tokyo 24th Ward has been promising so far, and it might well surprise us, so, if you're enjoying it, stay tuned for more updates!