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Tokyo Ghoul live action movie confirmed for Summer 2017

Tokyo Ghoul live action movie visual

Tokyo Ghoul live action movie – On December 6th 2016, the wrap around jacket band of seventh volume of Tokyo Ghoul RE Manga announced that Tokyo Ghoul live action movie is confirmed, other than that no details were revealed.  Today the staff working on the live action movie of Tokyo Ghoul released the very first visual of the movie which shows the main lead character “Kaneki Ken” in Ghoul mask.

Tokyo Ghoul live action movie first visual

Tokyo Ghoul live action movie
Tokyo Ghoul live action movie

Tokyo Ghoul live action movie – cast

  • Kubota Masataka – Kaneki Ken
  • Shimizu Fumika – Kirishima Touka
  • Aoi Yuu – Kamishiro Rize
  • Suzuki Nobuyuki – Amon Koutarou
  • Oizumi Yo – Mado Kureo

Morikawa Masanori, a christian dada designer is a fan of original Tokyo Ghoul manga and he is the one who designed this mask shown in the visual poster above. Hagiwara Kentarou is directing the movie, the live action film is set to release in Japanese theaters in Summer 2017.

MyAnimeList has described the story for Tokyo Ghoul Anime/Manga in the following way :-

Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls’ inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.

Further details reveals that at Jump Festa 2017 which is to be held in chiba the mask worn by lead actor Kubota will be displayed that the event at Tokyo Ghoul section. Also 2 minutes limited video will be screened at the event that takes place on 17-18th December.

[News Source – Comic Natalie]

The mangaka Ishida who wrote Tokyo Ghoul manga serialized the manga in Shueisha’s weekly young jump magazine from the period of 2011-2014. Which eventually inspired a two season anime series, and now he is currently serializing the sequel manga Tokyo Ghoul RE.

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