Funimation Licenses Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film

posted on 2017-05-31 18:52 EDT
Theatrical release in Japanese with English subtitles planned

FUNimation Entertainment announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the live-action Tokyo Ghoul film. The company plans to release the film theatrically in Japanese with English subtitles.

Funimation also confirmed that Cinema Today's livestream presentation about the film will be English-subtitled. The presentation will take place on Friday at 5:30 a.m. EDT and will feature director Kentarō Hagiwara, actor Masataka Kubota, and original creator Sui Ishida (Ishida's appearance will be by text through the internet). The presentation will also have a "special announcement."

The film will open in Japan on July 29. The cast includes:

Kentarō Hagiwara ("Super Star" short) is directing the film, and the production shot principal photography from last July to September. Masanori Morikawa, a Christian Dada designer and a fan of the original manga, designed the masks and costumes of the ghouls in the film.

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