Yuichi Nakamura Joins Tokyo Ghoul Anime's Cast
This year's 23rd issue of Shueisha's Young Jump magazine is announcing more cast members for the anime of Sui Ishida's suspense horror manga Tokyo Ghoul on Thursday:
- Yuichi Nakamura as Renji Yomo
- Toshiyuki Toyonaga as Hideyoshi Nagachika
- Shintarō Asanuma as Nishiki Nishio
- Takahiro Sakurai as Uta
Natsuki Hanae (Nagi no Asukara, The Severing Crime Edge) will play the protagonist Ken Kaneki, Sora Amamiya (THE [email protected] MOVIE: Kagayaki no Mukōgawa e!, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World) will play the heroine Tōka Kirishima, and Kana Hanazawa (Kobato., Steins;Gate) will play Rize Kamishiro. Other cast members include:
Mamoru Miyano as Shū Tsukiyama
Takayuki Sugo as Yoshimura
Sumire Morohoshi as Hinami Fueguchi
Katsuyuki Konishi as Kōtarō Amon
The television anime will premiere in July on Tokyo MX TV and other stations.
The dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.
Shuhei Morita (Freedom, Kakurenbo), the Oscar-nominated director of the "Possessions" ("Tsukumo") short, is helming this anime at Pierrot. Kazuhiro Miwa (animation director on Eureka Seven AO, Gosick, Heroman) is designing the characters, and playwright Chūji Mikasano (LDK) is supervising and writing the scripts. Noboru Haraguchi (Heroman, Gosick) is the sound director, and Yutaka Yamada (live-action Marumo no Okite, Hunter ~Sono Onna-tachi, Shōkinkasegi~) is composing the music.
Ishida launched the manga in Weekly Young Jump in 2011, and Shueisha published the 11th compiled book volume on April 18. The manga sold about 1,666,348 copies last year to be the 27th top-selling manga series, and it has now sold about 2.6 million copies. Weekly Young Jump posted a special promotional video for the manga last July.