Tokyo Ghoul Horror Stage Play's Cast, Staff Unveiled

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime's Chūji Mikasano to script July adaptation of Sui Ishida's manga

This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is announcing the main cast and staff of the Tokyo Ghoul stage play on Thursday. The play will run at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from July 2-8 and at the Kyōto Gekijō from July 18-20.

The cast will include:

  • Yūki Ogoe as Ken Kaneki
  • Aya Tabata as Tōka Kirishima
  • Shōgo Suzuki as Nishiki Nishio
  • Shūto Miyazaki as Hideyoshi Nagachika
  • Yuri Hamada as Rize Kamishiro
  • Mitsu Murata as Uta
  • Tomokazu Yoshida as Renji Yomo
  • Yoshitaka Yamagami as Yamori
  • Masaaki Okuno as Asaki Fueguchi
  • Yūki Kimisawa as Kōtarō Amon
  • Jiyū Arima as Kureo Madō
  • Tadayoshi Katō as Yoshimura

Isamu Kayano will direct the stage play, and Chūji Mikasano will write the script. Mikasano provided the script for the Tokyo Ghoul anime's first season and was in charge of series composition for both the first and second seasons. Gō Sakabe will compose the music for the stage play, while Daisuke Shimizu will choreograph the theatrical combat.

Weekly Young Jump readers will be able to enter an advance ticket drawing from Thursday at 12:00 p.m. JST to Sunday at 11:59 p.m. JST. Results of the drawing will be announced on April 21 at about 6:00 p.m. JST.

Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul horror manga is inspiring the play. Ishida launched the series in Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2011, and Shueisha shipped the 14th and final compiled volume last October. The series has more than 12 million copies in circulation. Viz plans to release the manga's first compiled volume in North America in June. Ishida launched the Tokyo Ghoul:re manga with a different main character in December.

In the original manga's story, mysterious "ghouls" haunt Tokyo and devour humans. People are gripped by 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.

The second television anime season inspired by Ishida's original manga premiered in Japan on January 8. Ishida was credited with creating the original manga for the first season, but Ishida is also credited with the original story concept for the second season.

Funimation streamed an English Broadcast Dub of the anime's second season as it aired in Japan. The North American anime distributor also streamed the first series as it aired in Japan last summer.

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