Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film's New Visual Shows Tōka Kirishima
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The staff for the live-action film of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga unveiled a new image visual and logo on Thursday. The visual shows Fumika Shimizu (live-action My Neighbor Seki, HK/Hentai Kamen, Kamen Rider Fourze, Mare) in costume as the heroine Tōka Kirishima. For the first time in 12 years, Shimizu cut her normally long hair down to 30 centimeters (one foot) to match Tōka's look.
The staff previously unveiled a visual last month showing Masataka Kubota (live-action Death Note, Mars, Photo Braver 7 television series) in costume as Ken Kaneki, wearing the character's ghoul mask.
Masanori Morikawa, a Christian Dada designer and a fan of the original manga, designed the masks and costumes of the ghouls in the film.
The rest of the cast includes:
(From left to right in image below): Yū Aoi (live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Megumi) as RIZE Kamishiro, EXILE's Nobuyuki Suzuki as Kōtarō Amon, and Yo Oizumi (voice of Layton in the Professor Layton series) as Kureo Mado.
Kentarō Hagiwara ("Super Star" short) is directing the film, and the production shot principal photography from last July to September. The film will open in Japan in summer.
Viz publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:
Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way - except their craving for human flesh. Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful RIZE. But it turns out that she's only interested in his body - eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.
Ishida serialized Tokyo Ghoul in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from 2011 to 2014, and is now serializing Tokyo Ghoul:re. Tokyo Ghoul inspired two anime series, several original video anime projects, PlayStation Vita and smartphone games, and a stage play.
Source: Comic Natalie