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Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film Posts Teaser Visual, Character Stills

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu star in July 29 film based on Sui Ishida's manga

The official website for the live-action film of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga revealed a new teaser visual for the film on Wednesday. The text on the visual reads, "The only entity who knows of the two worlds of humans and ghouls."

The site also revealed stills from the film featuring the main cast. The cast is as follows:

Masataka Kubota (live-action Death Note, Mars, Photo Braver 7 television series) as Ken Kaneki

Fumika Shimizu as Tōka Kirishima

Yū Aoi (live-action Rurouni Kenshin's Megumi) as Rize Kamishiro

EXILE's Nobuyuki Suzuki as Kōtarō Amon

Yō Ōizumi (voice of Layton in the Professor Layton series)

The film will open in Japan on July 29. The site previously streamed a teaser video for the film earlier this month.

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.

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. The two manga have a combined 22 million copies in print. Tokyo Ghoul inspired two anime series, several original video anime projects, PlayStation Vita and smartphone games, and a stage play.

Source: Animate Times

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