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Encore Films to Open Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film in Singapore in August

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film opens on July 29 in Japan

Film distributor Encore Films announced on Wednesday that it will open the the live-action film of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga in Singapore on August 3, five days after the film's July 29 debut in Japan.

While Encore Films previously announced that it will release the film in both Singapore and Indonesia, it has not yet announced an Indonesian release date for the film.

The previously announced cast includes:

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) as Kureo Mado

Kunio Murai (live-action Nobunaga Concerto) as Kuzen Yoshimura

Kenta Hamano (live-action Moteki) as Enji koma

Nozomi Sasaki (One Piece Film Z) as Kaya Irimi

Shuntarō Yanagi (live-action Crows Explode) as Renji Yomo

Hiyori Sakurada (live-action Nigakute Amai) as Hinami Fueguchi

Shōko Aida (The Case of Hana & Alice) as Ryōko Fueguchi

Kai Ogasawara as Hideyoshi "Hide" Nagachika

The site previously streamed a teaser video for the film in April.

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.

The Tokyo Ghoul urban fantasy/horror 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. RIZE later reveals that she is a ghoul and attempts to kill and devour Kaneki, but fails. Kaneki, waking up in critical condition in the hospital, finds that he is now half-ghoul, and begins to live a double life as a normal college student, all the while trying to suppress his cannibalistic ghoul instincts.

Ishida launched the manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in September 2011, and ended it in September 2014. Shueisha published 14 compiled book volumes for the series. Ishida launched a sequel manga in Weekly Young Jump in October 2014. In Indonesia, M&C! is publishing the original manga. The original manga has been adapted into two television anime series, three light novels, two OVAs, and two video games.

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