Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film Casts Kabuki Actor Minosuke Bandō as Uta
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The official website for the live-action film of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga revealed on Friday that kabuki actor Minosuke Bandō will play Uta, a mask maker for ghouls.
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
Yo Oizumi (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 film will open in Japan on July 29. 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.
Viz Media 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: Comic Natalie