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Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film Casts Kabuki Actor Minosuke Bandō as Uta

posted on 2017-05-26 02:00 EDT
Film opens on July 29

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


Yuu 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


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