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Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film Reveals English-Subtitled Trailer, Theme Song (Updated)

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
RADWIMPS' songwriter Yōjirō Noda performs "Banka" for July 29 film

Cinema Today's livestream presentation of the live-action Tokyo Ghoul film's kickoff event revealed a new English-subtitled trailer on Friday. The video previews Kaneki's transformation into a half-ghoul.

The presentation, which included live English interpretation, also announced that the RADWIMPS band songwriter and guitarist Yōjirō Noda's is performing the film's theme song "Banka" as his solo project illion.

The presentation took place on Friday at 5:30 a.m. EDT and featured director Kentarō Hagiwara, actor Masataka Kubota, and original creator Sui Ishida (Ishida's appearance was by text through the internet). The presentation featured a discussion with the guests and live questions from fans around the world.

Funimation announced on Wednesday that it has licensed the film. The company plans to release the film theatrically in North America in Japanese with English subtitles. The film's official website also revealed a new visual and stills on Wednesday.

The film will open in Japan on July 29. The cast includes:

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. Don Davis (The Matrix film trilogy) is composing the film's music, and Nicholas Becker (Arrival, Zero Gravity, Batman Begins) is in charge of sound special effects.

Source: Comic Natalie

Update: The livestream also announced that the film will premiere on July 3 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 7 in Berlin, and July 10 at the Marunouchi Piccadilly theater in Chiyoda, Japan. The livestream also confirmed that the film will get a release in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Germany, Autstria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Korea, China, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

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