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Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film's Trailer Previews Theme Song

posted on 2017-06-13 17:00 EDT by Karen Ressler
RADWIMPS' Yōjirō Noda performs song for film premiering at Anime Expo

The official website for the live-action Tokyo Ghoul film began streaming a new trailer on Wednesday. The English-subtitled video features the theme song "Banka" by RADWIMPS band songwriter and guitarist Yōjirō Noda under his solo project name illion.

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 before its wide theatrical release in Japan on July 29. Funimation has licensed the film and plans to release it theatrically in North America in Japanese with English subtitles. 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.

The 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
  • Kabuki actor Minosuke Bandō as Uta
  • Shunya Shiraishi as Nishio Nishiki
  • Seika Furuhata as Yoriko Kosaka
  • Tomoya Maeno as Ippei Kusaba
  • Dankan as Hisashi Ogura
  • Ryō Iwamatsu as Akihiro Kanō

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.

[Via Animate Times]


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