Tokyo Ghoul:re Anime Casts Yu Kobayashi, Mamoru Miyano
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's ninth issue of Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine is revealing two more cast members on Thursday for the television anime adaptation of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul:re manga.
The new cast includes:
- Yu Kobayashi (Attack on Titan's Sasha Blouse, Negima!'s Setsuna Sakurazaki, Blood Blockade Battlefront's Chain Sumeragi) as Kanae von Rosewald
- Mamoru Miyano as Shū Tsukiyama (reprising role from previous series)
The rest of the main cast includes:
Natsuki Hanae as Ken Kaneki/Haise Sasaki
Kaito Ishikawa as Kuki Urie
Yūma Uchida as Ginshi Shirazu
Natsumi Fujiwara as Tōru Mutsuki
Ayane Sakura as Saiko Yonebayashi
The anime will premiere in April.
Odahiro Watanabe (Soul Buster, assistant director on Super Lovers 2, Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid) is replacing Shuhei Morita as director for the anime at Pierrot. Pierrot+ is credited for animation production assistance. Chūji Mikasano is returning from the first two Tokyo Ghoul anime to provide series composition and write the scripts. Atsuko Nakajima (Ranma ½, You're Under Arrest, Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto) is replacing Kazuhiro Miwa as character designer. Rock band Ziyoou-vachi will perform the ending theme song "Half."
Ishida serialized the 14-volume Tokyo Ghoul manga in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine from 2011 to 2014, and launched Tokyo Ghoul:re in October 2014 in the same magazine. Shueisha published the 14th volume on January 19.
Viz Media is releasing the Tokyo Ghoul:re sequel series, and it describes the first volume:
Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad how to be outstanding investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his students and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull them together as a team, or will Qs Squad first assignment be their last?
Viz Media is also releasing the original Tokyo Ghoul manga in English, and it published the 14th and final volume on August 15.
A live-action film adaptation premiered 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. The film screened in the United States from October 16-22.