2nd Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film Opens in Summer 2019
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website for the live-action film adaptations of Sui Ishida's Tokyo Ghoul manga revealed on Thursday that the second live-action film will open in Japan in summer 2019. The film is tentatively titled Tokyo Ghoul 2. Film distributor Shochiku also revealed a still showing Masataka Kubota as main character Ken Kaneki.
Masataka Kubota (center in image below) is returning as Ken Kaneki, but Maika Yamamoto (left in image below) is replacing Fumika Shimizu as Tōka Kirishima. (Shimizu retired from acting to join the Happy Science religious organization last year.) Shota Matsuda (right in image below) is joining the cast as Shū Tsukiyama, a character who appears in the manga but was not in the last film.
The first film premiered on July 3, 2017 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. It then debuted in 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, 2017. The film ranked #5 in its opening weekend in Japan.