Funimation has announced plans to bring the Tokyo Ghoul live-Action movie to North America with a theatrical release planned. They describe it as a film based on the hit manga that inspired the anime. This film will be releasing in Japan 29th of July 2017. The North American release is to be annouced.

Tokyo Ghoul originally is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series by Sui Ishida serialised in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine weekly young jump between September 2011 and September 2014.

The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul.

This was accomplished because some of Rize’s organs were transferred into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive. The ghouls who manage the coffee shop “Anteiku” take him in and teach him to deal with his new life as a half-ghoul. Some of his daily struggles include fitting into the ghoul society, as well as keeping his identity hidden from his human companions.

The cast and characters of the film are: 

Character Actor  
Ken Kaneki Masataka Kubota Light Yagami in Death Note TV Series, 2015
Toka Kirishima Fumika Shimizu Yuki Jojima in Kamen Rider Fourze, 2011-2012
Rize Kamishiro Yu Aoi Megumi in Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Movies, 2012-2014
Kotaro Amon Nobuyuki Suzuki Member of EXILE
Kureo Mado Yo Oizumi Tatara (voice) in The Boy and the Beast, 2015

Check out the theatrical poster below of the Tokyo Ghoul live action movie. Below


Sources: (1) Facebook Page: Anime Paw (2) Anime News Network: Anime News Network (3) Cruncyroll: Funimation Tokyo Ghoul Live Action Movie

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