Tokyo Ghoul Released New Theatrical Poster for Live Action Film

Rest easy Tokyo Ghoul fans. We’ll still see Kaneki and his cool mask on the silver screen soon. Tokyo Ghoul confirmed its release on July 29th despite numerous production setbacks and a cast member retiring to join a cult. Here is a new theatrical poster to prove it.


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Shochiku released the first theatrical teaser on December 13th of last year. It featured Japanese actor Masataka Kubota (13 AssassinsDeath NoteJellyfish Eyes) in a mask designed by Masanori Morikawa. Director Kentarō Hagiwara (Uso Nante Hitotsu mo Nai no, Anniversary, Zubrowka Japan) finished the principal photography from July to September 2016. Anime streaming sites, such as Crunchyroll, released the first 30-second teaser on April 12th.

Tokyo Ghoul tells the story of Ken Kaneki, a college student who undergoes a surgery after a ghoul viciously attacks him. The surgery saves his life but transforms him into a half-ghoul. With his new found identity, he must consume human flesh to keep himself alive. The anime and the manga chronicles his daily struggles to fit in the ghoul society while keeping his transformation a secret from his human companions. Sui Ishida penned the manga which ran in Shueisha’ Weekly Young Jump from September 2011 to September 2014. A 12 episode anime ran between July and September 2014, followed by another 12 episode 2nd season on January 8th to March 26th of 2015.

Is the long wait for a live-action Tokyo Ghoul worth it? Let us know in the comments and stay tuned for more updates.

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