VIVA International Pictures, the foreign film distributor of VIVA Entertainment, has announced on Thursday that they will be screening the live-action film adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul in local cinemas.
The movie is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, August 9, which is set to be available in most theater chains nationwide.
Riddled with gripping fight scenes and tasteful gore, this adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul brings the popular manga series to life like never before.
Buried in books and a quiet life, Ken Kaneki is all but dead to the world in an age where flesh-eating ghouls live among us. But when his only chance for survival is an organ donation that turns him into a ghoul-human hybrid, he finds sanctuary at Anteiku—a café run by the people he once considered monsters. Targeted by anti-ghoul forces, this safe house is up against a hunger more sickening than their own. When their most innocent members are threatened by humanity’s taste for vengeance, Kaneki will risk life and limb to protect the very world that changed his own. (Synopsis from Funimation)
Tokyo Ghoul is the live-action film adaptation of the popular dark fantasy manga series series by Sui Ishida, which was serialized from September 2011 to September 2014 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
The original manga has a total of 14 chapters, since then expanded to two manga spin-offs, light novel series, and two seasons of an anime adaptation.
The live-action film will be directed Kentaro Hagiwara, while screenplays are handles by Ichiro Kusuno, and Beck live-action movie’s cinematographer Satoru Karasawa handles Director of Photography.
The film will be produced by Geek Sight and distributed by Shochiku.
The film’s cast will be lead by Masataka Kubota (“Light Yagami”, Death Note live-action TV series) as lead character “Ken Kaneki”, while Fumika Shimuzu (“Aiko Himeno”, Hentai Kamen live-action movie) portrayed “Toka Kirishima”.
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