Filipino-dubbed movie channel Tagalized Movie Channel (TMC) has announced last week that the live-action film adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul is set to premiere this month.
The film will premiere on Thursday, February 15, at 08:00pm, which will be seen for the first time in Filipino dubbing.
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.
A third anime adaptation, Tokyo Ghoul:Re, is set to premiere this Spring.
The live-action film was directed Kentaro Hagiwara, while screenplays were handled by Ichiro Kusuno, and Beck live-action movie’s cinematographer Satoru Karasawa handled Director of Photography.
RADWIMPS songwriter and guitarist Yojiro Noda, performed under his solo project illion, had sung the theme song “Banka”.
The film was produced by Geek Sight and distributed by Shochiku.
The film’s cast was 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”.
VIVA International Pictures, which is the foreign film distributor of VIVA Entertainment, had opened the live-action movie in local cinemas nationwide last August, which was shown in Japanese audio with subtitles.
The movie was screened in most theater houses for approximately two weeks.