VivaMax, the video streaming service of Viva Entertainment, has added on Monday Tokyo Ghoul live-action film to their streaming lineup.
The film is streamed in its Japanese audio and Tagalog dubbing with English subtitles.
Tokyo Ghoul is the first Japanese live-action film based on the popular dark fantasy manga series by Sui Ishida, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from September 2011 to September 2014.
The original manga has a total of 14 chapters, which has since expanded to two manga spinoffs, four light novel adaptations, three television anime series, two original video anime and several video game adaptations.
The manga series inspired two live-action films, Tokyo Ghoul, released in Japanese cinemas on July 2017, and Tokyo Ghoul S, released in July 2019.
Funimation, which distributed the live-action film in North America, described the film:
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.
Tokyo Ghoul’s first live-action film was directed Kentaro Hagiwara, while screenplays were written by Ichiro Kusuno, and Beck live-action film’s cinematographer Satoru Karasawa handled Director of Photography, which was was produced by Geek Sight and distributed by Shochiku.
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The live-action film starred Masataka Kubota (“Light Yagami”, Death Note live-action TV series) as lead character “Ken Kaneki”, and Fumika Shimuzu (“Aiko Himeno”, Hentai Kamen live-action film) portrayed “Toka Kirishima”.
Viva International Pictures, the foreign film distribution outfit of Philippine entertainment company Viva Entertainment, screened the live-action film in local cinemas in August 2017.
The live-action film is made available for the first time in Tagalog dubbing through TMC, which is one of Viva Entertainment’s Pay TV channels, in February 2018.
The film was previously streamed on video streaming platform iflix, now owned by Chinese technology company Tencent, in October 2019.
VivaMax is an over-the-top video streaming service owned by Viva Entertainment, which was launched in December 15, 2020 on web browser platforms and on smartphone devices a week later.
The streaming platform mainly contain films from Viva Entertainment’s library, but also include several acquired international films from South Korea, China, Japan and Hollywood.
For more details on the streaming service, please visit vivamax.net.