We all saw this coming. The much-awaited anime Tokyo Ghoul season 3 might be having some production delays. Fret not! Sui Ishida, the man behind the creation of the popular manga series brings you some exciting news. Recently, Ishida confirmed that a live-action adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul is definitely on its way! So even if the upcoming season gets delayed, you could at least look forward to the release of the live action film. Take a peek on the details of the upcoming film and the casts that were chosen to play the roles of protagonist Ken Kaneki and heroine Toka Kirishima.
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Tokyo Ghoul follows the story of Ken Kaneki. He contentedly lives his ordinary life as a college student who studies Japanese Literature at Kamii University. However, everything changes after he barely survives a deadly date with Rize Kamishiro, a ghoul who happens to be the infamous “Binge Eater.” After nearly getting himself killed, he wakes up at the hospital and learns that he had undergone surgery. Unfortunately, it was actually Rize’s kakuhou (a red wrap or a sac-like organ that is only present in ghouls) that was transplanted into him which ultimately turns him into a one-eyed ghoul. After joining Anteiku as a part-time waiter, he learns how to deal with his new life as a half-ghoul and becomes known as “Eye Patch.”
The Death Note live action star, Masataka Kubota will play as the protagonist Ken Kaneki. Kubota has given us a taste of his brilliant acting performance in his role as Yagami Light in the hit Japanese Film “Death Note.” He is also seen in the Photo Braver 7 television series. Fans are really looking forward to his performance in the upcoming film. Ishida himself says that he is the perfect actor for the role of the main character, Ken Kaneki.
The Japanese actress Fumika Shimizu will play as the heroine Toka Kirishima. You might recognize her as the cheerful Yuki Jojima in the Japanese tokusatsu drama “Kamen Rider Fourze.” There are also other notable shows that she’s been on. You can see her in the live action film My Neighbor Seki, HK/Hentai Kamen, and Mare.
Kentaro Hagiwara is directing the film. The principal photography will last from July to September 2016 and fans can expect the film to open in Japan in the summer of 2017.
During the last few years, live-action adaptations of popular anime have pretty been a hit or miss among the film viewers. However, considering that Tokyo Ghoul has been a favorite among the masses and that Sui Ishida will be actively participating in its production, there is no doubt that the live adaptation of the famous franchise will deliver a successful premiere!