The official website for the live-action film of Sui Ishida‘s Tokyo Ghoul manga began streaming a teaser trailer on Thursday. The video, which is available with English text and subtitles, introduces footage of the main cast.
The cast is as follows:
Masataka Kubota (live-action Death Note, Mars, Photo Braver 7 television series) as Ken Kaneki
Fumika Shimizu as Tōka Kirishima
(From left to right in image below): Yuu Aoi (live-action Rurouni Kenshin‘s Megumi) as Rize Kamishiro, EXILE‘s Nobuyuki Suzuki as Kōtarō Amon, and Yo Oizumi (voice of Layton in the Professor Layton series) as Kureo Mado
Kentarō Hagiwara (“Super Star” short) is directing the film, and the production shot principal photography from last July to September. Masanori Morikawa, a Christian Dada designer and a fan of the original manga, designed the masks and costumes of the ghouls in the film.
Viz publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:
Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way – except their craving for human flesh. Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body – eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.
Ishida serialized Tokyo Ghoul in Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump from 2011 to 2014, and is now serializing Tokyo Ghoul:re. The two manga have a combined 22 million copies in print. Tokyo Ghoul inspired two anime series, several original video anime projects, PlayStation Vita and smartphone games, and a stage play.
[Via Cinema Today]