The famed manga and anime series Tokyo Ghoul is set to make its live-action movie world premiere at this year’s Anime Expo on July 3, 2017. Presented by Funimation Films, Tokyo Ghoul will be the first-ever live-action movie to make a world premiere at Anime Expo. Special guests are also expected to attend the premiere, but have yet to be announced.
Few details are provided from the most recent trailer, but the costumes and characters appear to be pretty on-point. It will be interesting to see how dark in tone the movie will be and how much gore they’re willing to show. We see glimpses of some of the Ghouls’ Kagune.
Tokyo Ghoul was originally conceived by Sui Ishida and published in Shueisha’s seinen manga magazine, Weekly Young Jump. The series ran from 2011 to 2014, eventually publicized into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series was inevitably adapted into an 12-episode anime series by the studio Pierrot (Bleach; Naruto; Yu Yu Hakasho) and directed by Oscar-nominated Shuhei Morita (Possessions).
For those looking to attend the screening, the movie will begin at 7:30pm in the Diamond Ballroom of the JW Marriott near the Los Angeles Convention Center. Due to the mature content of the film, only those with 18+ wristbands will be able to attend the premiere, which you can pick up at the Info Services booth in the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Tokyo Ghoul courtesy of the anime’s official Facebook page:
In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans — yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.
Directed by Kentarō Hagiwara, Tokyo Ghoul stars Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Yu Aoi, Nobuyuki Suzuki, and Yo Oizumi. The film’s actual theatrical debut will hit screens in Japan on July 29, 2017.
Source: Anime Expo