Live-Action “Tokyo Ghoul” Film Previews 2 More Trailers

Film distributor Shochiku has begun streaming new trailers for the live-action “Tokyo Ghoul” film, which includes the theme song “Banka” by illion, songwriter and guitarist RADWIMPS  Yojiro Noda.

Based on the manga series “Tokyo Ghoul” by Sui Ishida, first published September 2011 in weekly Japanese magazine “Weekly Young Jump“, the film follows university student Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) when he becomes injured by Rize, a human eating ghoul. Ken is saved from the ghoul when a steel frame falls on Rize, and becomes a half ghoul after receiving an organ transplant from Rize when both are sent to the hospital.

The film’s cast also includes Fumika Shimizu as Toka Kirishima (despite her retirement to focus on her religion Happy Science), Yu Aoi as Rize Kamishiro and Nobuyuki Suzuki as Investigator Kotaro Amon.

“Tokyo Ghoul” 30-second trailer

“Tokyo Ghoul” 60-second trailer

The official Twitter account for the film also posted four pictures of Gekidan EXILE member Nobuyuki Suzuki undergoing training for his role as Kotaro Amon.

The film will premiere on July 3 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles, July 7 in Berlin, and will be followed by its Japanese premiere on July 10 at the Marunouchi Piccadilly theater in Chiyoda, Japan.

North American anime distributor Funimation has licensed the film and plans to release it theatrically in North America in Japanese with English subtitles. The film will additionally get a release in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Germany, Autstria, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, United States, Canada, Korea, China, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Wide theatrical release of “Tokyo Ghoul” in Japan begins on July 29.