Sui Ishida's manga will come to life in Japanese cinemas in summer 2017

A poster for the live-action adaptation of Sui Ishida’s manga, Tokyo Ghoul, has been released.

Ishida’s original Tokyo Ghoul manga debuted in 2011, centring around college student Ken Kaneki who undergoes surgery that accidentally transforms him into a half-ghoul, after being attacked by a ghoul himself.

The manga ended in 2014 and was followed up by an anime adaptation that ran for two seasons – Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul √A. Season 3 had been confirmed but rumours suggest the show may be canceled due to internal management issues.

The live-action film, directed by Kentarô Hagiwara, was announced in June 2016.

Masataka Kubota will play the protagonist Ken Kaneki and Fumika Shimizu will play the heroine Tōka Kirishima. Yuu Aoi has been cast as Rize Kamishiro, EXILE’s Nobuyuki Suzuki as Kōtarō Amon, and Yo Oizumi as Kureo Mado.

The manga series also proved popular in the English market, with its first volume quickly taking the no.3 position on the New York Times Best Seller.