And no, it hasn't been whitewashed
A trailer for a live-action rendition of Tokyo Ghoul has been released, and it looks awesome.
With all the controversy surrounding Ghost In The Shell and its whitewashing notoriety, news of another manga-turned-live-action film would have many fearing the worst.
However, this brand new live-action remake of Shu Isida’s Tokyo Ghoul is an authentic Japanese production, which means no whitewashing!
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.
Enjoy the teaser trailer below that shows Ken Kaneki being transformed into a Ghoul hybrid in the most epic way possible.
Tokyo Ghoul will debut in Japan on Saturday, July 29, 2017.