After the announcement of the live-action movie adaptation of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga in a wrap-around jacket for the Tokyo Ghoul:re manga’s Vol. 7, the actors playing the two leads have also been revealed. In addition, it has been confirmed that the movie will be released in summer 2017.
Masataka Kubota, who played Light Yagami in the live-action Death Note TV drama as Light Yagami, is the one chosen to play Ken Kaneki, the boy who is turned into a half-ghoul after he gets caught in an accident and is transplanted with organs from a ghoul. Meanwhile, the female lead, Touka Kirishima, a female ghoul, will be played by Fumika Shimizu. Fans might know her as Aiko Himeno from the live-action Hentai Kamen movie.
Principal filming for this movie will begin in July and will wrap-up in September, with Kentarou Hagiwara leading the staff as the director.
The original Tokyo Ghoul manga, which ran for 14 volumes, is written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It received two highly-popular anime adaptations, as well as a sequel manga with Tokyo Ghoul:re, which is currently being serialized, as well as various spin-offs and OVAs. The series follows Ken Kaneki, an ordinary boy who suddenly became transplanted with organs from a ghoul who attacked him, thus making him a half-ghoul and half-human hybrid, and must eat human flesh in order to sustain his life.
So, what do you guys think of this new live-action movie adaptation? Would Masataka Kubota be a good choice to play Kaneki? Would it stay loyal to the original source manga? Would this be a good one or a bad adaptation? Only time will tell.
Source: Comic Natalie