The official website for the upcoming live action adaptation to Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul has uploaded a new trailer for the film. Interestingly, the trailer is entirely subtitled in English so that fans of the series overseas can enjoy the trailer as well. Also of note is the fact that the trailer introduces some unseen footage of the upcoming adaptation and it introduces the theme song “BANKA” performed by illion. You can check out the trailer below:
The trailer features a peak at the fight between Kaneki and Amon, something I would be very interested to see a live action take on. Starring in the film is Masatake Kubota, notable for his role as Light Yagami in the TV drama adaptation of Death Note. The film will be coming to theaters in Japan on July 29th.
Unfamiliar with Tokyo Ghoul? Here are the cliff notes! Tokyo Ghoul began as a manga serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump magazine from September 2011 to September 2014. A sequel manga series, Tokyo Ghoul:re, is currently being serialized in Weekly Young Jump. The series has received two anime adaptations, Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul √A, that aired in the Summer 2014 and Winter 2015 anime seasons respectively. At the time of writing, both series are available for streaming on Hulu and FUNimation. For a brief synopsis, Hulu describes the series:
Tokyo lives in fear of creatures called Ghouls. By day, they live as ordinary humans, but by night, they become flesh-eating monsters. When an young man becomes the first Ghoul-human half breed, he must learn to harness his deadly, newfound powers.