The live-action adaptation of creator Sui Ishida’s manga, “Tokyo Ghoul,” has debuted its first poster, including the first photo from the film.
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Debuting in 2011, “Tokyo Ghoul” centers on Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives an attack by a ghoul, a flesh-eating supernatural creature that lives among humans in secret. Taken to the hospital, Ken undergoes a surgery that transforms him into a half-ghoul.
The manga, which ended in 2014, has inspired light novels, an anime series, a pair of OVAs, video games and the aforementioned sequel. The film was announced in June 2016 via a wrap-around band on the seventh volume of the sequel, “Tokyo Ghoul:re.”
Upon its arrival in the English market, the series quickly became a fixture on the New York Times best seller list, with the first volume currently sitting at the #3 position despite being on the list for over 74 weeks as of this writing. Vol. 9 debuted on the list seven weeks ago and currently sits in the #6 position.
Directed by Kentarô Hagiwara and starring Yû Aoi, Yô Ôizumi, Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, the film is slated to arrive in Japanese theaters theaters in Summer 2017.
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