Tokyo Ghoul's live-action film is looking to be one of the best live adaptations of an anime that we have seen yet. The film is set to debut at the end July, and in preparation for the big release, the film has released an epic new poster. The feature has already been screened by Funimation at Anime Expo on July 3rd, and reviews have been overwhelmingly positive.
The new poster not only reveals the official release date of the film, July 29th, but also almost the whole cast in costume. It is more than enough to get a fan of the franchise excited for the new film. You can check out the brand new poster below.
If you are unfamiliar with Tokyo Ghoul, Viz Media describes the story below:
"Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way - except their craving for human flesh. Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she's only interested in his body - eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own."
The series debuted in September 2011 thanks to mangaka Sui Ishida. Weekly Young Jump first published the manga before it was adapted into an anime series by Pierrot. The anime premiered in July 2014 before a second season ran in January 2015. A third season has yet to be announced by any party.
Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where creatures known as ghouls exist. The horrifying monsters survive by consuming human flesh and live amongst humans in secret. The story follows a boy named Ken Kaneki after a date-gone-wrong leaves him a half-ghoul. Struggling to adapt to his new life, Ken tries his best to fit into ghoul society, keep his monstrous status hidden from humans, and reign in the insatiable hunger he has for flesh.