Tokyo Ghoul is preparing to make it's live-action debut, and fans have just gotten their best look at the project yet. Over in Japan, the cast and crew of Tokyo Ghoul held a live-stream event where they talked about the feature, but that's not all. At the end of the presentation, the first full-length trailer for Tokyo Ghoul was shown, and it will blow fans aways.
The trailer, which can be seen above, gives a brief overview of the series' story. Tokyo Ghoul takes place in a world where humans are no longer at the top of the food chain thanks to humanoid creatures called Ghouls. The flesh-eating race lives amongst humans and runs Tokyo's underbelly. Ken Kaneki never expected to get involved with that world until he was forced into it after a mishap with a Ghoul turned him into a rare half-Ghoul. Now, the boy must learn about the underground community and figure out how to live in both the human and Ghoul world.
The trailer gives fans a good look at Kaneki's character as well as the female lead Toka. A slew of familiar supporting characters can also be seen, but it is the film's CGI which has gained attention. Tokyo Ghoul features some of Japan's most fluid CG effects to date, and fans have taken to social media to praise the film's effects team for their work.
For those of you wanting to watch the film, Tokyo Ghoul is set to debut in July. During the press conference earlier today, news broke that the film would premiere in merica just a few days before it releases in Japan. Funimation will screen the feature on July 3rd.
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.