Tokyo Ghoul is getting close to making its live-action debut, and fans are getting excited after getting a sneak peek with the first trailer. The film will be making its big debut at Anime Expo in Los Angeles this weekend on July 3rd, and will open in Japan on July 29. In preparation for the big release, the film has released two new TV spots that are sure to get fans excited for the film.
The new TV spots show Ken Kaneki's transformation from a normal everyday student, to a half ghoul. Not only do fans get to see his iconic mask again, but also a look at some Kagune action. Both spots are action packed and show the seemingly fast pace of the film. You can check out the new commercials above and below.
For those of you wanting to watch the film, Tokyo Ghoul is set to debut in July. During a press conference, news broke that the film would premiere in America 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.