Funimation Licenses Live-Action "Tokyo Ghoul"

Theatrical release planned

Funimation has announced plans to bring the Tokyo Ghoul live-Action movie to North America with a theatrical release planned. They describe it as a film based on the hit manga that inspired the anime. 


 Cast includes

Character Actor  
Ken Kaneki Masataka Kubota Light Yagami in Death Note TV Series, 2015
Toka Kirishima Fumika Shimizu Yuki Jojima in Kamen Rider Fourze, 2011-2012
Rize Kamishiro Yu Aoi Megumi in Rurouni Kenshin Live-Action Movies, 2012-2014
Kotaro Amon Nobuyuki Suzuki Member of EXILE
Kureo Mado Yo Oizumi Tatara (voice) in The Boy and the Beast, 2015



Also American fans, grab a cup of coffee because there will be a YouTube livestream about the film in Japanese with English subtitles, featuring director Kentaro Hagiwara, actor Masataka Kubota AND a special internet appearance by the original author of Tokyo Ghoul, Sui Ishida!


The livestream will take place on Friday at 5:30 AM ET/2:30 AM PT—so be sure to be the first to get the news (and a special announcement) about the new movie. Set a reminder to watch at





Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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