Highly anticipated second live-action film will open in Japan in the summer of 2019
The official website for the forthcoming second live-action film project based on Sui Ishida's dark fantasy
manga series Tokyo Ghoul announced today that 28-year-old Shunya Shiraishi, best known as the protagonist
Haruto Soma in the 14th Heisei Kamen Rider series Kamen Rider Wizard (2012-2013), is reprising his role
as Nishiki Nishio, following the first film released in 2017.
Shiraishi says, "I was often told by the people who saw the first film, 'Nishiki was dead, wasn't he?" But he
has managed to survive somehow. He is immortal. I joined the shooting while thinking seriously again about
the meaning to do Tokyo Ghoul in live action. Please look forward to New Tokyo Ghoul, not Tokyo Ghoul Sequel."
The live-action film Tokyo Ghoul 2 (tentative title) is set for a release in Japan in the summer of 2019.
As reported, 30-year-old Masataka Kubota (Light Yagami in the Death Note TV drama) will return as
the protagonist Ken Kaneki. And in place of Fumika Shimizu in the first film, 20-year-old fashion model/
actress Maika Yamamoto (Kaede Kayano in Assassination Classroom live-action films) is newly cast as
the main heroine Touka Kirishima, 33-year-old Shouta Matsuda (Saki Kubozuka in Dias Police: Dirty
Yellow Boys) is set to play Shu Tsukiyama, the infamous Gourmet ghoul of the 20th ward.
Masataka Kubota as Ken Kaneki in the second film
© Sui Ishida/Shueisha
© "Tokyo Ghoul" Production Committee