Masataka Kubota (Death Note TV drama) also returns as the protagonist Ken Kaneki
In addition to Shunya Shiraishi as Nishiki Nishio reported last week, the official website for the forthcoming second live-action film project based on Sui Ishida's dark fantasy manga Tokyo Ghoul has confirmed that 24-year-old Kai Ogasawara is reprising his role as Hideyoshi "Hide" Nagachika, the protagonist Ken Kaneki's human best friend. Ogasawara is a member of Japanese idol unit Chotokkyu/Bullet Train.
Ogasawara says, "As a big fan of the manga, it was a happy time for me to return to the Tokyo Ghoul world as the role of Hide again! I was excited to feel the passion at the set every time, and am still missing it. I tried to portray the character Hide as a mental support to his best friend Kaneki and as a light that can get close to him gently. In this second film, I thought it must be about a love triangle among Kaneki, Tsukiyama-san, and me... (laugh). I hope you will enjoy the ghoul world that becomes more "crescendo" than the first film."
The live-action film Tokyo Ghoul 2 (tentative title) is set for a release in Japan in the summer of 2019.
Masataka Kubota as Ken Kaneki in the second film
Shunya Shiraishi as Nishiki Nishio
© Sui Ishida/Shueisha
© "Tokyo Ghoul" Production Committee