First Image Visual for “Tokyo Ghoul” Live-Action Film Revealed

The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Sui Ishida’s dark fantasy manga series Tokyo Ghoul today posted its first image visual featuring 28-year-old Masataka Kubota as the protagonist Ken Kaneki, who is best known for his portrayal as Light Yagami in the Death Note TV drama aired in 2015.




It is also announced that internationally acclaimed Japanese designer Masanori Morikawa (CHRISTIAN

DADA), who has produced the stage costumes of KISS and Lady Gaga, designed the masks, including

the one held by Kubota in the image visual, and costumes used in the film. “I myself have been a big

fan of the manga series, so I really appreciate for giving me this opportunity. The masks and costumes

used in the film were newly designed by me, expanding the images of the manga with the director. I

hope the fans of the Tokyo Ghoul manga will like it,” Morikawa says.



Mask designs



Masanori Morikawa

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As reported, 36-year-old Kentaro Hagiwara is attached to direct. This is the first feature film for

him who has mainly worked on music videos and TV commercials. Shooting was already wrapped

up in September. The Shochiku-distributed film is set to be released in Japan in Summer of 2017.



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Source: “Tokyo Ghoul” live-action film official website, Twitter


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