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.”
— 映画『東京喰種 トーキョーグール』 (@tkg_movie) 2018年12月5日
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
— 映画『東京喰種 トーキョーグール』 (@tkg_movie) 2018年11月21日
Shunya Shiraishi as Nishiki Nishio
— 映画『東京喰種 トーキョーグール』 (@tkg_movie) 2018年11月28日
© Sui Ishida/Shueisha
© “Tokyo Ghoul” Production Committee