Tokyo Ghoul to Receive Live Action Movie

People who have had the opportunity to see the 7th volume of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul:re  manga noticed a special announcement printed along with it.  There are plans for a live action movie adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul.  The volume is due to be released on June 17 in Japan where the announcement is said to be made on the cover of the volume.  The announcement also states that more details will be provided in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen JUMP magazine. 

The initial Tokyo Ghoul manga ran from 2011-2014 and spanned 14 volumes. Later that year, the sequel, Tokyo Ghoul:re began serialization. The manga has also spawned an anime in 2014 and a second season called Tokyo Ghoul √A in 2015.  Each season lasted 12 episodes.  Two OVAs were also produced: Tokyo Ghoul: “Jack” and Tokyo Ghoul: “Pinto.” 

The story of the manga is described as follows:

Lurking within the shadows of Tokyo are frightening beings known as “ghouls,” who satisfy their hunger by feeding on humans once night falls. An organization known as the Commission of Counter Ghoul (CCG) has been established in response to the constant attacks on citizens and as a means of purging these creatures. However, the problem lies in identifying ghouls as they disguise themselves as humans, living amongst the masses so that hunting prey will be easier. Ken Kaneki, an unsuspecting university freshman, finds himself caught in a world between humans and ghouls when his date turns out to be a ghoul after his flesh.

Barely surviving this encounter after being taken to a hospital, he discovers that he has turned into a half-ghoul as a result of the surgery he received. Unable to satisfy his intense craving for human meat through conventional means, Kaneki is taken in by friendly ghouls who run a coffee shop in order to help him with his transition. As he begins what he thinks will be a peaceful new life, little does he know that he is about to find himself at the center of a war between his new comrades and the forces of the CCG, and that his new existence has caught the attention of ghouls all over Tokyo.

Tokyo Ghoul ranked 12th in the 2015 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! magazine in the male readers category. The manga was the 27th best-selling manga series in Japan in 2013 with 1,666,348 estimated sales; 4th in 2014 with 6,946,203 copies sold; and 13th in 2015 with an estimated sales of 3,576,177 copies sold.

The series has been published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint since June 16, 2015, in Spanish by Norma Editorial since March 20, 2015; in German by KAZÉ Manga since May 2, 2014; in Polish by Waneko since April 15, 2015; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics and Planet Manga since July 2015.

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