Live Action Tokyo Ghoul Movie Opens in U.S. on October 16

It was announced by FUNimation that the live action Tokyo Ghoul movie will open in U.S. theaters on October 16 and run through October 22. Locations for the film are listed on FUNimation’s official website which is located here:

The film made its U.S. debut at this year’s Anime Expo. Since then, it opened in Japan on July 29th, becoming one of the most successful movies of the summer, debuting at the #5 spot that weekend. The movie is based off of Sui Ishida’s manga and the story is described as follows:

Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls’ inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.

The manga has two series: Tokyo Ghoul and Tokyo Ghoul:re. Both series are licensed by VIZ Media, who has released all 14 volumes of the first series. Tokyo Ghoul:re will make its U.S. debut this October. The manga also spawned two anime seasons, the latter took a different path from the manga for the majority of its duration.

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