WATCH: ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ live-action adaptation releases first trailer
Thanks to the popularity that the “Tokyo Ghoul” manga has garnered, the series is getting its first live-action adaptation in just six years since it was first published.
While the 30-second trailer did not reveal much, it did show a good amount of teasers that fans of the series will immediately recognize. Watch out for Kaneki’s mask and the lovely Rize, played by Yuu Aoi.
The “Tokyo Ghoul” manga was first published back in 2011 and ran until 2014. A sequel titled “Tokyo Ghoul:re” began serialization in October of 2014.
An anime adaptation of “Tokyo Ghoul” was aired in July 2014 until September of the same year. A second series titled “Tokyo Ghoul √A” aired in January 2015 and ran until March.
“Tokyo Ghoul” follows the story of Ken Kaneki who narrowly survives an encounter with a flesh eating “ghoul” that was hunting him. He is then transformed into a half-ghoul and must now come to terms with the new world that he must inhabit. In this alternate reality, ghouls mingle with modern society and look no different than regular people, except that they only have the appetite for human flesh. JB
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