Tokyo Ghoul — U.S. Trailer


added: Sat, Sep 30th '17

It's been called "the best live-action anime adaptation to date." It also appears to be a disgustingly impressive horror movie with all the makings of a cult hit.

Check out the new U.S. trailer for "Tokyo Ghoul," a live-action Japanese horror fantasy film based on the popular manga series of the same name by Sui Ishida.

Set in a world where flesh-eating ghouls secretly live among humans, the movie features Japanese actor Masataka Kubota (13 Assassins, Rurouni Kenshin) as a Tokyo college student who wakes up from emergency surgery and discovers doctors have mistakenly replaced his organs with ones from a "ghoul" donor. While recovering from the operation, he gradually realizes that he's been transforming into a half-human, half-ghoul hybrid and has now developed a taste for human flesh. Eek!

Directed by Kentaro Hagiwara, "Tokyo Ghoul" premiered this past July at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and has already been playing in Japan since July. The film will officially be released in the U.S. with a special one-week engagement beginning October 16 through 22, via Funimation Films.

For more information on the film or to search through the list of U.S. theater locations, you can head on over to the official U.S. website at

Riddled with gripping fight scenes and tasteful gore, this adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul brings the popular manga series to life like never before.

Buried in books and a quiet life, Ken Kaneki is all but dead to the world in an age where flesh-eating ghouls live among us. But when his only chance for survival is an organ donation that turns him into a ghoul-human hybrid, he finds sanctuary at Anteiku -- a cafe run by the people he once considered monsters. Targeted by anti-ghoul forces, this safe house is up against a hunger more sickening than their own. When their most innocent members are threatened by humanity’s taste for vengeance, Kaneki will risk life and limb to protect the very world that changed his own.


directed by   Kentaro Hagiwara

starring   Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Yu Aoi, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Yo Oizumi, Shunya Shiraishi

release date   October 16-22, 2017 (in select U.S. theaters)

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