‘Tokyo Ghoul’ live-action film latest news: Distributor streams Anime Expo report video featuring fan reactions, exclusive sneak peeks

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A promotional poster image for the live-action movie "Tokyo Ghoul." (Facebook/TokyoGhoulTV)

The highly-anticipated “Tokyo Ghoul” live-action film received a new report video over the weekend.

A report from Otaku Sama confirmed that distributor Shochiku streamed the report video, featuring some interesting content. The video showcased some footage of the world premiere at Anime Expo. It showed some fan reactions and a short clip of the movie. Moreover, it also featured Masataka Kubota, who plays Ken Kaneki, mingling with the fans during the Expo.

Furthermore, Anime News Network reported that the distributor also streamed a video of the “Tokyo Ghoul” AR shooting game. The game was developed in collaboration with BlippAR app. It will be available exclusively to fans who purchased an MVTK movie ticket and the first volume of the manga.

The film will open in Japan on July 29, together with 4DX screenings. “Tokyo Ghoul” also stars Fumika Shimizu as Tōka Kirishima, and Yuu Aoias Rize Kamishiro. Also appearing in the film are EXILE’s Nobuyuki Suzuki as Kōtarō Amon, Yo Oizumi as Kureo Mado, and Kunio Muraias Kuzen Yoshimura.

The film will also premiere in other countries such as the U.S. and Canada. It will also be screened in other parts of Asia like Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. It will also come out in Singapore, Malaysia, Macao, Indonesia, Brunei, and Vietnam. Fans in Australia and New Zealand, as well as those living in different parts of Europe, will also get to see the film.

According to a report from Variety, “Tokyo Ghoul” will be the debut feature film of director Kentaro Hagiwara. Back in 2013, Hagiwara bagged the Sundance/NHK International Filmmaker Award for his film “Spectacled Tiger.” The romantic movie was about a trivia quiz wunderkind living in a world where only right or wrong and black or white exist.

“Tokyo Ghoul,” on the other hand, revolves around the story of a young boy named Kaneki who, after an accident, became half-human and half-ghoul. The ghouls are creatures who are spreading across Tokyo and are feeding on humans.