2017 was a banner year for successful live-action animes. For director Kentaro Hagiwara, his take on mangaka Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul was no exception following its world premiere at Anime Expo in Los Angeles and its subsequent rollout to other territories thereafter.
Thus, with the anime in its current progression came the promise of a sequel following its official launch from Shochiku late last year now titles Tokyo Ghoul: S for a July 19 release. The official trailer has finally arrived and with eyes on a new and returning cast mix led by Masataka Kubota reprising his role as a half human ghoul spirited away into a grim underworld battling other ghouls and monsters alike. Directing duo Takuya Kawasaki and Kazuhiko Hiramaki helm the sequel.
Kaneki (Masataka KUBOTA) who becomes half human and half ghoul (man-eating monsters who are only able to ingest human flesh in order to live) is living at a coffee house called ‘Anteiku’ with fellow ghouls such as Touka (Maika YAMAMOTO) hiding their identities from the police unit CCG (Commission of Counter Ghoul). One day a gourmet ghoul Shu Tsukiyama (Shota MATSUDA) who loves to eat different ‘foods’ visits Anteiku and meets Kaneki. Tsukiyama becomes obsessed with Kaneki’s special scent and desires to eat him. The battle between Kaneki vs Tsukiyama begins for survival in the food chain of ghouls and humans!
Peep the trailer above and poster below, and be sure to tune in for more info.