Funimation Films just announced its acquisition of the live action Tokyo Ghoul movie, directed by Kentarō Hagiwara and starring Masataka Kubota. Funimation will release the film in North American theatres in Japanese with English subtitles, with dates for the theatrical release coming in the near future.
In the meantime, Funimation will be holding a special launch event for the film on Friday, June 2, 2017 at 5:30am EST, which will be live-streamed worldwide (with English closed captions) over on YouTube. Hagiwara, Kubota, original manga author Sui Ishida and other special guests will be on hand to discuss the film and answer questions from fans in the audience as well as around the world.
The launch event will include the release of a never before seen clip from the film as well as details on the new Tokyo Ghoul program hosted at YouTube Space in Tokyo, Japan.
Viz publishes the manga in North America, and it describes the story:
Ghouls live among us, the same as normal people in every way – except their craving for human flesh. Shy Ken Kaneki is thrilled to go on a date with the beautiful Rize. But it turns out that she’s only interested in his body – eating it, that is. When a morally questionable rescue transforms him into the first half-human half-Ghoul hybrid, Ken is drawn into the dark and violent world of Ghouls, which exists alongside our own.
Tokyo Ghoul opens on July 28, 2017 in Japan.