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Tokyo Ghoul Wiki

For the manga, see Tokyo Ghoul (manga).

For the sequel film, see Tokyo Ghoul S.

"Human and ghoul. The one and only existence who knows the two worlds."— Official film tagline, first film poster

Tokyo Ghoul (映画『東京喰種トーキョーグール』, Eiga 『Tōkyō Gūru』) is a live-action film produced by Shochiku based on the manga of the same name.

The film was announced on June 17th, 2016.[1] Principal photography began on July 9th, 2016,[2] and ended in September.

The world premiere took place on the third of July and has been distributed to over twenty-three countries worldwide after its release in Japan on July 29, 2017.[3]

The film adapts the Introduction Arc, Nishiki Arc and Doves' Emergence Arc of the original series.

A sequel was officially announced on September 21st, 2018.


Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, individuals who can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the normal humans in secret, hiding their true nature to evade pursuit from the authorities.

Ken Kaneki, a normal college student who, after being taken to a hospital, discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul after being attacked by his date, Rize Kamishiro who reveals herself to be a ghoul. This was accomplished by transferring Rize's organs into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive. Struggling with his new life as a half-ghoul, he must now adapt into the ghoul society, as well as keeping his identity hidden from his human companions.


  • Director: Kentarō Hagiwara
  • Writer: Ichirō Kusuno
  • Distributor: Shochiku
  • Costume Designer: Masanori Morikawa
  • Action Director: Makoto Yokoyama
  • Producer: Tomohiro Nagae
  • Character Design &
    Special Makeup Effects: Tomo Hyakutake
  • Music: Don Davis
  • Special Sound Effects: Nicolas Becker
  • Executive Producer: Tadashi Ōsumi
  • Photographing: Satoru Karasawa
  • Lighting: Masahiro Kimura
  • Art: Yasuaki Harada
  • Decoration: Shinichi Miura
  • Assistant Director: Masaya Takahashi
  • Supervisor: Taiichi Sugiyama
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Masashi Kuwabara
  • Music Producer: Hideoki Mogi & Yōsuke Miyaji
  • Sound Design: Naoko Asari
  • Sound Effects: Tomoko Ōtsuka
  • Audio Recording: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Editing: Yasuyuki Ōzeki & Akira Takeda
  • Costumes: Yoshiki Endō
  • Hair & Makeup: Saruni Hashimoto
  • Casting: Toshie Tabata
  • Line Producer: Shinsuke Higuchi & Masato Kosaka
  • Associate Producer: Kaori Ochiai
  • Film Production: Geek Sight (Geek Pictures)









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