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Teaser trailer for the live-action ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

A reimagining of the breakout hit manga, Tokyo Ghoul comes to select UK cinemas on January 31st courtesy of Anime Ltd.

Directed by Kentarô Hagiwara, Tokyo Ghoul stars Masataka Kubota (“Death Note” TV Drama, “Rurouni Kenshin”), Fumika Shimizu (“Kamen Rider Fourze”, “The Dragon Dentist”), Yū Aoi (“Rurouni Kenshin”, “The Case of Hana & Alice”), Noboyuki Suzuki (“Gto: Great Teacher Onizuka”), and Yo Oizumi (“Spirited Away”, “Professor Layton” franchise)

Quiet and bookish, Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) was all but dead to a world living in fear of “Ghouls”: creatures who not only share our skin, but crave its taste. When a nightmarish encounter leaves him a human-ghoul hybrid however, Ken finds himself taken under the wing of those he once considered monsters and fighting to protect them from a vengeful hunger that will leave him asking what it truly means to be inhuman.
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Trailer and images for the live-action Tokyo Ghoul movie

Ahead of its limited UK release later this month, Anime Ltd has unveiled a trailer for the live-action adaptation of Sui Ishida’s bestselling manga series Tokyo Ghoul; check it out here along with a selection of images…

Quiet and bookish, Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) was all but dead to a world living in fear of “Ghouls”: creatures who not only share our skin, but crave its taste. When a nightmarish encounter leaves him a human-ghoul hybrid however, Ken finds himself taken under the wing of those he once considered monsters and fighting to protect them from a vengeful hunger that will leave him asking what it truly means to be inhuman.

Tokyo Ghoul is set for a one night only UK release on January 31st.

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Tokyo Ghoul (2017) U.S. Movie Trailer: Ken Kaneki Mistakenly has a Ghoul Organ Transplant

Tokyo Ghoul U.S. Trailer Kentaro Hagiwara‘s Tokyo Ghoul / Tôkyô gûru (2017) U.S. movie trailer stars Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Yu Aoi, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Yo Oizumi, and Shunya Shiraishi. Tokyo Ghoul‘s plot synopsis: based on the manga by Sui Ishida, “Riddled with gripping fight scenes and tasteful gore, this adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul brings the popular manga [...]

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Official Trailer for Japan's Live-Action Horror Adaptation 'Tokyo Ghoul'

"Humans are no longer at the top of the food chain." A new Us trailer has arrived online for the Japanese live-action adaptation of the manga series Tokyo Ghoul, which already opened in theaters in Japan back in July. The story is about a Tokyo college student who is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He then discovers there's an entire race of ghouls and becomes a fugitive on the run, the "one and only existence who knows the two worlds." Starring Yû Aoi, Masataka Kubota, Shun'ya Shiraishi, Nozomi Sasaki, Fumika Shimizu, Yô Ôizumi, and others. One of the quotes in this trailer claims the film is the "best live-action anime adaptation to date." Not sure if that's true but it's worth a look. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Kentarô Hagiwara's Tokyo Ghoul, direct from YouTube: Human and ghoul. The one
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Action-packed Full Trailer for ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

Action-packed Full Trailer for ‘Tokyo Ghoul’
Funimation Films recently 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. A September 21st date is teased at the end of the trailer. Viz […]
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Film Review: ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

Film Review: ‘Tokyo Ghoul’
A nerdy college boy is transformed into a half-human, half-monster hybrid in “Tokyo Ghoul,” an uneven live-action adaptation of Sui Ishida’s hit manga about flesh-eating creatures running amok in an alternate contemporary Japan. Stylishly decorated and generating all-important sympathy for a character living precariously in two worlds, director Kentaro Hagiwara’s feature debut gets the drama right but is let down by visual effects that are sometimes unconvincing. Given the massive global popularity of the manga and its spinoff anime series, “Tokyo Ghoul” should get off to a flying start when it opens domestically on July 29, followed by an international rollout in August (which could help build interest for a U.S. release tentatively planned later this fall by Funimation).

Before entering the dark domain of creatures that are indistinguishable from humans — until it’s too late — the images are bright and the tone is bouncy. Ken Kaneki (Masataka Kubota) is a shy university student who
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‘Tokyo Ghoul,’ Based on Bestselling Japanese Manga, Set for World Premiere in L.A.

‘Tokyo Ghoul,’ Based on Bestselling Japanese Manga, Set for World Premiere in L.A.
Japanese horror-action film “Tokyo Ghoul,” based on a bestselling manga, is set to premiere in Los Angeles next month at Anime Expo 2017 and is slated for release in 23 countries.

The film is the debut feature of director Kentaro Hagiwara, who won the Sundance/Nhk International Filmmaker Award in 2013. “Tokyo Ghoul” tells the story of human-eating creatures called “ghouls” that are spreading throughout the Japanese capital. The main character, Kaneki, is a boy who, after an accident, is half-human, half-ghoul.

The original manga has sold 23 million copies since 2011 and been adapted for animation and gaming versions.

The film stars Masataka Kubota as Kaneki. Yu Aoi plays Rise. Newly announced cast members include Shunya Shiraishi as Nishiki Nishio, Seika Furuhata as Yoriko Kosaka, Tomoya Maeno as detective Ippei Kusaba, Dankan as ghoul expert Hisashi Ogura, and Ryo Iwamatsu as Dr. Akihiro Kano.

Don Davis, who worked on the “Matrix” films, is the composer.
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First Images Appear For Tokyo Ghoul Live-Action Film

New images have surfaced for the upcoming film based on the popular manga and anime Tokyo Ghoul. Comicbook reports the two images found below showcase actress Fumika Shimizu as Toka Kirishima and Masataka Kubota as Ken Kaneki! Check out the pics and a description of the film and continue reading below...

"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.”

If you've seen the anime, you know this film has the potential to be super awesome and intense! We've been let down by live-action anime before,
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Atf: Nippon TV to Make ‘Last Cop‘ Movie From Red Arrow Series

Atf: Nippon TV to Make ‘Last Cop‘ Movie From Red Arrow Series
Japan’s Nippon Television is to produce a feature film “The Last Cop: The Movie” from Red Arrow Int’l‘s current TV series “The Last Cop.”

The first season of the TV show, derived from German show “Der Letzte Bulle,” was produced by Nippon TV and Hulu Japan and went on air in June 2015. A second season went to air from October this year.

The film will feature the stars of the current hit Nippon TV and Hulu television version of the cop show, Toshiaki Karasawa (“20th Century Boys”, “Toshiie and Matsu”) and Masataka Kubota (“Mars”, “Death Note”.) It will be released in Japanese theaters in May 2017.

“For ‘The Last Cop’ Japan to be getting a feature film version is testament to the huge success of the show in Japan, and the appetite for this type of sharp-witted, action-packed programming,“ said, Henrik Pabst, Red Arrow International. “We are delighted
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Hit Japanese TV series 'The Last Cop' to get film adaptation

Hit Japanese TV series 'The Last Cop' to get film adaptation
The film version of the hugely successful cop show will feature the lead actors from TV series.

Red Arrow International have announced that the hit Japanese TV series The Last Cop will get a film adaptation.

They have agreed a deal with Japanese production company Nippon Television Network Corporation.

The film is in pre-production with the working title, Last Cop: The Movie and will be released in Japan in May 2017.

The lead actors from the television show, Toshiaki Karasawa (20th Century Boys) and Masataka Kubota (Death Note), will reprise their roles for movie adaptation.

The Last Cop sees Karasawa play around a detective who is put in a coma after pursuing a vicious criminal. He wakes up 30 years later and must work with a new young partner (Kubota) to bring his nemesis to justice.

The show received a huge 12.9% audience share when it premiered on Nippon TV in October and was a huge success on Hulu Japan
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Atf: German Crime Series 'The Last Cop' to Get Movie Adaptation in Japan

The Last Cop, a German high-concept crime series, is getting a Japanese film adaptation. 

Japan's Nippon TV, which scored a hit with their local-language version of the show, announced on Wednesday they are in preproduction on a movie spinoff, tentatively titled: The Last Cop: The Movie.

Nippon TV and Red Arrow International, the German group that controls the rights to the popular scripted format, made the announcement at the Asia TV Forum & Market in Singapore. The film version is eyeing a May 2017 in Japan. 

Toshiaki Karasawa (20th Century Boys, Toshiie and Matsu) and Masataka Kubota (Mars, Death Note),...
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Atf: German Crime Series 'The Last Cop' to Get Movie Adaptation in Japan

Atf: German Crime Series 'The Last Cop' to Get Movie Adaptation in Japan
The Last Cop, a German high-concept crime series, is getting a Japanese film adaptation. 

Japan's Nippon TV, which scored a hit with their local-language version of the show, announced on Wednesday they are in preproduction on a movie spinoff, tentatively titled: The Last Cop: The Movie.

Nippon TV and Red Arrow International, the German group that controls the rights to the popular scripted format, made the announcement at the Asia TV Forum & Market in Singapore. The film version is eyeing a May 2017 in Japan. 

Toshiaki Karasawa (20th Century Boys, Toshiie and Matsu) and Masataka Kubota (Mars, Death Note),...
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‘Ranmaru’ Adaptation, Shimizu Shocker Head Shochiku Tokyo Slate

Tokyo — Major Japanese studio, Shochiku has unveiled a line-up that includes six new titles destined for wide release this year and next.

They were announced at Tiffcom, the sales market that accompanies the Tokyo Film Festival.

Among the hottest in Japan is “Ranmaru: The Man With the God Tongue.” Based on a popular series broadcast on the TBS network July-Sept. this year, this mystery/comedy is about a shy guy (Osamu Mukai) with an unusual talent: He can solve crimes just by licking the ‘evidence’ with his tongue. The film will open on Dec. 3, at the start of the peak holiday season.

Further down the line is “Kodomo Tsukai,” a new shocker by horrormeister Takashi Shimizu, best known for the “Grudge” series. Children start disappearing in a village and when they return the adults who encounter them die three days later. As is often the case in J-Horror, the cause
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DVD Review: 13 Assassins

13 Assassins

Stars: Koji Yakusho, Takayuki Yamada, Yusuke Iseya, Mikijiro Hira, Hiroki Matsukata | Written by Daisuke Tengan & Shoichiro Ikemiya | Directed by Takashi Miike

“In mid-19th Century Japan the era of the samurai is beginning to fade as the feudal nation begins to enjoy a rare period of peace. But the fragile calm is soon threatened by the bloody rise of Lord Naritsugu, the Shogun’s sadistic, psychopathic younger brother, whose position places him above the law and free to rape, mutilate and murder on a whim. Concerned that Naritsugu’s actions will eventually destroy the Shogunate, top Shogun official Sir Doi covertly calls on esteemed and noble samurai warrior Shinzaemon Shimada (Koji Yakusho) to assassinate the evil Lord before it is too late. Shinzaemon willingly agrees and immediately gathers together an elite group of samurai to assist him in the task, knowing that what they are about to embark upon
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Movie Version of The Ancient Dogoo Girl Coming

As if Tak Sakaguchi, Noboru Iguchi, and Yoshihiro Nishimura teaming up to direct Mutant Girls Squad (which we told you about here) wasn't splatter-tastic enough, now comes word that the Iguchi, Nishimura, and Takashi Shimizu TV show entitled The Ancient Dogoo Girl is being adapted into a feature film. What will our Japanese friends think of next?

Twitch explains that The Ancient Dogoo Girl, which was initiated by Machine Girl director Iguchi, who then roped in pals Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) and Shimizu (Ju-on) to direct episodes, [was] produced for a minor Japanese cable network available only in parts of the country [so] a healthy portion of Japan hasn't even been able to see it yet. But that's about to change.

For more lowdown on the project, let's turn to Outcast Cinema's Marc Walkow: The series stars 20-year-old photo model Erika Yazawa - whose assets are clearly visible on her chest - as Dogu-chan,
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Her Breasts Are Deadly Weapons! Noboru Iguchi, Yoshihiro Nishimura and Takashi Shimizu Join Forces For The Ancient Dogoo Girl!

Regular readers of Twitch may very well recall us mentioning The Ancient Dogoo Girl a good while back. A low budget television series initiated by Machine Girl director Noboru Iguchi -- who then roped in pals Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police) and Takashi Shimizu (Juon, The Grudge) to direct episodes -- and produced for a minor Japanese cable network available only in parts of the country, Dogoo revolves around an ancient yokai-battling warrior revived in modern times. As you'd expect from an Iguchi project, the lead is not exactly shy about showing off flesh and the entire thing is shot through with crazy creatures and unrepentant adolescent energy.

The big question, of course, is when people would be able to see this thing. Heck - a healthy portion of Japan hasn't even been able to see it yet, so what are the chance of it being seen over here? Well,
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Koji Yakusho leads the ‘13 Assassins’ cast!

Sweet Samurai Jesus.

It was only yesterday that we put up five pics from the upcoming redo of 13 Assassins by Takashi Miike and like that we now know who all 13 actors will be. Led by Koji Yakusho, who most around these parts would know from Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Retribution, Cure, Pulse, Tokyo Sonata, to name a few, in the lead assassin role of Shimada Shinzaemon, the other dozen actors are Hiroki Matsukata [Izo],  Yusuke Iseya [Blindness, Sukiyaki Western Django and Casshern], Takayuki Yamada [Crows Zero films and Mw], Tsuyoshi Ihara [Letter from Iwo Jima], Arata Furuta [Tokyo Zombie and Zebraman], Ikki Sawamura [Gokusen: The Movie and Steamboy], Sousuke Takaoka [Crows Zero films, Blue Spring and Battle Royale], Yuma Ishigaki [Gokusen: The Movie, Azumi 2 and Battle Royale 2], Masataka Kubota, Seiji Rokkaku [My Boss, My hero], Kazuki Namioka [Crows Zero films, L Change the World and Midnight Eagle], and Koen Kondo [Linda Linda Linda, Zebraman and Nodome Cantabile].

That is a fine mix of veteran and young talent. Filming has only just begun and is expected to go into September which means we still have a ways to go before we get to see this.
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