Coming as a surprise to nobody really, the latest installment of the Tokyo Ghoul manga from Sui Ishida is landing this week and an early look at the wraparound on it reveals that a live-action film is coming. Details are coming later in Young Jump magazine where it’s serialized. With the series running since 2011 and seven volumes out as of this weekend in addition to some light novels and smaller spin offs, the work has produced strong sales with over 18 million compiled volumes sold to date.
Viz Media is releasing the manga in North America while Funimation handled the anime simulcast and home video releases.
Plot concept: In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans — yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.