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Cast of Tokyo Ghoul Stage Play in Full Costume Revealed

©石田スイ/集英社 ©舞台『東京喰種トーキョーグール』製作委員会

The official website for the stage play adaptation of Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga recently revealed the names of the cast, led by Yūki Ogoe who will portray the manga’s protagonist Ken Kaneki. And just last week, the website also updated its visuals of the cast in their costumes!

Yūki Ogoe as Ken Kaneki

Aya Tabata as Tōka Kirishima

Shōgo Suzuki as Nishiki Nishio

Shūto Miyazaki as Hideyoshi Nagachika

Yuri Hamada as Rize Kamishiro

Mitsu Murata as Uta

Tomokazu Yoshida as Renji Yomo

Yoshitaka Yamagami as Yamori

Masaaki Okuno as Asaki Fueguchi

Yūki Kimisawa as Kōtarō Amon

Jiyū Arima as Kureo Madō

Tadayoshi Katō as Yoshimura

The show, which will be directed by Isamu Kayano, will take place at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from July 2-8 and at the Kyōto Gekijō from July 18-20.

Tokyo Ghoul was first published on Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2011 and it recently concluded last year. A sequel  entitled Tokyo Ghoul:re has been serialized by Shueisha in addition to Sui Ishida’s prequel story Tokyo Ghoul: JACK. An anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot was aired in 2014. The 12-episode series is then followed by Tokyo Ghoul √A. The second season started its broadcast in January this year and concluded in March.

(©Sui Ishida/Shueisha/Tokyo Ghoul Stage Play Production Committee)

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Tokyo Ghoul Unveils Main Character’s Visual for Stage Play Adaptation

©石田スイ/集英社 ©舞台『東京喰種トーキョーグール』製作委員会

It was previously announced on Shueisha’s 17th issue of Weekly Young Jump magazine that Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga is going to have a stage play adaptation. And last Thursday, the official website for the said play released a character visual of the main character Ken Kaneki, which is portrayed by Yūki Ogoe. Other details like the schedule and ticket information are also included in the website. The show will take place at the AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from July 2-8 and at the Kyōto Gekijō from July 18-20. Pre-reserved tickets will be on sale on May 8 until May 14, while regular tickets will be sold beginning on May 23.

©石田スイ/集英社 ©舞台『東京喰種トーキョーグール』製作委員会

©石田スイ/集英社
©舞台『東京喰種トーキョーグール』製作委員会

Isamu Kayano will direct the stage play, and Chūji Mikasano will write the script. Joining Yūki Ogoe in the cast are:

  • Aya Tabata as Tōka Kirishima
  • Shōgo Suzuki as Nishiki Nishio
  • Shūto Miyazaki as Hideyoshi Nagachika
  • Yuri Hamada as Rize Kamishiro
  • Mitsu Murata as Uta
  • Tomokazu Yoshida as Renji Yomo
  • Yoshitaka Yamagami as Yamori
  • Masaaki Okuno as Asaki Fueguchi
  • Yūki Kimisawa as Kōtarō Amon
  • Jiyū Arima as Kureo Madō
  • Tadayoshi Katō  as Yoshimura

Tokyo Ghoul was first published on Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2011 and it recently concluded last year. A sequel  entitled Tokyo Ghoul:re has been serialized by Shueisha in addition to Sui Ishida’s prequel story Tokyo Ghoul: JACK. An anime adaptation by studio Pierrot was aired in 2014. The 12-episode series is then followed by Tokyo Ghoul √A. The second season started its broadcast in January this year and concluded in March.

(via ANN)

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 12 – “Ken” (Summary)

“Kaneki, thanks for going all-out trying to save me back then.” ©Pierrot

When Kaneki wakes up, he finds himself inside Anteiku, where his friend Hideyoshi greets him with a cup of coffee. Kaneki tries to cover his left eye, but he is surprised to learn that Hide already knows that he is the “eyepatch” ghoul. His friend even thanks him for saving him when he was beaten by Nishio before. Regardless of his new identity, Hide still considers him as his best friend and his impression of him didn’t change at all. However, their conversation gets cut when Hide suddenly collapses on his own pool of blood. It turns out that he is injured because of the raid and as his consciousness starts to drift away, he asks Kaneki to go home together.

©Pierrot

Outside the coffee shop, the remaining officers aid their colleagues and rescue those who survived the battle. Kuroiwa is severely injured, but Shinohara is still unconscious and is in a much more critical condition. Marude calls Koutarou Amon, but there is no answer from him. The cold night turns fiery as the sky is filled with sparks from the fire that devours Anteiku. Touka cries as she sees the cafe getting burned, but she also gets surprised when Kaneki comes out of the building carrying someone covered in white sheets. She tries to chase him but Renji Yomo stops her as part of the final order given to him by Yoshimura. They silently watch as Kaneki walks in the middle of the snow-covered road filled with corpses of ghouls and officers who died in the battle. Everyone just stares at him as he carries the lifeless body of his friend Hideyoshi. After he puts him down, Arima walks to him and takes his suitcase, implying that a battle between him and the CCG reaper ensues.

©Pierrot

©Pierrot

The next day, Arima is shown standing still in the middle of the snow-clad road with his quinque stuck in the ground, and Kaneki is nowhere to be seen. The episode concludes with a time skip after the Anteiku raid where Touka opens her own coffee shop and begins a new chapter of her life.

“All right. Let’s do this.” ©Pierrot

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 11 – “Deluge of Flowers” (Summary)

The appearance of the real One-Eyed Owl catches the investigators off guard, which results to their quick defeat. Just when the ghoul is about to strike Juuzou, Shinohara shields his subordinate, receiving the deadly blow instead. Juuzou, upon seeing the bloodied form of Shinohara, continues to fight the enemy but he fails to injure it. Just then, Arima finally arrives and he immediately attacks the Owl.

©Pierrot

Akira Mado is commanded by Yoshitoki Washuu to assist the 4th Division Squad led by Koutarou Amon who is already fighting with Ken Kaneki. Tatara flings Seidou to Noro after he refuses to tell the whereabouts of Hoji. The other Aogiri members, including Ayato and Naki, also participate in the clash between the doves and ghouls.

©Pierrot

The One-Eyed Owl swallows the unconscious body of Yoshimura before fleeing after Arima starts to overpower her. It is then revealed that Takatsuki Sen is Eto, who is also known as the One-Eyed Owl of Aogiri.

©Pierrot

Both Kaneki and Amon suffer from heavy injuries as their battle comes to an end. Kaneki loses consciousness for a while but when he wakes up, he finds himself in Anteiku, where he is greeted by his best friend, Hideyoshi.

©Pierrot

 

 

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 10 – “Last Rain” (Summary)

The raid in the 20th ward continues as the CCG officers and the Anteiku ghouls fight each other. Koma and Irimi have the upper hand at first, but they are eventually defeated by Tanakamaru and Hachikawa. However, just before they are completely killed by the doves, Ken Kaneki arrives and rescues them. He is seen by Touka and Hideyoshi when he returns to the battle where he encounters Koutaro Amon and the 4th division squad.

©Pierrot

Yoshimura, on the other hand, is surrounded by several special class ghoul investigators and their associates. Yukinori Shinohara, Iwao Kuroiwa, Juuzou Suzuya, Koori Ui and Kousuke Houji attack the One-Eyed Owl simultaneously, and even with his quick regenerating abilities, the ghoul suffers heavy injuries until he is completely subdued.

©Pierrot

The CCG officers rejoice after successfully defeating their biggest enemy, but before they can even strike their final blow, the real One-Eyed Owl appears, and the investigators are suddenly caught off guard.

©Pierrot

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 9 – “City In Waiting” (Summary)

Everyone in CCG is required to write a testamentary letter before their upcoming attack to the 20th ward, and they all feel the dread and tension, especially Seidou Takizawa.

©Pierrot

Just before the operation starts, Ken Kaneki and Touka Kirishima find out about the attack as the announcement is shown on television. Touka immediately leaves her apartment even though Renji Yomo tries to stop her. Enji Koma and Kaya Irimi welcome the doves who have already begun to surround Anteiku, and the fight between the ghouls and the CCG officers commences.

©Pierrot

Mougan Tanakamaru, the leader of the 2nd Division, faces the Devil Ape, while Hachikawa of the 3rd Squad fights the Black Dog. In the midst of the attack, Yoshimura finally appears and transforms as the One-Eyed Owl and assaults the officers until Yukinori Shinohara and Iwao Kuroiwa arrive to repress him.

©Pierrot

Nishiki Nishio meets Kaneki on top of the building and assures him that Touka and Hinami are safe. Just then, Shuu Tsukiyama suddenly shows up and attacks Kaneki. He struggles to stop Kaneki from joining the fight as he raves about eating him. However, Kaneki easily subdues him as he lies on the ground weeping, still trying to prevent him from going. Kaneki thanks him for his concern, but he states that he can’t stand not being able to do anything anymore.

“I can’t stand not being able to do anything anymore.” ©Pierrot

 

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 7 – “Permeation” (Summary)

Ken Kaneki continues to be tormented since he still cannot control his kakuja. He is haunted by Rize and Jason, and realizes that he wasn’t cannibalizing ghouls but instead, he was the one being eaten.

©Pierrot

Tsukiyama returns to Anteiku and informs Yoshimura about Kaneki’s cannibalism and kakuja. As he is about to leave the cafe, Hinami asks him about Kaneki, so he invites her to another coffee shop to have a little chat. As he excuses himself for a moment and goes to the bathroom, Sen Takatsuki appears and briefly converses with Hinami. The novelist frankly tells her that she cannot do anything to help her big brother with the way she is right now. She leaves the cafe and gives Hinami her business card, telling her to contact her whenever she wants.

©Pierrot

Takatsuki then goes to CCG and briefly interviews Shinohara and Suzuya who have just returned to the office. She asks them about the possibility of creating a human ghoul, but Shinohara cannot give her a definite answer. With that, she ends the inquiry and leaves the area after subtly informing them about a “rumor” in a coffee shop in the 20th ward.

Kaneki surprises Roma when he suddenly pays a visit to Anteiku and talks with Yoshimura. When Hinami learns that he is in the cafe, she immediately finds Touka and tells her that Kaneki is in Anteiku at the moment. Touka rushes to meet Kaneki who is already on his way back after talking with the manager. He said that Yoshimura asked him to return to Anteiku, but he still doesn’t know what to do. He wants to get even stronger to be able to protect her and everyone else who is precious to him. However, Touka gets furious with him and yells at him not to come back to Anteiku anymore. She hits him repeatedly as she asks him why he had to end up like that.

“You have no right to want to protect us. We have no business being protected by you. You pretend to be thinking about others, but ultimately, you’re only thinking about yourself.” ©Pierrot

Shinohara and Suzuya, on the other hand, pay a visit to Anteiku and asks the manager about Kaneki. Yoshimura only tells them that he lost contact with Kaneki two months ago. The investigator seems to recognize the manager and mistake him for someone else, but as he and Suzuya leave the shop, he affirms that they will come back to Anteiku—the coffee shop in the 20th ward that Takatsuki told them about.

©Pierrot

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 6 – “Thousand Paths” (Summary)

Yukinori Shinohara gets discharged from the hospital after sustaining some injuries during his fight with Kaneki, who is still having a hard time controlling the kakuja that he gained from cannibalizing other ghouls. Back in the CCG office, Seidou Takizawa invites Koutarou Amon to eat out, and the latter asks his partner Akira Mado to come with them.

“It appears that your report was incomplete, so please come back to the office at once and work on it.” ©Pierrot

However, Akira ends up getting drunk, and she begins to let out her pent-up emotions as she blames Amon for the death of his father. Amon himself feels responsible for Kureo Mado’s demise, and upon seeing Akira’s suffering, he vows to himself that he will protect her. He then starts to do some training until he reaches his limit the next morning after he executes more than 7,000 push-ups.

“I’m kidding. Eat up.” ©Pierrot

A short background story about Juuzo Suzuya is also shown. It turns out that he was raised as a pet by a ghoul called “Big Madam” who trained him as a scrapper in the ghoul restaurant. Because of the way he was treated and the environment where he grew up, Rei, who is later called Juuzo, developed an erratic and violent behavior without any apparent sense of pain. Big Madam’s hideout was then raided by the CCGs who took custody of Juuzo. The child’s skills were deemed useful by the officers, that is why he was trained to become a CCG investigator alongside Shinohara who has always shown him affection and sympathy for the kind of life that he had from the hands of the ghoul.

“The boy had no other choice but to live that way, right? I consider him to be a victim.” ©Pierrot

Towards the end of the episode, several CCG investigators and high-ranking officials are seen attending a conference led by Yoshitoki Washuu. He commands the Owl Suppression Unit and gives them the task of locating the Owl and Aogiri’s base before hunting them down as part of their extermination campaign.

©Pierrot

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 5 – “Rift” (Summary)

The battle between the ghouls and the CCG investigators in Cochlea escalates as both parties suffer a lot of casualties. Juuzo Suzuya confronts his former academy classmates who are now ghouls. He nonchalantly stabs Kurona repeatedly, without giving her time to heal herself. When Nashiro tries to attack Juuzo, the latter easily slashes her, forcing Kurona to flee with her twin.

“Next, I’ll take apart what’s precious to you, Ghoul Kurona…” ©Pierrot

Meanwhile, Ayato incessantly assaults Shinohara as fragments of his childhood memories with his father flash before him. However, Shinohara overpowers him and before Ayato is completely killed by the CCG investigator, Kaneki intercepts and attacks the enemy using his new kakuja. His transformation makes him lose control of his sanity as he maniacally assails Shinohara with his incredible speed, enabling him to overwhelm the investigator. While the battle continues between Houji and Tatara, the ghoul facility center suddenly emits CRC gas as the alarm goes off. Tatara simply walks away as the whole area is clouded in smoke.

Shinohara: “Of all the ghouls I’ve ever faced, you’re the craziest one yet.” ©Pierrot

Koutarou Amon runs into the Yasuhisa twins while he is aiding Akira Mado who was bitten by Naki on the leg. Amon instantly recognizes the ghouls who used to be trainees in the CCG academy. But upon seeing him, Kurona quickly avoids him and runs away together with her injured sister. Amidst the haze, Amon notices Kaneki cannibalizing on what appears to be Shinohara’s Arata armor. The scene infuriates Amon, who first assumed that the “eyepatch” was different from the other ghouls. He attacks Kaneki and cuts off his kagune and kakuja. Amon’s words snap Kaneki back to his senses, and he sheds some tears as he tells the CCG investigator that he doesn’t want to eat anymore. That moment, the One-Eyed Owl appears and retrieves Ayato and Kaneki, leaving the CCG investigators in the ghoul detention center as it flies away.

©Pierrot

Tokyo Ghoul √A Ep. 4 – “Deeper Layers” (Summary)

The fourth chapter is filled with action scenes as the whole episode takes place in Cochlea, a secret detention center that confines ghouls rated C through SS. The Aogiri members attack the facility to free the other ghouls, alerting Amon and Akira who are at the internment center that time to obtain information from Donato Porpora about Aogiri’s plans. Failing to attain any data from Donato, the two investigators join the security members in fighting the enemies, but Akira ends up being bitten on her leg by Naki.

Donato Porpora was Koutarou Amon’s foster father in a Catholic orphanage. ©Pierrot

Shinohara arrives at Cochlea and immediately sets into action as he encounters Ayato Kirishima, who recognizes his father’s kakuja from Shinohara’s Arata proto. Suzuya, on the other hand, easily wipes out a number of ghouls before facing his former classmates from the CCG Academy, Kurona and Nashiro Yasuhisa.

“You know what? I’ve long wondered if one of a set of twins dies, what happens to the other one?” ©Pierrot

Meanwhile, Kaneki releases Shachi, and the latter instantly picks up the scent of Rize from Kaneki. The two engage in a battle, but with Shachi’s speed and dexterity in martial arts, he easily hurls Kaneki down. Eto appears and asks Shachi if he wants to see Rize as she addresses him as Mr. Kamishiro.

©Pierrot

Before the episode comes to its conclusion, the scene shows Kaneki in a room full of skulls and bones, and as he mutters to himself about protecting Anteiku, Touka and Hide, he unleashes his kakuja for the first time.

©Pierrot