Tokyo Ghoul Movie World Premiere + Special Guests at Anime Expo 2017

In the recent Japanese press event for the Tokyo Ghoul live-action movie, it was announced that the world premiere would take place at this year’s Anime Expo. We’re extremely excited to share those details — and announce the special guests!

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Kentaro Hagiwara Masataka Kubota 

Director Kentaro Hagiwara and actor Masataka Kubota who plays the role of  Kaneki (and previously Light Yagami in the live-action Death Note drama) will give a Q&A at the world premiere screening! Details:

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Tokyo Ghoul – Live Action Movie Premiere at Anime Expo 2017
Location: JW Marriott, Diamond Ballroom
Date: July 3, 2017
Time: 7:30p – 10:00p


About Kentaro Hagiwara

Kentaro Hagiwara was born in 1980 and is from Tokyo. After graduating from the film program at the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles in 2007, he returned to Japan. He participated in THE DIRECTORS FARM and has directed many TV commercials for companies such as SoftBank, Toyota, and Coca-Cola, as well as music videos and short films. In 2012, he became a member of THE DIRECTORS GUILD.

At the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S., he was the first Japanese person to receive the Sundance Institute / NHK Award which he received for his first feature-length film screenplay, Spectacled Tiger.

In March 2017, he directed the Premium Night Drama Uso Nante Hitotsu mo nai no (There Is No Lie) which aired on NHK BS, an NHK satellite channel.

Tokyo Ghoul is the first feature-length film that he has directed.


About Masataka Kubota

Masataka Kubota was born in 1988 and is from Kanagawa Prefecture. He played the leading role in Check It Out, Yo! in Tokyo (Fuji TV, 2006), his very first drama and screen debut. He also played the leading role in Naniwa no Hana: Ogata Koan Jikencho (2009), a drama that aired on the NHK General TV channel, and performed in many other TV dramas and films.

In 2014, his acting in Hanako to Anne, an NHK morning drama serial, and in the TBS drama N no Tame ni was widely talked about, and he became quite popular.

Major films that he has appeared in include The Liar and His Lover (2013), Prophecy (2015), Hero Mania: Seikatsu (2016), 64: Part I and 64: Part II (2016), and Mars: Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru (2016). He also appears in Last Cop: The Movie, which opened in theaters in May of 2017.