A sequel to “Tokyo Ghoul,” a live-action feature film about human-devouring ghouls living among regular people in the capital, will hit cinemas nationwide on July 19.

Officially titled “Tokyo Ghoul S,” the second film is also based on Sui Ishida’s “Tokyo Ghoul” dark fantasy manga series.

The story focuses on the anguish and conflict of college student Ken Kaneki, who has become part ghoul after an incident. Masataka Kubota reprises the leading role of Kaneki.

The latest film is co-directed by Takuya Kawasaki and Kazuhiko Hiramaki, making their feature film debut. It centers on Kaneki and Shu Tsukiyama, played by Shota Matsuda, with the latter showing an abnormal obsession with the former.

In a newly released trailer, the “gourmet” ghoul says: “While Kaneki eats, I want to eat Kaneki!”

The movie closes in on the truth about the “ghoul restaurant” to which Tsukiyama invites Kaneki, showcases cutthroat battles between the ghouls, and introduces mysterious characters wearing clown masks.

It was also revealed that the film is written by Chuji Mikasano, who has provided scripts for animated TV series and stage play adaptations of “Tokyo Ghoul.”

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