The official website for the live-action films of Sui Ishida‘s Tokyo Ghoul manga announced on Saturday that South Korean actress and singer Jiyoung is joining the cast of the tentatively titled live-action Tokyo Ghoul 2 film as Itori.
The film will open in Japan on July 19.
Masataka Kubota (center in image below) is returning as Ken Kaneki, but Maika Yamamoto (left in image below) is replacing Fumika Shimizu as Tōka Kirishima. (Shimizu retired from acting to join the Happy Science religious organization in 2017.) Shota Matsuda (right in image below) is joining the cast as Shū Tsukiyama, a character who appears in the manga but was not in the last film.
Other cast members include:
Shunya Shiraishi as Nishiki Nishio
Kai Ogasawara as Hideyoshi “Hide” Nagachika
Hiyori Sakurada as Hinami Fueguchi
Nobuyuki Suzuki as Kōtarō Amon
Minosuke Bandō as Uta
Kunio Murai as Yoshimura
Shuntarō Yanagi as Renji Yomo
Nana Mori as Yoriko Kosaka (Seika Furuhata played Yoriko in the first film)
Mai Kiryū as Kimi Nishino
The first film premiered on July 3, 2017 at Anime Expo in Los Angeles. The film then opened in Japan on July 29, 2017, and ranked #5 in its opening weekend in Japan. Funimation screened the first film in theaters in the United States in October 2017.
Sources: Live-action Tokyo Ghoul films’ website, Comic Natalie