Ishida serialized Tokyo Ghoul in Shueisha‘s Weekly Young Jump from 2011 to 2014, and is now serializing Tokyo Ghoul:re. Tokyo Ghoulinspired two anime series, several OVAs, PlayStation Vita and smartphone games, and a stage play.
I have mixed feeling about Tokyo Ghoul having a live action movie adaptation. Normally, live action films tend to be not that really good in general. Though, there are some live action films that I’ve watched that really resembled the anime or manga and it was really good; there are also live action films that have different stories and is completely original from the manga or anime.
One example of a good live action film adaptation that I’ve watched is AnoHana. For me, I personally think that the live action film adaptation of AnoHana captured the same emotions like in the anime. That’s what made it good and made it really emotional to watch. A live action movie adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul on the other hand is rather really hard to think if it’s going to be good. One problem is the theme of the movie. Of course the story involves ghouls, a human-like creature that has blood tentacles (kagune) coming out of its back, so it would need a lot of good effects and good CGI for it to please the viewers.
Most of the people think that how the Japanese use CGIs is not that really good. Well, the TG live action movie is totally going to have CGI in it. So, I have doubts that if it’s going to be a good movie or it would end up being a crappy one instead.