Tokyo Ghoul (NC16)
Starring Masataka Kubota, Yu Aoi
Directed by Kentarô Hagiwara
In an alternate modern-day Tokyo, cannibalistic monsters — or ghouls — live among the humans. A timid college kid (Masataka Kubota) becomes a ghoul after receiving an organ transplant from one. So he spends the rest of the movie resisting his man-meat munching impulses, while embracing his newfound ghoul pals and evading dead serious ghoul-busters.
If you’re like me unfamiliar with the manga the movie is based, don’t worry; there’s enough not--of-this-world weirdness, flying body parts and shooting tentacles to keep you distracted. Just don’t make the mistake I made of watching it at 10am — the mayhem is better appreciated at night. (***)