All-New Japanese Psycho Thriller “Gannibal” Is a Much-Watch on Disney+

This winter, lock the doors and keep your loved ones close in anticipation of the nail-biting new Japanese psycho-thriller “Gannibal”—available only on Disney+.

Recently selected to be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival, this upcoming Star Original is set in the fictional Japanese village of Kuge village and sees newly hired police officer Daigo Agawa arrive as a broken man. While things start off promisingly for the new arrival, a series of alarming events begin to unfold that will lead Daigo to the horrifying realization that something is deeply wrong with the village and those who live there–that is, the village is filled with cannibals. Thrown into a hostile environment with suspense around every corner, will the latest police officer to roam the streets of Kuge-mura be able to bring those responsible to justice before it’s too late?

Yuya Yagira

Starring award-winning actors Yuya Yagira (“HOKUSAI,” “Asakusa Kid”), Show Kasamatsu (“Tokyo Vice,” “Love You as the World Ends”), and Riho Yoshioka (“Haken Anime!,” “The Romance Manga Artist”), “Gannibal” features a unique storyline brought to life exclusively on Disney+ by some of the biggest names in the Japanese creative industry. Produced by Teruhisa Yamamoto, producer of this year’s Academy Award-winning “Drive My Car,” and Tatsuya Iwakura, “Gannibal” is directed by Shinzo Katayama (“Siblings on the Cape”) and adapted for the screen by Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award-nominee Takamasa Oe.

“Gannibal” is the latest Japanese series to be announced as part of The Walt Disney Company’s ever-growing slate of world-class APAC content. The original manga, written by Masaaki Ninomiya, ran from October 2018 to November 2021. Enjoy a good scare this winter with “Gannibal” – only on Disney+.


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