The movie is based on the same-titled manga by Ishida Sui and features Kubota as the lead character Kaneki Ken while the heroine Kirishima Touka is played by Shimizu Fumika. In Tokyo where ordinary people and ghouls who look like humans but need to eat human flesh in order to survive live together. While on a date with a ghoul Rize (Aoi Yu), Kaneki meets with an accident which results in him being sent to hospital for surgery using Rize's organs. When Kaneki recovers, he discovers that he has become a half-ghoul and must cope with the changes in his body while from keeping the truth from the people he loves and his friends and evading the pursuit of CCG i.e. Commission of Counter Ghoul, the government agency which deals with crimes related to ghouls.
When asked about his thoughts when he received the offer to act in this movie, Kubota recalled that it had been a surprise especially when he heard that it was Ishida who specifically asked for him to play Kaneki. To be recognised and chosen by the original manga's author in this way, he felt that it was a huge honour for him although he was scared by the pressure as well. As for the toughest thing about the filming, Kubota said that putting on the mask was the worst for him.
It was also announced during the event that the theme song of the movie titled "BANKA" will be sung by illion which is a solo project headed by RADWIMPS' vocalist Noda Yojiro.
Sources: Nikkansports / Sanspo / Yomiuri Hochi / Eiga.com / Oricon