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Fantasy Anime Attack on Titan's 2nd Promo Streamed

posted on 2013-03-31 08:30 EDT
Anime of Hajime Isayama's acclaimed battle manga to debut on Saturday

Anime production company Pony Canyon began streaming the second promotional video for the Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) television series on Sunday.

Hajime Isayama's original manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves. Isayama launched the series in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009. The manga has become a sleeper hit, and Kodansha USA is publishing it for North America.

The video lists the cast:

  • Yuuki Kaji as Eren Yeager, a boy who dreams of the world outside the walls and enlists in the training corps
  • Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa Ackerman, a girl who was rescued by Eren when they were young
  • Marina Inoue as Armin Arlert, Eren and Mikasa's childhood friend who teaches Eren of the world outside
  • Kishô Taniyama as Jean Kirstein
  • Yu Shimamura as Annie Leonhart
  • Yu Kobayashi as Sasha Blouse
  • Shiori Mikami as Christa Lenz
  • Hiro Shimono as Connie Springer
  • Ryota Ohsaka as Marco Bott
  • Yoshimasa Hosoya as Reiner Braun
  • Tomohisa Hashizume as Bertolt Hoover
  • Saki Fujita as Ymir

Director Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Highschool of the Dead, Guilty Crown), head writer Yasuko Kobayashi (Shakugan no Shana, Claymore, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), character designer Kyoji Asano (Psycho-Pass, Tokyo Marble Chocolate), and Wit Studio (in cooperation with Production I.G) are working on Attack on Titan.

Hiroyuki Sawano (Blue Exorcist, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings) is composing the music. Sound Horizon is contributing the opening theme under the name "Linked Horizon," while Yōko Hikasa is contributing the ending theme "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai."

The series will premiere in the Kansai region's MBS station on Saturday.


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