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Attack on Titan's Promo Video & More of Cast, Staff Revealed

posted on by Egan Loo
Blue Exorcist's Sawano, Sound Horizon's "Linked Horizon," Yōko Hikasa work on music

The staff of the Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) television anime series presented a one-minute promotional video during a streamed announcement event on Saturday at Tokyo's nicofarre event hall.

The event also revealed more of the cast and staff:

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.

Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine already announced some of the main cast and staff on Saturday:

  • Yūki Kaji as Eren, a boy who dreams of the world outside the walls and enlists in the training corps
  • Yui Ishikawa as Mikasa, a girl who was rescued by Eren when they were young
  • Marina Inoue as Armin, Eren and Mikasa's childhood friend who teaches Eren of the world outside

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.

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 manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. The manga has become a sleeper hit, and Kodansha USA is publishing the manga for North America.

The anime will premiere on the MBS station next spring. A separate live-action film adaptation with director Tetsuya Nakashima (Kamikaze Girls, Confessions, Paco and the Magical Picture Book) will open in Japan in fall of 2013 or later.

Thanks to Vito Plahuta for the news tip.

[Via duckroll]

Update: Pony Canyon posted the video on its YouTube channel.

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