Live-Action Attack on Titan Ad Played Over 6 Million Times

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5,775,449 views as of Tuesday for Subaru Forester SUV ad

The Subaru Forester commercial created in collaboration with next year's live-action Attack on Titan film garnered over 5 million views in just four days. It tallied 6,135,856 views as of Tuesday.

The "Forester Shingeki" (Forester Attack) commercial is set in the mountainous region of Wall Maria, and it boasts that the Forester is an "omnidirectional SUV against attacks." It first ran on Friday during the Kinyōbi Road Show! (Friday Road Show!) movie airing on the NTV channel.

Shinji Higuchi, the 48-year-old director of the live-action Attack on Titan film and The Floating Castle (Nobō no Shiro), also worked on the commercial. The commercial features three Titan giants, including one regular Titan and one female Titan played by stunt people and enhanced with computer graphics. It took four hours to apply the female Titan's makeup.

In addition, the commercial filmed a model of a colossal Titan's upper body. The model was about two meters (about six feet) tall and required seven people to operate.

Principal photography on the live-action film itself has yet to begin, and the staff has not decided if the Titans in the film will appear as they do in the commercial. Still, Higuchi was grateful for this "welcome opportunity" to create a preview of what is to come.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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