Live-Action Attack on Titan Films' New Screenshots Show Eren, New Character, More
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The July issue of Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine unveiled new stills from the live-action films of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga on Tuesday. The stills feature:
Sasha shooting a bow and arrow
Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima, "humanity's strongest man" and a character unique to the live-action films
Isayama's manga and the films depict the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves.
The films star:
Haruma Miura as Eren
Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa
Kanata Hongo as Armin
Satomi Ishihara as Hans/Hanji
Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha
Takahiro Miura as Jean
Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima
Ayame Misaki as Hiana
Pierre Taki as Souda
Jun Kunimura as Kubal
Shu Watanabe as Fukushi
Satoru Matsuo as Sannagi
Rina Takeda as Lil
The cast includes seven characters that are new to the film versions of the story. Hasegawa's character Shikishima holds the key to the films' story as "humanity's strongest man."
Director Shinji Higuchi stated that, with the supervision of Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama, the story is based on the world and characters of the manga, while incorporating new characters and new formidable enemies. Yuusuke Watanabe (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer, 20th Century Boys, Gatchaman) wrote the scripts. Film critic Tomohiro Machiyama, who is also friends with Isayama, worked on the scripts together with Isayama and Watanabe.
The band SEKAI NO OWARI is contributing the first and second films' theme songs "Anti-Hero" and "SOS," respectively.
The first movie will open in Japan on August 1, and the second movie, Attack on Titan: End of the World, will open on September 19. Madman will screen the movies in theaters in Australia and New Zealand this year.
Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga has inspired four spinoff manga, a 25-episode television anime version that aired in 2013, and two compilation films, the second of which will open in June. Additionally, a second season of the television anime series is slated to air in 2016. Isayama launched the series in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009.
Kodansha Comics is publishing Isayama's original manga in North America. The company is also releasing three of the four spinoff manga, and the Attack on Titan Guidebooks: INSIDE & OUTSIDE. Vertical is publishing the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall and Attack on Titan: Kuklo Unbound light novels.
Source: Comic Natalie