Funimation Subtitles Live-Action Attack on Titan Films' New Trailer
posted on by Egan Loo
The IGN website began streaming a new trailer for the two live-action Attack on Titan films with English subtitles by Funimation. This trailer is slightly different from the two earlier subtitled trailers that Australia's Madman Entertainment posted.
Funimation just hosted the world premiere of the first film in Hollywood on Tuesday. Actor Haruma Miura (Eren), actress Kiko Mizuhara (Mikasa) and director Shinji Higuchi attended the red-carpet premiere.
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. Funimation's license includes theatrical, video-on-demand, home video, and broadcast rights, and the company plans to release the first film in American theaters this fall.
In the films' third poster above, the tagline reads, "Defy your fate…. If you don't fight, you don't win."
The films star:
Haruma Miura as Eren
Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa
Kanata Hongō 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.
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 Shōnen 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.