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Live-Action Attack on Titan Films' 3 New Ads Streamed

posted on 2015-07-22 04:45 EDT
1st of 2 films heads to U.S. this fall after last week's world premiere in Hollywood

Toho began streaming three new television commercials for the two live-action Attack on Titan films on Wednesday. The third commercial, "Cast," features the first film's theme song "Anti-Hero" by the rock band Sekai no Owari.

"Grand Entrance"

Text: Original Creator: Hajime Isayama
Text: Director: Shinji Higuchi
Text: Special Effects Director: Katsuro Onoue
Text: The epic live-action film project
Voice and Text: Attack on Titan
Text: The attack commences on August 1!! Part II on September 19
"Standard"

Mikasa: The world is cruel.
Kubal: Give your hearts!
All: Give our hearts!
Voice: Let's go!
Eren: If we fail, humanity is finished.
Hans: I've never seen anything like this!
Eren: Mikasa
Voice and Text: Attack on Titan
Text: The attack commences on August 1!! Part II on September 19
"Cast"

Eren: If we fail, humanity is finished.
Voice: Let's go!
Hans: I've never seen anything like this!
Voice and Text: Attack on Titan
Mikasa: The world is cruel.
Text: The attack commences on August 1!! Part II on September 19

Hajime Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves.

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 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.

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.

Both Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the anime version of the manga as it aired in Japan, and Funimation released the series on home video last year.


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