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Attack on Titan Live-Action Film's English Trailer Reveals US/Canadian Theatrical Release Dates

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1st film to open on Sept. 30, 2nd on October 20

Funimation Entertainment announced on Friday that the first live-action Attack on Titan film's limited theatrical run in the U.S. and Canada will begin on September 30. The second installment will begin on October 20.

The company began streaming an English-subtitled trailer to accompany the announcement.

Funimation will begin ticket sales on the official website later this month.

Funimation hosted the world premiere of the first film in Hollywood in July.

The first movie opened in Japan on August 1, and the second movie, Attack on Titan: End of the World, will open on September 19.

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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