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Attack on Titan: Junior High Anime's 2nd Video Details Comedy Premise

posted on 2015-09-07 09:00 EDT
Eren, Jean narrate scenes from October anime's 1st episode

The official website for the television anime of Saki Nakagawa's Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō) spinoff manga began streaming the second promotional video on Monday. The video features narration by Eren and Jean, as well as previously unseen sequences from the first episode.

Text: One Day's … Attack on Titan: Junior High Diary: Eren & Jean
Chalkboard: Welcome to Attack on Titan: Junior High!
Eren: It's finally time to start middle school!
Jean: I'm not expecting anything special from school life.
Eren: I have something that I must do!
Jean: And what's that?
Eren: I'm going to exterminate him... Them!!
Jean: Just how are you going to exterminate them?
Eren: With this!!
Text on picture: I'm gonna exterminate them!
Jean: The official Attack on Titan spin-off comedy
Eren: Attack on Titan: Junior High
Both: Starting broadcast in October!

The manga re-imagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other characters from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School. The cast members from the original Attack on Titan anime are returning.

Yoshihide Ibata (Ashiaraiyashiki no Jūnin-tachi , episode director for Kill la Kill, Haikyu!!) is directing the series at Production I.G. Midori Gotou (Hozuki's Coolheadedness, Genshiken: Second Generation) is handling the series composition, Yuuko Yahiro (Diabolik Lovers, B Gata H Kei - Yamada's First Time) is the character designer, and Asami Tachibana (Haikyu!!, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign, Robotics;Notes) is composing the music.

Linked Horizon will perform the show's opening theme song "Seishun wa Hanabi no Yō ni" (Youth is Like Fireworks). Linked Horizon will distribute the song online only starting on October 5. The song has a "spinoff-like" aspect to Linked Horizon's first opening theme song for the original Attack on Titan anime, "Guren no Yumiya" (Crimson Bow and Arrow). Linked Horizon performed both opening theme songs for the Attack on Titan television anime series, and also performed the theme songs for the two anime compilation films.

Additional staff members include:

  • Art Setting: Kenichi Morioka
  • Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai (Studio Homare)
  • Color Key: Makiko Suzuki
  • Director of Photography: Tetsuya Takahashi
  • Editing: Taeko Hamauzu
  • Sound Director: Masafumi Mima

The series will premiere on MBS on October 3 at 25:58 (effectively October 4 at 1:58 a.m.). The series will also air on Tokyo MX, BS11, and RKK.

Nakagawa launched the Attack on Titan: Junior High comedy manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in April 2012. Kodansha released the eighth compiled volume in Japan on August 7. Kodansha Comics is releasing the manga in English, and it published the third compiled volume in April.

Source: Comic Natalie


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