After months of building up the excitement and anticipation of fans who have wanted a live-action movie of the popular manga/ anime series of the same name, Japanese film studio Toho has released the very first official trailer for their upcoming film adaptations of “Shingeki No Kyojin“, better known as “Attack on Titan” to western audiences!
While short and over 30-seconds long only, the footage clearly shows that the live-action movies will be EPIC indeed.
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Created by Hajime Isayama and beginning as a manga serialized in Kondansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Manga, Attack on Titan focuses on humanity’s struggle against large giant beings known as “Titans”, who prey on people and eat them without any logical reason. In order to defend themselves against these monsters, enormous walls have been built to separate the Titans from civilization, as well as a military arm that is dedicated to fighting and eradicating the beasts. The story centers on a young man named Erin Yeager, who witnesses his mother’s death at the hands of a Titan, and swears revenge against them by resolving to eradicate every last one of them. Joining him are his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman and their best friend Armin Arlert, and the trio soon wind up enlisting with the Military and getting the necessary training to fight the Titans. However, circumstances reveal that there is more to the Titans than meets the eye, and Erin soon discovers he also has the ability to transform in one as well. Soon political agendas and secrets unravel, and Erin and his allies find themselves caught in a conspiracy thread while struggling to end the Titan threat once and for all.
The two Attack on Titan films, directed by Shinji Higuchi, will be released on August 1 and September 19 in Japan this year.
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