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Trailer for Live-Action ATTACK ON TITAN!

Director Shinji Higuchi and manga creator Hajime Isayama have released a new trailer for the Live-Action 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 series, while incorporating new characters and new formidable enemies.  Yuusuke Watanabe (GantzGantz II: Perfect Answer20th Century BoysGatchaman) wrote the scripts.  Film critic Tomohiro Machiyama, 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.  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.  Madman will screen the movies in theaters in Australia and New Zealand this year.

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.  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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