Attack on Titan
For the most part, Hollywood has struggled with anime adaptation for US audiences. For every Edge of Tomorrow: Live Die, Repeat, you can get a Dragon Ball Z. Many films have heavily drawn influences from anime. Take The Matrix, for example, has taken anime influences and delivered a great original product. However, with Scarlett Johansson appearing in this year’s live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, it looks like US audiences are gearing up for anime’s to be taken seriously and done well. Next on the plate, Attack on Titan.
When the Attack on Titan anime based on Hajime Isayama’s manga series first aired in 2013, fans have been patiently waiting for its second season. The show about humans fighting unstoppable giants bent on their destruction was an instant classic. The second season was announced way back in 2014, but for some reason, it has not been in production for all this time. Sure we were treated to a live adaptation of the film, but it did not compare against the anime. There had been recent rumors that the second season would come in 2016 after a 2-year wait, but it turns out we will have to wait just a little longer.
Attack on Titan may not mean much to North American movie goers or cultural connoisseurs, but it’s a pretty big deal in Japan. It started out as a best-selling manga in 2009, became a much-loved anime series, spawned four different video games, and will soon be a big, live-action movie. So far, our looks at the upcoming film have been light on action, focusing more on the human characters and how they’re reacting to their giant tormentors. What if the effects weren’t up to snuff? What if the Titans looked terrible? Well, lay those worries aside because this new trailer posted blow looks pretty damn good. Attack on Titan may end up being the attack on the senses we’re clamoring for (assuming we se it here in North America). (more…)
Yesterday we saw some new footage of the live action Attack On Titan movie from studio Toho on a Japanese television show. Today the first trailer hit the Internet along with a bunch of character posters. What we’ve seen so far looks awesome and this trailer keeps that trend going. (more…)
There’s new footage from the live action Attack on Titan movie making the Internet rounds today. It comes from a Japanese Television show interviewing a bunch of the cast and looking at clips from the movie. Take a look and tell us what you think. (more…)
The cast has been announced for the live-action film version of Attack On Titan and we have been provided with some spectacular looking shots of each of the characters. We have noticed that some of the Japanese names are not actually part of the Manga or Anime, so this has left us assuming that liberties have been made in the script. Furthermore, in the manga and anime, Asians are practically extinct with the character of Mikasa being considered exotic – due to her kind being rare. (more…)
So, the other day I posted strange news about a partnership between ‘Attack On Titan’ and Marvel Comics. Nobody expected things to get any more normal. It’s a friendship that opens up boundless opportunities, even the most farthest reaching idea about combining the universes on film. For now, we’re going to stick with the upcoming comics crossover with a little extra thrown in. The extra bit involves Universal Studios Japan building a gigantic display starring two Titans locked in fierce combat. Now that I think of it, there’s really no other kind of combat. Okay, first up – let’s talk about where this melding of monsters and man is going to take place. Then, the statues. I know that I wrote that weird, but I’m trying to make simple sense out of the insane.
Attack On Titan and the Marvel Universe couldn’t be more different from each other. One’s an exceedingly popular anime title that seems to be gaining more steam by the day. The other’s the Marvel Universe, and if you need a breakdown of that, then leave this site immediately. Either way, one couldn’t be more different than the other. Marvel’s superhero vs. supervillain plan is a simple one: one fights the other. Attack On Titan is a bleak Japanese series where humans live in fear behind giant walls as protection against humongous monsters trying to eat them. Exactly what kind of gumbo are they trying to cook up by mixing these two entities together? I don’t know, but it’s gonna be effing badass because both are on one hell of a roll. (more…)
“Attack on what now?” Yes, Attack on Titan, and no, it has absolutely nothing to do with Saturn’s largest moon. The international hit manga and anime series from Hajime Isayama is being adapted as a live-action film that is expected to release in 2015, and we’ve just learned who the film has cast in its lead role. (more…)
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