Live Action ‘Attack on Titan’ Movie Reveals Casting

By Kevyn Cortez | 3 years ago
Live Action ‘Attack on Titan’ Movie Reveals Casting
Otakuthon 2014: Attack on Titan

Japanese movie websites and Sanspo have released character images for the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of one of Japan’s popular manga and anime series, "Attack on Titan" ("Shingeki no Kyojin"), revealing its casting. Read on for furtehr details.

The first character images for the live-action adaptation of "Shingeki no Kyojin" was released last week, revealing the casting for the pic. The live-action movie features the series protagonists, Eren Jaeger to be played by Haruma Miura, Mikasa Ackerman played by Kiko Mizuhara, Armin Arlert played by Kanata Hongo, along with some of the Survey Corps members Hanji “Hans” Zoe played by Satomi Ishihara, Sasha Blouse played by Nanami Sakuraba and Jean Kirstein played by Takahiro Miura. There are seven new characters from the pic, with Shikishima as “humanity’s strongest man.”  Shinji Higuchi, director of the upcoming pic, confirmed that "Attack on Titan" will introduce new characters and enemies to the world, and it will be a two-film project. Meanwhile, its creator Hajime Isayama will be working closely with the filmmakers. Click here to see the images.

"Attack on Titan" is a popular manga series which has spawned its own anime series, which was also aired on Adult Swim.  The story is set a world populate by men and Titans, giant humanoids, about 3–15 meters tall, which are usually masculine in body shape but without reproductive organs, which instinctively attack and eat humans on sight. However, they do not prey on them for food. In order to survive, humanity has lived in peace for 100 years inside three enormous concentric walls: Wall Maria, Wall Rose and Wall Sheena.  In order to combat the titans, the military uses a tethering system called Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, which allows them to jump onto walls, trees or nearby buildings to attack Titans. The military is divided into three branches with different goals: the Survey Corps, which goes out into Titan territory in order to try to reclaim the land; the Garrison Regiment, which guards the walls and the civilian populace; and the Military Police Brigade, which guards the royal family and live a relatively relaxed life.

"Attack on Titan" centers on the adventures of Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and their friend Armin Arlert. After the wall which protects their hometown of Shinganshina is breached by Titans, Eren watches in horror as one of them eats his mother. Vowing to kill all Titans, Eren enlists in the military’s Survey Corps along with his friends. However, later on the series, Eren develops the ability to transform into the very creature he hates — a Titan. Others who are discovered to be able to transform into Titans have begun seeking Eren for some unknown purpose. As the story progresses, the truth behind the origin of the Titans arises, and the story shifts to one about political subterfuge.

"Attack on Titan" is set to open in Japan in summer of 2015.

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