Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人?) is a two-part live action Shingeki no Kyojin2015 tokusatsu kaiju film co-produced by Kodansha, Licri, Nikkatsu Corporation, and Toho Company Ltd., based on the popular manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama.
100 years ago, gigantic man-eating monsters called Titans appeared on the Earth, bringing human civilization to the brink of collapse. The remaining humans constructed a gigantic wall to surround themselves and keep the Titans out. After an entire century of peace, a gigantic Titan suddenly appears and destroys the wall, allowing the hordes of Titans to threaten humanity once again.
Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.
- Directed by Shinji Higuchi
- Written by Yûsuke Watanabe, Tomohiro Machiyama, Hajime Isayama
- Produced by Yûji Ishida, Genki Kawamura
- Music by Shiro Sagisu
- Cinematography by Shôji Ehara
- Production Design by Takeshi Shimizu
- Special Effects by Yoshihiro Nishimura, Katsuro Onoue
Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.
- Haruma Miura as Eren
- Kiko Mizuhara as Mikasa
- Kanata Hongô as Armin
- Satomi Ishihara as Hange
- Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha
- Takahiro Miura as Jean
- Hiroki Hasegawa as Shikishima
- Ayame Misaki as Hiana
- Pierre Taki as Suda
- Jun Kunimura as Kubal
- Shû Watanabe as Fukushi
- Satoru Matsuo as Sannagi
- Rina Takeda as Lil
On June 29, 2015, FUNimation Entertainment, the same company that distributed the Attack on Titan anime in the United States, announced that it had acquired the American distribution rights for the film from Toho. FUNimation announced that the world premiere of the film would be held on July 14 in Los Angeles, and that both parts of the film would be released in theaters across North, Central, and South America in the fall. FUNimation later confirmed that Part 1 would be released on September 30, while Part 2 would be released on October 30.
To tie in with the film, Toho announced a special three-part miniseries, Attack on Titan: Beacon for Counterattack, which aired on the Japanese channel dTV on August 15. The series focuses on the character Hange Zoe, a scientist who is obsessed with studying the Titans.
Reception to part 1 of the film has so far been mostly positive among the Japanese moviegoing public, however many fans of the anime and manga series have criticized the amount of liberties taken with the source material, most notably making the entire cast Japanese rather than mostly European as in the manga and anime, as well as removing many iconic characters such as Levi, and recasting Mikasa as Eren's girlfriend, rather than his adoptive sister.
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