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Film
AoT Poster
Directed by                   Produced by
Shinji Higuchi Yûji Ishida,
Genki Kawamura
Written by                       Music by  
Yûsuke Watanabe,
Tomohiro Machiyama,
Hajime Isayama (Manga)
Shiro Sagisu
Distributed by                       Rating      
Toho Company Ltd.JP,
FUNimation EntertainmentUS
To be announced
  Budget                           Box Office
To be announced To be announced
Running Time
Part 1
98 minutes
(1 hour, 38 minutes)

Part 2
87 minutes
(1 hour, 27 minutes)

Designs Used
ShodaiKyojin, ShodaiChoOgataKyojin

Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人,   Shingeki no Kyojin?) is a two-part live action 2015 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.

Plot

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

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

Cast

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

Appearances

Monsters

Theatrical Releases

Part 1

  • Japan - August 1, 2015
  • Philippines - August 12, 2015
  • Singapore - August 13, 2015
  • Australia - August 2015
  • United States - September 30, 2015

Part 2

Foreign Releases

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.[1] FUNimation later confirmed that Part 1 would be released on September 30, while Part 2 would be released on October 30.

Additionally, Madman, who has distributed many of the Godzilla films in Australia in the past, acquired the rights to release the film theatrically in Australia and New Zealand in August 2015.[2]

Miniseries

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.

Box Office

Part 1 of Attack on Titan opened at number one at the Japanese box office, beating out Universal Pictures' Minions and earning ¥603,000,000 (approximately $4,860,000) over its opening weekend.[3]

Reception

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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References

Films
Godzilla films
Showa era GodzillaGodzilla Raids AgainKing Kong vs. GodzillaMothra vs. GodzillaGhidorah, the Three-Headed MonsterInvasion of Astro-MonsterEbirah, Horror of the DeepSon of GodzillaDestroy All MonstersAll Monsters AttackGodzilla vs. HedorahGodzilla vs. GiganGodzilla vs. MegalonGodzilla vs. MechagodzillaTerror of Mechagodzilla
Heisei era The Return of GodzillaGodzilla vs. BiollanteGodzilla vs. King GhidorahGodzilla vs. MothraGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla IIGodzilla vs. SpaceGodzillaGodzilla vs. Destoroyah
Millennium series Godzilla 2000: MillenniumGodzilla vs. MegaguirusGodzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla Against MechagodzillaGodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.Godzilla: Final Wars
TriStar Pictures Godzilla (1998 film)
MonsterVerse GodzillaGodzilla: King of the MonstersGodzilla vs. Kong
Post-Millennium series Shin GodzillaGodzilla: Monster Planet
King Kong films
Showa era King Kong (1933)Son of KongKing Kong vs. GodzillaKing Kong Escapes
Paramount film King Kong (1976)
Universal film King Kong (2005)
MonsterVerse Kong: Skull IslandGodzilla vs. Kong
Mothra films
Showa era Mothra
Heisei era Rebirth of MothraRebirth of Mothra IIRebirth of Mothra III
Gamera films
Showa era Gamera (1965)Gamera vs. BarugonGamera vs. GyaosGamera vs. VirasGamera vs. GuironGamera vs. JigerGamera vs. ZigraGamera: Super Monster
Heisei era Gamera: Guardian of the UniverseGamera 2: Attack of LegionGamera 3: Revenge of IrisGamera: The Brave
Post-Millennium series Gamera (Upcoming film)
Miscellaneous films
Showa era Japanese King KongKing Kong Appears in EdoThe Beast From 20,000 FathomsRodanThe MysteriansVaranWarning from SpaceH-ManThe Birth of JapanGorathKujira GamiAtragonMatangoDogoraFrankenstein vs. BaragonWar of the GargantuasDaimajinReturn of DaimajinWrath of DaimajinThe X From Outer SpaceGappaSpace AmoebaDaigoro vs. GoliathSubmersion of JapanProphecies of NostradamusThe Last DinosaurThe War in SpaceBye-Bye JupiterYamato TakeruPulgasari
American films CloverfieldPacific RimPacific Rim: Uprising10 Cloverfield Lane
Post-Millennium series Go! GodmanThe Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 SummitAttack on Titan
Cancelled or scrapped films
Showa era Bride of GodzillaThe Volcano MonstersBatman vs. GodzillaGodzilla vs. Hedorah sequelU.S.-Japan Collaboration: GodzillaAll Monsters Attack DirectiveGodzilla vs. RedmoonGodzilla vs. the Space Monsters: Earth Defense DirectiveThe Return of King GhidorahA Space GodzillaGodzilla vs. Asuka Fortress
Heisei era The Return of Godzilla (original draft)Godzilla: King of the Monsters 3-DUntitled animated Godzilla filmGodzilla vs. King KongGodzilla vs. Mechani-KongThe Return of King GhidorahGodzilla vs. GigamothGodzilla vs. MechaMothraGodzilla vs. BerserkGodzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (Early draft)Godzilla vs. AstroGodzillaGodzilla vs. Ghost GodzillaGodzilla vs. Barubaroi
Millennium series Godzilla RebornGodzilla X Varan, Baragon and Anguirus: Giant Monsters All-Out AttackGodzilla vs. Gamera
American films Godzilla (1994 film)Godzilla 3D to the MAX
TriStar Pictures Godzilla 2
MonsterVerse Godzilla (June 2012 screenplay)