Just one day after we had our first glimpse of footage of the live-action Attack on Titan movie from a Japanese variety show, Toho Company has dropped the first full-length teaser for the highly anticipated film. Or should I say films? In addition to offering us our best look yet at the project, the teaser revealed that the first Attack on Titan film drops August 1 in Japanese theaters, followed by a second one on September 19.
As we learned when the character posters first released for the Attack on Titan films, the anime adaptation will feature seven new characters. Don’t worry about whether it will stay true to the spirit of the original though because original manga creator Hajime Isayama is co-writing the screenplay with Tomohiro Machiyama for director Yūsuke Watanabe (Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods).
The teaser itself isn’t anything revelatory if you saw the footage yesterday. The main difference is that it isn’t covered in graphical overlays and a random guy in the corner reacting in real time.
In case you aren’t familiar with Attack on Titan, where the hell have you been? Living under a rock that was under a secondary, larger rock? The mega-popular anime and manga series takes place in a world where massive monsters known as Titans roam the Earth, satiating their never-ending hunger by treating humans like Pringles. (Once you pop, you can’t stop, I’m told.) The last vestiges of humanity cling to life from within the safety of walled cities, but the walls will only keep the Titans out for so long. The story centers on three friends–Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their pal Armin Arelert–who join the military after their hometown is attacked by Titans.
The folks over at Anime News Network have also translated the trailer:
Narration: Over one hundred years ago… Half of humanity was eaten by the titans that suddenly appeared… The humanity that remained created a giant wall, and lived peacefully.
Text: Anticipated by the whole world!!
Text: Live-action film green-lit!
Mikasa: The world is cruel…
Eren: If we mess up, that’s the end for humanity.
Title: Attack on Titan
Text: The attack begins on August 1!
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