After months and months of speculation over what it might look like and a weird detour that saw the Marvel Universe mashing up with the Attack on Titan manga, we finally have our first look at the cast of the live action Attack on Titan in costume. Earlier today, a series of character posters offer our heavily-photoshopped first looks at what costume designer Isao Tsuge has in store for how Eren, Armin, Mikasa and the gang will look in the forthcoming film. And they look, well, not exactly like what many readers of Hajime Isayama’s manga and anime watchers were expecting.
There’s a method to the madness, though. According to producer Yoshihiro Satou, “We weren’t concerned about casting people on the basis of whether or not they looked like their character in the manga. After many discussions with Isayama-sensei, we cast people only on the ability to carry over the spirit of the character.” Admittedly, I was a bit taken aback by some of the character designs, but as is my policy, I’ll be reserving judgment until I see the final product. After all, that Subaru commercial that served as proof of concept was pretty rad, so maybe this will live up to our lofty expectations.
Haruma Miura as Eren
Here’s the gallery of all the characters:
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