Japanese distributor Pony Canyon just released the teaser trailer for the first Attack on Titan feature film, and you can get a taste of the murderous giant action below.
For those of you not familiar with Attack on Titan, the anime – based on the manga by Hajime Isayama – takes place in a world under siege by massive Titans: nude, often mindless humanoid creatures that enjoy nothing more than snacking on the surviving human population which has hidden itself inside of walled-off cities. But after one of those walls fails, and Eren Jaeger suffers a terrible loss, our hotheaded protagonist vows to enlist in the military with the hope of killing every Titan he can find.
If some – well, all – of the footage looks familiar, it’s because the feature is a digest-sized version of the hit animated series and award-winning manga. Director Araki Tetsuro edited the feature – titled Attack on Titan Part One: Crimson Bow and Arrow – cutting down the first 13 episodes of the series for this installment, with the followup – subtitled Wings of Freedom – due out in 2015.
Twitchfilm spotted the teaser, which reveals the film’s Japanese release date: November 22. FUNimation distributes the series here in the U.S., so hopefully, it’s only a matter of time before they announce a domestic release for the film.
A live-action film has been in various stages of production since 2012 with director Shinji Higuchi (Hidden Fortress: The Last Princess, Japan Sinks) most recently attached, with distributor Toho recently announcing the cast lead by Crows Zero II actor Haruma Miura. The live-action film has a planned 2015 release.