Live-Action Attack on Titan Confirmed for 2 Films (and pics + list of cast)

Live-action Attack on Titan film director Shinji Higuchi confirmed on Wednesday that the project will span two films. Both are slated to open next summer. The movies are currently filming across Japan including on Hashima Island in Nagasaki Prefecture.

Higuchi stated that, with the supervision of Attack on Titan manga creator Hajime Isayama, the story will be based on the world and characters of the manga, while incorporating new characters and new formidable enemies. Yuusuke Watanabe(Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, live-action Gantz, Gantz II: Perfect Answer, 20th Century Boys, Gatchaman) is writing the script. Film critic Tomohiro Machiyama, who is also friends with Isayama, is working on the scripts together with Isayama and Watanabe.



Isayama's manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves.

23-year-old actor Haruma Miura is starring in the films. Joining the cast is Hiroki Hasegawa, Kiko Mizuhara, Kanata Hongou, Takahiro Miura, Nanami Sakuraba, Satoru Matsuo, Satomi Ishihara, Taki Pierre, Jun Kunimura, Shū Watanabe, Ayame Misaki, and Rina Takeda.

Hajime Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga has inspired four spinoff manga, and a 25-episode television anime version aired last year. Isayama launched the series in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and the manga now has 40 million copies in print.

Kodansha Comics is publishing Isayama's original manga in North America. The company is also releasing three of the four spinoff manga, and the Attack on Titan Guidebooks: INSIDE & OUTSIDE. Vertical is publishing the Attack on Titan: Before the Fall light novel series.

Both Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the anime version of the manga as it aired in Japan, and Funimation released the first part of the series on home video this year.

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The two part live-action feature series, planned for summer 2015 has cast

  • Haruma Miura

  • Hiroki Hasegawa (the upcoming live-action Jellyfish Princess, Why Don't You Play in Hell)

  • Kiko Mizuhara (Norwegian Wood, Helter Skelter)

  • Kanata Hongō (Prince of Tennis, Nana 2)

  • Takahiro Miura (live-action Space Battleship Yamato)

  • Nanami Sakuraba (Twin Spica)

  • Satoru Matsuo (Thermae Romae )

  • Satomi Ishihara (No Longer Human, Sadako 3D)

  • Pierre Taki (Linda Linda Linda)

  • Jun Kunimura (Audition, Kill Bill)

  • Shu Watanabe (Kamen Rider OOO)

  • Ayame Misaki (Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters)

  • Rina Takeda (High Kick Girl)




Also

"Attack on Titan" Levi Prequel OVA Rumored (enough)

There's been lots of recent chatter about an anime adaptation of shoujo prequel Attack on Titan: No Regrets
Birth of Levi, including a Japanese fan hoax that a TV series was coming this fall. Still not confirmed but more credible is a deleted listing from electronics/multi-media shop Yodobashi Camera that had volume volume 15 of the main manga coming out December 9th with a OVA tieing into the spin-off.



On firmer ground, volume two of the Aria manga from Hajime Isayama, Gan Sunaaku and Hirku Suruga will be out in Japan on August 8th, and it will feature a form for sending away for a Christmas (which is also Levi's birthday) card.


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:O @ Kiko Mizuhara being in this. Ok I just wasn't expecting her involvement. idk if i should be disappointed that they won't be using the original characters from the manga/anime in the LA.