We’ve become accustomed to movies and TV shows about post-apocalyptic survivors huddled in locations fortified to keep out whatever undead, mutant, or extraterrestrial threat there is. In “Attack on Titan” the threat comes in the form of giants… man-eating giants!
Probably should mention right now that “Attack on Titan” is anime. I didn’t mention that little tidbit in the introductory paragraph because some of you wouldn’t have bothered to click on it to find out more. Some people just don’t like anime. Me personally? I was huge into anime up until the immediate post-Evangelion period when all new anime seemed to go out of its way to be joyless, slow-paced, existential tripe. “Attack on Titan” looks like a TV show that could get me watching again.
Wit Studio, Production IG, and “Highschool of the Dead” director Araki Tetsuro are behind this new series based on Isayama Hajime’s award-winning manga premiering on Japanese television in early 2013. “Attack on Titan” centers on a brother and sister living in a world where the remains of the human population live inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the sudden appearance of the Titans, gigantic humanoids who devour humans seemingly without reason.
A one-minute teaser for the “Attack on Titan” series has arrived. I’m curious as to why some of the Titans look like giant humans and one looks like The Amazing Colossal Man sans skin.
A live-action movie version from director Tetsuya Nakashima (Confessions, Kamikaze Girls) is supposedly in the planning stages already.
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