To call Attack on Titan a hit anime series would be quite the understatement. The series based on Hajime Isayama’s equally-as-popular manga kicked off a worldwide phenomena. Specifically, one that has since spawned novels, video games, untold amounts of merchandise, a pair of live action features, and soon a companion live action television series.
That first of two feature films – titled Shingeki No Kyojin, which is very loosely translated to Attack on Titan – will open in Japan on August 1st. Currently there are no plans for a U.S. release, but again, considering its worldwide popularity there’s a good likelihood the film will at least come stateside with a home media release.
Check out the trailer for the first live-action Attack on Titan film above. Within the world of Attack on Titan, humanity is forced to live in giant walled cities in order to survive a world now dominated by ravenous giants – the Titans. To combat this threat the military is outfitted with 3D maneuver gear that allows them to quickly navigate around Titans and attack their one weak spot: the nape of their neck.
This trailer does offer a fantastic look at a frightening Titan attacking the wall – a crucial scene straight from the manga/anime – but what it doesn’t show is any of the characters utilizing their 3DMG. When it comes to animation, it’s fairly easy to show humans flipping and flying à la Spider-Man, but those sorts of gravity-defying physics are more difficult to realize in live-action.
However, what this trailer lacks in 3DMG spectacle, it more than makes up for in chaos and destruction – the call signs of a Titan attack. And keeping in mind the movie was filmed on Hashima Island – an abandoned island off southern Japan that also appeared Skyfall – the production didn’t have to hold back when it came to blowing things up.
In addition to the new trailer, a few more posters have released as well. Check them out below:
What do you think of this newest trailer for the live action Attack on Titan film? Does it live up to your expectations? Let us hear what you think in the comments below!
Shingeki No Kyojin/Attack on Titan releases in Japan on August 1st, 2015. Part two, Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan End of the World releases on September 19th, 2015. Currently there is no US release planned.