Shinji Higuchi’s live-action Attack on Titan film will be released in Japan on August 1st and a new english-subtitled trailer has been released by Madman Entertainment (The Australian licensor for the new films).
Similar to how the Kyoto arc was handled in the Rurouni Kenshin live-action films last year, the Attack on Titan film project is spread across two films that are being released roughly a month a part from each other. The two films will feature new characters and a story not seen in the original manga or television anime.
The titans and the live-action take on the three-dimensional fighting gear looks interesting but I’m holding out until I see the full film before I pass judgement on the special effects.
As if a big live-action project wasn’t enough, two films which compile the 2013 television anime series have been released. The second film contains new footage at the end which sets the stage for the second season of the anime which will air sometime in 2016.
Funimation has also announced that it has purchased the rights to release the two live-action Attack on Titan films in North and South America so we should be seeing these movies stateside fairly soon.
The first Attack on Titan film has its world premiere at the Egyptian theater in Los Angeles on July 14th.