Attack on Titan is about to have one hell of a year. In 2017, the Japanese franchise will make its long-awaited comeback when it debuts its second season in April. If that weren’t enough, reports spread last month that Warner Bros. was looking to turn the anime into a live-action film series in the U.S. Over in Japan, a stage play based on the series is gearing up to premiere.
And, after plenty of speculation, the play has finally announced its casting for characters like Captain Levi and Erwin Smith.
The website of Live Impact’s Attack on Titan just updated its site to share the casting news with fans. You can check out the new additions below:
Yuya Endo as Levi
Reo Honda as Jean Kirschstein
Ryōta Hirono as Connie Springer
Mio Imada as Sasha Braus
Hidekazu Nagae as Commander Pixis
Shūhei Izumi as Erwin Smith
The ten newcomers will be joining a slew of cast members who were already announced to the public. Hiroki Miura will be playing Eren Jaeger while Minami Tsukui plays Mikasa. As for Armin, the timid boy will be played by Shōgo Sakamoto.
Before the massive stage play comes to life, fan will be able to enjoy the second season of Attack on Titan as it debuts on April 1st. You can check out the newly released synopsis for the season below:
“Eren Jaeger swore to wipe out every last Titan, but in a battle for his life he wound up becoming the thing he hates most. With his new powers, he fights for humanity's freedom facing the monsters that threaten his home. After a bittersweet victory against the Female Titan, Eren finds no time to rest—a horde of Titans is approaching Wall Rose and the battle for humanity continues!”
If you are not familiar with Attack on Titan, then you should know the popular anime is renowned for its intense action and gritty storylines. The anime follows a boy named Eren Yeager in an alternate world overrun by massive creatures known as Titans. These mindless beasts have all but wiped out humanity, and mankind is left to cower in fear behind massive walls. When their sanctum is infiltrated by a slew of Titans, Eren and his friends Armin and Mikasa join the military to help eradicate the blood-thirty monsters. But, as they grow older, they learn that the beasts are not what they appear as long-held government conspiracies make themselves known.