Things are getting busy for Attack on Titan. The beloved franchise made a name for itself some years back when its anime debuted to critical acclaimed. The gory, heart-wrenching series has since made a name for itself amongst international audiences. Now, studios like Warner Bros. are looking to bring Attack on Titan to the U.S. with live-action films. And, in Japan, the franchise is getting a coveted adaptation thanks to one stage company.
After lots of waiting, Live Impact has finally gifted fans with a first-look at its Attack on Titan live-action movie. The company, which is responsible for Naruto's stage plays, will be the first to license an official live-action adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan. The project's website uploaded pictures of its main cast in-character today, and Live Impact took time to announce that more than 150 actors will star in the play.
Eren Jaeger, the protagonist of Attack on Titan, will be played by Hiroki Miura. The actor has previous stage experience as he was part of the live-action plays for The Prince of Tennis. Fairy Tail's Minami Tsuki will play Mikasa Ackerman while Shogo Sakamoto plays Armin Arlert.
The website also confirmed that the Attack on Titan play would have a long run. The project will kick off on July 28 and end its run at Chiba's Maihama Amphitheater on September 3. Akiko Kodama is set to direct the "shocking" play while Takeshi Matsumura helms the script.
You can check out the character photos in the follow slides:
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.
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