Hallyu may have hit the US stage this past weekend with yet another installment of KCON, over in Japan this was the opening weekend for home grown monster battling apocalyptic adventure movie Attack on Titan. An adaptation of the popular shonen manga of the same name, with already a wildly popular anime season 1 under its belt, the live-action movie has huge expectation and excitement shoes to fill and I’m waiting to get a smorgasboard of reviews to decide how the domestic audience reacted to the flick. The movie released this weekend was also only part 1, with part 2 coming next month as a one-two punch.
In between will be a short movie caliber webisode series called Attack on Titan: Beacon for Counterattack with the headlining character of Hans Zoe played by Ishihara Satomi. Intended as laying additional foundational background, the webisode series follows Hans and her fellow soldiers during the period of the development of the vertical maneuvering equipment after her scientific team captures a titan and does research on its weaknesses to create the ideal weapon. The first preview is out for the webisodes and actually looks even more interesting than the action-heavy movie trailers – the mythology is dense in the AoT universe plus I do love great pathos-building backstory features. The web dorama streams over DTV starting on August 15th. Continue reading
I so wanted to fist bump and roar my approval after watching the just released new US-version trailer for the soon-to-be-released live-action movie adaptation of hit shonen manga Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin). Too bad there was no one right … Continue reading
The upcoming one-two punch of sequential live-action Attack on Titan movies is getting closer to meeting the audience, with the summer movie season in full swing and the cast ramping up promotions. Last week the four leads Miura Haruma, Mizuhara … Continue reading
Excitement continues to mount for the upcoming two-fer Attack on Titan live-action movies. Consider me a convert with the just released second movie trailer, this was one story with such dense mythology and special effects needed I actually thought it … Continue reading
Attack on Titan is arguably the most popular manga in the world right now, with One Piece aging and Naruto just ended. Those reading along with the manga (me!) can see the story headed towards a final arc, or at … Continue reading
I thought I would have to warn y’all to put on your big boy pants before watching this, but sadly the first teaser preview for the highly anticipated Attack on Titan live-action movie is mostly underwhelming. The reason can be … Continue reading
This past summer box office in Japan was owned by the two Rurouni Kenshin movie sequels starring the increasingly hot Sato Takeru, but the industry is already predicting the upcoming domestic movie that will destroy next summer’s box office in … Continue reading