All posts tagged: Attack On Titan

The More Things Change – Attack on Titan (Complete Season Two) – Humble Opinions

It has been said, more times than anyone can hope to count, that the calm comes before the storm. What fewer proclaim, however, is what comes after. Not to sound too depressing, but it usually isn’t good. In fact, it’s generally horrible, though, if you’re really unlucky, it’s specifically horrible. Such is the perpetual fate of anyone who dwells within Walls Maria, Rose and Sina. And spoiler alert, that specificity relates directly to the secret of the Titans. Having taken their former comrade down in a blaze of glory, rage and veins made of fire, the 104th is experiencing an understandable dip in morale and motivation. This is not aided by the overall suspicion that surrounds our protagonistic group, what with two of their members being Titan Shifters and all. Still, even such frightening doubts are washed away by that oh so haunting face that has been staring into our souls since the credits ran on the first season. The Wall Titan, herald of bad news and a glaring reminder that the world isn’t as …

Resolution – Attack on Titan Episode 37 – Season’s Writings

What else could go wrong? The arc words of catastrophe, spoken only by the unaware the second before something else goes wrong. In an attempt to break this cliche convention, Attack on Titan throws a curveball and simply makes the situation worse, without anybody having to say those classic words. With Reiner and Bertholdt still holding focus, I was honestly not expecting the series to throw another ingredient into the clusterfudge it has been baking over these past few episodes, let alone an ingredient that was so…smiling. Yes, friends, the Smiling Titan is back, the very same Titan who devoured Eren’s mother and ignited the fire that burns out of control within his soul. Though it may seem coincidental that this one particular Titan would appear at such a crucial moment, feelings of contrivance were washed away by the sheer shock of it all. Existing as a horde, connections to a particular Titan are few and far between within the series. The verbage of Eren’s outbursts and the scope of his hatred following his mother’s …

Hath No Fury – Attack on Titan Episode 36 – Season’s Writings

Humanity is not the strongest species in the world. We do not have claws, we do not have fangs, we cannot fly, breath underwater burrow into the Earth itself. And yet, we can. Through intelligence and ingenuity, humanity carved a path through history as a dominant species on a planet of creatures more suited to this role. It is this very same mentality that has seen our characters through their toughest trials, plagued by Titans as they are. Reiner and Bertholdt themselves have been assuring their survival in their own betraying way, longing to live on past a time of war. So why, oh why, did they get between Eren and Mikasa? Literally anybody anywhere could have told them how boneheaded that move was. Very. The answer is very. Holy crap. Mikasa Ackerman is terrifying. Sure we’ve seen her slice up Titans like they were a tomatoes an infomercial about knives, but she take the fear factor up to eleven this week. We saw her click when Eren was in danger, we saw her slash …

Wounds of the Past – Attack on Titan Episode 35 – Season’s Writings

They say that home is where the heart is and, as is made painfully clear, our poor Ymir has been homeless for quite some time. From a traumatic past, to a terrifying adolescence, this 104th cadet has the makings of a protagonist in her backstory. However, as always, Eren is on the scene to scream and remind us that he is the core of our story…at least until he gets knocked unconscious and tied to somebody’s back. Continuing from where we left off, newly revealed traitors of humanity Reiner and Bertholdt discuss their options as a troop runs ever closer to rescue Ymir and Eren. Their obvious panic aside, this was the first time I actually felt as if the two secret Shifters were actually characters of their own. With a quick check that Reiner was still a warrior, Bertholdt showed a more apparent sense of concern and reservation, rather than the quiet terror stares he has subsisted on in the past few episodes. Reiner’s assessment of the situation, and clarification that the true him …

Questionable Intent – Attack on Titan Episode 34 – Season’s Writings

As with any plan, there are two key features which must be present: Conception and execution. Without both of these aspects, a plan is either an idea or a whim. However, should both features be performed flawlessly, there still remains an important question that must be answered: What happens next? For Reiner and Bertholdt, the answer is a resolute: Who knows? Having stolen both Eren and Ymir away from the friends they have who aren’t traitorous Titan Shifters, Reiner and Bertholdt are seemingly lost, with no real handle on their situation. Given Reiner’s spontaneous decision to simply tell people that they were the monsters who began one of the worst tragedies in recent history, this is more than expected. And so we find ourselves returning to a particular forest, wherein captors and the captured try and wrap their heads around just what the hell is going on. Spoiler Alert: A consensus is not met. As he is want to do, Eren spends most of this episode screaming about the injustice of the world and focusing much …

Auld Lang Syne – Attack on Titan Episode 33 – Season’s Writings

When action reaches its fever pitch, that which follows is a wind down. An eerie calmness. An aftermath. Unfortunately for our intrepid soldiers, their recent clash with forces mostly unexpected did not end in the victory they were all but assured and they instead find themselves battered, bruised and fewer in number. So Eren just can’t win a fight, can he? Like, ever. And that’s not just me being mean to the guy, it’s actually a plot point. In a stunning return to relevance, Hannes reminds us all that he too was once important in the life of Eren and shares the collective emotional range of Mikasa and Armin, which essentially amounts to concern and blind, unyielding fury. He also serves as a rare example of human compassion that is not surrounded by promises, salutes and vendettas. Though rescuing Eren will require combating Titans, Hannes speech is simply about Eren’s personality, his flaws and strengths, his relationship with Mikasa and Armin and the hope he holds for the future, along with his fondness for the past. …

Grudge Match – Attack on Titan Episode 32 – Season’s Writings

Sometimes, when the world grows ever more complicated, when those around you change and truths find themselves transforming into lies, the best solution is the simplest one. And what could be simpler than standing resolute in your beliefs and punching a bad guy really, really hard in the face? Well, isn’t this a fine kettle of fish we find ourselves in this week? Except by fine, I mean terrible and by kettle of fish, I mean world of monsters. With Reiner and Bertholdt dropping all sense of care and subtlety, a Colossal Titan now stands half formed on a wall and an Armoured comrade plunges to the ground below, Eren in hand. At least until our furious protagonist reminds us all that he too is a Shifter and kicks off one of the most action packed episodes Attack on Titan has produced. However, it is a little more than simply explosive violence and screams. It’s choreographed…and also has explosive violence and screams. For those who don’t know, Hajime Isayama (the creator of Attack on Titan) based certain …

Secrets and Truths – Attack on Titan Episode 31 – Season’s Writings

As with most storms, there lay a calm before it. A moment of respite to collect one’s thoughts, batten down the hatches and prepare for the worst. Unfortunately for the members of the 104th, no amount of preparations could prepare them for the storm that is forming around them. Metaphors withstanding, this begins as a fairly tame episode in the catalogue of Attack on Titan. The fractured groups that have comprised the past few adventures have finally come together and a majority of the 104th is back together. Except Jean. Those who were trapped in Utgard Catsle inform their rescuers about Ymir, about the newly revealed Historia Reiss and the lack of any hole in the wall. Real important stuff. However, it is a little overshadowed by a hunched over Reiner, who spends a majority of this episode breaking down emotionally and mentally. Which is sad…or at least it is before the big, and oddly quiet, reveal. Since we can’t go two weeks without discovering that a character we somewhat know is actually a Titan Shifter, …

History Repeating – Attack on Titan Episode 30 – Season’s Writings

If there’s one thing to be said about perilous mountain expeditions, it’s that characters will either perish on them, or come to understand themselves, and others, on an entirely new and intrinsically true level. Yes, technically that is more than one thing, but that probably doesn’t make it any less insightful and cool sounding. Jumping back to a time and place unknown, though assumedly during the 104th’s training and somewhere on a mountain, we are given yet another glimpse into the life and times of Ymir and Krista. Left wandering during a powerful blizzard, Ymir comes to a realisation chronologically that we have already had explained by her…in the future. It is also the one thing we know about Krista and kinda makes this whole perilous flashback a whole lot less expositionally interesting. Despite her sweetness and overall cute demeanour, Krista wants to kill herself. Not in an obviously suicidal way, but in a heroic way that would see her remembered fondly. To that end, she opts to drag the half-dead body of another trainee …

Self-Sacrifice – Attack on Titan Episode 29 – Season’s Writings

Well, that was certainly something. Titans on the left, Titans on the right, Titans from goddamn beneath. It is really not a good time to be this series second tier…or third tier. I won’t mention the tiers under that because, well, it’s not pretty. Still, the 104th aren’t doing too poorly for themselves, all things considered. Some of them have backstory now and, whether they make it past this castle siege or not, people will remember their names. Think about it, when was the last time anyone even said Ymir? Heck if I know. Season one was pretty much the Eren show from dash to dot, with a sprinkling of Mikasa for good measure. Also Armin was there. And everyone kind of lost their tops for Levi in a neckerchief. But mostly Eren. Look, what I’m getting at here is that I like the variation…I just wish it was under slightly less dire circumstances. Following up before where we left off last week (because of totally necessary two hour flashbacks), we are given the answer …

Welcome Home – Attack on Titan Episode 28 – Season’s Writings

They say that home is where the heart is. Unfortunately, the darker side of that saying is that should a home be destroyed, a heart is too. And though a house may be rebuilt and, in turn, made a home anew, there is still something undeniably sad about the simple fact that it was broken in the first place. Poor Connie. After Sasha’s reunion with her family last week, a small glimmer of hope and happiness had found its way into the world of Attack on Titan. But alas, it was not to last, as almost immediately we were hit with the harsh reality of what Connie found waiting for him in his hometown. Nobody. Not a single soul left in the village and only a single creature remaining: A Titan. And yet there is something curious about this in and of itself. As is so noted by a rather pragmatic soldier, though no people remain in Connie’s village, there are also no remains of people. From everything we’ve seen so far, Titans are not fastidious …

Back to Her Roots – Attack on Titan Episode 27 – Season’s Writings

In a world where humanity has been pushed to the brink of extinction, bad news is a pretty common occurrence. Still, that doesn’t mean it doesn’t suck to get it. And this isn’t, “I accidentally broke your favourite cup,” kind of bad news, we’re talking, “Your horse ran away and left you stranded in the middle of nowhere and I also think it kicked your dog,” kind of bad news. Which is really bad news. Especially since you don’t own a dog. Following up from last week’s uplifting re-introduction to the crapsack world of wherever the heck this series takes place, Sasha has made her way back to the area in which she was raised; a forest. Of course, we really don’t know anything about Sasha, other than she likes potatoes and the audience is nuts about her for it, so we find ourselves flashing back a couple of years for a little exposition. Apparently, good ol’ Sasha used to be quite the selfish one, seeing little benefit in other people and despising when their …

The Beast Within – Attack on Titan Episode 26 – Season’s Writings

Once again, the day is saved thanks to the people of the Survey Corps. Well, not exactly “saved” per say and the classification of “people” is certainly blurred when it comes to Eren, given his true nature and all. Okay, so one major threat was stopped…and a lot of people died…also their houses broke…and the walls have seen better days. Man, even when humanity pulls out a win in this series it sucks. Hooray for Pyrrhic victories. With Eren still resting up from his clash with Annie and the emotional turmoil brought on by such, we are given an opportunity to focus on the other characters that stand under the Wings of Freedom…and boy are they bored. Refined to quarters/some building, the 104th muse over their lives and escape into a few fantasies that would honestly be fun to watch. Connie for example, wishes to steal away into the night, breaking free of lock-up and visiting his village. A somewhat normal thought for a series revolving around giant monsters that eat people for literally no …

Japanese Video Game of the Year Awards – 2016

It’s that time of year (give or take a few weeks) where we all take a second and ponder the year that was. However, rather than use this time for introspection or self betterment, why not just think about which games were most fun? Which ones took you by surprise, which ones met your expectations and which ones exceeded them by far. If only there were some already completed list to help spark your though process, complete with pictures and individualised blurbs… Why, who put this here? What luck! A (somewhat) well thought out list of Japanese based video games that made 2016 fun. Talk about a lucky break. Why not give it a look? I’ll meet you down at the bottom of the page. Have fun! GOTY – Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth 2016 was, in the eyes of many fans, a year dedicated to the long-running Monster Taming franchise Digimon. At the forefront of it’s year-long victory was none other than this year’s Game Of The Year; Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. The first worthwhile …

Attack On Titan: Wings Of Freedom – PlayStation 4 Review

Attack On Titan is, arguably, one of the most popular Anime series’ of all time, alongside that of Sword Art Online, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Shonen staples like Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach. While it’s original Manga began in 2009, it didn’t receive any kind of mainstream attention until the airing of it’s Anime adaptation in 2013. The Manga scaled the best-seller charts alongside the rise in the Anime’s popularity, eventually coming to produce a gargantuan audience of die-hard fans. As you could imagine; the more beloved this series became the more people wanted from it, which has lead to both a Manga and Anime spin-off as well as, at this point in time, a couple of games. The first game, Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains, was released in 2013 to a heavily below-average reception. It is now 2016 and video game development studio Omega Force have just released their very own take on an Attack On Titan game, one that boasts an enjoyable yet intricate control scheme that will ultimately prove to the Attack …

Interview With The Development Team Of Attack On Titan: Wings Of Freedom

Ever since Hajime Isayama’s brutal Manga was adapted into it’s very own Anime, courtesy of Wit Studio, fans have wondered what it would be like to be in complete control of their very own multi-dimensional manoeuvre gear, having to use it for the sole purpose of slaying giants that threaten the safety of humanity’s remains. This has been attempted, but never successful. Even to this day, fans still long for a well-made Attack On Titan action game that will give them the same, if not greater, thrill than that of the series’ Anime. Koei Tecmo and Omega Force have come together, once again, to answer the call of the fans with their upcoming multi-platform title Attack On Titan: Wings Of Freedom. Using development assets from their more recent titles, Omega Force have come to create an Attack On Titan game that fans can be proud of, and us here at SnapThirty have been given the grand opportunity to interview just a few of the key players behind this game’s development. Hajime Isayama, the creator of …

Watch Levi, Erwin, and Hange Carve Up Flesh In New Attack On Titan: Wings Of Freedom Trailers

Koei Tecmo have done fans of Hajime Isayama’s Attack On Titan a great service by developing a game that accurately emulates the difficulty of combating titanic humanoid creatures with nothing but a pair of blades and sturdy grappling hooks. Not only this, Koei Tecmo have never left us for too long without bringing is something new to sink our teeth into, and now that we have to wait until the Summer of 2017 to catch the second season of the Anime, we definitely need something to scratch our Attack On Titan itch in the period between now and then. Overnight, Koei Tecmo have updated the official English website of their upcoming game Attack On Titan: Wings Of Freedom to now feature four brand-new trailers, each of which focus on another aspect of the game. The first of the four showcases some more of the in-depth battle mechanics that’ll help you in a pinch or when you need to partner up to take down enemies larger than usual. The other three each focus on specific character, …

Attack On Titan Season Two Set To Begin Airing In Spring 2017, Main Visual Released

Now, I’m no time wizard (though I wish I were), so I’m not too sure exactly how long audiences have been waiting for the next season of Attack On Titan, but according to the internet; the first season came out in 2013…it is now 2016…and we wont be getting season two until 2017. Let that sink in for just a few minutes before continuing with the article. If you’re one of those die-hard Attack On Titan fans; maybe just bookmark this page, meditate on it for a little while, then return here to continue reading. I know, Anime is hard sometimes…really, really hard. Fact is; it has felt like a Millenia since we last saw Attack On Titan, so it doesn’t matter if it was only three years ago because, if you ask the aforementioned die-hard fans of the series, countless galaxies have dissolved into nothingness since the last time we saw a terrified teenager get devoured by a fifty-foot tall woman, and even though that sounds like a pretty fun fetish, it’s actually incredibly …

It’s Time To Fight Back! – Capcom Reveals Hyper-Interactive Attack On Titan Arcade Game

Time Crisis, House Of The Dead, Gunslinger Stratos. What do all these games have in common? Well, they’re all arcade games played with replica firearms as the controllers. They’re also incredibly popular around the world, barring Gunslinger Stratos which is a Japan-only game that is so beloved I had no choice but to mention it at least once. Over in the great land of Nippon, across the weekend, there is an event being held titled the Japan Amusement Expo which, in case you havn’t already figured out; is a convention-like event wherein which companies can showcase some of their brand-new/upcoming products, all of which stand for one purpose; to entertain people. Capcom, being the weird and wonderful publishers that they are, revealed something a little out of “left field” with their new arcade machine titled Attack On Titan: Team Battle. Now, what’s so weird about this? Well, Tecmo Koei are in the midst of releasing their very own Attack On Titan home console game, so you’d imagine that they would also be handling all other video …

SnapThirty Crowns Toughest Lady In Japanese Pop Culture

  For years, pop culture fanatics have been at war with each other. Countless relationships have been ruined over talks of who is best this and who is best that. For example: While some of us tend to think Persona 4’s Chie is Best Girl, others may believe it is Sword Art Online’s Asuna. The problem with this ongoing debate is that it is one fought entirely on a biased foundation, meaning that there can never be a proper resolution. This conflict is one that seems as though it is never going to end, but us here at SnapThirty want you all to know that we will be the ones to bring peace back into the pop culture world…one character at a time. On episode 43 of the SnapThirty podcast, the boys decided that they were going to run a series of tournament brackets to decide once and for all who from Japanese pop culture truly are the best of the best. While Best Girl is indeed the most sought after title in all of …

Koei Tecmo Releases Three Gameplay Trailers For Upcoming Attack On Titan Game

It’s the game all, if not most, Anime fans have been waiting on for quite some time. Up until this point in time we’ve gotten a few teaser trailers, batches of screenshots, countless pieces of information, but no good gameplay trailers like the ones that have been released today. Well, these aren’t so much “gameplay trailers” as they are informative videos detailing the deep gameplay mechanics of the upcoming PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita action title. It looks as though Omega Force, the developers behind the new title, have gone above and beyond to make this game as realistic as humanly possible, that is…in accordance to the series. The omni-directional manoeuvre gear physics seem tight and somewhat easy to use, and the titanic take-downs can almost be felt without even having played the game. Chances are, this new Attack On Titan game is going to be one that will be remembered for quite some time to come, just like the series! Three videos were released by Koei Tecmo: The first gives audiences a look …

Attack On Titan (Part 2): End Of The World – Review

Attack On Titan; Hajime Isayama’s highly popular Manga series about a bunch of teenagers fighting off the forces of man-eating giants. This Manga, not two years ago, became it’s very own Anime series and from their it’s popularity skyrocketed to heights never thought attainable by a series of it’s kind. Ever since the Anime adaptation, Attack On Titan has gone on to spawn spin-off Manga series, a video game, and now two live-action films, the first of which disappointed audiences the world over. Seen as one of the great Japanese pop culture tragedies of 2015, this film took everything the fans of the series loved and pummelled them into the ground, only to replace them with lacklustre versions of the things that made the Anime so great. Filled with story, most of which was convoluted thanks to it’s unnecessary plot alterations, the first movie made a lot of money but it also made a lot of people angry, stopping many of them from returning to the cinema for the second of the two-part cinematic story …

First Piece Of Attack On Titan Season 2 Footage Leaked Online

How long has it been since the first season of the Attack On Titan Anime adaptation finished? September 2013 was when the final episode aired so, at this point in time, it’s been just over two solid years. I feel as though we, the Japanese pop culture-loving audience, have waited far too long to hear or see something regarding the upcoming second season and, until today, there was absolutely nothing for us to sink our teeth into. We’ve waited a long time, all the while knowing that a second season has been in the works ever since the end of the last. Not only did the final episode end on a cliffhanger, but the fact that the Anime was so popular means that Wit Studio will absolutely be making more, so it’s nice to finally get the chance to see, even slightly, what’s in store for us in the upcoming season, and thanks to a leaked preview video, that’s exactly what we’ve gotten. Now the pseudo-journalist in me is kicking himself for not having the proper …

First Thoughts: Attack On Titan: Junior High – School’s Out!

Attack On Titan is one of the most popular modern Anime adaptations of recent times, which is completely justified considering not only how well it was animated by also how interesting a story it features. Now that it has become as popular as it is now, the market has flooded and the over-saturation of Attack On Titan media has finally set in. That’s why things like Attack On Titan: Junior High exist; because people can’t seem to get enough, and they’ll take anything they can get. Fact is; there’s no reason Attack On Titan: Junior High should exist, by any means. AOT: Junior High is simply a comedic parody of the original series, but labelling it as such is already false considering it isn’t at all funny. The premise is simple; the main cast of the series are younger and they attend a school literally called Attack On Titan: Junior High that, I assume, teaches them how to kill Titans. I only assume because, even in the first episode, it’s not detailed whatsoever. The Titans, …

Attack on Titan (Live Action) Review

The last thing I ever expected from an Attack on Titan live action film was an entire packed cinema audience causing an uproar of laughter at what they were witnessing unfold on the silver screen, let alone did I expect to find myself succumbing and laughing along with the rest of the audience. Attack on Titan is one of the most darkest, epic and deadset coolest anime stories in recent memory. The fact that Shinji Higuchi’s cinematic take on the story proved to be a B-Grade at best schlocky horror comedy crossed with an awkwardly acted softcore porno flick put together with production values that would make an 1980’s episode of Ultraman look like 2013’s Pacific Rim is utterly baffling. How could this have gone so very wrong? It’s tragic. Tonally Attack on Titan is so far from its source material that it is difficult to even make an honest comparison between the two. If you are a fan expecting to see the tale you love so very much on the big screen, you are going to …

Another Reminder – Teaser Trailer Released For Omega Force’s Attack On Titan Game

On that day, mankind received a grim reminder…and since that day we’ve been reminded time and time again that Attack On Titan is one of the modern age’s most popular Anime series’, that’s why a brand-new game based on the horrifyingly gory series has just been announced. Now I’m sure you’ve all played the already-released Attack On Titan video game Humanity In Chains, right? No? Seriously? You at least know about it then. Surely. It was released exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS not too long ago and was met with a mediocre response. Yeah…not many people liked it, unfortunately. I guess that’s why developers Omega Force have decided to try their hand and making an enjoyable Attack On Titan game. The upcoming game, which was teased about two days ago to then be swiftly confirmed today, will hit shelves sometime in 2016. At least, that’s what Koei Tecmo America have assured the pop culture world. The game doesn’t even have an official title, yet we have a release year. Something is a little fishy about all this, …

Move Over, Spidey – New Attack On Titan Live-Action Film Trailer Shows Off 3D Manoeuvre Gear

Toho, the distributor of the upcoming pair of Attack On Titan (Shingeki NO Kyojin) live-action films, updated their YouTube page today to include a brand-new trailer for the new films that shows us a bit more Titan action as well as the Three-Dimensional Manoeuvre gears that seem to be the only thing that can stop them. Up until now we’ve not really seen much of the action series’ staple weapon, instead all we’ve been shown are shots of wreckage and characters using weapons not seen in the Anime like axes and bows. Well today’s new trailer throws all the garbage out the window and shows fans exactly what they want to see; some awesome CGI action of giant-fighting military kids zipping around a destroyed city slicing and dicing Titans with blades akimbo. That’s what the Anime was about right? Yeah, I’m pretty sure. Hey, that’s a pretty cool tough guy name too; Blades Akimbo. Something interesting the trailer also shows, if only very briefly, is what seems to be a somewhat passionate kiss between two …

JAEGAR! ‘Attack on Titan’ Breaks Down The Walls Of 7-Eleven

Do you like Attack on Titan? Do you like 7-Eleven? Well of course you like both of those things. You’d be a bit of a goose not to enjoy the thrilling epic scale of Attack on Titan or the famed convenience of the store known as 7-Eleven. Well in a crossover event that the entire fate of mankind depends upon has begun. Attack on Titan and 7-Eleven will be running a promotion together in Japan. The promotion comes ahead of the live-action cinematic adaptation of the Attack on Titan series and will see life-size figures of characters such as Levi and Eren Jaegar appear in stores. Any customer who spends over 780 yen will go into the draw to win one of these life-size standees which is valued at roughly 1,728,000 yen each. Which is roughly $18,100 AUD. What do you think of this epic crossover promotion. Do you think that 7-Eleven is a fitting partner for the colossal anime and manga franchise Attack on Titan? Let us know in the comments section below. -30-

Peek Over the Wall – Attack on Titan Live Action Movie Set to Screen in Australia/New Zealand

If you pay even remote attention to Japanese pop-culture, and the anime that composes a fair deal of it, then you’ve heard of Attack on Titan. Said knowledge may also stretch to the fact that the franchise has spawned a live action adaptation. What you may not know however, is that said film is heading to cinemas in both Australia and New Zealand, which is good news for all who live in Australia or New Zealand. Whilst no specific date as been given, or information on how many screenings will play, the timeframe has been narrowed down to 2015. Given the current date, this gives us a window of 247 days to question. Sure it sounds like a long time, but if you read this article everyday, the number will become progressively more inaccurate. Which is a good thing. 100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, …

Since Everyone Loves Attack on Titan, There Is Now A Live-Action TV Series In The Works

While the live-action Attack on Titan movies have yet to hit the silver screen, a spin-off live-action TV series has been announced to tie-in with the films upcoming release. The TV series is slated to premiere this August and will focus on the secrets and lives of the soldiers fighting in the war on Titans. The series will follow the character of Hanji who will be played by Satomi Ishihara in both the TV series and the films. The TV series hasn’t gotten a name yet but I’m sure it will be something along the lines of Attack on Titan: Flying On The Wings Of The Fleeting Light Of Hope For Humanity In This Everlasting Struggle With Death. I think the real lesson of the story here is that people love Attack on Titan and that many more things to do with Attack on Titan will be made until people do not like Attack on Titan anymore because there is too many things about Attack on Titan being made. Regardless of that, stay tuned for …

“Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains” Announced For A Western Release

An announcement that took me very much by surprise during April’s Nintendo Direct Presentation is that of a Western release of the Anime/Manga-based Nintendo 3DS game “Attack On Titan: Humanity In Chains”. For a while now Japanese Pop Culture fans and lovers of the series “Attack On Titan”, or “Shingeki no Kyojin” for you purists, have been hearing news and seeing trailers of this action/adventure 3DS game that puts players into the very high boots of their favorite Titan-killers. Up until today we had all only thought this game was going to get a Japanese release but, thanks to Nintendo, “Humanity In Chains” will indeed be making its way to the West come May. Only set for an eShop release, this 3DS title follows the story of the recent Anime series and allows you to join together with three friends and slaughter Titans as a team. I never thought I’d get the chance to say this but; I actually cannot wait to get my hands on this title. Digital-only or otherwise, I think this is …

“Attack On Titan” Domain Names Registered By Sony Pictures USA Could Indicate Western Film Production

“Attack On Titan”, despite hitting some seriously high levels of popularity about a year ago when the Anime adaptation was released, has not even come close to dipping in adoration thanks to the huge number of fans that simple cannot get enough of it. The level of fame this series has hit is not thanks to some kind of fluke. Despite the Manga having its many hiccups, the Anime series made up for what it lacked and solidified this survival story as one that will be remembered for many years to come. As any good series does, “Attack On Titan” spawned many off-shoots like video games and feature films. As of right now the series has four films on the way; two of which are compilations of scenes from the Anime and another two that are live-action Japanese productions. Here’s the thing; only just recently the American branch of Sony Pictures registered a whole bunch of domain names that could possibly mark the production of an Western feature film version of the very popular series. Though don’t take …

Three Idiots Play: The Attack On Titan Tribute Game

What happens when you put three idiots into a situation they THINK they can do well in but, realistically speaking, they have absolutely no chance at survival? You get this video. Luke, Frank and Kane decide it’s time to take on the destructive force of an army of Titans in the “Attack On Titan” tribute game which, while unofficial and full of bugs, is still one hell of an entertaining web game. Watch as these three buffoons live, die and repeat…well, maybe just die and repeat. There’s not a lot of “living” that goes on in this video. What starts off as a simple competition to see who the greatest Titan killer is quickly turns into a fight for the sake of humanity as the boys ditch the silly contention once they realise the world is in a whole bunch of danger. Watch as we glitch through Titan faces and even sometimes the game itself while we do our best to survive the harsh wasteland that is “Attack On Titan”. If you want to play …

Take On Titans In The New “MapleStory” Collaboration Event

You know, back when I was a little younger I used to love Nexon’s “MapleStory”. I’d get up early before school, log on to my parent’s computer and quietly play as much as I could of what is apparently one of the most addictive games around. Even though I no longer play “MapleStory” I still love seeing new updates to the game and the latest is something I think Anime fans in general are really going to dig. “MapleStory” isn’t any stranger to Anime collaborations: The art style is clearly inspired by the pop culture juggernaut and, in the past, they’ve even come together with series’ like “Sword Art Online”. Well the latest Anime to infiltrate the world of “Maple Story” is none other than “Attack On Titan”; possibly one of the Anime worlds most favoured contemporary Animes. In this new event players are given the opportunity to show just how good or bad they’d work in the world of “Attack On Titan” as they team up with the characters from the much-loved series. Take …

Attack on Titan Season 2 Delayed Until 2016

While originally planned for a 2015 release the second season of the colossal anime success story Attack on Titan is now confirmed for a 2016 premiere meaning fans must wait an extra year for more titan-sized action. The announcement has come through from viewers of the 2nd movie compilation of the series. At the end of the 2nd movie a title card informed audiences that Attack on Titan season 2 will premiere at some point in 2016. I must say this is a bit of a bummer for fans of the series. Considering there is a fair amount of source material available at the moment to continue the adaptation it is a curious thought as to why the second season must be delayed yet another year. Unfortunately fans of the series are left hanging with questions such as: who is the Colossal Titan? What is that titan in the wall? Why didn’t Eren’s parents teach him to use his indoor voice? And of course the question on everyone’s mind: who let the dogs out? Source: …

First Character Visuals Released For The Live Action “Attack On Titan” Films

Now THIS is the news piece to lighten up your week! We’re all aware that there are a pair of “Attack On Titan” (Shingeki No Kyojin) live action films set for a theatrical release across Japan in the Summer of 2015. Hype for these films have been slowely building ever since the Anime first aired. It wasn’t that the films had been announced back then but we ARE a part of the pop culture-loving crowd and we ARE the types to jump the gun and get a little excited for things that may or may not necessarily exist. These movies, though, do exist and they’ve got a pretty awesome cast. Readers who aren’t entirely fans of Japanese cinema may not know any of the names you’re about to see. That’s fine though because the main point of this article is not what they’ve done in the past but what they’re doing right now, and that’s “Attack On Titan”. Filming started this year and we’ve actually not seen much regarding what’s to come in the new …

Attack on Titan x Marvel Manga/Comic Announced

No, you didn’t read that wrong. It would seem that Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) is set to cross over into the epic continuity that is Marvel Comics, in Japan at least. I’ll just let you think about that for a minute… …yeah. The crossover was announced via Twitter by Marvel Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, along with a promotional image. The only promotional image at this point. Though, for those who know both franchises, the image certainly makes sense. After all, the military troops of Titan have already been compared to a certain web slinger when clad in Omni-Directional Manoeuvre Gear. Though who knows if Spidey will be the only Marvel hero to take on these tremendous foes. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see… -30-

Attack on Titan Collection 2 Review

If there’s one thing humanity can be counted on doing, it’s fight against an enemy. To unite with those of like mind, to focus negative emotions and use them as a driving force for action. However, there is one factor that causes such a system to descend into chaos: a difference in opinion. When groups based on ideals form, they possess different goals than those around them and conflict arises. Even in a world dominated by an unprecedented threat, a la the Titans, the clash of opinions is still ever present and humanity does not stand entirely united. Seriously, get it together humanity, you’ve got bigger things to worry about. Eren Jaeger. Human. Soldier. Titan. With the rather shocking revelation of Eren’s true power dominating the first half of the series, we now find ourselves witness to a most human turmoil: the clash between fear and logic. Shown previously in the vastly opposed personalities of Pixis and one particularly cannon happy soldier, Eren comes to serve as a personification of both terror and hope. A complex mix of …

‘Seraph of the End’ Anime Announced, ‘Attack on Titan’ Studio Handling Production

Fans of the popular shonen vampire manga Seraph of the End have reason to be excited with the announcement of an anime adaptation of the series coming through. To make matters even more interesting is that fact that the anime is to be handled by none other than WIT Studio of Attack On Titan fame. Seraph of the End follows Yuichiro and his friends who live in a dark underground city inhabited by vampires. Yuichiro must fight against the vampiric forces to stop the vampire uprising that will surely enslave and ultimately destroy humanity as we know it. Viz Media releases the manga series in the West. Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming anime series as it comes to light. -30-  

More of Attack on Titan’s English Dub Cast Revealed

With Attack on Titan Part II nearing release, FUNimation have released some more names to add to the list of voice actors tackling this series in English. But hey, before you check out Part II and all of it’s relevant information, why not visit Part I. Why, there’s even a review of it right here. How unexpectedly convenient *cough* Cis: Eric Vale Ness: Jonathan Brooks Zachary: John Swasey Boris: Micah Solusod Dennis: Andrew T. Chandler Hitch: Brittney Karbowski Jurgen: Justin Cook Miche: Jason Douglas Nanaba: Lydia Mackay Peer: Philip Weber Oruo: Chris Smith Gunther: Brett Weaver Beane: Cris George Sawney: Jonathan C. Osborne Darius: Brian Mathis Dieter: John Burgmeier Marlo: Todd Haberkorn Moblit: Jerry Jewell Nick: Francis Henry Waltz: Kyle Phillips -30-

Cast Announced for Live Action Attack on Titan Films

Much earlier in the year, fans of a certain series featuring Titans of varying sizes were treated to a glimpse of just how terrifying these creatures would be in real life…along with how safe they would be if driving a Subaru Forester. In addition to tokusatsu effects guru Shinji Higuchi, the man behind said advertisement, Yusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama have been announced as script writers. Said script will be supervised by the manga creator himself Hajime Isayama, who is said to have in mind a new story, fightening new enemy and, perhaps more importantly, new characters. This fact has served to quell the theories that the previously announced Haruma Miura would play Eren on the big screen. That being said, information regarding whom each actor will play has not been confirmed, so anything is possible at this point. The cast announced thus far is as follows: Haruma Miura (Kimi No Todoke) Hiroki Hasegawa (the upcoming live-action Jellyfish Princess, Why Don’t You Play in Hell) Kiko Mizuhara (Norwegian Wood, Helter Skelter) Kanata Hongō (Prince of …

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies Poster Seems…Familiar

In preparation for San Diego Comic-Con, a new poster was released showcasing the final instalment in the Hobbit trilogy. Now I’m not here to start a Battle of Five Armies, but there’s certainly no denying that said poster bears an uncanny resemblance to an image anime fans know all too well. Just in case you couldn’t pick it, this tweet by Brian Ruh puts the posters in question side by side. So, what do you think? Is this just a coincidence? Or perhaps anime inspires the West more than people think. Either way one thing is clear: Omni-Directional Mobility Gear is way cooler than a bow and arrow. lang=”en”>At first glance I thought the new Hobbit poster was Attack on Titan fan art pic.twitter.com/TAr2AphFM5 — Brian Ruh (@animeresearch) July 24, 2014 -30-

Armin Joins Attack on Titan Companions in Nendoroid Form

Isn’t he cute? *cough* I mean brave. Isn’t he a brave soldier? Well regardless, Armin Arlert is joining the likes of fellow Titan slayers Eren and Mikasa as the sixth Nendoroid from Attack on Titan. I knew you could do it buddy. As with his companions, Armin will come with his own Vertical Meaneuvering Equiment (Omni-Directional Mobility Gear for fans of the dub) and Paring Blades. Combined with the included effect parts, you can make your very own combat scenes for display. Isn’t that neat? Also included are three faces of varying expressions, legs set in a kneeling pose and a bandage that wraps around Armin’s head, recalling a certain moment in the series that was…emotional, to say the least. Pre-ordering this Nendoroid will set you back ¥3,889 (before tax), so check out all the details before you buy (this is where I conveniently place the link). I leave you now with a quote from the man himself, the master tactician and star of this article: Armin Arlert. I am a soldier who pledged his heart to …

Attack on Titan Collection 1 Review

Wow. This series doesn’t pull any punches does it? Beginning with the everlasting message that humanity is merely a helpless and directionless speck caught in the ever moving current known as the universe, our spirits are swiftly crushed yet again. For even in a harsh reality, personal tragedy may still accrue. However, once we’re sufficiently devoid of joy, Attack on Titan reveals yet another truth of existence: As long as there is a glimmer of hope, good may triumph. All you require are those willing to take a stand…and also yell a lot. Seriously, if there’s one thing you can take away from this experience, it’s that humanity’s bark is as loud as it’s bite. When we first meet our heroes, they are nought but children who are forced to live within the confines of a wall. Though all that stands between humanity and imminent extinction, these walls serve as ever present reminders that mankind is not free. If you haven’t guessed by now, Attack on Titan doesn’t exactly convey the world as a joyous place …

First Attack On Titan Film “Guren No Yumiya” Teaser Trailer Released

Can you believe the ‘Attack On Titan’ anime series first aired just over a year ago? It seems like only yesterday that we were following the show week by week, each episode cringing at another one of our favorite character’s death. The series gave birth to a slew of different internet memes that stretched across the globe like the effects of a deadly plague and sent anime fans into a Titan-like frenzy. Well soon you’ll be able to experience ‘Attack On Titan’ one more time with the release of the series’ first compilation movie! Did you ever want to see the death of Eren’s mother on the big screen? I know I did! Now citizens of Japan will be able to do exactly that. The ‘Attack On Titan’ compilation films ‘Guren No Yumiya” and ‘Jiyuu No Tsubasa’, were only just announced to be getting a theatrical release in Japan in the near future with the first film being released on the 22nd of November and the second being noted to have a 2015 release. The …