The Attack of the Titan anime is getting the film treatment

attack_on_titan_Eren_JaegerNo,  I’m not referring to that possible train wreck that is the live-action movie, I’m referring to the anime which will make it’s way to theaters across Japan.

Last years break out anime and a favorite of mine, Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) is being made into an film compilation.  The films will be featured as two different releases with the first part, Attack on Titan part I: Crimson Bow and Arrow opening in Japan on November 22nd and will cover the first 13 episodes followed up by the second part, Attack on Titan part II: Wings of Freedom which concludes the first season of the anime with episodes 14-25 and will release some time in 2015.

As part of the new make over both films will be treated to a 5.1 remastering with many of the original voice actors returning such as Yuuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa and Marina Inoue who will reprise the roles of Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlelt respectfully.

Attack on Titan OVA

Both films will run in theaters in Japan and tickets for Crimson Arrow and Bow will go on sale starting June 21st.

Dang it, why does Japan always get the cool stuff.

Source: Otakomu

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    Dr-InSean

    Ooh look! Another first comment!

    I don’t mean to be a troll and I hope I don’t come off as one, but I was actually kinda underwhelmed by this anime. When I first heard about the manga, I fell in love with the premise and how bleak everything was (just not in love enough to buy and read it, heh heh). I was actually very excited when the anime showed up on Netflix, but I just couldn’t get into it for some reason (but I watched the whole series). I guess the way that EVERY episode was so dire and that the only emotions characters knew were extreme emotions made me numb after a while (not enough normalcy to make the big stuff stand out). It also didn’t help that not many of the supporting characters got much to do (Mikasa’s awesome, but I could have used some more Sasha and the gang).

    My complaining aside , this series definitely has a lot of potential for movies, but I’m disappointed to hear that they’re settling for episode recaps/retellings. Between this news and some of the “Evangelion” movies, it seems like some animes prefer to tell you stories you already heard rather than move onto new ones. I hope the “Titan” movies can work on some of their own potential and continue the story from where the anime left off. From what I hear, there’s a LOT of stuff they haven’t covered yet.

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      Keith D. Mitchell

      “From what I hear, there’s a LOT of stuff they haven’t covered yet.”

      That’s an understatement. There’s a ton of stuff covered in the manga but the anime didn’t even touch. Here’s to season 2.

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        Dr-InSean

        If they make it, I’ll watch it…after I renew Netflix.

        As much as I griped on the show, I LOVED the second credits sequence, especially with Netflix’s translation of the lyrics. That song was so badass.