Thanks to the popularity of the Attack on Titan manga and anime series, the manga's original story is more popular than ever.
Not only is the series getting two live-action films in Japan, but there will also be a live-action television series in production soon.
Attack on Titan is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity lives behind three gigantic walls after giants, called Titans, have taken over the world. The Titans feed on humans and are nearly impossible to kill. The original manga and anime stories focuses on a young man named Eren, his adopted sister Mikasa and their friend Armin, who all become soldiers to fight the Titans after the monsters attack their hometown and Eren witnesses his mother being eaten by one of the creatures.
Attack on Titan has inspired two live-action Japanese films that retell that story, but the live-action TV series will focus more on the lives of the soldiers. The TV series' director is Shinji Higuchi, who also directed the live-action films. The series will also bring back actors from the films, including Satomi Ishihara as Hanji, Shu Watanabe as Fukushi, Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha, Ayame Misaki as Hiana and Rina Takeda as Lil.
Attack on Titan has been so popular that the Universal Studios theme park in Japan now has an extremely horrifying Attack on Titan exhibit.
Also, The Attack on Titan Nintendo 3DS game arrives in North America, Europe and Australia in May. The game allows players to become members of the Scout Regiment, making them responsible for defending the world's three walls from Titans. This is the first time the game has seen release outside of Japan.
The live-action Attack on Titan TV series arrives in Japan in August on the country's dTV. The first Attack on Titan film premieres in Japan on August 1 with the second following on September 19.
Below is the official trailer for the first film.
Meanwhile, the much-anticipated second season of the anime series won't arrive until 2016. The English dubbed version probably won't see a release in North America until 2017.
[Photo Credit: Funimation]