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Attack on Titan will get a live-action TV series in addition to new movies

04.02.2015by: Eric Walkuski

Hajime Isayama's ATTACK ON TITAN manga will get a live-action series which will tie in to the two live-action films we last told you about in March. The series will tell a new story about the everyday lives and secrets of the soldiers who battle the villainous titans at the center of the story. Shinji Higuchi, who directs the live-action films, will direct the show as well.

The series will star Satomi Ishihara, who is reprising her role as Hanji from the two live-action films. Much of the cast from the film will appear on the show in supporting roles.

The sudden arrival of the Titans--mysterious, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour human beings one after the other--brings mankind to the brink of extinction. Fast-forward more than 100 years later. What remains of the human population now live in relative peace behind massive walls that were erected to defend themselves against the Titans. Yet once again, that peace is shattered when a Titan measuring over 50 meters tall smashes through the wall, allowing a horde of other Titans to enter.

The protagonist, Eren, had been resigned to a life confined behind these walls. Nothing I do would make a difference, he thought. But when he joins the "Outer Wall Restoration Team" set up to fight against the Titans, he is reunited with Mikasa, a childhood friend and someone he had long rued not being able to save. The new recruits embark on a mission to obtain explosives, which had become rare and precious, before getting past the waves of Titans to plug the gaping hole in the wall, with humanity's survival on the line. Will there be a future for Eren and Mikasa, and for mankind itself?

The series will stream on dTV in Japan starting in August; the films come out in July and August overseas. For now we'll have to wait for U.S. distribution news.

 

Check out the teaser for the films below.

Extra Tidbit: Are you a fan of the Attack on Titan manga?

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