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Titans attack in an awesome new Attack on Titan clip

10.01.2015by: Cody Hamman

This is all new to me. I have no familiarity at all with the anime that director Shinji Higuchi's two-part film ATTACK ON TITAN is based on, or of the manga source material (or of anime and manga in general). What I do know is that a clip from the film has been released that features giant, creepy looking people with no nipples or genitals wading into battle with the military, and it looks absolutely incredible.

Check out the clip below, but before you do you might want to know the story behind it:

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?

ATTACK ON TITAN is playing in limited theatres in the U.S. now. The second part, ATTACK ON TITAN: END OF THE WORLD, will be released on October 20th.

My favorite thing about this clip? Watching it knowing that Higuchi is co-directing Toho's next Godzilla movie.

Extra Tidbit: Will you be watching ATTACK ON TITAN?

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