A live-action television is in development in Japan based on Hajime Isayama’s bestselling manga “Attack on Titan.” Scheduled to premiere in August on dTV, it will tie in with the two upcoming live-action films.
A post-apocalyptic fantasy, “Attack on Titan” is set in a world where remorseless, flesh-eating giants have all but wiped out humanity, whose remnants are forced to live within a country surrounded by three enormous walls. The story initially centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and their childhood friend Armin Alert, who join the military to fight the Titans after their hometown is attacked and Eren’s mother eaten.
Anime News Network reports that Shinji Higuchi, who directed both live-action films, will return to helm the TV series, which will tell a new story focusing on the everyday lives of soldiers. Reprising their roles from the films will be: Satomi Ishihara as Hanji; Nanami Sakuraba as Sasha; Shu Watanabe as Fukushi; Rina Takeda as Lil; and Ayame Misaki as Hiana.
The feature adaptation of “Attack on Titan” spans two films, with the first premiering Aug. 1 in Japan and the second on Sept. 19.
Higuchi is a busy man, having been announced this week as co-director of Toho’s “Godzilla 2016.”
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