The first film in the live-action adaptation of "Attack on Titan" will premiere Sept. 30 in North America, followed just three weeks later by the second, "Attack on Titan: End of the World," on Oct. 20.
Debuting in 2009, Hajime Isayama's bestselling manga is a post-apocalyptic fantasy 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. There are more than 50 million copies of the manga in circulation worldwide.
'Attack on Titan' is a worldwide phenomenon, and we are excited to bring the live action movies to not only fans of the manga and anime but also horror fans as well from across the U.S. and Canada," Gen Fukunaga, CEO and president of distributor Funimation Entertainment, said in a statement.
The first film opened Aug. 1 in Japan, where it has grossed about $5.1 million. The second movie opens Sept. 19.
Tickets for the limited North American engagement will go on sale later this month on the film's website.