Thursday, March 14, 2013
I'll be posting a long-winded blog on the fabulously gory and utterly fantastic manga 'Shingeki No Kyojin' (Attack on Titan), by 27 year-old mangaka Hajime Isayama. Attack on Titan has been growing in popularity steadily since the original manga's launch in Kodansha's Bessatu Shonen Magazine in 2009. Nominated for the 16th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2012, the manga features the battles between humans and the man-eating giants who now rule the world.
An anime adaptation of the manga is scheduled to premiere in Japan this spring (2013), to be directed by Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, High school of the Dead). A live-action film version is also on the way, but film journalist Hiroo Otaka reported recently that Tetsuya Nakashima (Kamikaze Girls, Confessions) had left his position as director. Although a new director for the film isn't in place, the movie is still expected to be released in 2014 or perhaps later.