Chaika original character designer Namaniku ATK has been doing popular tributes to Attack on Titan since before its anime adaptation debuted. Their work was also featured on the end card for AoT episode 17 and mini visual novels with third and sixth Japanese Blu-rays. Leading into the Comiket 86 debut of their latest doujinshi, they've posted their take on Mikasa's gyaru look from the manga's volume 14 joke postscript.
The University of Tokyo Newspaper has run an interview with an economics major who went on to edit a certain manga that was the #1 seller for 2014. In addition to offering general insights about the business and role of an editor, Attack on Titan's Shintaro Kawakubo gave his perspective on plans for the series and on author Hajime Isayama. More after the jump.
Get ready for the Toonami premiere of Gurren Lagann at 2:00am this Saturday. Then, on August 30th, Labor Day weekend plans start with a premiere episode of Space Dandy, followed by a special Attack on Titan marathon. Get the details after the jump.
The recently released Futon Cover For Smartphones by Japanese prize maker Kitan Club is a hit in the world of Japanese Gacha (coin operated machine) prizes. People not only rested their tired little smartphones inside of the soft Japanese bedding, but also used anime figures to recreate fun scenes from anime! Now there is a photo contest going on hosted by the manufacturer! Check out the entries from Twitter contest after the jump!
Blue Exorcist author Kazue Kato was lamenting on Twitter today that she'd like to attend this weekend's Comiket, but can't make it to the event. Instead, she opened up her sketch book and shared drawings of Attack on Titan's Levi, Evangelion's Asuka and Frozen's Elsa. Check out the results after the jump.
If you've been following recent events in the Attack on Titan manga, you'll have seen that it seems to be validating some originally far-fetched sounding theories based on No Regrets, Birth of Levi spin-off manga. Probably related to this, there's been talk about Levi's age. Enough talk that the manga author has decided to comment on how old the popular character is. See what he had to say after the jump.
Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama has confirmed that a number of titans, or at least their musculatures, are based on mixed martial arts UFC veterans. Eren's titan is Jushin Okami. The Armored Titan is parts Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem and Wanderlei Silva. With the UFC returning to Japan next month, the event has tapped into the connection with a special AoT poster give away and transit ads. Get a look after the jump.
Imagine looking at a full-sized titan through an Oculus Rift headset. A week after the first Attack on Titan compilation movie opens on November 22nd, a high profile exhibits opens at the Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo. In addition to featuring works such as original Hajime Isayama art, the plans have now been updated to include the ability to step into the world of AoT with a special 3D headset viewing experience. More after the jump.
The early reports of an Attack on Titan OVA based on shoujo prequel Attack on Titan: No Regrets - Birth of Levi have been confirmed for volumes 15 and 16 of the main manga, set for December 9th, then April. A series animator has celebrated this, and the Lawson promotion, with a truly special illustration. Get a look after the jump.
To beat the summer heat, browser game Attack on Titan Wings of Counterattack Online is having fun with another irreverent redesign of the 104 crew. After featuring the guys last week, the second part of the IF Story "River Crossing Training" event is now online with gacha tickets for special swimsuit versions of the ladies. Get a look after the jump.
Some of our colleagues from Germany attended the Animagic, a convention taking place in Bonn, Germany's former capital, every year. It featured a panel with Attack on Titan producer George Wada who answered several questions from the fans and also confirmed the status of pre-production for the second season. More details after the jump.