In time for San Diego Comic-Con, the first poster for the climax of The Hobbit movies has been released. If you've seen this The Battle of Five Armies visual and found it a bit familiar, you're certainly not alone. Check it out after the jump.
Ishikawa Prefectural Police has arrested a 35-year-old male office worker on suspicion of uploading the 10th volume of Hajime Isayama's popular manga Attack on Titan to the internet without the copyright holder Kodansha's permission on December 20, 2013. Hit the jump for more details.
A-TOYS are no strangers to scarily large female figures. They've done several editions of 1/2scale swimsuit Super Sonico. They did the infamous 1/2 scale Queen's Blade Cattleya. The tradition continues at this weekend's Wonder Festival figure/garage kit event with the unveiling of their prototype of a 90cm figure of Attack on Titan's female titan. Get a look after the jump.
Browser game Attack on Titan Wings of Counterattack Online has been keeping busy. Following the recent Attack on Titan Junior High promotion and last weekend's Defense of Trost event, featuring plenty of Rico Brzenka, it's introduced new, kid versions of the Survey Corp's Erwin and Hange. Get a look after the jump.
The comic industry's Harvey Awards have announced their final nominee ballot. Named for Mad Magazine's legendary Harvey Kurtzman, the awards are distinguished by Comic-Book creators. Kodansha's release of Attack on Titan competes with Drawn and Quarterly's release of Shigeru Mizuki's Showa: A History of Japan, and Viz's release of Taiyo Matsumoto's Sunny compete with two European comics for Best American Edition of Foreign Material. More after the jump.
By popular demand, browser game Attack on Titan Wings of Counterattack Online has launched a second collaboration with spin-off comedy manga Attack on Titan Junior High. Here, the battle between the 104's and titans is taken to the classroom, and in addition to their teacher personas, Levi and Hansi mask themselves as bandages to become members of the manga's No Name band.
At their Anime Expo, Kodansha Comics announced plans to release Yoshitoki Ōima's (Mardock Scramble) A Silent Voice (aka Koe no Katachi) starting in the spring and Masayuki Ishikawa's three volume (Moyasimon) Maria The Virgin Witch (Junketsu no Maria) this starting this winter. A 344 page Attack on Titan behinds-the-scenes book will be released in September. More after the jump.
If you're suffering from a lack of Levi smoldering in your life, Union Creative has you covered. Their new figure has a wealth of the Attack on Titan fan favorite's trademark dirty looks and a not-so-small price tag. Get a look at the pictures after the jump.
Amazon Japan has updated the art preview in their listings for the August 8th release of the 14th volume of the Attack on Titan manga. A limited edition will a third OVA which will will follow the 104th training corp, this time when they were still largely at odds with each other. Director Tetsuro Araki, writer Yasuko Kobayashi, character designer Kyoji Asano and WIT Studio are back on the project. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company has kicked off the month of July with the launch of preorders for a Nendoroid figure of Attack on Titan's Armin. This super deformed version of Mr. Arlert ships in October for 3,889yen. Get a look at this, plus other recently solicited figures after the jump.
Good Smile Company had a pair of plotters to preview of their recent NicoNico broadcast. The Kill La Kill Satsuki and Attack on Titan Armin Nendoroid figures aren't available for order yet, but paint sculpts are looking far along. Get a look after the jump.
Last month, Kodansha announced that they'll leverage some corporate synergy by putting Attack on Titan's Levi on the cover of the August issue of women's magazine Frau, on sale July 11th. Author Hajime Isayama's cover art has now been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
Voice actress Maaya Uchida has been quite busy lately. Last weekend, she, Ayana Taketatsu Mimori Suzuko, Yoko Hikasa and Yurika Endo performed at animeloLIVE! P's Live 01 in Tokyo. Thanking her fans, she's tweeted a photo of her Attack on Titan cosplay from the event's cover of Attack on Titan opening "Guren no Yumiya." Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile exclusive Cleaning Levi is coming to a handful of cons worldwide this summer, and Kahotan has the pictures to get you excited. Plus? That Solid Snake Nendoroid is sculpted. Get a look after the jump.