Hajime Isayama is a rather heavy media consumer. Or at least, he enjoys talking about it. He watches/reads/plays Japanese movies, anime, manga and games. He watches Western movies and TV (though, perhaps surprisingly, he doesn't have a big history with zombie flicks). And, these influences and references make their way into the Attack on Titan manga. Last fall, he did a 60-hour binge-watch of Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Senki.
Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama has an interesting list of media inspirations. Visual novel series Muv-Luv, definitely. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. The Frank Darabont adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist. Actually, less zombie material than you might imagine. He's played Resident Evil, but not seen the Romero movies. Now add to that Game of Thrones. Stated on his blog, Game of Thrones is going to be an influence as AoT moves into its final phase.
With the new season of HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones well under way, many of us will be feeling the need to look for similar sources for our fantasy fix. Hit the jump for some anime recommendations!
HBO's Game of Thrones adaptation of George R. R. Martin's fantasy novels returns on April 6th, and if you pay attention to the first trailer, you can see some of the new characters and factions added to the sprawling epic's fourth season. Get a look after the jump.
Telltale Games, best known for their graphic adventure game series (probably fair to call "visual novels" in otaku parlance ) based on popular licensed properties such as Walking Dead, confirmed for Spike’s VGX that the chatter that they will be adapting Game of Thrones. Get a look after the jump.
Summer is coming! Well, actually, the cicadas are buzzing and it's here. That means that there's another New York Asian Film Festival, and more of their fantastic programming, including crowd funded anime Kick-Heart, as well as trangressive manga adaptation Hentai Kamen and live-action Kenshin. And, that means that there's more of their fantastic trailers, including a great Game of Thrones spoof. Check it out after the jump.
With a set of Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms Senki set to be released in Japan July 17, a new promo offers a nice sample of its dub cast. Check it out after the jump.
With four weeks to go before the Game of Thrones season premiere, HBO has picked up a dozen characters who have been with the fantasy show's mammoth cast since the beginning for a series of promo pieces. Get a look at the latest state of some familiar faces after the jump.
Publisher Dark Horse has sent out their solicitations for October comics and November graphic novels. Among the upcoming manga titles is the first omnibus collection Trigun Maximum. See the full plans after the jump.
Already confused by Game of Thrones' sprawling cast, bu braced for what's coming next in the phenomenal political fantasy? Read the books and wonder what's going to be included as the adaptation continues? With season two about to end, Entertainment Weekly has run a listing of the characters to be included next year. Get a look after the jump.
With less than a month to go until the April 1st return of Game of Thrones, HBO has unleashed a new preview of the second season, set to Florence and the Machine's "Seven Devils." Check out the fantastic promo after the jump.
The countdown to battle is on. Game of Thrones kicks off the War of the Five Kings in its second season, starting on HBO April 1st. Check out the most extensive preview yet after the jump.