Live-Action "Attack on Titan" Cast Announced

Two part project to feature plenty of original elements

Back in April, Haruma Miura (live-action Kimi No Todoke's Shota Kazehaya) was named the lead of the live-action Attack on Titan, and there was ambiguity about whether he was playing Eren or not. Well, now with the cast filled out, it's looking a lot like the latter. Manga author Hajime Isayama is supervising not only supervising the creation of a new story with a frightening new enemy, but also new characters.


The two part live-action feature series, planned for summer 2015 has cast

  • Haruma Miura
  • Hiroki Hasegawa (the upcoming live-action Jellyfish Princess, Why Don't You Play in Hell)
  • Kiko Mizuhara (Norwegian Wood, Helter Skelter)
  • Kanata Hongō (Prince of Tennis, Nana 2)
  • Takahiro Miura (live-action Space Battleship Yamato)
  • Nanami Sakuraba (Twin Spica)
  • Satoru Matsuo (Thermae Romae )
  • Satomi Ishihara (No Longer Human, Sadako 3D)
  • Pierre Taki (Linda Linda Linda)
  • Jun Kunimura (Audition, Kill Bill)
  • Shu Watanabe (Kamen Rider OOO)
  • Ayame Misaki (Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters)
  • Rina Takeda (High Kick Girl)


Shinji Higuchi, a key Daicon/Gainax member, who made a significant contribution to Evangelion - was special effects director on the '90s Gamera trilogy and director on the 2006 version of The Sinking of Japan, and more recently, the director of Studio Ghibli homage God Warrior Attacks for Hideaki Anno's tokusatsu exhibit.

Yusuke Watanabe (live-action Gantz and 20th Century Boys, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods) and critic/subculture expert Tomohiro Machiyama will be scripting the movie.

In December, along with the announcement that tokusatsu effects movie guru Shinji Higuchi would be helming the live-action Attack on Titan movie, came news that an early look at his take on the hit series would be coming from an AoT collaboration ad for the Subaru Forester. The campaign's site has posted the 30-second spot.

via and AnimeSlovenija


Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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