Shanghai Film Festival Scraps "Attack on Titan" Plans

Event was set to feature eight movies, which had previously been vetted by Chinese authorities

Following the Chinese Ministry of Culture's recent blacklisting of 38 anime series including Attack on Titan, Parasyte, Death Note, Blood C, and The Testament of Sister New Devil, and actions taken against websites carrying related content, Attack on Titan has been removed from the Shanghai International Film Festival's slate of Japanese programming.


The 10th annual event was set to feature eight movies, including Biri Gyaru (Flying Colors), which had previously been vetted by Chinese authorities. This led the Japanese executive committee for the event to believe that the online ban would not affect the international festival. The Japanese committee later learned from its Chinese counterpart that Attack on Titan would not be shown.


via Japan Times



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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