Bronze statues of young Armin, Eren, and Mikasa to be unveiled on April 05, 2020 in Hajime Isayama's home town
Hita City in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan is the home town of Attack on Titan manga author Hajime Isayama, and soon local tourism will get a grim reminder of that fact with the unveiling of a trio of bronze statues of Amin Arlert, Eren Jaeger, and Mikasa Ackermann as children observing the Oyama Dam.
For curious tourists looking for photo opportunities, the mountain dam will serve as a real-life stand-in for "Wall Maria", the city walls that were breached at the beginning of the Attack on Titan manga and TV anime. The statues are part of a crowd-funded effort organized by local volunteers designed to help revitalize Hita City, and Isayama will be on-hand for the unveiling ceremony on April 05, 2020.
Additionally, a statue of Levi clad in the cloak and 3D Maneuver Gear of the Survey Corps will be installed this summer at the JR Hita Station in Oita City. The statue will face in the direction of Oyama Dam.
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