The official website for Wit Studio’s anime adaptation of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin ) has revealed that there will be two animated films coming soon. The films will be a recap of the series split into the two cours. The first film titled Shingeki no Kyojin Zenpen ~Guren no Yumiya~ (Attack on Titan Part I: Crimson Bow and Arrow) will cover episodes 1 through 13, and film two titled Shingeki no Kyojin Kouhen ~Jiyuu no Tsubasa~ (Attack on Titan Part II: Wings of Freedom) will cover 14 to 25. The films are named after the opening themes performed by Linked Horizon.
The film will not just be the original series edited into a movie length feature, as there will be some changes. The movie will feature new audio with a 5.1 surround sound remaster, and a complete redubbing with the same cast members. Though this will take time as the first film is scheduled to release in Japan this Winter, and the second film releasing early 2015.
The Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) series was created by Hajime Isayama. It first started off as a manga in 2009 and is published in Kodansha’s monthly Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. A prequel light novel adaptation started in 2011, and two spin off manga started serialization in 2012: Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall and Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou. In April 2013 the series was picked up for an anime adaptation. The anime series was produced by the newly formed Wit Studios, a subsidiary studio under I.G. Port (Production I.G.’s parent company). The series has grown in popularity since the anime’s debut, with the manga selling over 30 million copies as of March this year. Numerous game adaptations of the film were created following the anime, such as the online browser game Attack on Titan: The Wings of Counterattack Online and the Nintendo 3DS title Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
The two films Shingeki no Kyojin Zenpen ~Guren no Yumiya~ and Shingeki no Kyojin Kouhen ~Jiyuu no Tsubasa~ will be a retelling of the original series, and will release in Winter 2014 and early 2015 respectively – where the second season of the anime is most likely to be announced.
For more information visit the anime’s official website: http://shingeki.tv/
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