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Attack on Titan Live-Action Films to be Screened in the Philippines

Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films confirmed that it will screen the two live-action film adaptations of Hajime Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) manga. The first part of the movie will be shown on August 12, while the second installment, Attack on Titan: End of the World, will open in Philippine theaters on September 23.

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The live-action films are slated to be released in Japan on August 1 (Part 1) and  September 19 (Part 2). Yuusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama are working on the scripts together with the supervision of Hajime Isayama. Shinji Higuchi, on the other hand, is directing the two-part live-action movies. The films star Haruma Miura (Eren Yeager), Mizuhara Kiko (Mikasa Ackerman) and Hongo Kanata (Armin Arlert). Aside from the original characters in the manga, new characters will also be included in the films.

Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan started its serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. It also spawned a 25-episode anime adaptation which was aired in 2013, and a second season is scheduled to broadcast next year. “Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow“, the first of the two-part anime films, was also released in November 2014, while the second installment, Attack on Titan Part II: Wings of Freedom will come out in June this year.

Attack on Titan’s Live-Action Film Unveils New Poster and Trailer

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The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) released a new trailer for the upcoming movies this year! The first movie will premiere on August 01, while the second part, called “Attack on Titan: End of the World”, will open in cinemas on September 19. The website also teased the fans with a new poster for the film which stars Haruma Miura (Eren Yeager), Mizuhara Kiko (Mikasa Ackerman) and Hongo Kanata (Armin Arlert). Aside from the original characters in the manga, new characters will also be included in the films. Yuusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama are working on the scripts together with the supervision of Hajime Isayama. Shinji Higuchi, on the other hand, is directing the two-part live-action movies.

Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan started its serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. It also spawned a 25-episode anime adaptation which was aired in 2013, and a second season is scheduled to broadcast next year. “Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow“, the first of the two-part anime films, was also released in November 2014, while the second installment, Attack on Titan Part II: Wings of Freedom will come out in June this year.

Season 2 of “Attack on Titan” to be Released in 2016

It has been confirmed that the second season for the anime adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s manga “Shingeki no Kyojin” (Attack on Titan) will take place sometime in 2016. The news was made after the release date of Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 2 – Wings of Freedom was also announced. The second movie will premiere in theaters on June 27, 2015 while the first part, Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 – Crimson Bow and Arrow was already shown in Japan on November 22 this year.

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Character Visuals for the Live-Action Film Adaptation of “Shingeki no Kyojin” Get Unveiled

Fans have been eagerly waiting for news and updates about the upcoming live-action movie adaptation of Hajime Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan). It was announced before that the widely-known manga is going to premiere a two-part movie next year. Yuusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama are working on the scripts together with the supervision of Hajime Isayama. Shinji Higuchi, on the other hand, is the director of the movies.

The actors and their roles in the films have also just been revealed. Haruma Miura takes the lead as Eren Yeager, while Mizuhara Kiko and Hongo Kanata are Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, respectively. Jean Kirstein, Sasha Blouse and Hanji Zoe are played by Miura Takahiro, Sakuraba Nanami and Ishihara Satomi.

Haruma Miura as Eren Yeager (C)諫山創/講談社 (C)映画「進撃の巨人」製作委員会

Mizuhara Kiko as Mikasa Ackerman (C)諫山創/講談社 (C)映画「進撃の巨人」製作委員会

Hongo Kanata as Armin Arlert (C)諫山創/講談社 (C)映画「進撃の巨人」製作委員会

Miura Takahiro as Jean Kirstein (C)諫山創/講談社 (C)映画「進撃の巨人」製作委員会

Sakuraba Nanami as Sasha Blouse (C)諫山創/講談社 (C)映画「進撃の巨人」製作委員会

Ishihara Satomi as Hanji Zoe (C)諫山創/講談社 (C)映画「進撃の巨人」製作委員会

Original characters are also introduced and added for the film version.

Hasegawa Hiroki plays an original film character named Shikishima who is said to be ‘humanity’s strongest’.

Matsuo Satoru also plays an original character named Sannagi

Watanabe Shu as Fukushi

Ayame Misaki as Hiana

Takeda Rina as Riru/Lil

Pierre Taki as Souda

Kunimura Jun as Kubaru/Kubal

(Sources: eiga.com/news/eiga.com/news)

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Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow Releases a Trailer

Following the immense popularity of Shingeki no Kyojin, Pony Canyon will be releasing a two-part movie of the said series, with the first one slated to be released in Japan this coming November 22! Entitled “Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow “, the film will just basically be a full-length compilation movie of the anime series. Its first 13 episodes which were aired last year will comprise the main story of the first film, which will then be followed by the second installment, Attack on Titan Part II: Wings of Freedom that is scheduled in 2015. The teaser for the first movie was already released, and for those who haven’t watched the anime yet, this will surely be a treat for them!

Attack on Titan revolves around Eren Yeager as he fights alongside his friend, Armin Arlert and his adoptive sister, Mikasa Ackerman against the gigantic humanoids called Titans who devoured his mother. Seeking revenge for the death of his mom, Eren enlists in the military to train himself to combat the cannibalistic giants. Together with his comrades, he must unveil the secrets that surround him and the other characters in the story and stop the Titans from wreaking havoc in their country.

Attack on Titan Live-action Film Reveals New Cast Members

Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan is definitely one of the most successful manga/anime series that has taken the world by storm. The manga is written and popularized by Hajime Isayama, with its animated series gaining even more success and fame after its first season was aired last year. The second season is rumored to be shown sometime next year, but AoT fans have something more to look forward to in 2015!

Haruma Miura

Haruma Miura

 A two-part movie is set to be released next year, and Haruma Miura is starring in the film together with 12 newly-revealed cast members. Yuusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama are working on the scripts together with the supervision of Hajime Isayama. Shinji Higuchi, on the other hand, is the director of the movies.

The news of the live-action film adaptation of the said manga brought waves of excitement and anticipation for the fans of the series. And just recently, 12 new additional cast members have been revealed to take part in the film, though their roles are still concealed to the public.

Hasegawa Hiroki, Mizuhara KikoHongo Kanata, Miura Takahiro, Sakuraba Nanami, Matsuo SatoruIshihara SatomiPierre Taki, Kunimura Jun, Watanabe Shu, Misaki Ayame, and Takeda Rina are included in the line-up of actors who will be part of the film adaptation. No further details of the upcoming movie have been revealed yet, so just stay tuned for more updates!

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Source: Animenewsnetwork.com

Otaku Alert: Pave Way for Cosplay Rumble Zone!

Several fans and anime/manga enthusiasts gathered today, August 23, for an event hosted by iCOZPLAY Philippines held at SM Center Las Piñas. The registration for the contest participants began at around 11 am and the program started at 2 o’clock. The entrance fee was only P30, and those who bought gadgets at the said mall from August 1-23 could enter the venue for free as long as they could present a proof of purchase. 

I arrived at the mall at around past two in the afternoon since it was my last-minute decision to attend the event. There was also a heavy downpour before I went out but fortunately, it already stopped while I was on my way to the mall. When I got there, the show was already starting and there was like a runway show of teenage models. There were also raffle draws and those who were lucky enough to be selected from the audience got to take home some collectible items from one of the sponsors, Wakfu. They also gave brand new mobile phones from MyPhone and gift certificates worth P1,500 up to P5,000 from spa and derma clinics. Sounds great, huh? Unfortunately, I guess I really am unlucky when it comes to raffle draws that my name wasn’t called even once. But that was just fine for me. What I really wanted to win was the other lottery presented by Nash Leeho, a designer who also creates cosplay outfits, including some of those which were used during the event. He randomly selected two people from the crowd and the winners were awarded with free cosplay wardrobes worth P3,000 each which will also be personally designed and created by Nash Leeho himself. That was what I was hoping to win, but luck was really not on my side today. *sigh* 

This is the only souvenir I got from today's event. I managed to catch this poster when the MC threw it on our side.

This is the only souvenir I got from today’s event. I managed to catch this poster when the MC threw it on our side.

A big thanks to that mom who gave me this coupon. She was the actual winner from the raffle draw but out of nowhere, she just suddenly gave it to me. Now I have something to give to my mom. Teehee.

A big thanks to that mom who gave me this coupon. She was the actual winner from the raffle draw but out of nowhere, she just suddenly gave it to me. Now I have something to give to my mother. Teehee.

The show started with the Group Category and there were only three participants in the said division. After that, there was a short performance by IEM’s RainDrop which was immediately followed by the continuation of the contest. This time, it was the Chibi category, and that was probably the cutest set of cosplayers that I’ve ever seen so far. There were more than 10 kawaii girls and boys who graced the stage wearing their awesome costumes. They totally nailed it and they were in character throughout the whole competition. The audience particularly cheered for the kid who imitated Gaara, and she was actually my favorite from the group. The way she presented herself was very professional and when she partly transformed as Shukaku (Ichibi or One-Tail), the crowd erupted in cheers and admiration for her perfect portrayal of Gaara. And yes, she is a girl! I was also even surprised when I found out. I instantly became her fan and we took a photo together after her performance. (She was also behind me until the end of the show, and you guys don’t know how much I fangirled because of that. Lol.) Other children represented several characters from various animated films, games, tokusatsu and manga such as Bleach, Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), Kamen Rider Den-O, Dragon Ball, Monsters Inc., etc. 

The children line up for a group photo op after their individual presentation on stage

The children line up for a group photo op after their individual presentation on stage

For the Individual Category, there were more than 20 contestants who went on stage to show off their outfits. Others danced while some of them displayed their martial arts/fighting skills just like the characters they were portraying. They also entertained the audience with their antics and funny background music and dance steps. The judges also asked some of the contestants regarding their costumes and the characters they chose to represent. 

While waiting for the results of the competition, IEM’s RainDrop and Star Power Entertainment’s S.P.E. Dolls and Models entertained the audience with their dance performances and runway show. The cosplayers of Lupin III also went on stage to promote the upcoming screening of the anime’s live-action film adaptation in September in local cinemas. And before the event concluded, the hosts finally announced the winners of each categories, starting with the group division. The winners were: 

Group Category:

  • Runner-up: The father and daughter tandem who cosplayed Loki from the Avengers/Thor

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  • Champion: Team LOL (League of Legends) 

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Chibi Category: 

  • Runner-up: Sasha Brown of Shingeki no Kyojin
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    This mini-version of Sasha Brown is ready to crush the Titans!

  • Champion: Ashley, the girl who cosplayed Gaara (Hooray! I knew she would win! Fangirl mode)
Sabaku no Gaara!

Sabaku no Gaara!

Individual Category: 

  • Runner-up: Predator
The Predator wins against the Alien

The Predator wins against the Alien

  • Champion: Christian Umali a.k.a War Machine
War Machine

War Machine

The prizes were as follows: 

Individual Category Champion (P5,000.00 worth of SM Shopping Money)
1st Runner Up – (P2,500.00 worth of SM Shopping Money)
Chibi Category Champion (P3,000.00 worth of SM Shopping Money)
1st Runner Up – (P1,500.00 worth of SM Shopping Money)
Group Category Champion (P6,000.00 worth of SM Shopping Money)
1st Runner Up – (P2,000.00 worth of SM Shopping Money)

A special prize was also given to Cosplayer #10. She was granted a scholarship for a three-month modelling lesson sponsored by Star Power Entertainment.

The cosplay event ended at around 6:30 and all the winners from each category were gathered together for a photo op. It was indeed a blast! Kudos to all the sponsors and staff behind the success of this Cosplay Rumble Zone event and congratulations once again to the winners of the competitions. Thumbs up also to all the participants who took part in today’s event. 

iCOZPLAY Philippines will be hosting another event this coming October 18 and 19 at Makati City. Dubbed as Toku Con, there will also be cosplay competitions, toy collectibles gallery, otaku goods and display during the event that will definitely delight the fans! To know more about the event, check this page