Wow... I'm not sure if this hype video will be indicative of the actual quality of Death Note/Highschool of the Dead director Tetsuro Araki and Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) subsidiary Studio Wit's adaptation of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga. Still, you have to say that it looks quite impressive.
Keep an eye out for the show's Spring 2013 premiere.
The series is an intricately detailed and disturbing manga concerning how a human society reacts to the sudden onslaught of voracious giants. Kodansha began releasing it in North America this year.
Tetsuya Nakashima, who directed the nearly-Oscar-nominated adaptation of Confessions and the cult favorite adaptation of Kamikaze Girls, has a live action adaptation of Attack on Titan slated for fall 2013.
Used to love it when i was younger. Grew up with Akira, Studio Ghibli etc. Enjoyed TV shows like DBZ and Evangelion and all the older Robotech and Captain Harlock stuff etc etc. I still love Studio Ghibli (didn't really connect with Arriety apart from the visuals) but apart from that i just can't for the life of me get excited about Attack on Titan or any other current Anime that crosses my path. It just looks like utter shit to me. Was Anime always shit and in the past i was just young and in the present i'm just nostalgic? Either way it's a bit of a downer.
Yeah that artwork is nothing fancy and is its weakest link. But the story is really good, and by good I mean refeeshingly different from the typical mianstream anime bullshit people love to shit on and color with a broad brush.
The manga's achieved sleeper hit status in Japan for a reason. For anyone interested in something different from a more indie scene, and likes games like Shadow of the Colossus, check this out!
Had no idea they're doing an anime, and that trailer looked freaking fantastic! They're really putting in a lot of work here, goes to show the manga's popularity!
This just doesn't do much for me. I remember things like Akira and Ghost In The Shell blowing my mind. Lately, things like Howl's Moving Castle have been getting rave reviews, and I watch them and think, decisively, "meh."
The manga is pretty dark and filled with tragedy and bloody violence. But it also gets human sentimentality and emotions right. There isn't much you can really use to compare this to except for the two games I quoted. Basically about human taking on gigantic huge dudes (and there are surprises in store!). But there's more to it than simply that! Though the titans create a lot of intrigue as to just what the hell happened to teh world and where they came from that's also a great vehicle for exploring the typical themes of humanity facing great odds. It's pretty kick ass! Don't know how closely the anime will stick to the manga, but it is a TV show and anime has typically always been very faithful when adapting the source material.
If you've been out of anime lately, then this looks like that one rare thing that might please you. In fact it's pretty damn amazing if that's the qualtyt of the animation they're devoting to this! It's that rare time when a truly independent comic book you liek and never thoguht would ever gain any traction actually becomes a sleeper hit and a budget to be adapted into something good!
I'm seriously pumped! At long last there's an anime series I'm actually pumped and genuinely excited to see in a sea of fucking moe and panty shot bullshit!
Super teenager heroes, waifish loli-girls and morons with anime face. Also, reminds me way too much of that goddam abortion of a film Steamboy, which was the last feature film-length anime I saw in the theater. (Well except for Paprika)
I remember reading something about this manga a while back but I havent checked it out. After seeing this, im a little turned off tho. Im kinda sick of superteens in anime myself. The last feature that I really liked was Summer Wars, maybe cause im getting older.
I still like the classics I always did, but quality and originality seem to be lacking lately. Although i do gotta say that some of the old serials kill me with a 10 minute intro, 12 minute story, 8 minute end credits...
Fucking boring. Absolutely no interest. Visually has no appeal to me. Not even on par with Akira, which is starting to look dated. I can watch Ghost in the Shell, Appleseed, or Darker Than Black on Netflix Streaming, all of which blow that out of the water.
*Must see* my ass. That phrase should not be used lightly.
And which GITS and Appleseed are your referring to? because if it's the GITS TV show then, Lol again! If anything they save on production due to not having to animate the mouths that often! And Akira still blows the original GITS out of the water in teh animation department. So alright I get that you're not interested... but there's no need to blatantly lie bro! Besides it's highly amusing that you're judging an anime that hasn't even aired yet! (You do realize this is a TV series and not a theaterical feature, right?) Those of us familiar with the story of Attack on Titan have plenty of reason to be excited. And its' nice they're giving good production values to an anime that isn't designed to pander to otaku fetishes. I bet you're the sort that liked the second season of Darker than Black! I guess that's why this doesn't interest you!
Before I clicked on the link to watch the trailer, I said:
-Hey, I wonder if this will feature a genderless lead, giant weird monsters and people throwing down with swords and screaming things.-
When you can get THAT specific about a genre and be proved right before you've even seen a frame of it, the genre is dead.
You know, there's a reason the -anime- sections of bookstores, oh, excuse me, -manga-, have disappeared lately or been pushed to the smelly back room.
Yup, your genre is failing in the USA, where people are dumb enough to eat at Arby's and STILL too smart for this garbage.
... the rest will be cryptic navel-gazy bullshit. The Japanese hate cohesive writing, they say it's too "Hollywood". They truly are their own island both literally, and figuratively with the moves they make.
The kind with talking animal movie 1, talking animal movie 2, talking animal movie 3, all PG rated, and a non-existent animation scene for anything above the Treehouse channel and reruns of Tom and Jerry. Oh wait, that's actually too violent nowadays for American children so they don't air that anymore!
Those are the lamest giant anime monsters I've ever seen. Giant skinless humans? I guess they were all out of ideas so the concept artist just ripped a page out of his anatomy book and said here it is! Our monster!