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Attack on Titan: Part 1 (2015)

Shingeki no kyojin (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 1 August 2015 (Japan)
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In a world where giant humanoid Titans prey on humans, Eren joins the scouting legion to get revenge on the monsters who killed everyone in his town.

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Shinji Higuchi

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Hajime Isayama (manga), Tomohiro Machiyama (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ashly Burch ... Sasha Braus (voice)
Bryce Papenbrook ... Eren Yaeger (voice)
Monica Rial ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jun Kunimura ... Kubal
Satomi Ishihara ... Hange
Josh Grelle ... Armin Arlert (voice)
Jason Liebrecht ... Shikishima (voice)
Aaron Dismuke ... Additional Voices (voice)
Jeannie Tirado ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kiko Mizuhara ... Mikasa
Christopher Wehkamp ... Additional Voices (voice)
Mike McFarland ... Jean Kirstein (voice)
Kristen McGuire ... Additional Voices (voice)
Derick Snow ... Additional Voices (voice)
Trina Nishimura ... Mikasa Ackerman (voice)
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Storyline

A teenage boy named Eren Jaeger must use his special gift to fight alongside with the military to defeat the titan race. Mankind is on the brink of extinction when these man-eating monsters terrorize everybody and set to destroy the last of human civilization left in the world.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 August 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack on Titan: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Tsukuba-Mirai, Ibaraki, Japan

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$449,523

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,810,658
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Kôdansha, Licri, Nikkatsu See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song Mikasa played on the wrecked piano when Eren trying to talk to her was "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis. The song is also played in Part 2. See more »

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Follows Attack on Titan Crimson Bow and Arrow (2014) See more »

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Sagisu: Music from Attack on Titan live movies
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It Honestly Isn't That Bad
21 August 2015 | by nicolettak-00623See all my reviews

AoT is probably one of the most popular series out there at the moment and I will admit that die-hard fans would find this disappointing. However, I am a die-hard fan myself and when I heard the news that a live-action was being made, I delved straight into research. I continued this research all the way from the beginning to even up to the point where I watched it myself.

First, I've always thought that live-action movies have never really been Japan's forte, plus considering the technical aspects of AoT I had a feeling CG and effects would be dodgy at some points. And honestly, I was IMPRESSED with the effects; yeah, some points I thought it could've been better and occasionally I rolled my eyes and thought, "Totally NOT a green screen." But equal many times I literally squealed in delight at the CG and effects, because it looked absolutely terrific during those times.

Secondly, for those of you who complain that it doesn't follow the original storyline at all. Isayama Hajime himself ASKED for the story to be different and it was up to the writers, yet to still keep the key elements. I found this out so long ago that I was prepared for something different the whole time, and I like the result. Except the ending, the last twenty or so minutes I feel as though the writers sort of lost their creative spark and tried to put in as many scenes from the manga as they could, which was disappointing.

Third, the acting and the characters. I liked the acting a lot in this movie, except for a few characters in some scenes. I thought Kiko Mizuhara played Mikasa beautifully and think no else could play the role better than her, honestly. I also liked how the writers gave Mikasa more of a "not taking any bullshit" attitude, but that's more of a personal preference, I suppose. Honestly, I just liked the general acting of characters.

Last thing, the scenery. Oh my lord how I loved the settings.The more crowded towns, the fields, the walls... AND THE GORE, wow. If there's anything I've learnt about Japan, is that they're not light on the gore for things like this. And I was absolutely LOVING IT.

Overall, I really liked this movie except for the ending, but hopefully the next movie will make up for it. I would watch this again at some point, no doubt. Just watch it with an open mind and don't criticize every point, then trust me, it's an enjoyable movie.


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