While the first 3 seasons of “Attack on Titan” are available on DNA, and until the series ends next year, here are 5 things to know about the anime event.
INSPIRED BY A DRUNK CUSTOMER
We are at the end of the 2000s. Hajime Isayama, a young Japanese artist barely 20 years old, dreams of becoming a manga artist. Freshly arrived in Tokyo to try to prove himself there, he is far from suspecting that he is about to sign one of the most famous manga of his generation, and to start a real phenomenon internationally. by recounting the adventures of Eren, Armin and Mikasa.
For the moment, he works as an employee in a cyber-café in the metropolis in order to earn a living, hoping to be able to quickly present his work to major magazines specializing in manga. One day, as the plot of Attack on Titan is no doubt beginning to germinate in Isayama’s mind, one of the clients of the establishment, very heavily alcoholic, pounces on him, taking him by the collar. shouting incomprehensible words.
Traumatized by this aggression and by this individual with bestial behavior, he said to himself that a human being with whom it is impossible to communicate can become the most frightening creature in the world. Enough to give him the idea of his abominable man-eating giants that nothing seems to be able to reason.
LIVAI’S EARLY ADVENTURES
It doesn’t matter whether you pronounce Livai or Rivaille, the formidable Captain of the Exploration Battalion is without a doubt one of the most popular characters in The attack of the Titans.
If you are a fan of the character and can’t wait to see him cut up from the giant again, know that an OAV in two episodes of 28 minutes each (and adapted from the manga Attack on Titan: No Regrets) explores his younger years, long before he joined the Battalion, when he lived alone in the Underground City, located just below the Sina Wall.
In this pitiless world, on the fringes of society, he must ceaselessly struggle to survive, supported by his two thieving friends, Furlan Church and Isabel Magnolia. This special double episode tells us how the young Livai manages to regain the surface, thanks to a certain Erwin who intends to use his many talents.
AN ATTRACTION DEDICATED TO ATTACKING THE TITANS
Given the international scale taken by the manga of Hajime Isayama, then by the adaptation in anime, one could suspect that the derivatives would follow naturally. At the start of 2020, an attraction in the colors of The attack of the Titans briefly opened in Universal Studios Park in Osaka.
Equipped with a VR headset and installed in a wagon, visitors could discover what it feels like to fly over the terrible giants in three-dimensional equipment, alongside the brave Exploration Battalion.
A TITANIC CATCHER
The influences that allowed Hajime Isayama to bring his vile titans to life are numerous, and are not limited to a simple altercation with a drunk customer. Indeed, a fan of Godzilla since his earliest childhood, the mangaka also drew his inspiration from the famous Japanese kaijus.
His admiration for martial arts and for MMA fighters also prompted him to borrow certain physical characteristics from famous sportsmen to benefit some of his Prime Titans. This is how he was inspired by the Japanese champion Yushin Okami to move the Assailant Titan controlled by Eren, and the stature sported by the American wrestler Brock Lesnar to sculpt the silhouette of the Titan Battleship.
A FAMILY VOICE?
If you’re a fan of French movies and anime, Eren’s timbre may sound familiar and instinctively remind you of other characters from Japanese animation. The French voice that accompanies the young hero of The attack of the Titans since season 1 is indeed that of Bastien Bourlé, a dubbing actor who has been heard in many animated series.
In addition to the now essential character of Eren Jaeger, he also plays the nonchalant cyborg Genos in One Punch Man, the young and puny. Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia, the ambitious and playful Sôma Yukihira in Food Wars or the enigmatic Karma Akabane in Assassination Classroom.
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