Attack On Titan Is Coming Back In The Strangest Way Possible

By Douglas Helm | Updated

Sometimes, extremely unexpected news is the best news. If you were disappointed about the Attack on Titan anime ending and were hoping it would come back as a stage musical, you’re about to get your very specific wish. A musical based on Hajime Isayama’s hyper-violent and thought-provoking manga will have its first international performances at the New York City Center in New York on October 11-13.

Levi Is Listed As Main Cast So Put Down The Pitch Forks

Attack on Titan: The Musical is being performed in Japanese with English subtitles and will see the cast from the 2023 show at Orix Theater in Osaka and the Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo reprise their roles.

Returning main cast members include Kurumu Okamiya as Eren Jaeger, Sara Takatsuki as Mikasa Ackerman, Eito Konishi as Armin Arlert, and Ryo Matsuda as Levi. Returning supporting cast members include Yasue Kazuaki as Marco Bott, Sena as Sasha Braus, Mitsu Murata as Hannes, Takeshi Hayashino as Keith Shadis, Masanori Tomita as Dimo Reeves, Mimi Maihane as Carla Jaeger, Mitsuru Karahashi as Grisha Jaeger, Riona Tatemichi as Hange Zoe, and Takuro Ono as Erwin Smith.

Not The Anime You’d Expect To Get A Musical

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Attack on Titan: The Musical also sees Shoto Matsuda replacing Yu Fukuzawa as Jean Kirstein and Yuri Takahashi replacing Tomoya Nakanishi as Connie Springer. Go Ueki will direct the musical from a script by Masafumi Hata. Meanwhile, KEN THE 390 is the music director with lyrics penned by Kaori Miura.

As mentioned, Attack on Titan: The Musical is based on the manga by Hajime Isayama, which subsequently got an anime adaptation. The anime quickly became one of the most popular in the world, and recently ended in 2023. The first three seasons were animated by Wit Studio while the fourth season was animated by MAPPA.

Attack On Titan Is One Of The Greatest Anime Of All Time

Attack on Titan became one of the best-selling manga series of all time, with over 140 million copies in circulation as of 2023. Both the manga and the anime received critical acclaim, and they have become a global phenomenon. Like the manga and anime, the musical tells the story of a world where humanity is forced to live in cities protected by massive walls to protect them from the threat of horrific giants known as Titans. 

Omni-Directional Gear On Stage

Attack on Titan follows protagonist Eren Jaeger, who vows to destroy all Titans after a personal tragedy. To do so, humans have devised omni-directional mobility (ODM) gear that gives them the ability to zip around and fight against Titans.

Based on the description of the play using “technology to recreate the Attack on Titan world,” theatergoers can undoubtedly expect to see some acrobatics and stunning visuals to go along with the dramatics and music of the musical.

Coming To The United States This Fall

If you’re interested in checking out Attack on Titan: The Musical for yourself when it hits US theaters in New York, it will help to be subscribed to Crunchyroll, Kodansha, or Kinokuniya, as members will get early access to presale tickets.

Otherwise, you’ll have a chance to snag tickets when they open to the general public on June 3 at 12:00 PM EDT. If you want to check out the anime, you can stream it on Crunchyroll