If you watch any Japanese movie this year, watch Attack on Titan. This series is incredible! I read some of the manga, but the anime is what really got me hooked. They both follow each other pretty closely and the next season of the anime is set to air soon.
If you are unfamiliar with the concept of the series, it is based on a future where giants have suddenly appeared out of no where on Earth. These giants have only one purpose, and that is to consume humanity. Literally. They eat people, and they have no real weakness with the exception of a spot on the back of their neck that can immobilize them. They feel no pain and have no feelings of emotion at all. Most of the world’s population had been consumed with the exception of small pockets of populations that were able to build walls to keep the giants out. This story is set on the city of Titan.
What really got me into this series was seeing the main heroes swing through the city. Since military armed forces are useless against these creatures, people that are capable of swinging around, similar to Spider-Man, are the only ones capable of getting close to the giants to strike them on the back of the neck. And the images in the anime are great. I’m hoping that the live movie is going to keep these high swinging scenes in play. Check out the movie trailer below: