It seems like Toho and Funimation think that the best way to get some exposure for the upcoming Attack on Titan live-action film is to premiere it in North America. More than a month ahead of its intended release date.
Now no one should be too excited as the early release is only promotional. July 14th is the date and will be shown at the Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles (the same theater that premiered Dragonball Z Resurrection ‘F’). The fall season will see the part one and two come to North, Central, and South America (in select theaters) so there is no reason to feel too bad about the actual wait.
The early premiere in North does serve as promotional endeavor as it comes right after San Diego Comic-Con where FUNimation will be with Attack On Titan director Shinji Higuchi. CEO and President of FUNimation Entertainment Gen Fukunaga, in relation to Comic-Con, said that “FUNimation is honored to host the world premiere of Attack On Titan here in the United States with Toho.” He also says that “Attack On Titan is truly a worldwide phenomenon and we are excited to bring the live action movie to theaters across the Americas later this fall.”
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thank you for sharing the information. I am interested in this film. approximately when the film will appear in theaters? I can not wait to watch it
Great question! Japan will see the official release first with part one coming August 1st and the second part on September 19th. Outside of the private screening in Las Angeles on July 14 FUNimation and Toho have given no exact date for its official release date in North, Central, and South America. FUNimation is the studio the film is under and is the same studio that is bringing Dragonball Z Resurrection ‘F’ to select American theaters starting August 4 after its original release in April so there’s no telling exactly. Attack on Titan is easily the bigger film for the studio so if you’re looking to see it in the states, expect it to come much sooner than Dragonball Z did after its release date in Japan. When that date is revealed you can definitely find it here. Any other info that comes via Comic-Con or anywhere else I’ll be gathering for an article previewing the film and a little on the manga itself. I’m an Attack on Titan fan myself.