A new preview video for the upcoming anime adaptation of Attack on Titan: Junior High the parody manga written and illustrated by Saki Nakagawa, based on the original manga by Hajime Isayama, has been revealed. The series will air on October 03, 2015, on MBS. The new video also previews the opening theme of the anime, “Seishun wa Hanabi no You ni” sung by Linked Horizon. The series itself is a parody of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) where, as the title implies, it follows the main characters of the original series as if they were attending school, Titan Jr. High.
The Attack on Titan: Junior High TV anime adaptation will air on Sundays, starting from October 4th on MBS at 1:58am JST, during the Fall/Autumn 2015 season.
The new video features narration by Levi and Hanji.
The new promotional video reveals that Yuuki Kaji (Eren), Kishou Taniyama (Jean), and Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa) will perform the ending theme song “Hangeki no Daichi” (Ground’s Counterattack) under the unit name “Attackers.” The single for the song will ship on November 18, and the staff plan to release a series of character song CDs after the release of the ending theme single.
The second promotional video was also revealed:
In addition to this, the series has been featured in the September issue of Animedia as a poster. The new visual features Eren, Levi and Mikasa in their new chibi-like state for the upcoming anime.
The manga itself is a parody of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) where it follows the main characters of the series as if they were attending a school, Titan Jr. High. The anime will be a TV series that will begin its broadcast on MBS starting from October, in the Fall/Autumn 2015 anime season.
The first promotional video was revealed earlier:
New character designs were also revealed:
The production staff of Attack on Titan: Junior High will be different from the staff behind the main series. The staff of the spin-off anime includes:
- Director: Yoshihide Ibata (Ashiaraiyashiki no Juunin-tachi.)
- Scriptwriter: Midori Gotou (Blood+, Genshiken Nidaime)
- Anime Character Designer: Yuuko Yahiro (Diabolik Lovers, B Gata H Kei)
- Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai (Kurenai, Gunparade Orchestra)
- Sound Director: Masafumi Mima (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Pokemon)
- Music Composer: Asami Tachibana (Gundam Build Fighters Try, Haikyu!!)
- Animation Studio: Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Psycho-Pass)
Attack on Titan: Junior High anime visual:
The story follows Eren Yeager and Mikasa Ackerman entering Titan Jr. High, a school where humans and Titans study in the same area in coexistence. Because of a “traumatic” event, where the Colossal Titan ate his lunch back in middle school, Eren hates the Titans, and is constantly trying to find a way to rid the earth of their kind. Because of this, he has a hard time making friends, much to Mikasa’s worry.
The Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) series was created by Hajime Isayama. It started off as a manga in 2009 and is published in Kodansha’s monthly Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. To date there has been 14 compiled volumes of the manga. A prequel light novel adaptation started in 2011, and two spin-off manga started serialization in 2012: Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall and Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou. In April 2013 the series was picked up for an anime adaptation. The anime series was produced by the newly formed Wit Studios. The series has grown in popularity since the anime’s debut, with the manga selling over 36 million copies as of April this year. Two live action film adaptations will be releasing in Japan next year. The first images for the live-action 2015 Attack on Titan film were also earlier released.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from Haruhichan:
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.