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Funimation Bringing the “Attack on Titan” Recap Movies to US Theaters


Soon, the wings of freedom will spread once again as the Survey Corps returns to theaters.

Earlier today, Funimation announced that they acquired the rights to the Attack on Titan compilation movies. The publisher will give both films theatrical runs at the end of March.

Attack on Titan Part 1 – Guren no Yumiya

Attack on Titan Part 1 – Guren no Yumiya adapts the first thirteen episodes of the original anime series. Series director Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Guilty Crown) returned to helm the project at Wit Studio, with Hiroyuki Sawano (Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Kill la Kill) scoring the soundtrack. The movie originally hit Japanese theaters on November 22, 2014.

Funimation will screen the dubbed version of Attack on Titan Part 1 – Guren no Yumiya in a one-night showing on March 27. 19 Reading theaters and select Alamo Drafthouse locations will show the feature.

Attack on Titan Part 2 – Jiyuu no Tsubasa

Attack on Titan Part 2 – Jiyuu no Tsubasa covers the second half of the original anime series. Tetsuro Araki also directed this feature, which saw Hiroyuki Sawano returning to score the soundtrack. The movie originally hit Japanese theaters on June 27, 2015.

Funimation will screen the dubbed version of the feature in a one-night showing, on either March 28 or 29 (depending on the theater). 19 Reading theaters and select Alamo Drafthouse locations will present the film.

The full theater list for both movies is available on Funimation’s Attack on Titan website.

Attack on Titan is based on Hajime Isayama’s manga series of the same name. The show’s first season aired in the spring 2013 anime season, and spanned 25 episodes. Five OVAs, spinoff anime series Attack on Titan Junior High, two live-action films, and nine video games were produced following the show’s run.

The most recent title, Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, was published by Koei Tecmo and developed for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 by Omega Force (Dynasty Warriors). The game is due for release in western territories in August.

In the west, Attack on Titan was licensed by Funimation. The company released the title on DVD and Blu-Ray, in addition to streaming platforms Netflix, Hulu, and FunimationNow. The series aired on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in 2014.

Funimation also holds the rights to the show’s upcoming second season, which hits Japanese TV on April 1. The publisher will stream the show as part of their simulcast lineup.

A promo video for the new season hit the web in December. You can check it out below:

Source: Funimation (Press Release)

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