Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin), Directed by Shinji Higuchi, written by Hajime Isayama (manga), Yusuke Watanabe, and Tomohiro Machiyama, is coming to cinemas in Australia & New Zealand in 2015.

It has become a commercial success, with 45 million volumes in print as of November 2014. The release of the anime also saw a boost in the series’ popularity, with it having received critical acclaim for its atmosphere and story.

Although it also gained fame in neighboring Asian countries, the trailer have been a subject of controversy.

According to Kotaku.com many fans are already seeing this scene as a betrayal to the original source material and aren’t thrilled that what looks like a run-of-the-mill love story is being shoehorned into the movie to allegedly give it a broader appeal.

But Rachel Fogg defended that to summarize, shippers (people who ship two characters together) and fans are pissed that Movie Mikasa is supposedly OOC (Out of Character) kissing another male character who is supposedly an OC movie replacement for an actual canon character who is ‘Humanity’s Strongest’ (Levi), without realizing that this movie is an AU of the actual manga/anime. “Nothing is canon. Everything is fine. I hope this cleared it up. Be awesome!”

The story initially centers on Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and childhood friend Armin Arlert, where 100 years ago, titans suddenly appeared on Earth. Soon, human civilization veered on collapse due to the titans. Humans then built a giant wall to defend themselves. Within the giant walls, humans lived in peace, but, 100 years later, the giant wall is broken and that’s why they joined the military to fight the Titans after their home town is invaded and Eren’s mother is eaten.

Jynvel R. Anguren
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AB Communication
Leyte Normal University

Sources: Youtube.com, Kotaku.com