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Attack on Titan Invades Real Life

If you’re a fan of Attack on Titan, this may be one of those articles that has you packing your bags for a trip to Japan.

Firstly, this April, the series’ infamous Colossal Titan will rampage through the streets of Kawasaki, just south of Tokyo, thanks to 3D projection mapping technology. The company behind the project is Naked Inc., a visual effects firm who previously projected an impressive 3D show on the face of Tokyo Station.

The Attack on Titan projection, which will also feature Erin, Mikasa and other Attack on Titan characters, will run from April 10th to 13th.

The second Attack on Titan event, a “Real D” interactive game, will be making its way through various cities in Japan in May. For 3,000 yen (about 30 bucks) participants will attempt to “escape a citadel” by solving a puzzle and “feel like they’re in the world of Attack on Titan.”

Previously, similar “escape games” have been held in Tokyo, including Evangelion and Lupin versions. Supposedly these are quite difficult, with only about ten percent of participants able to successfully solve the riddle.

So, hardcore Attack on Titan fans: isn’t it about time you moved over on over here?

Sources: Anime Anime (1), Anime Anime (2), Asahi Shinbun

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.