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ATTACK on TITAN: The Musical Coming to NYC This October

attack on titan musical

The mega successful manga Attack on Titan has gotten a number of adaptations, and that includes the stage play ATTACK on TITAN: The Musical, which debuted in Japan last year. After strong runs in Osaka and Tokyo, the musical is moving on to its international debut, which will take place October 11-13, 2024 at the New York City Center. During those days, it will be performed four times.

You can take a look at this trailer to get an idea of what to expect. There are 35 members of the cast, and you can see the likes of Eren, Armin, Mikasa, Captain Levi, Commander Erwin and more. Some fancy technology gets used on stage as well.

Original creator Hajime Isayama himself noted, “I felt that a musical was the perfect medium to express the story of Attack on Titan.”

When the play comes to New York City, it will still be in Japanese, and it will be subtitled for people who don’t know the language.

A pre-sale has started today and will last until June 3.

Kodansha publishes the Attack on Titan manga in English and gave this description for it:

A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction…

Attack on Titan is the award-winning and New York Times-bestselling series that is the manga hit of the decade! Spawning the monster hit anime TV series of the same name, Attack on Titan has become a pop culture sensation.

Source: Email from Kodansha


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.