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Off-Broadway News Attack on Titan Manga Musical to Play New York City Center

Based on the wildly popular manga by Hajime Isayama and published by Kodansha, the show previously premiered in Japan.

Attack on Titan: The Musical will make its international debut this October at New York City Center.

Based on the wildly popular manga series by Hajime Isayama and published by Kodansha, Attack on Titan: The Musical will play New York City Center October 11-13. Directed by breakdance world champion Go Ueki, the piece previously received world premiere stagings in Osaka and Tokyo.

Attack on Titan: The Musical features a book by Masafumi Hata, music supervision by KEN THE 390, and lyrics by Kaori Miura, with a combination of conventional musical theatre techniques and state-of-the-art technology designed to bring audiences into the world of the manga. 

The Attack on Titan manga was serialized in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine by Kodansha from 2009-2021, winning numerous awards across Japan and the US including the Kodansha Manga Award and Harvey Award. The manga comprises 34 volumes, and there have been numerous previous adaptations, including anime television series, video games, novels, and more. Attack on Titan has sold 140 million copies, and been translated into 18 languages for more than 180 countries.

Said Hajime Isayama, the original author of Attack on Titan, "When I saw the production in Tokyo, I was floored by how powerful it was. I felt that a musical was the perfect medium to express the story of Attack on Titan. The action and the songs by the performers have created a new Attack on Titan that is different from the manga or the anime series. They have created such an amazing show, and I cannot wait for everyone to see it in New York. Please look forward to the opening."

The show is described as follows: "A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but the last remnants of humanity. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren Yeager yearns to explore the world beyond his current circumstances. What began as a childish dream, though, will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction."

Attack on Titan: The Musical will be performed in Japanese with English supertitles for its North American premiere.

The cast will include Kurumu Okamiya as Eren Yeager, Sara Takatsuki as Mikasa Ackerman, Eito Konishi as Armin Arlert, Ryo Matsuda as Levi, and Takuro Ohno as Erwin Smith. Also featured will be Shota Matsuda, Kazuaki Yasue, Yuuri Takahashi, Sena, Mitsu Murata, Takeshi Hayashino, Masanori Tomita, Mimi Maihane, Mitsuru Karahashi, and Riona Tatemichi, with more to be announced.

Attack on Titan: The Musical is produced by Michiho Matsumoto, Rie Yoneda, and New York Producer Kumiko Yoshii.

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