'Attack on Titan' Spin-Off Update: ‘Junior High’ Anime Series to Premiere in October [VIDEO]

Chandan DasAug 10, 2015 09:35 AM EDT
A YouTube file photo‘Attack on Titan: Junior High' anime series

Fans of 'Attack on Titan: Junior High,' a spin-off of Hajime Isayama's best-selling manga series, will be delighted to know that it is getting an anime adaptation. The spin-off, created by Saki Nakagawa, will feature Armin, Eren, Mikasa as well as all the original characters as teachers and students at Titan Junior High School.

According to Christian Today, the upcoming series will premiere in Japan via MBC as well as other networks in October. Meanwhile Production IG has put up a website for 'Attack on Titan: Junior High' that is flooded with information on the story and the characters of the animie.

The producers have also released a trailer for the series, which shows the group of youngsters going crazy as they garner enough courage to deal with a Titan peeking from beyond the wall. Nevertheless, in the anime, Eren, Mikasa and the remaining gang members also have assignments and school to deal with aside from tackling flesh-eating giants.

Yoshihide Ibata, who earlier directed a 'Kill la Kill' episode, will also be directing 'Attack on Titan: Junior High,' while Midori Gotou works on the series composition, Yuuko Yahiro is in charge of character design, and Asami Tachibana is handles composing the music for the upcoming series.

It has been confirmed that the 'Attack on Titan: Junior High' manga will be available in Japan on Aug. 7. It will also be released in English by Kodansha Comics, and currently volumes 1 to 3 are available in Amazon. Volume 4 will be published on Nov. 10 and fans can now place pre-orders for it now.

The original 'Attack on Titan' manga was introduced back in 2009 and it tells the story of humanity's battle against a hungry pack of giants. These humans had confined them to three large concrete walls with a view to keep the monsters out.

The story is based on a gloomy tone, with humor intermingled very stingily. The story was a major hit and now, the original anime series is on its second season. It is currently in development stage and is slated to premiere in 2016.

In addition to this 'Junior High' spin-off, the manga series also generated two compilation films in addition to two live-action films. The first live-action film has premiered recently and has garnered a whopping $4.86 million in Japan last this weekend, dislodging 'Minions' from the top spot.

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