Attack on Titan Cosplayers Will Save Us

17 Dec

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

attackontitanThat’s right, Attack on Titan cosplayers will be our last line of defense should the human race ever be threatened by walking titans with a hunger for human flesh. And here you thought it would be zombies.

Flesh eating gourmets aside, I am amazed at how far fandom has come since I took part in my first RPG session way back in 1987. During those times we were called nerds, geeks and even Satanists. With the exception of the latter word, I’m proud of being who I am. And what I love is anime and its cosplay connection. We are living in such a great time where people can dress-up and just let it all go. We can get away from the stresses of daily life. Conventions, clubs and our friends help us do this.

I’m not a cosplayer by any means. It takes talent to make your own costumes from scratch and for this group of cosplayers to not only produce their own costumes but to actually film — with such a large group a reenactment of the Attack on Titans trailer — is a huge accomplishment. I bow to these people in great respect. All of the participants in this video indicate what excitement may come for fandom in 2014.

Attack on Titan has to be one of the biggest, if not the biggest, anime series of 2013. It follows the life of Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and their best friend Armin Arlert after they survived the destruction of their city’s outermost wall by a 60-meter tall skinless titan. This attack caused the death of Eren’s parents and prevented their enrollment in the military. This series is written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, and it won the Kodansha Manga Award in 2011.

The producers behind the video layed down some cool tracks with Never Neverland by Nano being the first. The second track is a cover of “The Reluctant Heroes” from the Shingeki no Kyojin original soundtrack by Mica Caldito. This video is rather long (9:38 min), but it’s definitely worth the watch.

Stay until the end and watch the blooper reel.

Credit(s): Japanator, 夜透.

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