SINGAPORE – Hit manga sequence Assault On Titan will arrive on Singapore’s shores as a part of a significant exhibition on the ArtScience Museum, opening on Feb 19.
This would be the South-east Asian debut of Assault On Titan: The Exhibition, which is able to showcase the immersive world of the manga sequence written and illustrated by Japanese creator Hajime Isayama.
The darkish, fantastical sequence, a couple of world the place people reside inside huge partitions to guard themselves from gigantic, man-eating humanoids often called Titans, started in 2009 and got here to an finish final yr.
The manga has been wildly in style, promoting over 100 million copies in print. It has since spawned a number of media merchandise, together with a preferred anime sequence. Half 2 of the anime’s fourth and ultimate season is at the moment airing on Netflix.
Followers of the sequence can look ahead to greater than 180 artworks from Isayama on the exhibition, together with new items that haven’t been beforehand displayed earlier than, in addition to drafts and sketches from his archives, akin to storyboards along with his handwritten dialogue.
Guests coming into the exhibition can select to journey by means of the exhibition as somebody both born outdoors of the partitions or inside. Paths will diverge to spotlight totally different elements of the sequence’ lore earlier than converging.
There may even be sections devoted to fan favorite characters akin to Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi, Reiner, and Erwin.
One other attraction is The Nice Titan Theatre, the place an epic battle sequence can be performed on a 10m-wide display.
In a press launch, Assault On Titan’s editor Shintaro Kawakubo says Singapore holds a particular place in each his and Isayama’s hearts, having vacationed in Singapore collectively.
“Singapore is a well-recognized place for me because it was my first ever journey overseas, each personally and for work. I gave a lecture on Assault On Titan on the Nationwide College of Singapore and in addition travelled there with Mr Isayama for a separate vacation.
“I’ve many fantastic recollections of Singapore and it could not be an exaggeration to say that holding Assault On Titan: The Exhibition right here was a long-cherished want of ours.”
Isayama provides that whereas the manga has ended its run, he hopes the story continues to please followers.
“I hope you take pleasure in Assault On Titan: The Exhibition and I might be completely happy should you proceed to immerse your self on this planet of Assault On Titan and interact with the characters as you want.”
The exhibition will run from Feb 19 to July 3. Tickets go on sale on Jan 20 and costs vary from $14.70 to $21 for an grownup ticket and $11.20 to $16 for a concession ticket.
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