Attack on Titan Statue with Eren, Armin and Mikasa Erected in Oita Dam recreates classic scene
Oita Prefecture pays tribute to their homegrown hero Hajime Isayama by erecting an Attack on Titan statue with Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert by a new dam with a neat little twist.
The dam named Oyama Dam featured the three protagonists from the manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama. He was even present for the launch of the statues.
According to reports, they raised $285,000 was raised for the statues via crowdfunding to get the statues placed in the area and ultimately recreate the famous scene from the series where the trio first encounters a Titan that got inside the wall.
They even have a special AR app that visitors can use to add a Titan to the scene which makes the trip to Oyama dam even more memorable.
Here’s the scene in question:
Here’s a little bit info about Attack on Titan:
Attack on Titan (Japanese: 進撃の巨人, Hepburn: Shingeki no Kyojin, lit. “The Advancing Giant[s]”) is a manga series created by Japanese illustrator Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives within cities surrounded by enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans; the story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to retake the world after a Titan brings about the destruction of his home town and the death of his mother. Attack on Titan has been serialized in Kodansha’s monthly Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine since September 2009, and collected into 32 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020.
An anime television series adapting the manga was produced by Wit Studio (seasons 1–3) and MAPPA (season 4). A 25-episode first season was broadcast from April to September 2013, followed by a 12-episode second season broadcast from April to June 2017. A 22-episode third season was broadcast in two parts, with the first 12 episodes airing from July to October 2018 and the last 10 episodes airing from April to July 2019. A fourth and final season is scheduled to premiere in December 2020.
Attack on Titan has become a critical and commercial success. As of December 2019, the manga has over 100 million tankōbon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. It has won several awards, including the Kodansha Manga Award, the Micheluzzi Award, and Harvey Award. The anime series has also been well received by critics, with the first three seasons being met with praise for their story, animation, music and voice acting, thus boosting the series’ popularity in U.S. and Asia. Although it has gained significant fame and popularity in Japan’s neighbouring countries, political interpretations of the series have caused controversies in China and South Korea.
This Attack on Titan statue is so cool if you ask me. Another added item to visit when going to Japan whenever you find yourself traveling there. In the meantime, follow me on Twitter at @thefanboyseo for more anime news and updates!