A live action mini-series has been announced for the immensely renowned anime franchise Shingeki no Kyojin and may serve as a means of tiding over impatient fans before the eventual broadcast of the highly awaited 2nd season.
The mini-series will consist of 3 separate parts and takes place within the same continuity and universe as the live action movie, with possibly the most vital change being the shift in protagonist from Eren to Hange Zoe. Direction is by Shinji Higuchi, who also directed the live action movie.
Other characters will be making a return as well, such as comedy relief staple Sasha Brouse, and some of the new characters introduced during the live action film – which will hopefully make for a diverse blend between new and old content.
Little information has been divulged as to what the mini-series will actually be about, though Hange’s actress Satomi Ishihara has made a few comments stating that the show will cover the topics of titan research and “the invention of the 3D Maneuver Gear”, which would place it in prequel territory.
The show will debut August and will be streamed by way of Docomo’s dTV streaming service.