‘Attack on Titan’ orchestra concert to stream outside Japan, features special guests including anime
Written by: Miguel Galang
Published on: August 11, 2021 at 14:38 PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter account of anime distributor Pony Canyon USA announced Tuesday that the “Attack on Titan Orchestra Concert” will be streaming online via video-on-demand (VOD) internationally later this August.
The online broadcast will stream August 22 at 6PM JST and is only available for the “Night Show”, the release said.
The two-hour event will feature Japanese composers Hiroyuki Sawano and Kohta Yamamoto and guest vocals by frequent Sawano collaborators: singers Aimee Blackschleger and Eliana, and lyricist mpi.
Sawano is behind the iconic musical score of the “Attack on Titan” television anime series from its first season in 2013 up to its final season which premiered in late 2020. Meanwhile, Yamamoto also composed tracks alongside Sawano for the first part of the final season.
The Japanese voice cast of Attack on Titan is also set to make guest appearances during the event: Yuki Kaji who voices Eren Yeager, Yui Ishikawa the voice actress for Mikasa Ackerman, and Marina Inoue who voices Armin Arlert.
Tickets are available starting August 10 6PM JST and ending on August 29 9PM JST via Pony Canyon and ZAIKO, where the orchestra concert stream and VOD will be available.
The concert stream and VOD content will only be available for purchase through ZAIKO after creating a free account. Users will also not be able to share the stream link after purchase.
Payment methods include major credit cards, PayPal, We Chat, and AliPay. International payments are also accepted.
Cancellations, exchanges, and refunds are not available after purchasing the ticket. Customers may be compensated in the event of unforeseen circumstances resulting in postponement or cancellation of the performance.
The livestream will not have a rewind function, but will be available to those users who also purchased VOD access. Viewing period of VOD is until August 29 11:59PM and can be watched multiple times.
Tickets for the event stream and VOD are priced at ¥3,800 or around USD34 (around PHP1,730). Click here to be redirected to the ticket sales website.
The current season of Attack on Titan is the fourth and final installment of the series after its successful run since the first season aired way back in 2013. It is animated by animation studio MAPPA after obtaining the rights from WIT Studio (anime's former studio of Season 1, 2 and 3) and is initially listed with 16 episodes. The 17th episode (Episode 76 overall) will be aired in Winter 2022.
The series is based on the Japanese manga written and illustrated by 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 hometown and the death of his mother. The manga has been serialized in Kodansha's monthly Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine since September 2009 and collected into 32 tankōbon volumes as of September 2020.
The series has become both 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.
Source: Pony Canyon USA official Twitter account