Warning: Spoilers For Attack On Titan Ahead!
An Attack on Titan orchestral concert is coming soon and will also be available to stream online. The hit anime series is based on the manga of the same name by author Hajime Isayama. Attack on Titan follows Eren Jaeger (Yuki Kaiji) and his friends as they attempt to survive in a world filled with human-eating titans and other humans prejudiced by the past. Season 4, part 1 concluded earlier this year, with part 2 slated to premiere in 2022.
Initially, the world of Attack on Titan is a world at the mercy of titans, enormous man-eating monsters who have no sense of ethics or basic humanity. After Eren’s own mother Carla is eaten by a titan, he makes it his life’s mission to kill every single titan. Eren and his friends, Armin Arlert (Marina Inoue) and Mikasa Ackerman (Yui Ishikawa), join the Survey Corps, humanity’s first and only front line of defense against titans. However, Eren’s world starts to unravel when he discovers the truth about who the real monsters are.
Attack on Titan fans can still get their fix while waiting for the highly anticipated part 2 of season 4 with an exciting orchestral concert on the horizon. The official Attack on Titan concert will premiere on August 22nd at 5 a.m. EST (via Polygon.) Fans unable to make it to Japan for the live concert can purchase tickets for $34 to watch the livestream of the show, which will also be available on VOD until August 29th at 10:59 a.m. EST. As the report from Polygon notes, the concert will feature exciting guest appearances including Kaiji, Inoue, and Ishikawa. Attack on Titan’s composer, Hiroyuki Sawano, is also confirmed as a guest.
There are a lot of factors that have made Attack on Titan a global phenomenon. Sawano’s excellent orchestral score is an integral part of the show’s success. The show has an endless amount of fight scenes and brutally devastating moments that are enhanced by Sawano’s music. Attack on Titan utilizes Sawano’s score effectively to add even more of an emotional wallop for fans.
For example, the song, “Call Me By Your Name,” is initially played in season 1 when Eren and his friends get their Survey Corps capes. The “Call Me By Your Name” melody is reused again, this time with a violin instead of vocals, with tragically poignant effect in season 4 when fan-favorite Sasha Blouse is killed by Gabi Braun. In a way, the music of Attack on Titan is a character in itself, ready to strike at just the right moments for maximum heart-wrenching impact.
It’s certainly exciting that there’s an Attack on Titan orchestral concert coming soon. The event is a wonderful way to keep fans entertained during the long wait for the second half of season 4, which will conclude the long-running anime series. Isayama already concluded the manga earlier this year, so it will be interesting to see if the anime stays true to the manga ending or diverges on its own path.