Attack on Titan: The Musical Arrives in New York City From October 11-13

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Attack on Titan: The Musical will be arriving in New York City for four performances, scheduled to take place at the New York City Center from October 11, 2024 to October 13, 2024. The performance not only marks the first American premiere in New York, but also the first production outside of Japan.

A Crunchyroll presale promotion will run from May 29, 2024 to June 2, 2024 with the code CRUNCHYROLLNY24. Presale tickets are also available for Kodansha and Kinokuniya members.

General ticket sales will follow on June 3, 2024. The ticket prices will cost US$55.00 each, before taxes and other fees attached. More information about ticket prices and show dates can be found on the New York City Center’s website and the official musical webpage

The production will be performed in Japanese with subtitles in English. It is directed by Go Ueki, with a script written by Masafumi Hata. KEN THE 390 is serving as the music director and supervisor, with lyrics written by Kaori Miura. The musical will utilize theater technique and advanced technology designed to recreate the world of the original manga series.  

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The main cast of Attack on Titan: The Musical includes: 

  • • Kurumu Okamiya as Eren Jaeger
  • • Sara Takatsuki as Mikasa Ackerman
  • • Eito Konishi as Armin Arlert
  • • Ryo Matsuda as Levi
  • • Shota Matsuda as Jean Kirstein (replacing Yu Fukuzawa from the 2023 show)
  • • Yasue Kazuaki as Marco Bott
  • • Yuri Takahashi as Connie Springer (replacing Tomoya Nakanishi)
  • • Sena as Sasha Braus
  • • Mitsu Murata as Hannes
  • • Takeshi Hayashino as Keith Shadis
  • • Masanori Tomita as Dimo Reeves
  • • Mimi Maihane as Carla Jaeger
  • • Mitsuru Karahashi as Grisha Jaeger
  • • Riona Tatemichi as Hange Zoe
  • • Takuro Ono as Erwin Smith

Original Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama commented on the musical’s New York debut, saying: 

When I saw the production in Tokyo, I was floored by how powerful it was. I felt that a musical was the perfect medium to express the story of Attack on Titan. The action and the songs by the performers have created a new Attack on Titan that is different from the manga or the anime series. They have created such an amazing show, and I cannot wait for everyone to see it in New York. Please look forward to the opening.

The musical first ran at the Orix Theater in Osaka and the Seinenkan Hall in Tokyo in January 2023.

The New York City Center describes Attack on Titan: The Musical as: 

A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but the last remnants of humanity. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren Yeager yearns to explore the world beyond his current circumstances. What began as a childish dream, though, will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction. 

Source: Crunchyroll News, Playbill, Anime News Network

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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