Starting from April 10, 2017, TOKYO SKYTREE has teamed up with the best-selling Attack on Titan anime, based on the manga, which has sold over 6,200,000 copies to date, to put on an “Attack on Tower” attack on SKYTREE collaboration event. The event will continue until July 14, 2017.
Attack on Titan is a popular comic series by Hajime Isayama, which was made into a first season anime that aired from April to September 2013. Now, beginning April 2017, the second season will finally be broadcast.
In a world where titans rule and eat people, large walls have been constructed to keep them out, and humans have traded their freedom to live within their borders in order to stop the titans from invading. However, this so-called “peace” is destroyed once a giant titan clears the wall, and the series focuses on the efforts of those waged in a desperate battle against them.
For this event, a very large, 350-meter titan has taken overTOKYO SKYTREE .TOKYO SKYTREE plays a major role as a “wall” in the series’ world, called Wall-SKYTREE, and characters from the series come together to form the Sky Survey Corps in order to defeat the 350-meter giant. An original animated feature, “Attack on Tower”, is available for viewing, which follows the offensive and defensive struggles the Sky Survey Corps endures while fighting to retake Wall-SKYTREE.
Items from this original animation are also on display, making use of Sky Tree’s observation deck and its magnificent view, titled “Attack on Tower” WORLD. This exhibit puts you right in the center of the “Attack on Tower” world.
Experiencing the excitement for myself inside the “Attack on Tower” world 450 meters above!
I buy an “Attack on Tower” attack on SKYTREE tickets to Tokyo Sky Tree’s observation deck, step into the elevator, and then suddenly find myself being transported to the exhibition’s observation gallery. As soon as I step off the elevator, I find that the 350-meter titan has broken through Wall-SKYTREE and is attacking! The installation also doubles as a photo spot, so feel free to grab a pick with this 350-meter giant!
Continuing down the slope of the gallery, making me feel as if I’m walking on air, I see the Sky Survey Corps hovering in the air in their vertical maneuvering equipment, in hopes of minimizing damage to the tower. They speak in original lines that you can only hear here at TOKYO SKYTREE .
As I made it to the turning point of the observation gallery, at last the Sky Survey Corps confronted the giant 350-meter titan. They launched their Wall-SKYTREE counterattack!
There’s another photo spot set up where you can take impressive photos with Eren after he becomes a titan. The giant 350-meter titan then appears in Eren’s line of vision. This part of the exhibit lets you enjoy watching the Sky Survey Corps confront the large titan against the panoramic backdrop of Tokyo.
Enjoy searching for hidden titan mobs, catching a first glimpse of original still replicas, and plenty of other events, including a digital stamp rally!
The original still duplicates used for this event are taken from the Attack on Titan anime’s second season, with a key panel still featuring Eren, Levi, Armin, Mikasa, and a giant 350-meter titan. There are 25 still duplicates from season two on display, including one where Eren bites into his thumb and turns into a titan himself. Fans of the anime won’t be able to resist checking it out!
Additionally, as you advance through the “Attack on Tower” exhibition gallery, you can hunt for nine hidden titan mobs who were captured alive but escaped. Finding where all of them have fled to in the shadows and corners of the gallery is a mini event in itself! There’s no prize for finding all of them, but it’s something to chuckle at and enjoy as you make your way through the exhibit. Look, there’s a Mickey-lookalike one hiding here!
Furthermore, a digital stamp rally has been set up around five different stamp locations in TOKYO SKYTREE . When you collect all five stamps, you’ll receive an “Attack on Tower” character sticker. One location can be found at the B3 entrance of Sky Tree Town’s East Yard, where an awesome life-sized balloon of a titan’s face has been placed. Don’t forget to join in the rally and check it out!
Get your hands on original collaboration goods at the shop and café!
A special “Attack on Tower” attack on SKYTREE is open inside the observation gallery. This is the only place where you’ll find original limited edition “Attack on Tower” goods on sale. When I asked the shop’s staff which items are the most popular with visitors, they told me they were none other than these stamped medals. These limited memorial medals feature engravings of Eren, Levi, and Mikasa against an engraved Sky Tree backdrop. You can also get your medal engraved with dates or initials for free!
There’s also a Sky Survey Corps blade keychain in the shape of TOKYO SKYTREE , in addition to other “Attack on Tower” collaboration goods being sold, like tote bags, badges, pens, and much more. Out of all of these, I recommend the dry sausage, which comes in a pack featuring the 350-meter titan’s face sticking out. It may be a little grotesque, but it’s sure to make a big impact.
The SKYTREE CAFÉ located on the observation deck is also offering a limited-time “Attack on Tower” collaboration menu. Inside the café the characters have been redrawn into cute figures turned into “chimi figure” decorations. When you order something off of the collaboration menu, you’ll receive an “Attack on Tower” luncheon mat and one of seven different coasters.
In total, there are four different collaboration menu options. This time I ordered two of them to show all of you. Here’s the first one:
This one roughly translates “Titan neck flesh! Pot of stew destruction”. The piece of titan neck flesh, which has been lopped off with a knife, is made of bacon, and there’s printed wafer on top with a serving of juicy beef stew underneath. That said, the stew I got didn’t have any beef in it, so perhaps my titan just happened to be a vegetarian… The stew contained carrots, potatoes, and radishes, which were deliciously stewed. Joking aside, when I dug into the stew the plate got pretty messy, so I had fun pretending I had actually destroyed a titan all on my own.
The second dish was called “Hold back the 350-meter titan giant! Disappearing cotton candy soda” Floating on top of sweet and sour berry syrup, a giant titan appears from within the cotton candy.
In this illusion, the cotton candy begins to disappear after coming contact with the soda. You can choose from three different straw tags- Eren, Mikasa, or Levi. When I poured the soda on top of the candy, it quickly dissolved, and the 350-meter giant sank with it. Compared to the pot of stew, I was able to destroy the titan without any problems, which was great because I was starting to get a little thirsty.
Both menu items let you experience destroying a titan as you dine, making it where you can pretend you’re also a member of the Sky Survey Corps. It’s even more fun after you’ve been through the observation gallery exhibit. Additionally, it’s a nice way to pass the time watching the scenery below the SKYTREE CAFÉ. Other two menu options ; the “Break Through With the Armored Titan! Creme Brûlée of Destruction” or the “Oho… Not Bad at All. A Cup of Milk Tea Approved by Levi” drink will be the next try!
Translated by Jamie Koide
Attack on TOKYO SKYTREE website : http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/event/special/shingeki2017/world/
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