Attack on Titan: Signal to Strike Back (2015)

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Live-action Attack on Titan series
Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1
Attack on Titan: Signal to Strike Back
Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 2
Attack on Titan: Signal to Strike Back
Attack on Titan: Signal to Strike Back
Air date August 15-29, 2015
Directed by Shinji Higuchi
Producer(s) Yoshio Yanagisaki et al.
Written by Yusuke Watanabe
Music by Yasuhiko Fukuda, Shiro Sagisu
Visual
effects by
Kazuyori Kosaka, Tsuyoshi Kazuno
Funded by Avex Digital, Toho
Production company Toho Pictures
Channel(s) dTV (digital streaming)
Episodes 3

Attack on Titan: Signal to Strike Back (進撃の巨人 ATTACK ON TITAN 反撃の狼煙,   Shingeki no Kyojin: Hangeki no Noroshi, lit. "The Attack Titan: Signal to Strike Back"), also known by the transliteration Attack on Titan: Hangeki no Noroshi, is a three-episode Japanese miniseries directed by Shinji Higuchi and written by Yusuke Watanabe based loosely on Hajime Isayama's manga Attack on Titan. Funded by Avex Digital and Toho and produced by Toho Pictures, it was distributed through the streaming service dTV from August 15 to 29 of 2015. The series is set in the same universe as Higuchi's live-action films Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1 and Part 2, and was released between the two. An English-subtitled version is only available in Australia, where Madman brought it to home video.

Plot

During the Great Titan War, a race of giants called Titans nearly wiped out humanity. The survivors built three concentric walls tall enough to keep the Titans out, but a century into that era of peace, the Colossal Titan suddenly appeared and kicked a hole through the Outer Wall, allowing other Titans to surge through. Forced to retreat behind the Middle Wall, humanity began planning its retaliation. Each episode of the show, set 10 months after the Colossal Titan's attack, focuses on supporting characters from the live-action films: Hans in episode 1, Sasha in episode 2, and Fukushi and Lil in episode 3.

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Release date
1 "The Beginning of the Counterattack" Kimiyoshi Adachi 08/15/2015
2 "The Arrow of Hope" Katsuro Onoue 08/22/2015
3 "The Departure to Freedom" Yoshihiro Nishimura 08/29/2015

Staff

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

Cast

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Satomi Ishihara   as   Hans
  • Nanami Sakuraba   as   Sasha
  • Shu Watanabe   as   Fukushi
  • Rina Takeda   as   Lil
  • Yuta Hiraoka   as   Izuru
  • Kamio Yu   as   Yunohira
  • Kanata Hongo   as   Armin
  • Haruma Miura   as   Eren (stock footage)
  • Kiko Mizuhara   as   Mikasa (stock footage)

Appearances

Monsters

Weapons, vehicles, races, and organizations

  • Military Police
  • Omni-directional mobility gear

Alternate titles

  • Attack on Titan: Hangeki no Noroshi (title on Madman DVD cover)
  • Attack on Titan: Counter Rockets (alternate English translation)
  • Attack on Titan: Beacon for Counterattack (alternate English translation)
  • Attack on Titan: Smoke Signal of Fight Back (alternate English translation)

Video releases

Toho DVD (2016)

  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese (2.0)
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Special features: None

Madman DVD / Blu-ray (2016)

  • Region: 4 (DVD) and B/2 (Blu-ray)
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Special features: None
  • Notes: While the subtitles translate the series' title as Attack on Titan: Signal to Strike Back, the cover art calls it Attack on Titan: Hangeki no Noroshi.

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