Five highlights at 'Attack On Titan: The Final' exhibition in Kuala Lumpur


Life-sized models of fan-favourite characters Eren Yeager (left) and Captain Levi Ackerman (right) are on display at the 'Attack On Titan: The Final' exhibition in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani

After captivating Japanese pop culture enthusiasts around the globe, the Attack On Titan: The Final exhibition has finally landed in Kuala Lumpur, inviting manga fans to explore the world of towering titans.

The exhibition, which opened today at the Fahrenheit88 mall in downtown KL, will run through July 21. Organised by Trendic and Ace Media Network (AMN) in Malaysia, this event has already made waves in various Asian cities, including a notable stop at the ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore in early 2022.

Attack On Titan: The Final presents manga artist Hajime Isayama's drafts and sketches from his globally acclaimed series. The dark fantasy, which was turned into a popular anime series, follows humans uniting to combat giant man-eating creatures called Titans in a dystopian future.

The exhibition delivers an authentic fan experience, featuring dioramas, pivotal manga moments, and an animation showcase.

Explore five key highlights across nine exhibition stations:

In addition to the displayed drawings, fans can also listen to insights from manga artist Hajime Isayama in a behind-the-scenes interview video at one of the stations. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani In addition to the displayed drawings, fans can also listen to insights from manga artist Hajime Isayama in a behind-the-scenes interview video at one of the stations. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani

ARTWORKS, EARLY DRAWINGS

This is the area where hardcore fans will likely spend a considerable amount of time, examining the evolution of the manga. Featuring 180 artworks spanning a decade, some unreleased, the Attack On Titan: The Final exhibition offers an extensive glimpse into Hajime's creative journey. From the manga's inception to its epic conclusion, visitors can explore Hajime's dystopian universe, gaining insight into his creative process. Life-sized Titan balloons, dioramas, and props augment the immersive experience.

The Great Titan Head is one of the biggest installations in this exhibition. In the anime series, the Colossal Titan is described to be more than 50m tall. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani The Great Titan Head is one of the biggest installations in this exhibition. In the anime series, the Colossal Titan is described to be more than 50m tall. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani

COLOSSAL TITAN - THE GREAT TITAN HEAD

The debut of the Colossal Titan (Bertholdt Hoover) marks a pivotal moment in the series, as it breaches the walls of Paradis, unleashing a horde of titans upon the city. This exhibit in Kuala Lumpur serves as a poignant reminder of humanity's initial confrontation with the titans, igniting Eren Yeager's heroic quest to combat the looming threat. Additionally, the Colossal Titan symbolises the onset of the apocalypse, famously known as "The Rumbling".

A screen showing battle scenes from 'Attack On Titan'. The 2D mini-theatre experience complemented by actual 3D props shows visitors the intensity of combat from the show firsthand. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani A screen showing battle scenes from 'Attack On Titan'. The 2D mini-theatre experience complemented by actual 3D props shows visitors the intensity of combat from the show firsthand. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani

THE GREAT TITAN BATTLE THEATRE

In contrast to popular anime series like One Piece or Bleach, battles in Attack On Titan seldom unfold as one-on-one encounters. To contend with formidable titans, humans must employ strategy and sacrifice numerous soldiers to safeguard their communities. The introduction of Eren Yeager, imbued with Titan powers, offers hope and a tactical edge in combat scenarios. Within this exhibition segment, screens showcase pivotal battles from both the anime and manga, providing local fans with a richer understanding of choreographed fight sequences.

A view of the Mini Town Diorama segment of the exhibition. It shows battle scenes from the early season of the anime, where titans infiltrated the wall of Paradis. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani A view of the Mini Town Diorama segment of the exhibition. It shows battle scenes from the early season of the anime, where titans infiltrated the wall of Paradis. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani

MINI TOWN DIORAMA

At this exhibit station, visitors are treated to a diorama depicting the town within the walls. It vividly captures the devastation wrought by invading titans, alongside models reenacting memorable battles. Surprising many fans, the diorama reveals a revelation from earlier seasons: the walls are comprised of numerous Colossal Titans, designed to safeguard the town from external threats while unwittingly ensnaring its inhabitants.

A fan takes a selfie with a model of Titan-form Eren Yaeger on the ground floor of Fahrenheit88 in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani A fan takes a selfie with a model of Titan-form Eren Yaeger on the ground floor of Fahrenheit88 in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: The Star/Faihan Ghani

CAFE AND PHOTOBOOTH

In addition to a wide array of Attack On Titan merchandise, the exhibition's finale includes a collaboration cafe offering an exclusive menu. Here's where you can join fellow Attack On Titan enthusiasts to enjoy themed delicacies and capture memories in the exhibition photobooth, featuring preset scenes from the series. Embrace your inner fan and cosplay as your favourite Attack On Titan character - we hear that it's encouraged!

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