Last time we went to Tokyo Skytree, the largest structure in all of Tokyo, Japan, it was covered in nostalgic, sparkly memorabilia from one of the country’s most famous manga magazines for girls. Well, all that’s going to change, because starting in April, Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) will be taking the tower for itself.
From April 10 to July 14, Attack on Titan will be taking over the tower as part of the “Take Back the Sky Tree From the 350m Colossal Titan! Attack on Skytree” event (but let’s just tall it “Attack on Skytree” for short).
Here’s the list of the things to keep on eye out for during your visit:
[Warning: The Counterattack of the Sky Survey Corps exhibit contains spoilers for the story of Attack on Titan.]
The Prologue to Battle
The interior of the elevator leading up to the top of the tower will be covered in designs and text themed after Attack on Titan and the event itself. The elevator will also play special video footage during the thirty-second ride to the observatory deck.
The Arrival of the Titans
The entrance area to the observatory deck will feature just the head of the 350-meter tall titan smashing into the tower. Visitors can take a photo with the titan… if they dare.
Defensive Battle of the Sky Survey Corps
Sky Survey Corps members like Eren, Armin, and Mikasa do their best on the walls of the observatory to hold off the attacks of the titan. Voice clips of the characters recorded specifically for the Skytree event can also be heard in this area.
The Determination for a Counterattack
The Sky Survey Corps fight back! Visitors can see the characters battling the titan with the cityscape of Tokyo as the backdrop.
Counterattack of the Sky Survey Corps
Get a picture with not only Armin and Mikasa in action, but also with Eren transformed into a titan.
Special Display Area
This area has windows with quotes from Attack on Titan printed on the windows looking out onto Tokyo. It also features displays of replicas of the key frames from the second season of the Attack on Titan anime.
Hidden in places around the Skytree observatory, there are nine background character titans “running around.” Can you find them all?
Original Story Anime Screening
Made with footage edited together with completely new lines from the anime’s voice actors, this original story anime will screen at the tower’s SKYTREE ROUND THEATER®. However, this anime will only be available to watch after sunset, and will have three screenings each day, with the final screening ending at 10:00 p.m.
Skytree Cafe Collaboration Menu
Name of Dish: Scrape Out the Nape of the Neck! Extermination Bread Bowl Stew
Price: 1,200 yen (about USD $11)
Underneath the cracker with the nape of a titan’s neck printed on it is a layer of bacon, and under that layer of bacon lies… juicy beef stew…! This bread bowl stew has plenty of food to fill you up.
Name of Dish: Break Through With the Armored Titan! Creme Brûlée of Destruction
Price: 1,000 yen (about USD $9)
Once you break through the layer of caramel and nuts with the armored titan cookie, sweet, rich cream awaits you! This creme brûlée is sure to leave you satisfied.
Name of Dish: Subjugate the 350-Meter Tall Colossal Titan! Evaporating Cotton Candy Soda
Price: 950 yen (about USD $8)
The 350-meter tall colossal titan appears in a cloud of sweet-and-sour berry syrup and water vapor! Those who order this drink can enjoy watching the cloud disappear by pouring soda water into the drink. The tag that comes on the drink’s straw comes in three designs: Eren, Mikasa, and Levi.
Name of Dish: Oho… Not Bad at All. A Cup of Milk Tea Approved by Levi
Price: 750 yen (about USD $7)
Now you—yes, you—can drink the Reeves Corporation tea Levi loves so much! The milk features a design of Levi. Pour in the tea once you’re ready to drink.
Each item will come with an original placemat featuring the super-deformed versions of the characters, as well as the logo for the event. Customers will also receive one of seven coasters at random for each item they order.
Decorated Cleaning Gondolas
You might not be able to ride the gondola yourself, but the cleaning staff will ride gondolas with Attack on Titan designs on them (the photos above do not feature the designs). If you’re interested in seeing them yourself, ask the Skytree staff about when they might show up. Depending on weather conditions, they might not be able to make an appearance.
Name of Merch: Attack on Skytree Triple Keychain
Price: 1,058 yen (about USD $9)
This triple keychain features charms of Levi and Eren in cleaning garb, as well as Tokyo Skytree with a stained glass theme.
Name of Merch: Attack on Skytree Metal Badges (set of 2)
Price: 734 yen (about USD $6)
A set of two metal pins themed after the two variations of the Skytree’s lighting.
Name of Merch: Attack on Tower Cube Light Keychain
Price: 648 yen (about USD $6)
This keychain lights up with an LED light when you turn the cubes on it counter-clockwise.
Name of Merch: Attack on Tower Double Keychain
Price: 918 yen (about USD $8)
These keychains feature either Eren or Levi along with the Survey Corps emblem.
Name of Merch: Attack on Skytree Tote Bag
Price: 1,296 yen (about USD $11)
A4 size (8.27 × 11.69″) papers will fit perfectly into this tote with Levi and Eren on it.
Name of Merch: Emblem Medal
Price: 900 yen (about USD $8)
A limited-edition medal featuring the Survey Corps members with the Tokyo Skytree as the background.
Name of Merch: Plastic folder (2 types)
Price: 410 yen (about USD $4)
Each of these folders features the Survey Corps members protecting Tokyo Skytree from the colossal titan.
Name of Merch: Plastic keychains
Price: 1,620 yen (about USD $14)
Durable keychains featuring Levi and Eren with a thickness of three millimeters.
Name of Merch: Attack on Skytree mimi Pen
Price: 626 yen (about USD $6)
Pens featuring illustrations of Tokyo Skytree and the characters of Attack on Titan.
Name of Merch: Attack on Skytree Jerky
Price: 540 yen (about USD $5)
Jerky made to look like the colossal titan. Makes a good souvenir!
Name of Merch: Attack on Skytree Mini Keychains
Price: 1,620 yen (about USD $14)
Four charms featuring the Sky Survey Corps.
Those who buy something at the store will receive a limited-edition shopping bag featuring the main visual for the event.
350-Meter Tall Colossal Titan Chase Digital Stamp Rally
During the time of the event, visitors to Skytree can participate in a stamp rally, with stamp stations placed all over Tokyo Skytree Town (separate from the observatory). Those who complete the rally between April 10 and May 21 will receive a sticker with the design above, while those who complete it between May 22 and July 14 will get one with the design below.
Special ticket sets with goods can be purchased in advance on the Skytree website, as well as at various convenience stores. The set includes a ticket for the observatory, an “Attack on Skytree Visual Book” containing all the lines recorded for the exhibit, as well as a lottery ticket to apply to win a poster with the signature of one of the voice actors. The set will cost 3,700 yen for entrance on regular days, and 3,900 yen on six specific days: April 29 and 30 and May 3, 4, 5, and 6.
Normal tickets for the observatory can be purchased at Tokyo Skytree directly on the day of attendance.
FUNimation Entertainment streamed and released Attack on Titan’s season one in North America, and have announced that they will do they same for the second season. The second season of the anime is set to premiere on April 1, 2017. Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga in North America.