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The titans of Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga and anime have arrived at the Tokyo Skytree, Japan’s tallest structure. Even before going to the observatory floor, you can see a giant titan head by the escalator leading to the tower. There be titans in this tower, captain.

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After going up the observatory elevator (which is decorated in Attack on Titan decals and has voice clips from the anime’s voice actors playing on the speakers), visitors are greeted by a Colossal Titan breaking through the tower. Don’t worry—it’s safe enough to take pictures in front of.

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The tunnel leading around the tower—called the “Defensive Battle of the Sky Survey Corps” for the event—is covered in decals of the characters fighting back against the Colossal Titan.

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The tunnel also features images of some of the memorable moments from the anime on the wall.

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Pay attention as you walk around the exhibit, and you’ll be able to find these little “background titans” hiding in different places. There are nine in all to search for.

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The goods shop for the exhibit has two life-sized statues of Levi and Eren on display. Of course, you can’t buy them.

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The goods shop has plenty of event-only items available for purchase. There was also a limited edition “Attack on Tower Acrylic 3-Panel Stand” available for purchase for the price of 27,000 yen (about USD $250) with only ten for sale, but devoted fans lined up at 6:00 a.m. in front of the tower and bought them all up within minutes of the exhibit’s opening.

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Never fear—the goods shop still has plenty of event-only goodies, including this custom medal machine which will engrave your name and the date onto a coin with an Attack on Titan illustration of your choice.

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The “The Determination for a Counterattack” area features the main illustration for the event plastered on the wall of the tower.

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And here’s the line art for the illustration.

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A titan pillar awaits visitors at the highest point of the tower, facing southwest.

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The “Counterattack of the Sky Survey Corps” area is the perfect place to take pictures.

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By downloading an app, visitors can press the digital stamp to their smartphone at each stamp station around the tower. Visitors who collect all the stamps will be rewarded with a sheet of event-only stickers.

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The exhibit also features reprinted animation cells of Eren from the anime. If you walk down the hallway, you can see the animation come to life frame by frame.

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The Skytree Cafe has two food items and two drinks (not pictured) designed after Attack on Titan. Each item comes with one of seven coasters distributed at random.

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The “Break Through With the Armored Titan! Creme Brûlée of Destruction” lets visitors break through the wall of caramel and nuts with the Armored Titan cookie.

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The “Scrape Out the Nape of the Neck! Extermination Bread Bowl Stew” lets diners stab the neck of the titan with a fork to reveal juicy beef stew hidden inside.

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The “Subjugate the 350-Meter Tall Colossal Titan!”‘s cotton candy melts when the soda water is poured on top, making the titan drown as well.

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The “Oho… Not Bad at All. A Cup of Milk Tea Approved by Levi” drink features a design of Levi on the top. Add the tea when you’re ready.

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All orders also come with a special placemat.

The event will run at the Tokyo Skytree from April 10 to July 14. Special ticket sets with goods can be purchased in advance on the Skytree website (Japanese only), 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.

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FUNimation Entertainment streamed and released Attack on Titan’s season one in North America and are doing the same for the second. Crunchyroll is also streaming the series with subtitles as is AnimeLab for those of you in Oceania. The second season of the anime is set to premiere on April 1, 2017. Kodansha Comics publishes the original manga in North America.

Photo Credit: Sarah Nelkin, Toshihisa Nakamura

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