The smash hit series, Attack on Titan is currently taking over Japan’s tallest structure, the Tokyo Skytree. As part of the collaboration exhibit, a special short anime video has also been prepared to make the night skyline just a little more exciting.
[Note: This article contains spoilers for Attack on Titan‘s general plot.]
In addition to the Attack on Titan gallery and collaboration food items that can currently be found in the Tokyo Skytree, the 634 meter structure and current tallest tower in the world, a special anime short is shown on the windows of the tower’s Tembo Deck, 350 meters above the ground. Titled, Attack on Skytree, the short is about seven minutes in length and includes special original cuts and newly recorded dialogue.
In the short, the characters from Attack on Titan are part of the Sky Survey Corps, protecting the Wall Skytree, a section of the walled city that contains the Skytree. The Sky Survey Corps find that the Wall Skytree is under attack by an army of titans, including a giant 350 meter-class titan that has suddenly appeared next to the Skytree and remains motionless.
The Corps are quickly overwhelmed and disoriented, but manage to regain their footing when Levi and Hanji appear and take command. As the Corps being to gain back ground, the 350 meter-class titan begins to move against the Skytree. Eren goes to fight against the colossal titan himself and transforms into his titan form.
Eren and the giant titan clash and Eren is knocked unconscious. When he comes to, Mikasa and Armin inform him that the giant titan has mysteriously disappeared.
The Wall Skytree and Skytree protected, the members of the Sky Survey Corps are renewed in their determination to eliminate the titans and to reclaim humanity’s freedom.
The video is projected onto the upper segment of the windows of the deck, making use of the circular structure to display in a super wide format. Some scenes are split into three portions with different things happening in each portion. It’s both chaotic and exciting, much like the series itself. The audio is in Japanese, but English subtitles are included.
Due to the video being a projection format it will not be shown during the day. The video is set to show three times a day after sunset. The scheduled show times vary depending on the month due to changes in time when the sun sets (See below).
April 10 – April 30: 7:15PM, 8:00PM, 8:45PM
May 1 – May 31: 7:30PM, 8:15PM, 9:00PM
June 1 – July 14: 7:45PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM
The video can be viewed free of charge, but there is a fee to access the Tembo Deck where it is shown.
The Attack on Skytree collaboration 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 29-30 and May 3-6.
Normal tickets for the observatory can be purchased at Tokyo Skytree directly on the day of attendance.