Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) is an ultra popular anime show in both Japan and within an international audience. This is one of those anime shows that even the friends of yours who aren't necessarily anime fans would have probably heard of; the series has exploded to that amount of popularity. The hype for the series was further resurfaced with the release of the second season of the acclaimed anime adaptation which was released early April of 2017. But Japan - being Japan and all - loves to take something that has crazy amounts of hype and praise, and take it to rather extreme and creative proportions. And they certainly didn't miss it for this hype!
The first thing we came into contact with per exiting the main elevator to the 350m mark was a giant structure of the colossal Titan, made to look like it was bursting through the wall of the tower looking inside. It was certainly an impact-full start to the whole experience! It's definitely a great place to take photos and show off to your friends and fellow Attack on Titan fans!
The rest of the exhibit was a simple slideshow of screenshots from the anime sprawled throughout the walls of the building, with a little mini-game for the younger attendees in which they had to find hidden stickers of mini-titans scattered around the entire tower to receive a special Attack on Titan themed prize at the end of the exhibit. As much as I wanted to take part in this, I figured it would've been a bit strange to see a full-grown 22 year old man looking for stickers in every nook and cranny of Tokyo Tower, so I decided to skip out on this time time. (Although if you're totally into that sort of thing, regardless of age, then go all out and have some fun!) There were also some other very cool additions to the exhibit, including some life-sized statues of some of the characters, official line-art drawings most likely used for promotional purposes like posters and merchandise and some raw animation cells that were used in the anime (which is - coming from an anime nerd like myself - was definitely the coolest thing to see during this whole exhibit, but I fear I might be alone on that point).
The Merchandise Store
If you'd like to check out the video blog I took of the whole experience, then check out the video below!