Konica Minolta’s Planetarium TENKU (Oshiage) and Planetarium MANTEN (Ikebukuro) will be screening ‘Attack on Titan IN THE DOME -The Soldiers’ Starry Sky-‘ as their new summer show. It is based on the manga Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) by Hajime Isayama. The world of Attack on Titan will be completely recreated in the planetariums’ dome, surrounded by a 360° giant wall.
The piece will be screened at TENKU from Saturday 20 May 2017 – Sunday 1 October 2017, and at MANTEN from Saturday 27 May 2017 until Sunday 29 October 2017. The entrance fee is ¥1200 and since there are some graphic images, parental approval is needed for children at elementary school age and under.
At both planetariums, there will be a smartphone game limited to those who watch the film. With it you can solve the film’s mysteries with Eren, Levi, and Armin in a chat style game. Those who solve the mysteries will get an original sticker as a present.
You experience ‘that day’ with overwhelming realism
On that day, humanity remembered. The fear of being controlled by them…
The humiliation trapped inside the planetarium…
If you look around, it is a world surrounded by a 360° wall. With the appearance of a huge titan which surpasses the wall, the hopelessness from ‘that day’ is revived inside of the planetarium.
Along with the titans fully pictured on the dome’s screens and the forceful footsteps in surround sound, you really confront despair with overwhelming reality.
The starry sky asks the meaning of combat
Comrades fight the titans within the walls for the sake of humanity’s survival…
In contrast with the fear that spreads through this world, the stars in the endless night sky gently envelop the ends of a world unknown to humanity. Then the sky asks you, ‘why do people fight?’
In this work, through forceful all around images and surprisingly realistic night skies projected by the optical type planetarium, you can see a space that makes you confront yourself.
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