After Fatal Accident, Attack On Titan Stage Show Is Cancelled

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On April 10, acrobat performer Kazutaka Yoshino was inspecting the wire set up for the upcoming Attack on Titan live performance in Japan. Sadly, Yoshino died after falling around 30 feet. Today, organizers announced they were cancelling the show.

Yoshino was one of the main aerial supervisors for the show.

In an official statement, Attack on Titan: Live Impact organizers stated it was unclear what caused the accident and that they were cooperating with the police investigation.

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Attack on Titan: Live Impact was scheduled to run from July 28 to September 3. Those who purchased tickets will get full refunds.

“May the departed Kazutaka Yoshino rest in peace,” the statement ends.

Previously, Yoshino was a member of Cirque du Soleil and did the acrobatic choreography for the Naruto stage show. As Matome Naver notes, he also worked as an actor, appearing in the Lupin movie.

Yoshino was 38 years old.


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