The Attack on Titan live-action movie isn’t very good. That doesn’t mean it’s not making lots of money. Funny, that.

Widely panned in Japan, the Attack on Titan movie has been racking up a decent enough box office—enough, at least, for a press conference to show gratitude for the movie’s “smash hit” status (as well as mark the beginning of the streaming TV series). The Japanese press—like, Cinema Today, and Model Press—were on hand to cover the event.

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Actor Satomi Ishihara had the honor of cutting the Titan cake.



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At least they got that part right.

In case you missed it, check out Kotaku’s review of the first live-action film.

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