Location: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore (Nearest MRT: Bayfront)
Art Science Museum Attack on Titan Tickets
Timing: Daily 10:00am – 7:00pm, Last Entry at 6:00pm
Attack on Titan, ArtScience Museum, Singapore: 10 years of Hajime Isayama’s Work Brief
Enter a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction.
Attack on Titan, the best-selling dark fantasy manga and anime series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama takes place in a world where the last humans are hiding behind walls to fight against mindless gigantic humanoids. Attack on Titan: The Exhibition introduces visitors to the rich characters, themes and intricate world building of this global cultural phenomenon.
The manga series of Attack on Titan began serialization in 2009 and since then has unravelled into an elaborate saga that transcends cultural boundaries, has spawned live-action film adaptations and has over 100 million copies sold in print. After an 11-year publication run, the manga’s recent conclusion marked the end of an era. The anime TV series of Attack on Titan started in 2013 and its fourth and final season coincides with the run of the exhibition.
Organized by SpaceLogic and presented at ArtScience Museum, Attack on Titan: The Exhibition’s first presentation in Southeast Asia serves as the culmination of Isayama’s master storytelling and artistic vision over the past decade.
Featuring over 150 artworks by Hajime Isayama ranging from the manga’s earliest days to the present, the exhibition will also showcase new pieces that have not been displayed anywhere else in the world, alongside drafts and sketches from his archives. Step into Isayama’s sprawling dystopia and experience an immersive battle sequence set in the Great Titan Theatre as well as displays of Titans, characters and objects from the manga.
How to experience the Attack on Titan exhibition
It has been a long time since I enjoyed anime (since Rurouni Kenshin — which is quite a LONG time if you can imagine.) Which is probably because I don’t find any of the stories resonating in me. Attack on Titan is the only one in the last 10 years that rekindled my interest in manga/anime again. Hajime Isayama brought a story that’s deep in the human psyche that was difficult to ignore. Titans eating humans? Cannibalization? I thought there was something more than just survival among humans and what it takes for people to betray their friends for the sake of surviving. It tells more about us as humans than just telling a story of 3 friends who grew up inside Paradise Island. It tells more than just Eren Yeager in his becoming and how deeply f*cked up things can be. That maybe there is no good or evil at all.
So such legendary storytelling deserves the best and I thought the Attack on Titan exhibition captured that well. You can either view it from inside the walls or outside the walls. But I think it’s best to experience the exhibition inside the walls. After all, how do you immerse yourself in Attack on Titan without terror?
Here are some of the key pieces I enjoyed in the exhibit. You can see the transformation of the story from a young boy trapped inside the walls to the Rumbling — I won’t spoil that for you and let Hajime Isayama’s work shine through.
Honestly, I wish there was more of the Smiling Titan. And Mikasa! It was heavy on Colossal Titan I think.
Some notable pieces that made me hopeful of a Attack of Titan becoming a live action series, though I sincerely hope Netflix doesn’t do it. They’ve already killed the legacy of Cowboy Bebop and (about to) ATLA. Please don’t, Netflix. It’s seriously damaging to beautiful storytelling.
Singapore is the first stop for the Attack on Titan Exhibition, and the next stop is still to be confirmed. If it happens to stop by in your city, I highly encourage you to drop by. They also sell valuable merchandise. And I mean pricey stuff. Levi’s model even costs SGD 499. Here’s a video of the exclusive merchandise you can buy at the Attack on Titan Exhibition.
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