What is Sony doing with the ‘Attack on Titan’ domains it just registered?

Does this mean a movie adaptation is on the way?

Mar 10, 2015, 11:58 am

Internet Culture

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw 

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

NIHONOMARU/YouTube

Sony Pictures has registered several new Attack on Titan domain names, stoking speculation about a big-screen English-language adaptation.

The cult manga and anime series is massively popular in Japan, with two live-action movies due out out this year. However, while Attack on Titan has definitely caught on overseas, its core audience of anime fans is not big enough for American film distributors to buy into a Japanese adaptation. If an Attack on Titan movie ever reaches the U.S., a Hollywood remake is the most likely way.

Anime News Network noticed this week that Sony had purchased a number of Attack on Titan domains, including attackonthetitan.com, attackonthetitan.net, and attackonthetitanmovie.com. All of the domains now redirect to the Sony Pictures homepage.

Sony has yet to make any kind of announcement about an Attack on Titan adaptation, but these domains suggest the studio may be negotiating with the series’ Japanese owners.

A few domain names don’t necessarily prove that a movie will actually happen, but the fact that it’s Sony does make it seem more likely. Sony Pictures is on the hunt for new franchise material, and Attack on Titan is one of the most popular anime series of the decade.

Screengrab via NIHONOMARU/YouTube

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