2014.10.05 attack on titan posters

If you’re a fan of the wildly popular manga and anime series Attack on Titan, then you’ll be more than familiar with the violent and jarring scenes of gigantic monsters biting off and chewing human heads, arms and various other body parts. But while you might expect such gruesome images in your comic books, commuters riding the Tokyo subway might not appreciate seeing such gory poster images on their way to work every morning.

So when advertising a new Attack on Titan exhibit opening next month at a Tokyo museum, the poster designers decided to creatively self-censor their own work with some very cleverly placed food items.

The digital artwork will show up starting October 6 and will be on display for about a week inside the Roppongi subway station. Instead of the normal diet of people, the titans on the “self-censored” posters are eating various fast food options like friend chicken or hamburgers. Although some may argue about the health effects of a human-based versus fast food-based diet, advertisers probably thought the latter would be a bit easier for commuters to “swallow.”

▼ Do you know how many grams of cholesterol is in that hamburger Mr. Titan?

2014.10.05 attack on titan posters iImage: Kai-You

The Attack on Titan exhibit opens next month at the Ueno Royal Museum and runs through January next year. Besides images, artwork and an exclusive short film, visitors will be able to experience the true terror of a titan through a special part of the exhibit using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. The simulation will make participants feel like they have come face to face with one of the man-eating titans.

This exhibit and self-censoring posters just adds to the excitement for Attack on Titan fans as the first part of a two-part movie will be coming out next month. And later next year, the second film will hit theaters and star the dreamy Haruma Miura as the angtsy protagonist Eren Yeager.

Need any more reasons to get excited about the upcoming Attack on Titan exhibit? Check out two of the TV ads below and let us know in the comments below if you happen to see the fast food eating-titans in Tokyo!

Feature image: Kai-You
Source: Niconico news, Anime News Network