The Real Enemy Appears
Nicole Yasto, Batch Gintoki
The titans are back to wreak havoc upon humanity, but now our reluctant heroes are faced with a hard-hitting question: are the titans the real enemies, or were they mistaken all along? Eren Jaeger sets off with his fellow Survey Corps teammates on a perilous quest to understand the power he possesses, to defend humanity against the titans, and to find out once and for all who the real enemy is.
Last September 25, UP Tomo-Kai hosted a block screening for Attack on Titan: End of the World, the most-awaited sequel to the live-action adaptation of the acclaimed manga Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama. The program started at 7 o’clock in the evening at Trinoma Cinema 1.
As early as 4 o’clock in the afternoon, members of the organization were already stationed in front of the venue. The booth table was decorated with colorful paraphernalia, and beside it was a mannequin dressed in Survey Corps uniform. Members and applicants dressed in yukata and happi greeted interested mall-goers with a smile as they stopped to stare at the conspicuous booth.
In the meantime, while some members and applicants were manning the booth, others were roaming the mall and inviting people to watch the block screening. Some folks who were not able to reserve tickets snagged the last few unsold ones, all the while enthusing about the sequel with some members of UP Tomo-Kai.
By 6 o’clock, young and old fans, and curious movie-watchers were already lined up to enter the cinema. The buzz of energy from the crowd as they waited for their turn was palpable. Their excitement only grew as they neared the entrance of the theater. Free snacks were distributed among the people in line as they went inside. A multitude of anime merchandise was also displayed just inside the theater near the entrance, eliciting delighted reactions from the fans.
As soon as everyone was inside the theater, UP Tomo-Kai conducted a short program to entertain all the movie-watchers. Prizes from the organization’s sponsors were given away to a few lucky individuals.
After the live program, the lights dimmed and everyone sat back on their seats as they prepared themselves for the movie. It did not take too long, however, for people to lean forward and stay at the edge of their seats; there were a lot of colossal surprises thrown in the audience’s way during the entire course of the movie, which left them watching every scene with bated breath.
When at last the movie ended, the viewers exited the theater, gushing and commenting on the superb movie sequel. Some folks were even demanding a third sequel, and others still were tapping away at their smartphones and swarming in the large Attack on Titan movie poster outside to take selfies.
Smiles and grins filled the area as viewers left the venue one by one. It is safe to say that everyone had a good time watching the movie.
Shingeki no Kyojin Part 2 Live Action Movie Block Screening is brought to you by UP Tomo-Kai.
This event is co-presented by Cruz, Marcelo & Tenefrancia Law Firm, Anime.E, Gulliver Offshore Outsourcing, Jack ‘n Jill Calbee and Jack ‘n Jill Nips Chocolate Bar.
In cooperation with All Nippon Airways.
Special thanks to Viva PSICOM.
Partner organizations: UP Volleyball Club and UP Mathematics’ Majors Circle