LOOK: ‘Attack of Titan’ museum uses AR app to bring story to life

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Fans of Attack on Titan are set to have a real-life adventure the next time they visit Japan. A new museum that takes after the popular manga series was recently launched with sites that use a GPS-based augmented reality (AR) app to bring the series to life.

Dubbed “Attack on Titan in HITA Museum,” the interactive exhibit is aptly located in the hometown of Attack on Titan creator, Hajime Isayama, in the city of Hita in Oita Prefecture on the southern island of Kyushu. Through the app, visitors will get to see giant renderings of titans and learn about Isayama’s inspiration for the series in select locations across Kyushu.

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Launched on March 27, the museum offers free admission and showcases Isayama’s original artwork, sketches, rough drafts, and portraits of characters. It also gives a glimpse of his personal life as an author.

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The Japan Times notes that fans who will travel to Hita will be welcomed by a bronze statue of Captain Levi outside of the train station. 

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Meanwhile, another bronze statue of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin awaits tourists who would head to the nearby Oyama dam. The installation depicts the iconic scene when the three warriors first laid eyes on a Titan.

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Earlier this month, the museum staged an event called “Attack on Hita” that gave fans an in-depth experience of everything it has to offer. Check out vloggers Yasu and Julian of JapanPro as they chronicle the exciting tour here:

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