Attack on Titan Exhibit Review

The Attack on Titan exhibit at Fahrenheit 88 in Bukit Bintang is an absolute dream come true for any fan of Hajime Isayama’s epic manga and anime series. Every corner of this exhibit is filled with jaw-dropping details that make you feel like you’ve stepped right into the world of Titans. The atmosphere, the visuals, and the interactive elements are all designed to pull you into the heart-pounding universe of Attack on Titan.

Eren’s Titan Statue: A Grand Introduction

As soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by a massive, inflated statue of Eren Yeager’s Titan form. This thing is enormous—like, ‘taking up a whole floor’ enormous. The sheer size and intricate details are astounding. You can see the veins, muscles, and a fierce, determined expression on Eren’s face. It’s the perfect way to start the adventure, instantly pulling you into the dramatic world of Attack on Titan. Standing there, looking up at this colossal figure, you can’t help but feel the terrifying power and presence of Eren’s Titan transformation. It’s awe-inspiring and sets an imposing tone for the rest of the exhibit.


Scout or Garrison?

After the dramatic entrance, you’ll  head to a briefing area where things get even more exciting. Here, you’re handed a leaflet outlining the exhibit’s nine checkpoints, each corresponding to one of the nine Titans in the series. The attention to detail is impressive, and it really feels like you’re being prepared for a mission.

An exhibition member, dressed spot-on as Hange Zoe, walks you through everything with so much enthusiasm that you can’t help but get caught up in the excitement. She explains our roles as new recruits and presents a pivotal choice: to join the Scouts, the Garrison, or the Military Police. This decision is accompanied by a cinematic video projected on a huge wall in a dark room, with Hange Zoe narrating. The combination of thematic lighting,  dramatic video presentation, and  interactive choices made us feel like we were stepping directly into the storyline. My friends and I chose to become Scouts, embracing the adventurous and courageous spirit of the Scout Regiment (anything for Levi-san).

Manga Panels and Original Drawings: A Glimpse into Isayama’s World

The next part of the exhibit is an absolute paradise for manga lovers. Imagine walls covered with framed manga panels and original drawings by Hajime Isayama; the brilliant mind behind Attack on Titan. It’s like stepping into a gallery that celebrates his artistic genius. The detailed illustrations and raw sketches give you a rare peek into Isayama’s creative process. Each wall showcases life-sized, painted depictions of the characters, making everything feel  real and immersive. One image that really stood out was a young Eren Yeager from Season 4, perfectly replicated on the wall. You can see every intricate detail and memorable scene, which makes you appreciate the storytelling and artistry of the series even more. Walking through this section feels like being in Isayama’s workshop, seeing how the characters and the world of Attack on Titan evolved.

The whole area exudes history and craftsmanship, making it a deeply personal and emotional journey for fans. Every panel and sketch feels like a piece of Isayama’s heart and soul, giving you insights into the moments that have captivated readers and viewers alike. Plus, the ceiling in one part of this section is adorned with 3D cutouts of flying Titans, creating the illusion that they’re leaping right at you. This creative display adds an extra layer of excitement and realism, making it a popular spot for photos. The innovative use of space and presentation techniques turns every corner into a new discovery, making the experience feel incredibly rich and multi-dimensional.

The Colossal Titan: An Iconic Encounter

One of the most unforgettable moments in the exhibit is coming face-to-face with the Colossal Titan. This section features a massive replica of the Colossal Titan, strategically placed to recreate its terrifying appearance from the series. The Titan is depicted peering over a wall with its head and hand, just like in the first episode set in Shiganshina. Although the statue isn’t life-sized, it’s incredibly detailed, capturing every muscle, vein, and terrifying feature with stunning accuracy.

The room is dark, with red and blue lighting that casts eerie shadows, creating a dramatic and unsettling atmosphere. This clever use of lighting makes the scene feel incredibly real, immersing you in the terror and grandeur of the Colossal Titan’s attack. The perspective is masterful, making it seem as if the Colossal Titan is looming directly over you, ready to breach the wall.

Every detail, from the Titan’s menacing expression to the complex design of its colossal hand, is meticulously crafted. The combination of the darkened room, strategic lighting, and the imposing presence of the Titan creates a scene that feels like it’s a scene straight out of the anime. It’s as if the Colossal Titan has come to life, allowing you to experience its scale and impact up close.

The room is filled with sound effects mimicking the chaos of a Titan attack, with rumbling footsteps and crumbling walls adding to the realism. This encounter is not just a visual spectacle but a fully immersive experience that makes you feel like you’re a part of the Attack on Titan world. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or new to the series, this iconic encounter with the Colossal Titan is sure to leave a lasting impression.


Right after paying the Colossal Titan a visit, the next section features a row of 5 very important replicas of objects from the manga. Mikasa’s scarf, a book written in Eldian language, a soldier’s cloak, a barbed ring, and a basement key. All these objects hold significant importance within the series’ plot and were truly a sight to behold. These objects were original replicas taken directly from Japan where the first Attack on Titan exhibition took place.

Asurprising thing I noticed when looking at these exhibits was that Mikasa’s scarf was originally brown in color and not red as portrayed in the anime. This is because Hajime Isayama wanted the scarf to stand out more in the anime, thus changing the scarf’s color from brown to red to highlight it more,truly another spark of brilliance by Hajime Isayama. Speaking of differences,  I thought the book written in the Eldian language had things written on every page. However, upon asking one of the volunteers if this was the case, they simply told me that only the pages shown had drawings on them.  

Short movie screening: An intense cinematic experience

After seeing some of the manga’s most iconic objects, you are brought to a short movie screening featuring various original unreleased scenes from Attack on Titan. The movie featured a variety of well-known characters and played out a couple of action scenes that related to the plot. While the movie wasn’t related to the main plot of the show,it was very well animated and had beautiful action sequences,along with some references to the anime. In all honesty,it wasn’t the most exciting section of the exhibition. However, it felt like a short break from looking at the panels.

Room full of sketches : DIving into Hajime isayama’s 

One section of the exhibition was specifically dedicated to showcasing all of Hajime Isayama’s sketches while creating Attack on Titan. It turns out that Hajime Isayama never threw away any of his sketches and often chose to keep them aside. The area was entirely covered with various sketches of panels, such as the humans and titans.No wall was left untouched, well, besides the ceiling, of course! Standing among all his sketches, one can truly admire how creative and brilliant Hajime Isayama is.On a wall in the middle of the room was a television playing an interview of Hajime Isayama. The interviewer asks Hajime Isayama various questions about his thoughts while he wrote and drew Attack on Titan. Getting to know what goes through the mind of a well-known manga artist was truly an eye-opening experience, proving that the ceiling of creativity is truly never ending.

3D Rendition of Houses and Characters

Once you enter this room,you are welcomed by two famous heartthrobs. Meet the iconic main characters of ‘Shingeki no Kyojin’, Eren Yeager and Levi Ackerman. What makes these statues so special is that they are made in accurate life-size measurements. Both statues shine under a spotlight in this room, ensuring they’re the main focal point. Many fans may recognise Eren’s iconic stance from Season 1. While some people are thrown off knowing that Captain Levi is 160 cm tall, it doesn’t make Attack on Titan fans adore him any less.

Turn to the right and behold, miniature renditions of what life was like behind the walls. Immerse yourself, and take a trip to the place where it all started, the town of ‘Shiganshina District’. The buildings and architecture, down to the rocks and plants, have such complex details that one should not miss out on. Every character figurine has been carefully placed on top of the houses, as well as the surrounding walls. Spot your favorite miniature ‘Survey Corps’ member as they hover in the air, flying around with their ‘ODM gear’.

Take a trip down memory lane, as you see the professional design and craftsmanship that has been put into recreating scenes from the manga and anime. Upon closer look, you will notice the destruction caused by Titans that have breached the walls, while the Corp members do their best, fighting for humanity. All of this encompasses an artistic visual story that is told without any words.

Towards the end of the room, a mini Mikasa is latched onto the wall, with a seemingly large hole next to her. Do not miss the opportunity to go behind the wall and reenact the scene of the ‘Colossal titan’ gazing through the hole.

Exit and Merchandise Store

Right before the exit, you are stopped at the last station for your final stamp of the 9 titans. Once you step out, you are given a mini farewell ceremony, which commemorates the journey you have completed. You are instructed with many other fans to scream out ‘Shinzo wo Sasageyo’ with the pose, before officially becoming a member of the Scout regiment. You are given the choice to choose what kind of certificate that you desire. The choices are based on the three divisions, ranging from the Garrison Regiment, the Survey Corps, and the Military Police Brigade.

As you finally exit the exhibition, pull out your wallet to splurge on official ‘Attack on Titan’   merchandise. The merchandise include posters, magnets, folders, tote bags, cards and many more. These items are limited edition, with an official copyright by the legendary creator himself, Hajime Isayama. There’s also a photobooth at the store, where you can take photos and have them act as memorable merchandise you can take home, and if you’re in need of a refreshment, there is a mini stall that sells coffee.And just like the last chapter of this series, all good things must come to an end. Here is where you officially bid farewell to this once in a lifetime experience. One that will remain in your heart.

Written by: Chung Wei, Simran, and Vivien

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