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Shingeki no Kyojin

Shingeki no Kyojin

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English: Attack on Titan
Japanese: 進撃の巨人


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to Sep 28, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.731 (scored by 311499 users)
Ranked: #332
Popularity: #3
Members: 447,769
Favorites: 28,267
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two of them watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

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Adaptation: Shingeki no Kyojin
Side story: Shingeki no Kyojin OVA
Summary: Shingeki no Kyojin Recap
Other: Shingeki no Kyojin Picture Drama
Alternative version: Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 1: Guren no Yumiya, Shingeki no Kyojin Movie 2: Jiyuu no Tsubasa
Sequel: Shingeki no Kyojin 2nd Season
Spin-off: Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku

Characters & Voice Actors

Ackerman, Mikasa
Ackerman, Mikasa
Nishimura, Trina
Nishimura, Trina
Ishikawa, Yui
Ishikawa, Yui
Arlert, Armin
Arlert, Armin
Inoue, Marina
Inoue, Marina
Grelle, Josh
Grelle, Josh
Yeager, Eren
Yeager, Eren
Kaji, Yuki
Kaji, Yuki
Papenbrook, Bryce
Papenbrook, Bryce
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Mercer, Matthew
Mercer, Matthew


Araki, Tetsurou
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Tokudo, Daisuke
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Jan 29, 2015
Attack on Titan is a survival action anime that takes place in a post-apocalyptic fantasy world where the humans, that once lived in peace, now face a last stand situation for survival of the entire race. Attack on Titan's strong points are the action, art/animation, and the soundtrack. While I don't consider Attack on Titan to have a lot of great points, the anime doesn't have any weak points either, as it does many elements pretty well, in my opinion. On the surface, Attack on Titan seems nothing more than a survival story of humans vs (insert threat here). However, the story shows us many read more
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Oct 2, 2014
Oh dear Shingeki no Kyojin, where do I even begin. If you've talked with your friends about anime, then the couple anime that everyone talks about are Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball, and... Shingeki no Kyojin. What's the difference between Shingeki and the rest? Shingeki only has 25 episodes so far yet it's on par in popularity with the other super long, Americanized anime. Why is it popular? Well that's simply because it's stunningly amazing. Those people that call Shingeki no Kyojin "overrated" may not have the same taste as me, and that's perfectly fine, but in my honest opinion, Shingeki no Kyojin is read more
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Nov 4, 2014
Every once in a while, and even more frequently now than in the past, an anime appears that is completely and unequivocally shrouded in layers upon layers of hype and popularity from the anime community. It's the show that's on everyone lips, as well as everyone's TV screens. In the Fall of 2011, The Future Diary created an exceptional level of hype that had not been seen for quite some time. When the Summer of 2012 rolled along, it was time for Sword Art Online to take the spotlight, and its own popularity grew to read more
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Mar 8, 2014
…people who like epic settings with epic battles.

…people who lack patience and the ones who expect a war drama that can be taken seriously.


Shingeki No Kyojin is a Shounen Anime with Seinen elements, in which humanity has to defend themselves from giant human-like monsters called Titans. It’s basically a post-apocalyptic scenario à la “Reign of Fire”, just with giants instead of dragons.
The show starts out very well by introducing us to the main characters and the world they inhabit and it does overall a good job in showing the horror the Titans represent. However, even the first few episodes already show signs read more
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Pain and sorrow are felt in both series however they are not on the same caliber. Fighting for a better future, teamwork, sacrifice are all shallow similarities.'Claymore' has a wide range of characters with dark past which you will feel sorry for whether they are friend or foe, it shows you the hardship of characters who only fight for themselves but in time come to terms with close friendship thus fight for one and another.

'Shingeki no Kyojin' excels in its epic twists and turns where you cannot trust anyone even in your own team. You will constantly be wondering about the next death or who the real enemy is and that makes this series very amazing to watch.
Humans are all fighting for survival or face extinction, the rich and powerful ruled for either the good of everyone or a greed for power. 'Black Bullet' demonstrates that good and bad are not very different depending on how you perceive it.

'Shingeki no Kyojin' has a darker history as the people have lived under fear for a longer period of time and any beings that are different from them have to be destroyed. Kill or be killed is a way to describe the ways of life of the people. Freedom of action is not permitted to the greatest of pleasure but just like 'Black Bullet', it proves that good and evil are just lines drawn to preserve order and peace.
A group of humans in seclusion who live in fear of a powerful race of monsters that they have managed to evade for a long time, who are suddenly forced back into combat with these creatures.
Revenge, Suffering, Agony and Redemption...

Shingeki no Kyojin has a feeling of FMA Brotherhood in which a kid who lived a peaceful life gets thrown into a dark grim life full of tragedy and agony due to losing someone important to them. However, both main characters refused to move on and dedicated their lives for revenge and redemption.

If you enjoy a full packed action dramatic plot you'll love both of these series.
Many have linked Attack on Titan to Evangelion since long before AoT's anime came to be, for highly spoilerific (NOT MECHA) reasons. To be slightly less vague, Eva deconstructed the feel good / manly / heroic mecha genre with a combination of depression and tragedy. And, to a lesser extent, AoT went against the flow of shounen fighting cliches/tropes enough to make it stand out in the same way. So, both series' differences from the norm makes them comparable, in essence.

Unlike in its manga, near the end (ep24) AoT's anime had Eren act very much like Shinji from Eva: needing a peptalk and FULL EPISODE of agonizing to... do what was required. And - also anime only - then came ep25 with the most obvious Eva reference I've seen: a character standing watching a battle of gigantic proportions, an arm flying off towards him and blood splattering; his reaction being the same non-reaction as Gendo's in Eva.

Whether the AoT anime team did these things well aware of the Eva similarities in order to add more meat to the Eva-AoT argument, I know not. But it isn't the first time a popular anime was referenced: a character does her very best Kira impression in ep23--the director of both Death Note and AoT being one and the same.
Fighting for survival of humanity that is a theme that both of these anime have in common. The main characters both have to fight in order to survive and they obtain a certain power that changes everything. You will see blood gore, stunning fight scenese and epic powers. But beware this are some dark series...

Opening Theme

#1: "Guren no Yumiya (紅蓮の弓矢)" by Linked Horizon (eps 1-13)
#2: "Jiyuu no Tsubasa (自由の翼)" by Linked Horizon (eps 14-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai (美しき残酷な世界)" by Yoko Hikasa (eps 1-13)
#2: "great escape" by Cinema Staff (eps 14-25)

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