Ranked #56

Shingeki no Kyojin

Alternative Titles

English: Attack on Titan
Japanese: 進撃の巨人

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.631 (scored by 474,276 users)
Ranked: #562
Popularity: #3
Members: 668,926
Favorites: 39,273
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Synopsis

Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. Based on Hajime Isayama's award-winning manga, Shingeki no Kyojin follows Eren, along with his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and his childhood friend Armin Arlert, as they join the brutal war against the titans and race to discover a way of defeating them before the last walls are breached.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ackerman, Mikasa
Ackerman, Mikasa
Main
Ishikawa, Yui
Japanese
Ishikawa, Yui
Yeager, Eren
Yeager, Eren
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuki
Arlert, Armin
Arlert, Armin
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Levi
Levi
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi

Staff

Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Yamamoto, Sayo
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 To You Two Thousand Years Later
Ni Sen-Nen-Go no Kimi e (二千年後の君へ)
Apr 7, 2013
2 That Day
Sono Hi (その日)
Apr 14, 2013
3 Shining Dimly in the Midst of Despair
Zetsubou no Naka de Nibuku Hikaru (絶望の中で鈍く光る)
Apr 21, 2013
4 Night of the Disbanding
Kaisan Shiki no Yoru (解散式の夜)
Apr 28, 2013
5 First Battle
Uijin (初陣)
May 5, 2013

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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Sorrowful
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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Born2Run
Mar 8, 2014
RECOMMENDED FOR…
…people who like epic settings with epic battles.

NOT RECOMMENDED FOR…
…people who lack patience and the ones who expect a war drama that can be taken seriously.


**REVIEW**

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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Gladius93
May 7, 2014
I started to follow the manga after watching the anime and quite frankly I don't see where and how the plot of Shingeki no Kyojin can suck, which in my humble opinion is awsome. You can understand the anime very well even without having read the manga. However, SNK isn't understood by many because it's a psychological manga .. SNK isn't just a succession of empty and meaningless clashes and, of uncontrolled violence, stereotyped heroes who fight the bad (like Bleach). Here are shown the darkest sides of the human psyche with great mastery: the desire to be the best but can't do it, the read more
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Jicey
May 19, 2013
What the hell, seriously, what, the, hell, is going on with this anime ?!

Before we start, I must tell that I've read the scans that are released at the moment, this is a review of the anime "Shingeki no Kyoujin".
Then, I'm French and this is my first review on MyAnimeList, I write it with my english knowledge and some help from Google Traduction. Sorry about the grammars errors.

Story (9/10) : First comes the story, adapted from the manga and pretty accurate (for the moment).
Well, it's just something you cannot predict, the story is based on feelings like weakness and vengeance. Humanity has locked herself in read more
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In terms of story, in both worlds, humanity is at the brink of extinction and is endangered by another species (titans - vampires).
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