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Shingeki no Kyojin

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 28, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.711 (scored by 338026 users)
Ranked: #412
Popularity: #3
Members: 483,888
Favorites: 29,591
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

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.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Shingeki no Kyojin
Side story: Shingeki no Kyojin OVA
Summary: Shingeki no Kyojin: Ano Hi Kara
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
Main
Nishimura, Trina
English
Nishimura, Trina
Ishikawa, Yui
Japanese
Ishikawa, Yui
...
Arlert, Armin
Arlert, Armin
Main
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Grelle, Josh
English
Grelle, Josh
...
Yeager, Eren
Yeager, Eren
Main
Kaji, Yuuki
Japanese
Kaji, Yuuki
Papenbrook, Bryce
English
Papenbrook, Bryce
...
Levi
Levi
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Mercer, Matthew
English
Mercer, Matthew
...

Staff

Araki, Tetsurou
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Assistant Director



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Mar 29, 2015
Reverie_is_mE
"Are we the food? No! We are the hunters!" - Time to review this anime that's making people pick up a 3D Maneuver Gear and slay hundreds of Titans.

~ Story: 10
"Intriguing" is the right word to describe Snk's plot, it holds your attention until the very last episode. If your looking for a show that focuses mainly on storytelling, and has little or no preposterous scene in an episode, look no further, Snk has a serious tale that will astonish you with every unraveled secret.

~ Characters: 8
Although some have ample screen time, the others were forgettable, especially the secondary characters. They didn't give me an read more
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Oct 2, 2014
Sorrowful
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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Jan 29, 2015
YEROCKY
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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Apr 19, 2015
leep11
Shingeki no Kyojin is an amazingly written story with a very dark premise and a lot of action. This is definitely not a series for the faint of heart, especially those with fears of man-eating giants that don't even have the decency to kill you before they eat you (sometimes). The story keeps you guessing as it progresses, there's a new reveal that completely destroys what you thought you knew and makes you wonder just how far the rabbit hole goes. The characters are very relatable and you really do want to see them succeed. What makes this series unique however is the protagonists very read more
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Recommendations

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.
The remaining humans risks their entire race on a fight for survival or face extinction, the rich and powerful ruled for either the good of everyone or the 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.

'Black Bullet' puts the spotlight on the discrimination of species where the infected humans are classed as the villain. Children are forced into a series of life and death missions where the casualty rate is of no concern, what matters the most is that the so-called humans get to live another day.
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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