Shingeki no Kyojin

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Synonyms: AoT, SnK
Japanese: 進撃の巨人
English: Attack on Titan
German: Attack on Titan
Spanish: Ataque a los Titanes
French: L'Attaque des Titans
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to Sep 29, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Sundays at 01:58 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, MilitaryMilitary, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.541 (scored by 27688502,768,850 users)
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Ranked: #1122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1
Members: 3,903,583
Favorites: 170,492

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Titan or kabane armageddon? Decide while you still can as the wretched world falls into a complete pandemonium state. With extraordinary theme songs/OSTs and animation to accompany these series, one can only hope they get the recognition they deserve. As for the main characters in either series, a male that received the abilities of the devil while showing signs of righteousness and naivety…a female with lethal skills and deadly passion who fights to protect the people she loves. Blatant similarities like these simply can’t be ignored when in front of one’s eyes. Shingeki no Kyojin demonstrates a species’ right to survive in a world engulfed in  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Both have deep world building that focus on a sense of mystery to the show's world which our heroes must try to figure out. Both have deep rooted deception and secrecy. Both have creatures that are a huge source of fear for the humans characters as they actively eat people. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Another story about humanity's survival. Shingeki no Kyojin and Owari no Seraph both share some parallels. Firstly, they are produced by the same animation studio (Wit Studio) and share the same soundtrack composer, Sawano Hiroyuki. In terms of story, in both worlds, humanity is at the brink of extinction and is endangered by another species (titans - vampires). The protagonist is also a young boy who joins a squad to fight that species and to take revenge for losing a family member. In both anime, the atmosphere is a dark and serious one and the animation style is quite similar. If you are a fan of Shingeki of Kyojin, you  read more 
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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  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
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. 
report Recommended by CEMPUNK
Both are deep, dark and suspensful with amazing character development. Both are brilliant and origional masterpices with excellent animated battles. Other than that, they are quite different. 
report Recommended by Hesteen
Both series are about a group of young individuals having to face a threat that may lead to extinction of the whole humanity. In Attack on Titan this threat is giants devouring humans, called titans, while in 86 humanity is under attack by robots from a faction called Legion. Apart from that, the one and the other shows are filled with good looking action sequences and are full of dramatic moments. One of themes appearing in them, even though their settings differ from each other, is the theme of "illusion of safety", with said safety being presumably granted by the fact of living behind the  read more 
report Recommended by Adnash
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. 
report Recommended by Lindle
In both anime there are: * Brutal worlds where characters have to kill to stay alive. * Revenge for the lost ones. * Beautiful visuals (same studio). So if you like the elements mentioned you should definitely check them out. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
The world of man is coming to an end and the struggles are imminent. In the middle of such disarray, it takes a stronger demon to defeat the ones already present today. 'Shingeki no Kyojin' and 'God Eater' resembles a ying and yang where one dwells in the past while the other resides in the future. 'Shingeki no Kyojin' showcases a masterclass storytelling and unforgettable character interactions where one must work together in order to survive. The action and music stands out as much which is a credit to all the hardwork that has been established into the series. It is hard to fault something  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
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  read more 
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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  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
This show starts off a little more slowly compared to Attack on Titan but as it progresses, the pace of the story starts to kick in and it really reels you in and that's how it is similar to Attack on Titan. The soundtrack is pretty similar as well - fighting scenes, lots of death and twists and turn - humanity fighting against one another - pretty similar to AoT if you ask me. Both are fast paced, interesting and keeps you on the edge of your seat!  
report Recommended by 27lily
- Both follow protagonists who lose a lot and face trauma in the first episode - Fighting demons is similar to fighting titan, both eat humans as well - Similar demon slaying corp to the military police  
report Recommended by Shukle
The art of brutality at its finest whether it's for a cause or just pure madness. Friendships are hard to find and trust is not easily earned. 'Akame ga Kill!' does not hold back regardless of the importance of a character so no one is safe which leads to an unprecedented sea of death. Justice and the fight for survival are just a few of the mere reflection presented in this cruel world. 'Shingeki no Kyojin' reflects on schemes and deception where a line could not be directly drawn between good and evil. The pursue for power is imminent and whoever got their hands dirty first  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Both are gruesome, horrific and battle driven. Not afraid to push the limits of symbolic television. 
report Recommended by Tataku
The main theme for both anime series is" survival." Their peaceful days are changed forever. The humans face an unstoppable force that causes the world to panic in fear. The Zombie/Titans appear in groups and attack on instinct. With only a select few of brave humans will humanity survivor or cease to exist.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
It's safe to say Berserk anime fans were left shocked & traumatised by its haunting finale. You get that feeling on a regular basis with Shingeki as characters are torn to shreds before your eyes. Not as extreme (or as sexual!) as Berserk at its most (in)famous, no, but you get the point. Images that won't leave will remain imprinted in your brain, after viewing--ye be warned! In terms of their settings, Berserk and Shingeki are both set during medieval times. Aside from Shingeki's 'Spiderman' way of doing battle with gigantic threats, you're gonna get a STRONG taste of bleak realism from medieval/fantasy epics, here. Unless  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
These two anime are depressing to watch. SnK is fully depressing but HxH is like cheerful at first then becoming a psychological kind of anime at the last part. Either way, these two have bad-ass female characters. 
report Recommended by SabrinaRazak
1. Both have strong character stories 2. both have a sense of moving forward 3. both have great animation Overall there are a lot of similarities with the story line, being trapped (with giant monsters) striving to achieve something greater for the whole race. Both shows are very uplifting and fun to watch.  
report Recommended by Writtenmuse
Perpetually-pissed protagonists with mommy issues. One of them protects his sister and the other is protected by his sister. If you find one of them compelling then you will find the other compelling. Both also have exceedingly slow paces.  
report Recommended by Polyphemus
Both have a dark, gritty atmosphere. The main characters are interesting, and very well-developed. Death lurks behind every corner in both anime, and the Japanese voice acting is professional. Make sure to check them both out, as they both are really good and stay true to the manga. 
report Recommended by Zeeweex
Both the main characters are almost very similar, they have the determination to become one of the best and strongest person there is. In both series they possess unbelievable strength and power already or later on. They both are also similar since they have a path of solitude and basically not wanting to rely on others that much. Another aspect about both series is that they both have a lot of Drama since the main characters have at least a lost a loved one. Both are also really good Shounen and this one is mostly Seinen 'cause the characters are more matured  read more 
report Recommended by MysticStrider
- Some sort of species threatens the human race - Characters are well developed - Main character is some how involved with the species he hates - Main character gets all bad ass after a dramatic death - Main character seeks revenge 
report Recommended by smiler94ks
(very)Generally speaking... Both series are about humans against non-human-but-human-like-form of unknown enemies. Both have special forces. Both have some kind of rocky development of an atmosphere: from the 'summer vacation' to "all hell breaks loose". No safety for any character.  
report Recommended by CrazyCactus
If you take away Gantz's fondness of boobs/nudity/twisted humour, the death games between humans and creatures that crush men like insects - not even the respective main characters being safe - makes Gantz & Shingeki one and the same. The despair the cast convey when confronted with the terror of a threat beyond human understanding sticks the two together like glue. There's very little out there that can make people feel the same sense of dread as its characters do, whether on page or screen. The casts of the two are forced into 'do or die' confrontations with freaky creatures, knowing either it or themselves  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both are brutally gorey. They both use great soundtracks and character motivations to tug at the heart strings. Neither series is for the faint of heart. Both anime have excellent world building and setting. As much cruelty as beauty.  
report Recommended by CloudyAura
Sword Art Online is also about Surviving, Death means Death and no way around it. Both have compelling sides to like the anime but both lack something to make it perfect, what Sword Art Online does, Shingeki No Kyojin does NOT. And vice versa. Sword Art Online let's you see what they fight for, and what they have to lose. Shingeki No Kyojin does not, but they do let you see epic and fluid fighting scenes that really statifies your apitite, that, again, Sword Art Online does not, there it is more "Fight and Done" when here you have to be anxious about it. But all in all, if  read more 
report Recommended by Thunder45645
Both shows follow organisations that upkeep public safety from a unknown threat (Scouts & Titans + Fire Force & Infernals respectively). Both main characters also have tragic back stories of loss of family members to this unknown threat which motivates them to join these organisations which are essentially on the front lines combating the issue. They both also have great OST's and art styles. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Similar to Guilty Crown in soundtrack but its complexity in mechanics and storyline actually work and flow. I won't spoil anything but this anime get's deceptively better. Despite a few aggravating scenes this anime pulls such a difficult concept and set of characters together quite beautifully. Most memorable action anime in a while. 
report Recommended by Cudd1efish
Both shows have the profoundly important and mightily depressing subject matter of the human race's survival hundreds of years in the future. The future civilisations in each show are very different from one another, but they both face the problem of tensions and/or conflicts between species that have come to exist since our present, not to mention further issues regarding the corruption of human governments and establishments. What's also important to mention is that both shows have an element of scientific mystery; as you watch you'll find out more and more about the new creatures that inhabit the Earth through the characters' own investigations.  
report Recommended by SaraSlurpsCoffee
The author of Attack on Titan, Hajime Isayama, said the following in an interview: "My earliest inspiration was the adult game Muv-Luv Alternative, in which aliens invade and humankind is on the brink of annihilation." Total Eclipse is a spin-off of what Isayama is referring to, but the influence was blatantly obvious in episode two: a cast of characters were introduced and then brutally killed off in quick succession; one being eaten in gruesome fashion in front of a despairing friend. HOWEVER, later the series goes 'full harem' and there is very little additional alien bug slaughter. In contrast to Shingeki, it does NOT convince as  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both contain amazing animation, military tactics, political manipulations, and dark supernatural elements. 
report Recommended by maattthhhh
Two popular anime where the settings are memorable, as it would deal with the how characters faced battles amongst others and themselves due to times of joy, adventure, defeat and agony. 
report Recommended by albertbrown
both series have teams sent by the living colony to the outside world. in both series, these teams are considered useless by the colony peoples. 
report Recommended by Ewolver
In Houseki no Kuni, the characters are under attack by a mysterious race of giants in the sky called "The Lunarians". The plight of people being randomly terrorized in a seemingly-peaceful community is alike to Attack on Titan. A show focused on the looming threat of brutish giants. The fighting styles are also very similar. 
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In bleach, when a human dies it either becomes a whole, whole, a person whole goes to the soul society, or they become a wandering spirt, which then turns into a hollow when they are preyed on by a hollow, or stay in the human world for too long. Ichigo, the main character of Bleach had a vendetta with a certain hollow in one of the first few episodes, much akin to the main character of Shingeki no Kyojin. Also both the main characters are very determined, stubborn, and bear a will of steel.  
report Recommended by KuroNoTaiyou
Shingeki no Kyojin and Elfen Lied is kinda similiar in my opinion. It's about 'creature' which a big threat to human kind. It have the same gore (Elfen Lied is more gore though), the same tear-jerking, heart-touching story about mankind and the 'creature'. It's very worth to watch :) 
report Recommended by Unyan
Both (Manga and all seasons included) have a similar story line. Both have amazing antagonists and protagonists (where you can really root for either side) and both have great writing.  
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Blue Gender is the largely unknown AND under-appreciated survival gem that came LONG before the fall of Wall Maria. The grim, 'horror' tone so rarely seen in anime as characters are introduced only to be killed off without mercy (initially, in Attack on Titan) is present in both. BG has VERY little pandering, whilst AoT was influenced by shounen tropes. The most obvious similarity is the heroines of the two: Mikasa from AoT and Marlene from BG are both stoical killing machines that are shown to have softer sides via romantic feelings for the respective male leads. The most striking similarity visually is how the  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
Both are technical masterpieces--featuring beautifully animated fight sequences, sounds and scores. If you're looking for an amazing action series, look no further than these. Beyond the technical aspects, they are also both quite visceral in nature--raising the question of whether or not we need to abandon our humanity to defeat the enemy, and exploring the consequences of doing so. 
report Recommended by linnaes
- Humans live in fear of supernatural beings: Akuma in D.Grayman and Titans in Shingeki no Kyojin. - Main characters are both young men (around the age sixteen), who try to exterminate these evil beings. - Main characters are stronger than most of their comrades. - Both main characters have lost most of their family. - They both have a special quality no one else has. 
report Recommended by xcAnDy411x
Very similar in which include dark story lines surrounding two innocent children who quickly have to grow up and seek out revenge for what happens to them.  
report Recommended by Lil_Slugger
INCREDIBLY similar to this anime. The human race has retreated behind a wall, and are now being attacked by a threat that could wipe humanity out if they allowed. Main protagonist has to figure out how to stop it. Early in the series they are affected by said threat, but not killed. 
report Recommended by sadmicael
Similar themes of human oppression and struggle. Both Lelouch and Eren seek to lead freedom movement in their own way. But unlike Lelouch whose character has elements of negativity, Eren is mostly a positive character.  
report Recommended by Jagara
Gory anime about otherworldly creatures that eat people.  
report Recommended by BreezeElric
It's all a matter of perspective. 
report Recommended by Lekica
If you saw the Titans, you have seen and Terraformer. The plot is almost identical. People are fighting very strong enemy. Some people have super powers. They built the whole story. 
report Recommended by SOTAR
These are both phenomenon modern epics. They both have dark & gritty themes/premises. Iconic characters, gory action & incredible OSTs. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Though both have elements that constitute an action series, it's my personal feeling that these two fit into the drama genre as well. Both have strong-willed and idealistic lead protagonists, a grim setting and a lot of dark themes. 
report Recommended by smileyboyrocks
When men are cornered by monsters, it can be tough to distinguish the two. If you find yourself yearning for more violent mortality and characters of questionable morality, you might like a quick trip through Devliman CB. While AoT's ongoing story and mystery span seasons, you can get a complete story wrapped in a nice bow from Devilman's ten episodes. 
report Recommended by MrLegitimacy
In attack on titan there is a class of teenagers who are learning how to take down titans and in doing so can save the last of humankind. in assassination classroom Class 3-E are learning about how to become assassins so that they can kill koro-sensei and save the world. however attack on titan is set more in the past and assassination classroom is set in modern day.  
report Recommended by sehun_505
You've got a squad of your own yes... But Not being able to leave your hometown because of aliens is another! 
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Ergo Proxy is Shingeki no Kyojin's moody older brother. Although the setting of Ergo Proxy is an alternate future instead of an alternate past, both stories contain humans struggling in a vastly changed landscape. In both stories, humans have confined themselves - one with walls, the other with domed cities - in order to preserve their survival. However, what is the cost of living like a caged bird? Alongside humans live humanoid creatures with superhuman strength: for Shingeki, the giants and for Ergo Proxy, the Proxies. Both creatures are complete mysteries to their human counterparts. In both series, the government strongly discourages curiosity of the outside  read more 
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Darling in the FranXX is basically the same as Shingeki. In both worlds humanity is struggling for survival inside man made barriers that prevent giant monsters from destroying everything. The peaceful life of the protagonist is drastically changed when the outside world collides with his own, he then joins a military like group that frequently goes outside, makes friends and discovers more about himself and the lies of the government. I could actually tell the whole story and you couldn't tell which one I am talking about. I hope I didn't spoil it much but you can figure all of this on the first episode, so yeah enjoy. 
report Recommended by LasNochesRat
Both shows have people fighting Titans to free themselves from oppression. The only difference is that AoT is human and ZG is mechs. Main chars are different in terms of aspect. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Both of these anime's have a twisted plot,but both anime's deal with a puzzle almost exactly alike. The puzzle/quistion is how did this happen? Either you are killing titans or your getting killed by classmates, both involve having to work as a team to stop the mystery. These 2 anime's are great to watch and leave you wanting more. Danganronpa is great for when you want a good mysterey and some horror at the same time 
report Recommended by 0namine1
Both are about mankind fighting off giant creatures about which they know next to nothing. Both are serious animes with no comedy. However, Freezing is ecchi while Shingeki no Kyojin isn't 
report Recommended by Yamada2
In both show humanity is trapped (Snk - in the walls, KnKwSnU - on the huge ship) and think that they are only left people in the world. Also government is hiding something important from citizens. 
report Recommended by RJBScarletRain
These two anime have virtually nothing in common in terms of plot. However they both have similar fast paced and impressive action sequences without sacrificing a compelling and coherent plot. Both also have a-typical protagonist personalities. 
report Recommended by Azeal
- Both MC is unlikeable at START. - Both Shows getting better every SEASON. - Both Shows is very MYSTERIOUS. - Both Shows focusing on World Building & Lore. - Both Shows have very DARK Moments. - Both Shows have amazing soundtracks. - Both Shows characters have realistic reactions. If you like how AoT solve mysteries and building up story to advance, you will like Re:Zero too. 
report Recommended by Okeanix
The main characters are put in a life and death situation. Betrayal, gore, and survival are an intricate theme for both series. 
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Both anime are about a town being attacked by giant, non-human creatures that humanity didn't originally have the technology to fight. The Titans in Shingeki no Kyojin are like the Neighbors in World Trigger, and the Scouting Legion is like Border. 
report Recommended by Gabii-Tachibana
Although they take place in different settings, Zetman and Shingeki no Kyojin both deals with monsters who are part of society and are out to kill and exterminate humanity for their purposes. The protagonists must survive in such a world with these monsters living in it through their skills and teamwork. Among other factors, both series has a lot of violence, action, and also some emotional moments. Both main male protagonists has a rather sad childhood but they do find new hope. Through hope, they hope to kill the monsters that took away their dreams. Both series has some comedy occasionally but the backgrounds are generally  read more 
report Recommended by Stark700
- Both have humanoid monsters with a mystery surrounding their origin - Both have people with regenerative powers - Both have great sword/action scenes 
report Recommended by Zukolevi
So ever since I started watching Naruto - I've read the manga, and only recently decided to give the anime a go - I've been, for some reason, unconsciously comparing it to Shingeki no Kyojin - my all-time favourite manga. After the first episode of Naruto, I gave the show an 8. It was good. I'll give you that. The majority of anime don't get any more than a 6 from me usually. Shingeki no Kyojin, after the first episode, also got an eight. But I only changed that 8 to a 9 after the tenth Naruto episode, while Shingeki no Kyojin's eight turned into an  read more 
report Recommended by ChrisMuser394
Both feature MCs that want to eliminate the monsters that have been terrorizing people. Goblin Slayer being Goblins Attack on Titan being Titans 
report Recommended by Demonic_Nemesis
Both shows are set in a steampunk world, where the main weapons being used are swords, rifles and canons in both. Both anime feature a fair amount of blood and gore within the battle scenes, and the colour toning and mood feels similar (the use of oranges and sunset colours). Both shows like to go into detail about the strategies used in some of the battles and spends a lot of time on them. Both also feature a short 'training arc' and then goes straight into the action on the front lines. Both shows also have a 'sister-type' figure who is very strong and skilled  read more 
report Recommended by Green
Both are survival, action anime where: Shingeki no Kyojin - Titans vs. Humans Jyu Oh Sei - Plants vs. Humans And they take place in different worlds. 
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Shingeki no kyojin is about killing titans instead of curses. Both Protagonist is something that they also want to kill. For example, the main character of jjk is a curse while the main character of Snk is a titan. Both animes also have a guy that every fangirl is simping on. 
report Recommended by Animelord_16
"Woah...that's so cool!!!" If you've said this many times in Naruto, you're goona say the same here. Like Naruto, has all you can want in a Shonen anime...action,sadness,coolness,incredibly determined main character just like Naruto, and is similar to Naruto junchuuriki. If you like Naruto, you'll definitely like SnK ;) 
report Recommended by Narutotaku
I am actually surprised that no one have recommended One Piece to people who liked Shingeki no Kyojin! One Piece and SNK are very similar, despite the difference in pacing, amount of tough violence, number of episodes and overall tone. The story of the two are about accepting the world, beating the unbeatable opponents and taking care of your loved ones. As tough as SNK is, it has always been about the dreams of those characters, their struggle to live and succeed, to be the "best worst generation", something that One Piece is always so good at! I've actually started watching One Piece after I've watched 2  read more 
report Recommended by ShonenLove
these have VERY similar storylines, their is a masive enemy that threterns the exsistance of humans and their is 1 human who has the ability (like some others) to turn into one of the ''enemies'' and as the story progresses, some of his former friends turn against him and try to hill him where as others stay faithful. characters are also very similar, the main characters are hot headed and impulsive and they both have a female companion who is timid but remains on their side throughout. as i said, very similar and both ust as enjoyable as the other. 
report Recommended by kefkas_big_sis
it shares some similarities in terms of the high-stakes action and the complex character relationships. 
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