‘Attack on Titan’ takes anime to a new level



Characters Levi Ackerman and Eren Jaeger drawn side by side.

Geraldine Suniga

“Shingeki No Kyojin” or “Attack On Titan” is an anime popular for its magnificent depiction of humans trying their will to fight back against giants.

The anime “Attack On Titan” has three seasons in total and first aired on April 7, 2013. The second part of season three will air on April 28. The show can be viewed on streaming apps such as Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV and more. Every episode comes out on Sundays so don’t miss out!

If you enjoy action-packed adventures with a side of blood, then this anime will pique interest. It has the viewer leaning on the edge of their seat, having the urge to click another episode.

The narrator starts off every episode with a quote that describes the context for the show.

Each 24-minute episode follows the aftermath of humanity gaining a predator called the Titans. They are giant humanoid creatures that are mindless. Their role is to devour and prey on smaller humans. This dangerous predator brought humanity on a brink of extinction which leads survivors to construct three concentric walls, Wall Maria, Wall Rose and Wall Sina. This solution allowed humanity to obtain peace.

This peace was disrupted when an unusual and larger Titan breached Wall Maria. This breach gave all Titans access to invade the human territory. Survivors were forced to evacuate to the inner walls.

As a young boy, Eren Yeager witnessed this fatal event and a burning passion to eradicate the Titans from their existence ensued. To get revenge, he joined the military.

“Attack On Titan” was first created as a manga, a Japanese version of a comic by Hajime Isayama on Sept. 9, 2009, with 28 volumes in total.

The anime television series is directed by Tetsurō Araki and Masashi Koizuka. All of the animations are produced by Wit Studio and was founded in 2013. This anime series is the only famous work Araki and Koizuka have made, including Isayama’s works on the manga.

They also created multiple spin-offs and Original Animation Videos. Some of their OVA’s include “Junior High”, “No Regrets” and “Lost Girls”.

“Attack on Titan,” is extremely addictive and guaranteed to leave the viewer on the edge of their seat. As they wait for new episodes, the manga is able to fulfill their anime needs.