Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants 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 giants.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.
Characters are interesting overall. While the main character Eren is a little bland (focused on pointless vengeance), his backstory does spark some intrigue, especially his disturbing psyche as a child. While some dialogue sequences were a little odd (unrelatable) and out of place, I'm not gonna complain because this is anime, not real life, so sure, talk poetically and act cool. Only thing I'd say is that even though this is often seen as an anime that is completely unforgiving to its characters, you never really feel nervous for the main 3 protags after the big twist early on. Plot armor is a little strong for the 3 despite the world they live in. Perhaps it would've been better if Mikasa or Arwin could've taken over as the main and hence go through some serious character development, rather than just have a super-powered main like so many other series.
Art direction wise, 9.8/10. Excellent, with the odd animation hiccup once in a while (like Eren's mother's ears changing size dramatically as she moves, etc) But the incredibly key-framed dynamic sequences more than makes up for it.
Overall, I think the best part about this anime is its premise.
The title states my feelings towards this anime. Characters are unique in their own rights. Eren (the MC) has some cliche characteristics, but this does not deter from his overall persona. He is fueled by rage/hatred and while not being too OP like many enjoyable chars from other series... he remains strong in his resolve and purpose.
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This anime gets u involved right from the start, great visuals, great sound. Characters with good back stories however the main character's back story involving (MIKASA) in the past when they meet seems weird compared to the present, won't b saying more u gotta watch it! Some titans r hilarious and of course scary. This not for the weak (BLOOD AND GORE) if u like berserk u will love this! OH yeah binge watch this anime!
So this one knocked me out of the ballpark when it came to anime. First off it had a solid beginning although it didn't really pick up until a few episodes in. The characters were very likable and not your average whiny little babies you usually get stuck with in anime these days. Sure it has many ridiculous moments where Eren freaks the [email protected]#k out. “But then again when doesn’t he…” But overall the Bad-ass attitude of the characters outweighs the pussiness they also possesses. When it gets down to it they fight and look good doing it. Graphics are very well done as well. Great artwork and decent detail on the titans and humans, (BTW not recommended for the weak of stomach. Blood and decapitation are imminent.)
The plot is suspenseful and sometimes a little to obvious. But there are parts where they really make you guess. Plenty of intrigue and history. Wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to the beginner anime watcher. It might be a little…to out there for your tastes. But don’t diss it until you try it. Overall one of the best ones made this last year.
This anime is amazing Shingeki no kyojin is one of the most intense, anime I've ever watched.the characters in it have a certain grim look, not just on their faces but in their eyes. People in this anime are driven out of sanity, because of fear, but one man stands up and vows revenge for not just his mother, but for humanity. The main characters dark and grim passion, will seem a little scary , and not very human but remember , that's humanity being tortured by fear. Do your best to see from the main characters perspective, and u will get hooked.