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. – My Anime List
Based on 28 review scores:
I have never, in my entire six plus years of reviewing music, movies, TV shows and video games, found something so utterly flawless that I could literally find no issues with it whatsoever. I didn’t think it was possible, but the anime for Shingeki no Kyojin has does it. I am extremely critical when it comes to reviews, but there’s nothing bad I can say about it. The plot is flawless. The characters are deep and real. The music is goosebump-inducing. The animation is beautiful. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve gotten so angry and riled up that I’ve shouted at my computer screen. I’ve been mind-fucked by plot twists. Mikasa Ackerman has become my favorite fictional character of all time. There is nothing more I can say about this anime. It is a masterpiece and a legend in its own right, and deserves every amount of hype and praise it gets. There may not be such a thing as perfection, but SNK is as close as you’ll ever get.
Highly recommend Attack on Titan. The story is well written, the characters are simple, but still interesting. The animation is stunning and the music is fantastic. The voice acting is excellent in either language and you’ll want to watch the next episode as soon as one ends. It’s a must-see for anime fans and even people who haven’t watched anime. If you love the Waling Dead, you’ll love this anime. I won’t overhype it for you, because if you go in with your expectations too high, you might be disappointed. It’s well worth your time and money to buy it, I have it in my Blu-Ray collection and the English dub is fantastic.
I’m going out on a very sturdy limb here. I’m honestly not sure I’ve watched another anime I have enjoyed as thoroughly. There have been some very very very close contenders. But this one is just astounding. I am eagerly awaiting the eventual Blu-ray. Is it perfect? No. Is it about as close as it gets, yeah. That’s why it gets the full five. I cannot recommend this series enough. Now, stop reading, go watch it!
Overall, Attack on Titan is a masterpiece and is well worth your time. While I don’t think that the characters will find their own space in your heart, I do believe you will have a great time with this show, especially if you are an action lover. I myself am incredibly excited for season 2 and severely hope that they fix up some of the issues in it! And If you are going to watch the season 2, avoid the manga spoilers like a plague!
Matt Doyle Media
In summary, I’ve never been so happy to be proven wrong about a series. Great action, likeable characters and surprisingly good story make this one of the best out there. I should say though there is a possibility that the insanely low expectations I had going into the series may have affected my view somewhat.
The Grand Shuckett
Attack on Titan was a fantastic anime for fans of action and bloody violence. The great action and animation of this anime, coupled with the surprisingly good plot development over the season made it a must watch.
Dr Animaniac Unscripted
The Hype is Real. This is probably the most hyped up anime in the last several years and rightfully so because it is just that amazing. I don’t really think it requires giving reasons why you should watch it or really much explaining honestly. This really is a series that you just have to watch for yourself and experience first hand to truly understand why it’s such a epic anime. I do want to say though, that I just love Mikasa, you’ll see why when you go watch it. So what are you waiting for? Get to it!
I can’t wait for more, and I really hope this series doesn’t let me down.
CTRL Geek Pod
As expected from Director Tetsuro Araki, Attack on Titan is sheer perfection. AttackOnTitan-1This almost high-end masterpiece will be remembered for a long time, and this is guaranteed by the hype and dedication that we see amongst fans.
But before you go and grab that beverage get the first episode of Attack on Titan running. You won’t be disappointed (and if you are i’m sorry – please love me).
This anime will most likely be the best of the season, it certainly had the best first episode of any anime I’ve watched, and there’s no doubt production values will be on the high side. Here’s hoping for another season after the first 25 episodes! Enjoy watching, it won’t disappoint.
The Anime Review
On a purely visceral level, I haven’t gotten this into a television series since Berserk. There are others I’ve liked better, such as Bunny Drop. But for a continuing roller coaster ride that leaves you wanting just one more episode, you can’t do much better. It’s thrilling, exciting entertainment fast and angsty enough for teens but meaty enough for older anime fans, too.
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Overall, Attack on Titan carries such a strong impact that one can easily overlook its flaws and revel its sheer, overwhelming entertainment value; the way it all comes together to create such an engrossing production is why its Overall grade is higher than the rest of its scores. At the time of this writing nothing has yet been announced about whether or not the series will receive a sequel (and whether or not enough source material currently exists for a new season is certainly in question), but given its popularity the idea that this franchise will not continue is almost inconceivable. Do not be surprised if this one also eventually makes an appearance on American TV as well, as its intensity, style, and lack of specific Japanese cultural elements makes it more accessible than most. Western anime fans have long pondered what the next big “gateway” title might be, and this one has everything it needs to be it.
a must watch anime that has a very high entertainment factor with a memorable cast and story.It is meant for a wide range of audience and that is also one of the reason’s for its success. On the surface, it might look like a normal survival anime but in reality it is full of tension and plot twists that you might not expect to come. I strongly recommend that you go virgin into this anime (i.e. don’t read any spoilers) to have a true experience. Just bear with those long monologues and enjoy the show.
Attack on Titan isn’t the best anime of all time but it is definitely a great anime to watch. You will remember a lot from it and look back to previous episodes for clever foreshadowing when the plot twists are revealed and there are quite a few of them in just the first season. Right now you can find it on Netflix and Crunchyroll.
Never Ending Radical Dude
All in all, ATTACK ON TITAN is a fantastic new anime that really deserves the spot as one of the big anime of this decade. Some episodes might seem plodding at points but that is to be expected, and required, with the rest of the show being full to the brim with plot advancement. The story is not complete and ends on a cliffhanger though many of the major questions raised during the season are answered satisfactorily. Once this show comes back for a second season in a year or two it will be incredible to see just how far this studio has come and what they will be able to do even better with the incredible material to come.
The Lost Light House
Truly worth a watch and sure to be a complete classic, just wish it was a lot longer. Next on my watch list is Kill la Kill, as that has a lot of hype too.
There’s a lot of emotional and bloody scenes which usually makes up for a good story. You know those animes that catch your eyes on the first episode, this is one of them.
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The anime certainly included some themes while creating this masterpiece of an anime. The aspect of being confined in an area, doing the same daily routine every day. People seek to be free, and to seek adventure. Watch for this. Another theme that the anime incorporated was that of the cycle of life. Humans, we steal animals away from their families, we kill them, we eat them. What’s so different from us, and the titans? The feelings of not being at the top of the food chain… Anyways, if you haven’t already watched this anime and you’re reading this review, then you’ve clearly been living under a rock all this time, and I definitely encourage you to watch this show even if it isn’t your style of anime
It is nowhere near flawless, but it is extremely entertaining. Avoid if you cannot handle gore, since it is difficult to get around that.
If you can live with its uneven pacing and stay on-board with the twists in its plot, Attack on Titan is one of the most rewarding viewing experiences of recent years.
My Shiny Toy Robots
Attack on Titan isn’t the perfect series much of its fanbase will have you believe, but critics are pretty on the mark about this being one of those landmark shows that will be potentially remembered by the wider public. Horrific pacing issues aside, its no-nonsense approach to the horrors of death, gruesome titans and interesting cast of characters are enough to draw you in to its unique setting. One thing it will do is leave you eager for more, which makes it all the more exhilarating that a second season will be following sometime next year.
Can I recommend Attack on Titan? Yes, absolutely! Just be prepared for a lot of brooding and whining from Eren Yaeger, who is otherwise a very cool anime hero with very cool abilities. I suppose those are my only complaints. It’s only 26 episodes. If you have time, give it a watch on Netflix.
With a rather biting edge, a truly foreign world and remarkable visuals, Attack on Titan is an undeniable gem that has the potential to reach far beyond the purview of normal anime fans. It’s not the most emotionally racking or cerebral anime out there, but it’s a thriller that will leave you excited for more.
Dead Light Anime
While I enjoyed Attack on Titan, it was disappointing to me its initial brilliant quality dropped midway through the series and I honestly don’t agree with all the praise it gets. However, for most it should be an unforgettable experience.
Lilac Anime Reviews
An action show that takes too long but is great popcorn material.
So in the end I think that Attack on Titan is overall, decent. I admire the action, the creative ideas, and beautiful animation style. But the confusing plot and incredible amount of plot holes is just too overwhelming for me. Before I piss you all off I want to reassure you again that I understand that it might’ve been too hard for the series to cover all of the complexity of its plot seeing as how the series only had about 20 episodes. But I still have absolutely no idea as to how any of this stuff is happening, why it is, or what occurs as a result. Unless they DO plan on rebooting the series, the show really didn’t cover enough for me to catch up on. But hey, lots of people seem to love it so what the hell? I’m not going to tell you all what to like and what not to like. And I’m sure I might just be missing something about this series, but all in all I just can’t get into it.