Attack on Titan [TV]
Attack on Titan (literally translated as “Advancing Giants”) is a Japanese manga series, and now an anime, originally written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The story centers around the lives of Eren Yeager, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert, who live in a world where the remnants of the human population live inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the sudden appearance of the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. Their lives are changed forever after the appearance of a colossal Titan brings about the destruction of their home town and the death of Eren’s mother, spurring them to enter the army to battle the Titans themselves.
Well over a century ago, mankind’s worst nightmare mysteriously appeared — the Titans, giant humanoid creatures who appears to have no other goal than to kill humans. Standing at 3-15 meters in height, the Titans effortlessly slaughter mankind, pushing it to the brink of extinction. Desperate to save the last of humanity, the people flee and hid inside the protection of giant walls, trapped and cursed to remain there forever.
The humans enjoyed a brief time of peace inside the walls, so much so that some people even lived their whole lives without seeing a single Titan, and becoming accustomed to the cage they live in. But one day, after a deafening lightning strike outside the wall, the Colossal Titan appeared. It was far bigger than the other Titans, being able to peek beyond the enormous wall. It destroyed a part of the wall, allowing the smaller Titans to breach and enter the settlements, and rekindled the war between humans and titans anew.
The story follows Eren Jaeger, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert, who vowed to eradicate the Titans and free humanity by joining the Survey Corps, an elite team that ventures outside the protection of the walls with hopes of finding the Titan’s weakness.