Shingeki no Kyojin Japanese
Alt name(s):
  • Attack on Titan
  • Shingeki no Kyojin
  • 進撃の巨人
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8.67 341
Pub. status:
Ongoing
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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 one of the city walls is damaged by a 60 meter (196.85 feet) giant causing a breach in the wall. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror the tragic events that follow. Eren vows that he will wipe out every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.

Won the 35th Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shounen Manga.

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So many missing chapters :(
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wow, the unofficial colored versions are amazing. Easier to identify different characters now. Whoever did this looks like you've got mad digital watercolor/painting skills
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So... i don't know if Isayama Hajime is solely responsible for writing the story here, but if he is, that's all more impressive for a guy that couldn't draw two decent illustrations consecutively to save his life. Human drama is superb, while characters well developed, complex, and capable of changing as things keep happening to them. Main drawback would be the titan lore, that sometimes feel flimsy and conjured on the spot, just because the plot called for it.

In short, it's good to very good depending on the arc. Don't let attention deficit disorder animufags complaints discourage you. Pacing is similar to Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist - there's lot of detours, flashbacks and seemingly disconnected moments, but in the end, it almost always turns out they did have a purpose. Everything clicks. That said, one's probably have to have an appreciation for non-linear narratives to fully enjoy it. In the future, when completed, this series will probably make for a great binge read.

...also, those fake "previews" and "alternate continuity" shorts at the end of each volume are great:

Last edited 14 days ago by mikegnesium.

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I wish there were english translations for vol. 12 to 20, because they're only available in other languages :(
My dutch ass can't read spanish, italian, russian, and all of those others ;__;

Last edited 2 mo ago by MangaDex.

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lmao its porco. porco has ymir memories remember?
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I really like how this story plays out mechanically - how the author develops and presents the sequence of events. Drama/tension is really well done in this one.

But every time bloodline is brought up I can't help but wonder what the origins are. Creating the lore w/ a fairytale story (Ymir was given the power by God) is cheap but very effective. Also, magical bloodlines lol (Eldian, Ackerman, are there more?)
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Not like this....
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i hope they knife gabi, amputate her, burn her and throw her off the blimp and she bounces off a trampoline thinking she's saved only to then fall into a pit of glass shards and nails. we need misses meat back!
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I think I will remember her whenever I eat meat from now on. Damn it, Isayama.
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Press F to pay respect to "Meat".....huhuhuhuhuhuu.....
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YAAAAAMEROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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THANK YOU VERY MUCH ISAYAMA I HATE YOU

Last edited 6 mo ago by MangaDex.

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noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

this better have a good explanation in the future... i am not amused...
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Oh My God that was brutal and metal
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I guess thats how they killed Annie

the prob made those Hydrolic press then yeah I mean they made those giant pillars that crush titans after they finished their revolt.
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Abort mission abort mission! I see a death flag!
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Lol It's time to see If Jean has it to shot someone or not now that's been a few years. I guess he won't since this kid has been around for quite some time, so I suspect plot armor will keep him safe.
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This is almost an exact mirror of when Jean was about to be shot by the MPS.... please don’t end the same way it did for that soldier. :’(
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God, I'm so happy that these damn Marleyians and traitor Tyburs are getting their asses handed to them...