Attack on Titan is an epic anime, in which giants with little intelligence called Titans devour most of the human population. For protection, the rest of the humans are enclosed in huge walls. The walls are durable and so tall that normal sized Titans cannot get through, but there are even bigger Titans with high intelligence that can even damage the walls. The story opens in a village within the walls, in which Titans break through the wall. The Titans cause much destruction and loss of life. The remaining people move towards a new village. The main character is Eren Yeager, whose mom was killed by a Titan. His adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman as well as his friend Armin Arlert go with him as well. They, among a group of others, join a team that fights the Titans. It is considered by most of the population to be a losing battle because it has been going on for centuries. Eren has the ability to transform into a Titan, which is used to help the human side.
The series is 25 episodes long, and it does not complete the story. The manga is ongoing so hopefully the show gets another season. It is a wonderfully animated series with very fluid action. The humans who fight Titans use a rope technology that allows them to maneuver themselves in the air. This technology is the main way to combat the Titans because of how tall they are. The show is not for the faint of heart. It has much animated violence with blood, but it serves its purpose. The violent scenes were not put in for no good purpose. It helps move along the story and it makes viewers more attached to the characters. Even the characters that do not last long in the war against the Titans are well developed. The anime shows that none of the characters’ deaths are in vain. The deaths serve a purpose and help the other characters carry on in their memory.
Attack on Titan is rated TV-MA for many violent scenes throughout the 26 episodes. The anime can be viewed on Crunchyroll, Netflix instant streaming, or on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. It started airing on Cartoon Network recently and it is the premiere of the dubbed English version.