ANIME & MANGA - Article
16:00 - 1st February 2014, by Matt Kamen

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan is quite possibly the biggest show in the world right now - and not just because of its colossal bad guys! Based on Hajime Iseyama's gothic fantasy manga, the series is set in a medieval world where humanity's territory has been reduced to a single city, protected from hordes of man-eating giants by three gargantuan concentric walls. Nothing lasts forever though, and after the defences are inevitably breached, the series follows survivors Eren Yeager, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert as they join the desperate, overwhelmed military. Driven by vengeance and sorrow, the group trains for years to use 3D manoeuvre gear, the only effective weapon against the Titans, allowing soldiers to swing and soar around their lumbering enemies. Yet in the wake of his first battle, Eren discovers he has the horrifying ability to turn into a Titan himself - can he learn to harness this power for the benefit of his friends and allies, or will he become hunted as one the very creatures he hates most? More importantly, what is the true nature of the cannibalistic monsters, and how is his missing father connected to them?

Directed by Death Note and Highschool of the Dead's Tetsuro Araki, Attack on Titan is one of the most visually exciting shows in years, full of breathtaking action, steampunk tech, and brutal, giant-sized fist-fights! Since its debut on Japanese television in April, it has become a bonafide phenomenon, inspiring legions of cosplayers and fan artists to pay tribute. Demand for Iseyama's gothic, giant-killing world is seemingly as insatiable as the Titans' hunger for tasty humans on the lunch menu.

Thankfully, Manga has licensed the first season of the hit anime for the UK, with Blu-ray editions due for release later in 2014!

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