I’m not a fan of anime.
Not because I don’t like it, but because I’ve never really had the chance to be truly exposed to it, and because of that, I never really developed the urge to jump into it myself. Fortunately, I was randomly introduced to Attack on Titan, and I immediately fell in love with it.
Set in a dystopian world, the remnants of the human population live inside cities surrounded by massive walls to protect them from giant humanoid creatures known as titans, which are known to devour humans without any specific reason. The story revolves around Eren Jaeger, a hot-headed boy who vows to slaughter the titans, and Mikasa Ackerman, a mysterious girl adopted by Eren’s father, who vows to accompany Eren in his mission in order to keep him alive.
Never before has an anime or television show truly scared me, but this show managed to frighten me from the beginning. In the moment when the titans break through the first wall, I was entranced and horrified by what I was seeing. The titans themselves are frightening creatures to even look at, even when they seemingly appear more human-like in their faces and expressions. Of course, suddenly falling to the bottom of the food chain is terrifying in itself, and seeing a city of desperate people trying to survive in the midst of this terror is… well, terrifying.
Anime fans should definitely check this one out. It offers an immediate rush of mystery and emotion that will keep you entertained until the very end. And while I’m not too incredibly far into the show yet (I hate having to wait for episode releases), it has been an absolute delight to watch so far… y’know, in a creepy, nightmarish way. I look forward to uncovering the mystery of the titans, and as the show has progressed, I’ve been able to develop my own theories.
But for now, I’ll leave you to your own curiosity. What are some of your favorite anime shows to watch? I don’t know much about them whatsoever and would love to discover some other awesome series.
[UPDATE]: I added a new, fan-made trailer to replace the one that stopped working. My apologies!