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Old January 22nd, 2014 (8:41 AM).
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Surely it was a matter of time before we got a thread on this, right?! Below is a summary of the series, written by MangaHelpers and used on MAL's official Attack on Titan summary page:

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Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans 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 titans.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
What do you think of the series? Did you watch the anime, read the manga, or both? What do you think of the art? Who is your favorite character? Remember to mark spoilers accordingly.

The series is doing very well in Japan and has ranked as the #1 anime-related search term in Japan in 2013. Source: http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2013/12/19-1/attack-on-titan-tops-google-japans-anime-keyword-ranking-of-2013
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Old January 22nd, 2014 (8:47 AM).
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    Pretty rubbish, even for a mindless shounen.
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    Old January 22nd, 2014 (8:58 AM). Edited January 22nd, 2014 by Treecko.
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    I started to watch the Attack on Titan anime several months ago cause it was getting so much hype as the series was unfolding. I have only seen 5 episodes and I'm already enjoying it a ton. The story gets really immense right away and it's just so riveting. I mean episode 5's ending was so surprising.
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    I mean who would of thought that Eren would of gotten eaten at the end. Like it was only 5 episodes in and you wouldn't expect the main protagonist to be killed off. I know he's probably coming back though somehow and survive cause there's 26 episode in the series, but still it's how early it happened that got me.


    Each character is rather dynamic and has a different story which makes them so much unique and not flat. The animation is beautiful in my opinion. It's very edgy and rigid than normal anime, but that's how it stands out. I really don't have a favorite character , but Misaka is pretty badass. There's just a whole bunch of good characters though. Overall I say it's one of my favorite anime right now and I'm really looking forward to watching more. Manga I haven't started cause I never have money to buy manga , but I really want to find it somewhere.
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    Pretty rubbish, even for a mindless shounen.
    You seem to say this for a lot of anime. Are you really THAT critical when it comes to anime? Maybe have more of an open mind....
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    I've watched up to episode 25 of the anime (which if I'm not wrong is what it's up to right now?) and saw an OVA. Not sure how many OVAs they have released so far though.

    I don't really watch much anime nowadays so can't really compare or judge much, but I think it's been good so far. Was going to read the manga as well but didn't in the end. The whole concept of Titans is pretty interesting and I am looking forward to more episodes.
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    For once, I gotta agree with Lappy.

    I watched anime, read manga up to now (gotta regret that...)
    And as I'm always saying, the first arc was interesting. It was something new.
    But the following arcs were seriously crappy...
    Spoilers ahead:
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    Maybe killing off Eren should have been permanent... I mean what kind of anime kills off protagonist? It might have been original.


    And then there are new manga events.
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    Eren got ability everyone expected, totally OP, totally randomly because it just had to happen... seriously... why?
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      I enjoyed the series at the start, and while I'm not as critical as other detesters of the show, I do agree that I feel the story took a direction that wasn't as interesting as it could have been, I still feel that some of the characters are worth hanging around for. I havn't read any of the manga though, so I'm still on the anime cliffhanger. It's still to early to tell if it's going to go in a direction I like or not, and I'm willing to give it another season to find out.
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        The art is nice, the ideas behind it can make something of it. The story though... I dunno, character development was really top notch but I think there's a reason they need our money for a movie. It will eventually be considered a classic because it had an innovating storyline and wasn't the oh no I can't beat you better train some more was tons repeat stuff that is basically every action anime. I would call it the best manga because donyatsu bakes the cake for that. I want to see where it goes and what the faraway place looks like... If you've read/seen that far. Not sure haven't seen the anime.
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          It was great... until...

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          humans can be titans.
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          It was great... until...

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          humans can be titans.
          Exactly this.

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          Btw... that would mean from the first episode xD
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            Exactly this.

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            Btw... that would mean from the first episode xD
            Nonono. It was...
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            i only knew eren could be a titan since... let me think... ep 9 or 10? Since I didn't read the manga and nobody spoilt me.
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              They made a car commercial with Attack on Titan CGI

              http://www.yareyaredaze.com/2014/01/24/subaru-forester-can-handle-attacks-titans/

              The colossal Titan looks awesome.
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                I watched it, and instantly loved it. It's a bit gory, yeah... But the characters are interesting, and I really want to to know what's going to happen to Eren and the future of humanity. I'm on episode 20 currently.
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                I read the manga before watching the anime. It was grotesque, yet interesting to see how the directors animated the series. The first episode left a huge impression and that was instantly what got me hooked.
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                  I read the manga first. Should have seen my face where they turned what is probably my favourite scene in the series....
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                  ....into this garbage


                  If any of you actually prefer the anime version you should feel bad.
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                  Quote:
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                  I read the manga first. Should have seen my face where they turned what is probably my favourite scene in the series....
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                  ....into this garbage


                  If any of you actually prefer the anime version you should feel bad.
                  There was a cat, everything forgiven.

                  Unless not...
                  Well... they had to add "DRAMA"! into the series... and EPIC moments... and... did not work.
                  Pretty much everything that went to the ending had to be redone so they could randomly end the anime.
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                  Well... just finished the anime series :p

                  I had originally kept up with the show because it's strong start and interesting concept/setting hooked me. I was watching it weekly until...

                  Spoiler:
                  Erin becomes a titan


                  I was just so pissed off that I stopped watching the series until now XD
                  Quite frankly I did enjoy the series, while it's not the "greatest anime of all time" or even 2013 for that matter it was an enjoyable ride that had a mounds of potential that was kinda... not ruined but messed up by the fact there needed to be some sort of OP shonen power.

                  Other than that I think the main problem that the show had were its characters. The main protaganist is just a stereotypical annoying shonen main lead. The main female protag is just perfect at everything and the almost unrealistic attachment to Eren made me want to just punch my tv out of annoyance. The only reason she almost ever opens her mouth is to say something to or about Eren. Then there's Armin who starts out annoying and whiny and ends up annoying and better for the most part. He's probably the most developed character which is sad considering the small amount of development given to him. I enjoyed most of the rest of the cast, but their lack of screen time which led to lack of development made them seem kinda distant.

                  While AoT had many problems it was still really enjoyable and better than many shonen anime.
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                  I read the manga first. Should have seen my face where they turned what is probably my favourite scene in the series....
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                  ....into this garbage


                  If any of you actually prefer the anime version you should feel bad.

                  Am I looking at this wrong because that manga scene is... nothing. Vacant looks, pretty boring dialogue there. The scene in the clip, however, is dramatic and intense. You may prefer the manga but that was a very odd comparison.

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                  The main female protag is just perfect at everything and the almost unrealistic attachment to Eren made me want to just punch my tv out of annoyance. The only reason she almost ever opens her mouth is to say something to or about Eren. Then there's Armin who starts out annoying and whiny and ends up annoying and better for the most part.
                  I agree, this was the main pitfall. Mikasa had all the makings of a good character but the fact that she revolved around Eren, with little interactions or development elsewhere, was annoying.

                  I never warmed to Armin, at all. I'm not even sure how he managed to pass any of the exams/training sessions considering how generally awful he is throughout the series.
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                    I liked it other than a bit of the story, seemed a bit bland. But episode 1!

                    Spoiler:
                    YOU COULD SEE THE BLOOD CELLS


                    And this:

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                    The point where there are several climaxes, with the Annie, Trost, and Fall of Shiganshina arcs.


                    And who doesn't love the first OP? (Is it wrong to watch the anime instead of reading the manga?)
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                      I've seen 6 episodes and a bit of another I think, it's good, but it's also like, super creepy. The first episode was really gross, I watched it with my friend and she just burst out laughing at the particularly gross part near the end XD. (If you've seen it you probably know which bit I mean...) Even though I'm enjoying it I feel like it just drags a bit, the first episode was amazing, so was the second tbf! But then at like episode 3+ it was just the guy training and it was really boring. Idk if I'm going to watch more, I might it I have some spare time and I finish re-rewatching Orange is The New Black and 2 broke girls
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                      Dub Casting Reveal 1
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                      Keith – Patrick Seitz
                      Moses – Jeff Johnson
                      Erwin – J. Michael Tatum
                      Marco – Austin Tindle
                      Carla – Jessica Cavanagh
                      Grisha – Chris Hury
                      Hannes – David Wald
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                      Jean – Mike McFarland
                      Sasha – Ashly Burch
                      Conny – Clifford Chapin
                      Anka – Jamie Marchi
                      Hanna – Tia Ballard
                      Gustav – Keith Kubal
                      Christa – Bryn Apprill
                      Ymir – Elizabeth Maxwell
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                      Levi - Matthew Mercer
                      Petra - Caitlin Glass
                      Hange - Jessica Calvello
                      Daz - Brad Venable
                      Bertholdt - David Matranga
                      Franz - James Chandler
                      Rico - Morgan Garrett
                      Pyxis - R Bruce Elliott
                      Nack - Will Short
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                      Mikasa – Trina Nishimura
                      Hugo – Tyson Rinehart
                      Ian – Scott Freeman
                      Milieus – Joel McDonald
                      Mina – Alexis Tipton
                      Mitabi – Kyle Hebert
                      Mobb – Matthew Ham
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                      Armin- Josh Grelle
                      Reiner- Robert McCollum
                      Annie- Lauren Landa
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                      Samuel – Dave Trosko
                      Thomas – Duncan Brannan
                      Tom – Tyler Walker
                      Wald – Barry Yandell
                      Woerman – Christopher Sabat
                      Here's some dub clips!

                      Armin, Annie, Marco, Jean, Mikasa, Reiner
                      Levi, Petra, Hanji

                      Thoughts? The VAs are perfect so far.
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                        They seem fine! Armin and Mikasa just sound really.. generic to me? It could just be because I'm so used to their Japanese voices but they don't sound bad at all. The other English ones are great imo n_n I think Jean's and Petra's are really good.

                        I really want to hear Eren, though. ;;
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                          Am I looking at this wrong because that manga scene is... nothing. Vacant looks, pretty boring dialogue there. The scene in the clip, however, is dramatic and intense. You may prefer the manga but that was a very odd comparison.
                          It was a subtle scene in the manga and that is endlessly preferable than screaming like a psychopath. The manga gave the impression that he's determined and will do what he has to do because it has to be done. Anime on the other hand it seemed to be more about the act of killing.

                          I suppose if I was the anime producer and my target audience was 13 year old boys you would have to go for the super edge mode version.

                          I like Eren a lot more in the manga.
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                          I'm not really one to watch the dub. It's just not my thing to double watch a series.

                          Still manga-wise its starting to get interesting considering the now outright attempts to topple the existing order.
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                          Funimation posted another clip today. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwbJOSm4SUs
                          Great voice acting in this one. As for what Solace posted, Armin sounds fine and befitting to me. Jean and Annie sound great. Mikasa was a bit soulless. Levi sounds deeper than I expected, but Petra and Hanji have reasonable voices.

                          I should start the manga. I miss this show. D:
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                          Not gunna watch the dub. And manga kind of lost me after chapter 50 ish. But I'll resume someday.
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