Attack on Titan is a dark fantasy anime television series of Japanese origin. It is adapted from the manga series which has the same name and is written by Hajime Isayama. Attack on Titan is part of the dark fantasy, post-apocalyptic and action genre. The anime series is directed by Masashi Koizuka, Yuichiro Hayashi, Jun Shishido and Tetsuro Araki. The producers are Tetsuya Kinoshita, Kensuke Tateishi, Toshihiro Maeda, Tomohito Nagase, Shin Furukawa, George Wada, Tetsuya Endo, Yasuyuki Nishiya, Soya Kiyota, Hitoshi Ito, Makoto Kimura and Yasuo Onori. The script for Attack on Titan is written by Yasuko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Seko and Shintaro Kawakubo.
The music is composed by Kohta Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Sawano. The show is produced by Wit Studio and MAPPA and broadcast on MBS and NHK General TV network channels in Japan. In Australia, the show is aired on SBS 2, in Southeast Asia, it is broadcast on Aniplus Asia and in the United States, the show is broadcast on Adult Swim (Toonami). In the US, the show is licensed by Funimation and in Southeast Asia, the licensing rights to Attack on Titan are owned by Muse Communication and Plus Media Networks Asia. Attack on Titan first premiered on 7 April in the year 2013 and consists of 87 episodes.
Will Attack On Titan Have A Happy Ending?
The event of Attack on Titan is set in a post-apocalyptic world, where the remaining part of mankind, have built huge walls and live behind them in order to protect them from the evil Titans, which are man-eating giant robots resembling human features, that first invaded Earth 100 years ago. The protagonist of Attack on Titan is Eren Jaegar, who witnesses his mother’s death at the hands of a Titan, and vows to kill every single Titan that exists. The safety of the people living behind the walls is threatened when a Titan manages to break the barriers and walls that protect them. Eren, along with his friends Armin Arlert and Mikasa Ackerman, join the Training Corps, in order to train in the martial so that they can defend themselves and their loved ones as well as unleash an attack on the Titans so that they can be eradicated once and for all.
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In season 1, Attack on Titan chronicles the journey of Eren as he joins the Training Corps to train as a soldier so that he can kill every single Titan after he witnesses his mother’s death at the hands of a Titan. Once his training starts, Eren discovers that he himself has the power to turn into a Titan, which is seen as an asset by the government, who want to use his powers in order to destroy the Titans. Whereas it is seen as a threat by some who stand to benefit from the destruction of the villages behind the walls.
In season 2, Eren, Armin and Mikasa have completed their training and become full-time members of the Survey Corps. They initially fight and destroy the Female Titan who has breached their walls, however, they soon discover that a huge group of Titans are heading towards Wall Rose and realize that their fight is far from over. The soldiers of the Survey Corps are in a race against time as they head to the Wall Rose to defend themselves. In the process, they learn more about the history of the Titans and uncover the dark secrets of members of their own. In season 3, Eren and the Survey Corps are still fighting to stay alive.
However, they soon realize that the Titans aren’t the only threats but that the humans among them have their own agendas. All seems to be well when the soldiers are rescued by Levi, from the Armored and Colossal Titans, until the government suddenly demands that Historia and Eren be arrested on sight. Levi and his group, must find new ways to keep Eren and the others safe. The Survey Corps which is now led by Erwin heads to Wall Maria, which includes the destroyed Shiganshina District, which was once home to Eren.
Looking at his destroyed home, the Survey Corps strive to emerge victorious in their fight against the Titans and Eren vows to take back everything that he has lost. In the last and final season, Eren has now become the main antagonist as he thinks that the only way to save the inhabitants of Paradis Island from outside threats is to unleash thousands of Colossal Titans and cause the total annihilation and destruction of the outside world.
Attack on Titan is a show known for its total carnage, numerous character deaths, shocking twists and turns and cliff-hanger season finales. It is estimated that a total of 189 important character deaths have occurred on-screen, which includes the deaths of Dina Fritz, Carla Yeager, Grisha Yeager, Marco Bott, Hannes, Rod Reiss, and Kenny Ackerman, Bertholdt Hoover, Erwin Smith and Sasha Braus.
These deaths shocked the fans of the beloved series but it was important in order to the story arc. There have been numerous betrayals from people thought to be allies and throughout the series, dark secrets of loved ones are revealed. While Hajime Isayama is not known for his love of happy endings, fans can expect, at the most, a bittersweet ending to a show that captured hearts all around the world.
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