Attack On Titan

Attack on Titan

The anime series Attack on Titan has become a cultural phenomenon since its release, attracting a massive global fanbase. But it didn’t start out as anime.

The Manga Source

Attack on Titan originated as a manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The first chapter was published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on September 9, 2009. Isayama’s unique storytelling and grim art style quickly captured readers’ attention.

Isayama has admitted that the series was influenced by various personal experiences and cultural elements. Growing up in a remote village surrounded by mountains, the idea of giants lurking beyond the walls was a concept that fascinated him.

Moreover, a real-life encounter with an aggressive customer while working in an internet café served as an inspiration for the human-eating Titans, symbolizing the unpredictability of human nature.

Attack On Titan’s Anime Adaptation

The anime adaptation was announced in 2012, and the first episode aired on April 7, 2013. Produced by Wit Studio, the series was directed by Tetsurō Araki, who was known for his work on Death Note and Highschool of the Dead.

The anime stayed true to the original manga while enhancing the visual experience with stunning animation. The Titans’ grotesque designs, the thrilling aerial combat using Omni-Directional Mobility Gear, and the intense performances by the show’s voice actors contributed to its critical acclaim.

International Success

Attack on Titan‘s success was not confined to Japan. The series gained immense popularity internationally, aided by its availability on platforms like Crunchyroll and Funimation.

Themes and Symbolism

Attack on Titan explores deep and often grim themes such as freedom, oppression, survival, and human nature. The walled city where humanity resides is a powerful metaphor for confinement, fear, and the unknown horrors that lie beyond the comfort zones of society.

The Titans themselves serve as allegories for different facets of humanity, such as primal fear, power, and the unknown. They can be seen as a representation of societal fears and the often uncontrollable forces of nature.

Critical Reception and Cultural Impact

Attack on Titan has received critical acclaim for its storytelling, character development, thematic depth, and animation quality. It has won numerous awards, including the Micheluzzi Award for Best Foreign Manga and the Kodansha Manga Award.

The series has also influenced pop culture, with references and parodies appearing in various other media. Its original opening theme, “Guren no Yumiya,” became a viral hit. Merchandise, video games, and even a live-action adaptation followed the success of the anime.

AOTC’s English Voice Cast

Attack on Titan Eren voice
Eren Jaeger

Bryce Papenbrooke

Attack on Titan Armin voice
Armin Artlet

Josh Grelle

Attack on Titan Mikasa voice
Mikasa Ackerman

Trina Nishimura

Attack on Titan Erwin voice
Erwin Smith

J. Michale Tatum

Attack on Titan Levi voice
Levi Ackerman

Matthew Mercer

Attack on Titan Jean voice
Jean Kirschtein

Mike McFarland

Attack on Titan Sasha voice
Sasha Braus

Ashly Burch

Attack on Titan Conny voice
Conny Springer

Clifford Chapin

Attack on Titan Reiner voice
Reiner Braun

Robert McCollum

Attack on Titan Ymir voice

Elizabeth Maxwell

Attack on Titan Krista voice
Krista Lenz

Bryn Appril

Attack on Titan Hange voice
Hange Zoe

Jessica Calvello

Dive deep into the world of Attack on Titan with our dedicated glossary of Attack on Titan terminology and technology.

Latest Attack On Titan News & Streaming Dates

Attack On Titan Trailer Gives First Look At The End Of The Anime 

How is Attack on Titan similar to the famous surrealist play Waiting for Godot? Simple: fans are always waiting for …

6 days ago

We Finally Know When Attack On Titan Final Season The Final Chapters Will Be In English

When people talk about entering their “villain era,” the simple truth is that they have nothing on the Attack on …

2 weeks ago

Attack On Titan Has Announced Its Voice Cast For The Long-Awaited Finale

Attack on Titan has announced its English dubbed voice cast for the long-awaited finale. Fans of the series will be …

2 weeks ago

Why Shonen Anime Is So Popular

There is no one genre of anime. You’d be forgiven, of course, for being unaware of the thousands of romance …

2 weeks ago

The Different Titans Of Attack On Titan, Explained

Attack on Titan is one of those anime series that truly lives up to its name, especially because it seems …

2 weeks ago

anime chainsaw man

The Goriest Anime TV Shows Of All Time

For decades now, the anime medium has pushed the boundaries of action, aesthetics, and violence, often showing characters beating to …

3 weeks ago

attack on titan rumbling

Why Attack On Titan Needs To Change The Manga’s Ending

Attack on Titan is one of the most badass anime shows ever created, and it understandably commands a fanbase all …

4 weeks ago

Finally, Attack On Titan’s Final Chapter Part 2 Gets An Announcement

As the sun sets on the era of Attack on Titan, fans around the world are preparing to bid farewell …

1 month ago


Vinland Saga Creator Tells Fans To Go Watch Attack On Titan Instead

Vinland Saga and Attack on Titan are two of the best animes going right now, both due to their storytelling, …

1 month ago

attack on titan

Attack On Titan: The Omni-directional Gear And What You Need To Know

One of the most striking things about the hit anime Attack on Titan is exactly how our human protagonists wage …

1 month ago

Best Anime Opening Theme Songs Of All Time

When you first start watching anime, you’ll notice an interesting phenomenon: even though the songs that play over the ending …

1 month ago

Most Tragic Anime Moments That Will Break Your Heart

Few forms of entertainment can make an audience like a great anime does, from being inspired and filled with hope …

2 months ago

attack on titan rumbling

Attack On Titan: What Is The Rumbling

The Attack On Titan anime is finally coming to an end this year, and anime-only watchers will finally understand the …

2 months ago

attack on titan

First Footage From Attack On Titan’s Part 3 Of Its Final Season

In a short behind the scenes teaser, watch the creative team behind Attack on Titan hard at work, with a few glimpses of upcoming key scenes and characters in the final season.

9 months ago

attack on titan

Attack On Titan Clothing Pulled For Racist Controversy

Although the new merch would surely sell amongst Attack On Titans’ large fanbase, one piece in particular opened up racial controversy.

2 years ago

attack on titan

Japan’s Attack On Titan Exhibit Is Both Humongous And Terrifying

I consider myself a progressively oddball person, but there’s no denying that I would get swallowed alive if I ever …

9 years ago