We have Jack and the Beanstalk and several versions of it, and now Attack on Titan is here but it has a few things going for it that makes it utterly sad and beautifully unique than other giant stories.
First, the title Attack on Titan, just doesn't sum up everything the first conveys. The literal translation, Shingeki no Kyojin "advancing giants" is more spot on. In the first episode we are brought to a sweet piece of nostalgia, before the actual attack on Eren Yeager's hometown. They(the giants), literally advance on the smaller humans, catching them unawares and then Yeager's nightmarish existence really begins.
The giants are enough to pump fear into hearts. The main giant, a Colossus Titan, with a heavy exoskeleton peeks over the walls, crushes it and allows smaller titans to break through. They are all naked but apparently with no reproductive organs while appearing male at the same time.
Furthermore, AOT can possibly be one of the most frightening films on Toonami this season. The giants are remorseless and eat people like they are gummy candy. Where do these giants come from? How can Eren Yeager and his friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert help to defeat these amazingly strong and utterly large beings?
There are several mysteries to be revealed in this show and watching Toonami on Cartoon Network on Saturday nights around 11:30EST will perhaps show more.
Show: Attack on Titan
Created/Written by: Hajime Isayama
Original Run Date: September 9, 2009-ongoing
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