Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin?) is a 2013 anime series based on the manga by Hajime Isayama serialized in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous Walls due to the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story centers around Eren Yeager and his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a Colossal Titan which brings about the destruction of their home and the death of their mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren and Mikasa join the Survey Corps, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans outside the Walls.
The anime is produced by IG Port's Wit Studio and directed by Tetsurō Araki, series composition by Yasuko Kobayashi, music by Hiroyuki Sawano, character design by Kyoji Asano, art direction by Shunichiro Yoshihara and sound direction by Jin Aketagawa. The anime began airing on April 7, 2013 on Mainichi Broadcasting System and were later aired on Tokyo Metropolitan Television, Fukuoka Broadcasting Corporation, TOS, Hokkaido Television Broadcasting, Television Aichi Broadcasting and Nippon BS Broadcasting. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the series on their respective websites. Funimation has also licensed the anime for home video release in 2014. The English Dub is also set to premiere in the Anime Boston convention on March 21-23.
In the episodes 1-13.5, the opening theme song is "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" (紅蓮の弓矢 Guren no Yumiya?, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界? , lit. "A Beautiful Cruel World") by Yōko Hikasa.
In the episodes 14-25, the opening theme song is "Die Flügel der Freiheit" (自由の翼 Jiyū no Tsubasa?, lit. "The Wings of Freedom") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Great Escape" by Cinema Staff
Episode 25 of the anime premiered on September 28th, 2013 and was screened in multiple Japanese theaters.
|N°||Caption||Title||Original air date|
|1||To You Two Thousand Years Later|
Ni Sen-Nen-Go no Kimi e (二千年後の君へ)
|April 7, 2013|
|To You Two Thousand Years Later is the first episode and the beginning of the Attack on Titan anime adaption. The episode introduces the Attack on Titan world and tells the viewer of how humanity needed a grim reminder of the fact they lived in fear of Titans.|
Sono Hi (その日)
|April 14, 2013|
|That Day is the second episode of the Attack on Titan anime adaption. This episode shows the fall of Wall Maria and the start of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin's military training.|
|3||Shining Dimly in the Midst of Despair|
Zetsubō no Naka de Nibuku Hikaru (絶望の中で鈍く光る)
|April 21, 2013|
|Shining Dimly in the Midst of Despair is the third episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode shows the first trials of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin's military training and introduces the rest of the 104th Trainees Squad members.|
Iruze no Techō (イルゼの手帳)
|December 9, 2013|
|Ilse's Notebook is the first OVA episode of the Attack on Titan anime. It is produced by Wit Studio and Production I.G, and it is included with a limited edition of Volume 12. It revolves around Ilse and her encounter of a mysterious Titan.|
|4||Night of the Disbanding|
Kaisan Shiki no Yoru (解散式の夜)
|April 28, 2013|
|Night of the Disbanding is the fourth episode of the Shingeki no Kyojin anime. This episode portrays the last days of the 104th Trainees Squad and the appearance of the Colossal Titan at Trost District.|
|May 4, 2013|
|First Battle is the fifth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode depicts the start of the Battle for Trost and the destruction of Eren's squad.|
|6||The World She Saw|
Shōjo ga Mita Sekai (少女が見た世界)
|May 11, 2013|
|The World She Saw is the sixth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode focuses on Mikasa's past when she first met Eren after the murder of her parents.|
|7||The Small Blade|
Chiisana Yaiba (小さな刃)
|May 18, 2013|
|The Small Blade is the seventh episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode marks the first appearance of the rogue Titan as the surviving trainees try to break into the supply HQ and escape Trost.|
|8||Hearing the Heartbeat|
Kodou ga kikoeru (鼓動が聞こえる)
|May 26, 2013|
|Hearing the Heartbeat is the eighth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode follows the story of the 104th Trainees Squad and their struggle to escape their current hell. Meanwhile, the rogue Titan continues on its rampage.|
|9||The Left Arm's Trace|
Hidariude no Yukue (左腕の行方)
|June 2, 2013|
|The Left Arm's Trace is the ninth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode introduces the several members of Survey Corps in action against the Titans while Eren and others face the soldiers in an attempt to prove that they mean no harm to humanity.|
|June 8, 2013|
|Answer is the tenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode revolves around Armin's attempts to persuade the Stationary Guard that Eren isn't an enemy of mankind.|
|June 15, 2013|
|Idol is the eleventh episode of the Attack on Titan anime. It describes how Stationary Guard lead by Dot Pixis puts their plan to use Eren Yeager to reclaim Trost in action.|
|June 22, 2013|
|Wound is the twelfth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. It revolves around the plan of retaking Trost as the soldiers attempt to defend Eren while Mikasa and Armin try to bring Eren back to his senses.|
Gensho-teki Yokkyū (原初的欲求)
|June 29, 2013|
|Primordial Desire is the thirteenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. It shows Eren finally lifting up the boulder and carrying it to the hole in the wall, with other soldiers sacrificing themselves in order to protect him and then describes the aftermath of retaking Trost operation.|
|13.5||From That Day|
Ano Hi Kara (あの日から)
|July 6, 2013|
|From That Day is the recap episode between thirteenth and fourteenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. It's a recap episode of the events starting from the attack of Colossal Titan on Shiganshina District to the battle of Trost District.|
|14||Can't Look Into His Eyes|
Mada me o Mirenai (まだ目を見れない)
|July 13, 2013|
|Can't Look Into His Eyes is the fourteenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. It describes the events of Eren's trial as the Military decides whether he will join Survey Corps and live or be killed by the Military Police.|
|15||Special Operations Squad|
Tokubetsu Sakusen-han (特別作戦班)
|July 20, 2013|
|Special Operations Squad is the fifteenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode describes Eren's first days in Survey Corps as he gets to know the members of Special Operations Squad along with Hange Zoë and her research on the Titans.|
|16||What To Do Now|
Ima, Nani o Subeki ka (今、何をすべきか)
|July 27, 2013|
|What To Do Now is the sixteenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. In this episode, now former members of 104th Trainees Squad are pondering about their choice of squad while Eren and the Survey Corps are preparing for the 57th expedition outside the walls.|
|17||The Female Titan|
Megata no Kyojin (女型の巨人)
|August 3, 2013|
|The Female Titan is the seventeenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. In this episode Survey Corps begins their expedition while using Erwin's formation. However, they suddenly encounter a mysterious Female Titan who is seemingly looking for Eren.|
|18||The Forest of Giant Trees|
Kyodai-ju no Mori (巨大樹の森)
|August 10, 2013|
|The Forest of Giant Trees is the eighteenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. It continues the story as the Female Titan continues smashing through soldiers in order to find Eren, eventually reaching him in Forest of Giant Trees.|
|August 17, 2013|
|Bite is the nineteenth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. In this episode, while facing an important decision, Eren recalls his time with the Special Operations Squad before the start of the expedition.|
Eruvin Sumisu (エルヴィン・スミス)
|August 24, 2013|
|Erwin Smith is the twentieth episode of the Attack on Titan anime. the soldiers of the Survey Corps attempt to break through the Female Titan's defense in order to find out the identity of the person inside.|
|August 31, 2013|
|Crushing Blow is the twenty-first episode of the Attack on Titan anime. This episode focuses on Eren and his struggling battle against the Female Titan.|
|September 7, 2013|
|The Defeated is the twenty-second episode of the Attack on Titan anime.|
|September 14, 2013|
|Smile is the twenty-third episode of the Attack on Titan anime.|
|September 21, 2013|
|Mercy is the twenty-fourth episode of the Attack on Titan anime.|
|September 28, 2013|
|Wall is the twenty-fifth and final episode of the Attack on Titan anime.|
- According to Wit Studio head, George Wada, there will "definitely" be a continuation to Attack on Titan. In the meantime, however, they are "producing an anime that will be bundled in a limited edition of the Attack on Titan manga, which tells a different sort of story than what we did in the TV series".
- ↑ Funimation streams Attack on Titan TV anime. Anime News Network.
- ↑ Crunchyroll to stream Attack on Titan anime. Crunchyroll.
- ↑ Funimation plans Attack on Titan on home video in 2014. Anime News Network.
- ↑ Attack on Titan's English Dub to Debut at Anime Boston. Anime News Network.
- ↑ Attack on Titan English Dub Premiere at Anime Boston. Anime Boston.
- ↑ Last Attack on Titan Episode to Screen in Japanese Theaters. Anime News Network.
- ↑ Attack on Titan’s studio head talks sequels, keys to the hit anime’s success.