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 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. Nominated for the 4th Manga Taisho Awards (2011) and won the Kodansha Manga Award shōnen category (2011). In English, the series is roughly translated to 'Attack on Titan'.
Djel is an individual who holds a strong sense of loyalty to the king and keeping the security of the walls, to the point of adhering to the murder and torture of others regardless of who they are to maintain peace. Like most Military Police, he looks down upon those from the Survey Corps, regarding them as lackeys that only waste taxes used to fund them, unlike useful soldiers such as himself. (...read more)
Eren continues recalling more and more about him confronting Reiner and Bertolt, so he rushes to write everything down. Meanwhile, Hange talks to Djel Sanes and Ralph in their cell, revealing that Djel has been tricked into revealing the information. An angered Hange then meets Eren who hands her the notes about his experience and she quickly rushes to Erwin's place. At the same time, it is revealed to the members of Levi's squad and Reeves Company that Historia is to be the next queen. Even though the girl is initally against it, after Levi's pressure, she agrees with the plan and according to Erwin's orders, the Reeves Company is to hand Eren and Historia to the 1st Military Policy Squad in order to find Lod Reiss. However, the man who had previously slaughtered Historia's mother appears, killing Dimo Reeves and taking the two hostages.
In spite of Armin's protests, Mikasa and Connie take him with themselves and together run away from the Rogue Titan. However, as they are leaving, Armin suddenly realizes that if they lure the Rogue Titan into the Trost District's HQ, it may defeat all the Titans there. Meanwhile, Jean leads other soldiers to the HQ, albeit with a lot of casualties. There, they are attacked by Titans who are attracted by all the people present in the building, however, the Rogue Titan appears and begins crushing the Titans outside. Armin devises a plan to defeat the rest of the Titans with the use of guns and blades and, after being successful, the soldiers resupply their gas and head towards the walls. However, Mikasa and others stay to watch as the Rogue Titan eventually runs out of steam and, critically injured, falls down, with Eren emerging from its neck afterwards.