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 murdered and eaten. Eren vows that he will exterminate 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'.
Captain Kenny Ackerman (ケニー・アッカーマン隊長,Kenī Akkāman Taichō?) is a member of the Military Police Brigade's First Interior Squad and also the anti-personnel control squad. He is responsible for the death of Historia's mother.
Kenny Ackerman appears five years after the death of Historia's mother as the leader of the group sent to retrieve Eren and Historia from Dimo Reeves. Upon arriving he reminds Historia who he is and remarks how much she has grown. He tells Reebs that he needs to speak with him outside to which Reebs asks if he is being properly rewarded. Kenny brings in his team and tells Reeves that he will be rewarded with more jobs due to his success here. (...read more)
Eren is extracted from his titan form, which has hardened and supported the imploding cave. After he is taken out, Connie secures and exit from the cave and Squad Levi leaves. The ground above the cave has cracked open and in the distance a titan can be seen. Levi then orders that everyone follow it and Hange states that the power Eren posseses will be called the 'Original Titan'. They discuss possibly making Rod Reiss the original titan by feeding Eren to him, but they instead go with Historia's idea that the original titan power can be used without Reiss blood, which is why Grisha Yeager stole it. They then plan to kill Rod Reiss and station a base in Orvud District where he is being drawn toward. They halt the evacuation to continue drawing the crawling titan towards the wall. At the brink of dawn, the soldiers station themselves atop the wall and ready for the fight to kill Rod Reiss.
On that day, humanity remembered the terror of being ruled by the Titans, and the humiliation of being kept in a cage. Eren has just transformed, charging at Annie in a rage, punching her into a building. The two face off in the Stohess District, wrecking the city and killing countless civilians, to the confusion of the Military Police. Upon interrogation by Nile Dok, Erwin reveals his role in the Stohess incident and believes it to be the only way for humanity to prevail. As Annie's motives are explored and Eren's Titan abilities drive him to an uncontrollable rage, the fight against the Female Titan concludes with the capture of Annie, but at great costs for everyone involved.
The first teaser trailer for the Attack on Titan live-action movie was released on March 19th, 2015. You can watch it and discuss it here.
Latest Attack on Titan manga chapter entitled "Orvud District, Outer wall" has been released! It can be read legally and for free at Crunchyroll Manga website here, and you can discuss this latest chapter here.