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'.
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)
Kenny tells his grandfather's story that the Ackermans and Asians are part of a minority bloodline and can't have their memories manipulated. He violently attacks Rod and harshly explains to Historia that Rod is a coward who never wanted her in the first place. Rod frees himself and releases Kenny from his service but the Military Captain decides that wouldn't be very fun. Kenny frees Eren so that he and Historia can fight in Titan form. However, she is stopped when Eren refuses to transform and instead tearfully asks Historia to eat him and save humanity. She transforms into a Titan as Levi's squad realize they are running out of time.
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.
NoticeThe latest chapter, Dreams and Curses, has been released. You can discuss it here. NoticeAttack on Titan anime episodes are available via Wikia Video. You can now watch the full episodes in their respective articles.