Attack on Titan is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It takes place in a world where humans live inside cities surrounded by three enormous walls that protect them from titans, gigantic man-eating humanoids.
The story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to exterminate the Titans after a Titan brings about the destruction of his hometown and the death of his mother. Attack on Titan was serialized in Kodansha’s monthly shōnen manga magazine from September 2009 to April 2021, with its chapters collected in 34 tankōbon volumes.
Attack on Titan Summary
The story follows a boy named Eren Yeager, who lives in the town of Shiganshina, which is located on humanity’s outermost wall. In 845, this section of humanity’s longwall comes under attack from two new types of Titans – Colossus Titan and Armored Titan. As his mother is killed by one during the attack, Eren swears revenge against all Titans thereafter and joins an elite military group alongside childhood friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert.
During his first battle as a human, Eren learns that he has the ability to transform into a Titan. This knowledge piqued the interest of the Survey Corps who needed help reclaiming Wall Maria from Titans.
Eren and his companions fought hard against the Titans, learning more about their own civilization in the process.
Eventually, Eren and his friends in the military find that they are not the only surviving humans. They are Eldians; a race who has been kept behind the walls for crimes against an alien race called Marleyans.
The Marleyans, who they had previously thought to be the whole world, are actually just a small group of people separated on an island called Paradis. Led by Eren Yeager and his commander officers, the Eldians waged war against them in order to reclaim their land from them.
Eren unleashes the Rumbling, an event which unshackles every Titan hidden inside the walls of Paradis, in an attempt to destroy the world and create lasting peace for the citizens of Paradis.
Thanks to the aid of Marley’s Titan shifters, the Survey Corps manage to stop The Rumbling from wiping out any more humans. After Mikasa disables Eren, there is no longer anyone that can utilize Titans. Three years later, in anticipation for another global war overseas with the remaining countries on islands and continents – thanks to their plan spearheaded by Queen Historia – peace negotiations are underway instead.
But Armin has high hopes they’ll be able to avoid another destructive war overseas thanks to these new diplomatic efforts led by Queen Historia.
After many generations, Paradis is bombed from the sky by other nations and destroyed. A boy who survived the war approaches a tree that has grown in the rubble to resemble the original source of power that allowed Ymir to survive thousands of years prior.
Attack on Titan Filler Guide
Attack on Titan is a short Anime, relatively speaking. Completing in just 4 seasons, the story features very little filler.
Infact out of 70 episodes of the season, only 6 episodes are considered filler, so this really is an Anime that’s “All Killer, No Filler”.
|Sr.No.||Episode Name||Episode Type||Air Date|
|1||To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1||2013-04-06|
|2||That Day: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 2||2013-04-13|
|3||A Dim Light Amid Despair: Humanity’s Comeback, Part 1||2013-04-20|
|4||The Night of the Closing Ceremony: Humanity’s Comeback, Part 2||2013-04-27|
|5||First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1||2013-05-04|
|6||The World the Girl Saw: The Struggle for Trost, Part 2||2013-05-11|
|7||Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3||2013-05-18|
|8||I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4||2013-05-25|
|9||Whereabouts of His Left Arm: The Struggle for Trost, Part 5||2013-06-01|
|10||Response: The Struggle for Trost, Part 6||2013-06-08|
|11||Idol: The Struggle for Trost, Part 7||2013-06-15|
|12||Wound: The Struggle for Trost, Part 8||2013-06-22|
|13||Primal Desire: The Struggle for Trost, Part 9||2013-06-29|
|14||Can’t Look into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1||2013-07-13|
|15||Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2||2013-07-20|
|16||What Needs to be Done Now: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3||2013-07-27|
|17||Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1||2013-08-03|
|18||Forest of Giant Trees: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 2||2013-08-10|
|19||Bite: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3||2013-08-17|
|20||Erwin Smith: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4||2013-08-24|
|21||Crushing Blow: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5||2013-08-31|
|22||The Defeated: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6||2013-09-07|
|23||Smile: Assault on Stohess, Part 1||2013-09-14|
|24||Mercy: Assault on Stohess, Part 2||2013-09-21|
|25||Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3||2013-09-28|
|45||Outside the Walls of Orvud District||2018-09-10|
|46||Ruler of the Walls||2018-09-17|
|49||Night of the Battle to Retake the Wall||2018-10-15|
|50||The Town Where Everything Began||2019-04-29|
|59||The Other Side of the Wall||2019-07-01|
|60||The Other Side of the Sea||2020-12-07|
|62||The Door of Hope||2020-12-21|
|63||From One Hand to Another||2020-12-28|
|64||Declaration of War||2021-1-11|
|65||The War Hammer Titan||2021-1-18|
|69||A Sound Argument||2021-2-15|
|72||Children of the Forest||2021-3-8|
|75||Above and Below||2021-3-29|