Anime Review: Attack on Titan Season 4 by Tetsuro Araki


For those not familiar with the franchise, “Attack on Titan” is based on Hajime Isayama’s New York Times best-selling manga with over 100 million copies in print world wide, and tells the story of humanity’s last remnants, sheltered behind large “walls” in fear of the giant humanoid “Titans” who hunt them. When the wall is breached and Eren Jaeger’s mother is killed, the young man enlists in the Scout Regiment, the military’s front line in their war to reclaim humanity’s home, angrily declaring that he’ll kill all the Titans. The first season is essentially split into three parts, with the first one introducing the three main characters, Eren, Mikasa and Armin and the overall concept of the Scout Regiment through their training along with other cadets, an aspect that soon expands to the whole human army.

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.

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Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation, Action & Adventure

Stars: Yuki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa, Marina Inoue, Kisho Taniyama, Hiro Shimono

Director: Tomohiro Kishi, Shigeki Asakawa, Kohta Yamamoto, Jun Shishido, Yuichiro