Talk about anticipation for an anime. The time I first saw the trailer back when the year started, I knew right then this had to make my anime watch list!
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants 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 of giants.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Elen and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Elen vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.
As one of the lead character’s eyes (Eren) show emotion. The production did a wonderful job capturing the emotion of the show. This show will have no trouble creating a watchable anime.
I’ll be waiting for Mikasa to start showing some more ability to protect Eren! She seems to be holding back on emotion at times. But, in away has some ability to kick some butt.
These giants are the not like ones from Jack The Giant Slayer! The giants look scary and are intense. Did not see the movie.. but with an anime like this! Why bother!! I can’t wait for episode two. I would like to thank the source for the synopsis!
A lovely picture of Mikasa!