Attack on Titan (TV series)

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Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan logo.svg
The logo of Attack on Titan
GenreAnime
Based onAttack on Titan
by Hajime Isayama
Directed byTetsurō Araki
Country of originJapan
Original language(s)Japanese
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes59 (list of episodes)
Production company(s)Funimation
Release
Original network
Original releaseApril 7, 2013 (2013-04-07) –
present (present)

Attack on Titan is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same title by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the Titans, gigantic humanoid beings who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story follows the adventures of Eren Yeager,[a] his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman,[b] and their friend Armin Arlert,[c] whose lives are changed forever after a Colossal Titan breaches the wall of their home town. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren and his friends join the Scout Regiment,[1] an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans.

Produced by Funimation and directed by Tetsurō Araki, Attack on Titan was broadcast on the Mainichi Broadcasting System from April 7 to September 29, 2013, and later aired on Tokyo MX, FBS, TOS, HTB, TV Aichi and BS11.[2] Both Funimation and Crunchyroll have streamed the series with subtitles on their respective websites.[3][4] Funimation has also licensed the anime for home video release in 2014.[5] Episode 1 of the English version premiered at Anime Boston,[6] with other episodes put on Funimation's subscription services.[7] On television of the series has broadcast weekly on Adult Swim's Toonami block on May 3, 2014, starting at 11:30 p.m. EST.[8]

From episode 1 to 13, the anime's opening theme song is "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" (紅蓮の弓矢, Guren no Yumiya, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界, lit. "A Beautiful Cruel World") by Yōko Hikasa. From episode 14 to 25, the anime's opening theme song is "Die Flügel der Freiheit" (自由の翼, Jiyū no Tsubasa, lit. "The Wings of Freedom") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "great escape" by Cinema Staff. The opening themes were collected on Linked Horizon's single "Jiyū e no Shingeki" which sold over 100 thousand copies in its first week of sales.[9]

A second season aired from April 1 to June 17, 2017 on MBS and other television networks.[10] Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the second season on their respective websites, while Adult Swim aired a dubbed version.[11] The opening theme song is "Opfert eure Herzen!" (心臓を捧げよ!, Shinzō o Sasageyo!, lit. "Dedicate Your Hearts!") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Yūgure no Tori" (夕暮れの鳥) by Shinsei Kamattechan.[12]

On June 17, 2017, a third season was announced at the close of the second season's final episode, with a release date slated for July 23, 2018.[13] A trailer for the third season was released on April 27, 2018. After 12 episodes, Season 3 was confirmed to be in hiatus until it returned with the remaining ten episodes on April 29, 2019.[14][15] Adult Swim is scheduled to air the English version of the third season, starting on August 18, 2018.[16] The first opening theme for the third season is "Red Swan" by Yoshiki featuring Hyde,[17] and the ending theme song is "Akatsuki no Requiem" (暁の鎮魂歌, Akatsuki no Chinkonka, lit. "Daybreak Requiem") by Linked Horizon.[18] The second opening "Shoukei to Shikabane no Michi" (憧憬と屍の道, lit. "The Path of Longing and Corpses") is performed by Linked Horizon and the second ending theme "Name of Love" is performed by Cinema Staff.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
125April 7, 2013 (2013-04-07)September 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)
212April 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)June 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)
32212July 23, 2018 (2018-07-23)October 15, 2018 (2018-10-15)
10April 29, 2019 (2019-04-29)TBA

Episodes[edit]

Each episode contains one or two panels entitled "Information Available for Public Disclosure" presenting data about human society or the Titans.

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [2][19]English air date
11"To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1"
Transcription: "Ni-sen Nen-go no Kimi e -Shiganshina Kanraku (1)-" (Japanese: 二千年後の君へ ―シガンシナ陥落①―)
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Tetsurō Araki
Yasuko KobayashiApril 7, 2013 (2013-04-07)May 3, 2014
22"That Day: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 2"
Transcription: "Sono Hi -Shiganshina Kanraku (2)-" (Japanese: その日 ―シガンシナ陥落②―)
Masashi KoizukaYasuko KobayashiApril 14, 2013 (2013-04-14)May 10, 2014
33"A Dim Light Amid Despair: Humanity's Comeback, Part 1"
Transcription: "Zetsubō no Naka de Nibuku Hikaru -Jinrui no Saiki (1)-" (Japanese: 絶望の中で鈍く光る ―人類の再起①―)
Kiyoshi FukumotoHiroshi SekoApril 21, 2013 (2013-04-21)May 17, 2014
44"The Night of the Closing Ceremony: Humanity's Comeback, Part 2"
Transcription: "Kaisan Shiki no Yoru -Jinrui no Saiki (2)-" (Japanese: 解散式の夜 ―人類の再起②―)
Makoto BesshoYasuko KobayashiApril 28, 2013 (2013-04-28)May 24, 2014
55"First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1"
Transcription: "Uijin -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (1)-" (Japanese: 初陣 ―トロスト区攻防戦①―)
Shinpei EzakiHiroshi SekoMay 5, 2013 (2013-05-05)May 31, 2014
66"The World the Girl Saw: The Struggle for Trost, Part 2"
Transcription: "Shōjo ga Mita Sekai -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (2)-" (Japanese: 少女が見た世界 ―トロスト区攻防戦②―)
Tomomi IkedaHiroshi SekoMay 12, 2013 (2013-05-12)June 7, 2014
77"Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3"
Transcription: "Chiisana Yaiba -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (3)-" (Japanese: 小さな刃 ―トロスト区攻防戦③―)
Yuzuru TachikawaHiroshi SekoMay 19, 2013 (2013-05-19)June 14, 2014
88"I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4"
Transcription: "Shinzō no Kodō ga Kikoeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (4)-" (Japanese: 心臓の鼓動が聞こえる ―トロスト区攻防戦④―)
Satonobu Kikuchi
Shinpei Ezaki
Tatsuma Minamikawa
Noboru TakagiMay 26, 2013 (2013-05-26)June 21, 2014
99"Whereabouts of His Left Arm: The Struggle for Trost, Part 5"
Transcription: "Hidariude no Yukue -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (5)-" (Japanese: 左腕の行方 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑤―)
Yoshiyuki FujiwaraYasuko KobayashiJune 2, 2013 (2013-06-02)June 28, 2014
1010"Response: The Struggle for Trost, Part 6"
Transcription: "Kotaeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (6)-" (Japanese: 応える ―トロスト区攻防戦⑥―)
Hiroyuki TanakaHiroshi SekoJune 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)July 12, 2014[20]
1111"Idol: The Struggle for Trost, Part 7"
Transcription: "Gūzō -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (7)-" (Japanese: 偶像 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑦―)
Kiyoshi FukumotoHiroshi SekoJune 16, 2013 (2013-06-16)July 19, 2014
1212"Wound: The Struggle for Trost, Part 8"
Transcription: "Kizu -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (8)-" (Japanese: 傷 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑧―)
Shintaro ItogaNoboru TakagiJune 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)July 26, 2014
1313"Primal Desire: The Struggle for Trost, Part 9"
Transcription: "Genshoteki Yokkyū -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (9)-" (Japanese: 原初的欲求 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑨―)
Masashi KoizukaNoboru TakagiJune 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)August 2, 2014
13.513.5"Since That Day"
Transcription: "Ano Hi kara" (Japanese: あの日から)
Hiroyuki TanakaJuly 7, 2013 (2013-07-07)
1414"Can't Look into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1"
Transcription: "Mada Me o Mirenai -Hangeki Zen'ya (1)-" (Japanese: まだ目を見れない ―反撃前夜①―)
Keisuke Onishi
Shinpei Ezaki
Yasuko KobayashiJuly 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)August 9, 2014
1515"Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2"
Transcription: "Tokubetsu Sakusen-han -Hangeki Zen'ya (2)-" (Japanese: 特別作戦班 ―反撃前夜②―)
Kiyoshi FukumotoHiroshi SekoJuly 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)August 16, 2014
1616"What Needs to be Done Now: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3"
Transcription: "Ima, Nani o Subeki ka -Hangeki Zen'ya (3)-" (Japanese: 今、何をすべきか ―反撃前夜③―)
Keisuke Onishi
Yasushi Muroya
Yasuko KobayashiJuly 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)August 23, 2014
1717"Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1"
Transcription: "Megata no Kyojin -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (1)-" (Japanese: 女型の巨人 ―第57回壁外調査①―)
Daisuke Tokudo
Masashi Koizuka
Hiroshi SekoAugust 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)September 6, 2014
1818"Forest of Giant Trees: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 2"
Transcription: "Kyodaiju no Mori -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (2)-" (Japanese: 巨大樹の森 ―第57回壁外調査②―)
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Shin Wakabayashi
Hiroshi SekoAugust 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)September 13, 2014
1919"Bite: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3"
Transcription: "Kamitsuku -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (3)-" (Japanese: 噛み付く ―第57回壁外調査③―)
Kiyoshi Fukumoto
Tomomi Ikeda
Noboru TakagiAugust 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)September 20, 2014
2020"Erwin Smith: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4"
Transcription: "Eruvin Sumisu -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (4)" (Japanese: エルヴィン・スミス ―第57回壁外調査④―)
Shintaro ItogaYasuko KobayashiAugust 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)September 27, 2014
2121"Crushing Blow: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5"
Transcription: "Tettsui -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (5)-" (Japanese: 鉄槌 ―第57回壁外調査⑤―)
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Yasushi Muroya
Noboru TakagiSeptember 1, 2013 (2013-09-01)October 4, 2014
2222"The Defeated: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6"
Transcription: "Haisha-tachi -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (6)-" (Japanese: 敗者達 ―第57回壁外調査⑥―)
Makoto Bessho
Shinpei Ezaki
Noboru TakagiSeptember 8, 2013 (2013-09-08)October 11, 2014
2323"Smile: Assault on Stohess, Part 1"
Transcription: "Hohoemi -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (1)-" (Japanese: 微笑み ―ストヘス区急襲①―)
Hirokazu YamadaHiroshi SekoSeptember 15, 2013 (2013-09-15)October 18, 2014
2424"Mercy: Assault on Stohess, Part 2"
Transcription: "Jihi -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (2)-" (Japanese: 慈悲 ―ストヘス区急襲②―)
Akitoshi Yokoyama
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Yasuko KobayashiSeptember 22, 2013 (2013-09-22)October 25, 2014
2525"Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3"
Transcription: "Kabe -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (3)-" (Japanese: 壁 ―ストヘス区急襲③―)
Daisuke Tokudo
Masashi Koizuka
Shintarō Itoga
Tetsurō Araki
Yasuko KobayashiSeptember 29, 2013 (2013-09-29)November 1, 2014

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [21]English air date
261"Beast Titan"
Transcription: "Kemono no Kyojin" (Japanese: 獣の巨人)
Hiroyuki TanakaYasuko KobayashiApril 1, 2017 (2017-04-01)April 22, 2017[11]
272"I'm Home"
Transcription: "Tadaima" (Japanese: ただいま)
Yoshihide IbataYasuko KobayashiApril 8, 2017 (2017-04-08)April 29, 2017
283"Southwestward"
Transcription: "Nansei e" (Japanese: 南西へ)
Kenji ImuraHiroshi SekoApril 15, 2017 (2017-04-15)May 6, 2017
294"Soldier"
Transcription: "Heishi" (Japanese: 兵士)
Hitomi EzoeHiroshi SekoApril 22, 2017 (2017-04-22)May 13, 2017
305"Historia"
Transcription: "Hisutoria" (Japanese: ヒストリア)
Tetsuya WakanoYasuko KobayashiApril 29, 2017 (2017-04-29)May 20, 2017
316"Warrior"
Transcription: "Senshi" (Japanese: 戦士)
Hiroyuki TanakaHiroshi SekoMay 6, 2017 (2017-05-06)June 3, 2017
327"Close Combat"
Transcription: "Da - Tō - Kyoku" (Japanese: 打・投・極)
Takayuki HiraoHiroshi SekoMay 13, 2017 (2017-05-13)June 10, 2017
338"The Hunters"
Transcription: "Oumono" (Japanese: 迫う者)
Yūmi KawaiYasuko KobayashiMay 20, 2017 (2017-05-20)June 17, 2017
349"Opening"
Transcription: "Kaikō" (Japanese: 開口)
Yoshihide IbataYasuko KobayashiMay 27, 2017 (2017-05-27)June 24, 2017
3510"Children"
Transcription: "Kodomotachi" (Japanese: 子供達)
Kenji ImuraHiroshi SekoJune 3, 2017 (2017-06-03)July 8, 2017
3611"Charge"
Transcription: "Totsugeki" (Japanese: 突撃)
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Yasuhiro Akamatsu
Hiroshi SekoJune 10, 2017 (2017-06-10)July 15, 2017
3712"Scream"
Transcription: "Sakebi" (Japanese: 叫び)
Satonobu Kikuchi
Takayuki Hirao
Tetsurō Araki
Yoshihide Ibata
Yasuko KobayashiJune 17, 2017 (2017-06-17)July 22, 2017

Season 3 (2018–19)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [22]English air date
Part 1
381"Smoke Signal"
Transcription: "Noroshi" (Japanese: 狼煙)
Hiroyuki TanakaYasuko KobayashiJuly 23, 2018 (2018-07-23)July 11, 2018 (theatres)[d]
August 18, 2018 (television)[16]
392"Pain"
Transcription: "Itami" (Japanese: 痛み)
Shita TaroYasuko KobayashiJuly 30, 2018 (2018-07-30)August 25, 2018
403"Old Story"
Transcription: "Mukashibanashi" (Japanese: 昔話)
Tomoko HirakataHiroshi SekoAugust 6, 2018 (2018-08-06)September 8, 2018[e]
414"Trust"
Transcription: "Shinrai" (Japanese: 信頼)
Aiko SakurabaHiroshi SekoAugust 13, 2018 (2018-08-13)September 15, 2018
425"Reply"
Transcription: "Kaitō" (Japanese: 回答)
Miki KomuroYasuko KobayashiAugust 20, 2018 (2018-08-20)September 22, 2018
436"Sin"
Transcription: "Tsumi" (Japanese: )
Ryūta KawaharaHiroshi SekoAugust 27, 2018 (2018-08-27)September 30, 2018[f]
447"Wish"
Transcription: "Negai" (Japanese: 願い)
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Ken Andō
Hiroshi SekoSeptember 3, 2018 (2018-09-03)October 7, 2018
458"Outside the Walls of Orvud District"
Transcription: "Orubudo-ku Gaiheki" (Japanese: オルブド区外壁)
Matsuo Asami
Azuma Ryōsuke
Yasuko KobayashiSeptember 10, 2018 (2018-09-10)October 14, 2018
469"Ruler of the Walls"
Transcription: "Kabe no Ō" (Japanese: 壁の王)
Yasuhiro AkamatsuHiroshi SekoSeptember 17, 2018 (2018-09-17)October 21, 2018
4710"Friends"
Transcription: "Yūjin" (Japanese: 友人)
Shintarō Itoga
Aiko Sakuraba
Hiroshi SekoSeptember 24, 2018 (2018-09-24)October 28, 2018
4811"Bystander"
Transcription: "Bōkansha" (Japanese: 傍観者)
Matsuo Asami
Ken Andō
Shingo Uchida
Yasuko KobayashiOctober 8, 2018 (2018-10-08)[g]November 4, 2018
4912"Night of the Battle to Retake the Wall"
Transcription: "Dakkan Sakusen no Yoru" (Japanese: 奪還作戦の夜)
Takashi Andō
Yasuhiro Akamatsu
Hiroshi SekoOctober 15, 2018 (2018-10-15)November 11, 2018
Part 2
5013"The Town Where Everything Began"
Transcription: "Hajimari no Machi" (Japanese: はじまりの街)
Hiroyuki TanakaYasuko KobayashiApril 29, 2019 (2019-04-29)[27]May 25, 2019[28]
5114"Thunder Spears"
Transcription: "Raisō" (Japanese: 雷槍)
Akitoshi Yokoyama
Yasuhiro Akamatsu
Hiroshi SekoMay 6, 2019 (2019-05-06)TBA
5215"Descent"
Transcription: "Kōrin" (Japanese: 光臨)
Shingo Uchida
Norihito Takahashi
Mai Teshima
Hitomi Ezoe
Hiroshi SekoMay 13, 2019 (2019-05-13)TBA
5316"Perfect Game"
Transcription: "Pāfekuto Gēmu" (Japanese: 完全試合パーフェクトゲーム)
Tetsuya WakanoHiroshi SekoMay 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)TBA
5417"Hero"
Transcription: "Yūsha" (Japanese: 勇者)
TBATBAMay 27, 2019 (2019-05-27)TBA

Special episodes[edit]

OVA episodes[edit]

The following bonus original video animation episodes were released alongside select volumes of the manga.[29]

No.TitleOriginal air date
3.5"Ilse's Notebook: Memoirs of a Recon Corps Member"
Transcription: "Iruze no Techō -Aru Chōsa Heidan'in no Shuki-" (Japanese: イルゼの手帳 ―ある調査兵団員の手記―)
December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
In the year 850, whilst Eren and the others are in training, the Recon Corps go on a mission, with Hange deciding to pursue a Titan spotted in the forest in the hopes she can capture it. Curiously, as Hange gets the Titan to chase after her, it suddenly retreats to the forest. Hange follows it to the center of the forest, where she finds it banging its head against a certain tree. The Titan turns hostile when Hange gets close to it, but Levi and the others arrive and kill it, much to Hange's dismay. Upon inspecting the scene, they discover the decapitated body of Ilse Langnar, a soldier from the 34th Recon Corps division, resting inside of the tree, and find a notebook belonging to her lying on the ground. The notebook details Ilse's records, as she escaped on foot after her squad was killed by Titans. She eventually became cornered by a Titan, but instead of killing her right away, it started to speak to her in the human language, calling her "Ymir". Ilse attempted to communicate with the Titan, but it inevitably became hostile again and bit off her head, curiously choosing not to devour her body but instead rest it inside the tree. Having read through all of Ilse's notes, Hange uses the notebook as leverage to convince Erwin to approve of operations to capture Titans alive and study them, before returning Ilse's belongings to her grief-stricken family.
3.25"The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth"
Transcription: "Totsuzen no Raihōsha -Sainamareru Seishun no Noroi-" (Japanese: 突然の来訪者 ―苛まれる青春の呪い―)
April 9, 2014 (2014-04-09)
In the year 849, Jean returns home after two years in training. After Jean gets into a dispute with Sasha following a training exercise, Commander Pyxis suggests they settle things in a cooking contest. With Armin and Annie joining Jean's team and Reiner and Conny teaming up with Sasha, the two groups head into the forest in search of a notorious giant boar to use as meat. Sasha's group come across the boar first and engage it in battle, with Sasha managing to kill it and claim it for her group. Later, after Jean is visited by his mother, shouting at her when he feels she is embarrassing him, he concocts a plan to steal some quality beef from the office so he can beat Sasha, but Armin and Annie refuse to help him. After inevitably giving up on his plan, Jean opens a lunchbox his mother left him containing an omelette, remembering all the times his mother stood by him. The cooking contest soon takes place, with Sasha presenting a prime boar steak whilst Jean presents a humble omelette. Although wowed by the taste of the steak, Pyxis declares Jean the winner as he showed more skill in cooking. Content with his victory, Jean considers paying a visit to his mother.
3.75"Distress"
Transcription: "Konnan" (Japanese: 困難)
August 8, 2014 (2014-08-08)
In the year 848, the recruits are split into two groups for a wilderness exercise to learn how to sustain themselves in times of peace. Marco has trouble leading his group due to the arrogance of both Eren and Jean. Meanwhile, Mikasa's group learns of the presence of a gang of thieves, who managed to steal their omni-directional mobility gear. That night, the thieves ambush Eren's group, taking Christa hostage along with their equipment. Putting aside their petty squabbles in order to rescue her, the group discover the thieves' hideout, using each of their talents to come up with a plan to ambush them. After Eren and Jean manage to recover the group's maneuver equipment and put a stop to the thieves' wagons, the thieves hold Christa at knifepoint, but she is rescued by the arrival of Mikasa and Annie after Armin had signalled for help. As the thieves are arrested, with no casualties taken, Armin wonders if the thieves' attack was part of the exercise all along.

Bonus shorts[edit]

Chibi Theater: Fly, Cadets, Fly! (ちみキャラ劇場 とんでけ!訓練兵団, Chimi Kyara Gekijō – Tondeke! Kunren Heidan) is a series of flash animated gag shorts included with the Blu-ray Disc/DVD releases, featuring the characters in chibi form based on designs by Yuupon.[citation needed]

No.TitleOriginal air date
1"Day 01 / Day 02"
Transcription: "Ichinichime / Futsukame" (Japanese: 01日目 / 02日目)
July 17, 2013 (2013-07-17)
Eren has trouble getting to school on time, before he and Armin find themselves in the nurse's office.
2"Day 03 / Day 04"
Transcription: "Mikkame / Yokkame" (Japanese: 03日目 / 04日目)
August 21, 2013 (2013-08-21)
Eren tries to make a strong impression before his instructor, whilst Jean becomes jealous of Eren's closeness with Mikasa.
3"Day 05 / Day 06 / Day 07"
Transcription: "Itsukame / Muikame / Nanokame" (Japanese: 05日目 / 06日目 / 07日目)
September 18, 2013 (2013-09-18)
Sasha is accused of a crime she didn't commit, whilst Armin finds a rather dubious book. Later, Eren and Mikasa try to learn about the Titan's weakness.
4"Day 08 / Day 09 / Day 10"
Transcription: "Yōkame / Kokonokame / Tōkame" (Japanese: 8日目 / 9日目 / 10日目)
October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)
Eren accidentally stumbles into the classroom as the girls were taking off their clothes, Mikasa competes against Ymir for Eren's pudding, Christa and Ymir discuss who they should spend the day with.
5"Day 11 / Day 12 / Day 13"
Transcription: "Jūichinichime / Jūninichime / Jūsannichime" (Japanese: 11日目 / 12日目 / 13日目)
November 20, 2013 (2013-11-20)
Eren attempts to improve his body by following Reiner's every move, Bertholdt tries to improve his confidence, Mikasa and Annie compete to see who can inflict more pain on Eren.
6"Day 14 / Day 15 / Day 16"
Transcription: "Jūyokkame / Jūgonichime / Jūrokunichime" (Japanese: 14日目 / 15日目 / 16日目)
December 18, 2013 (2013-12-18)
Conny and Sasha attempt to prank Shadis, Eren decides to shave his hair, Armin tutors Eren, Sasha, and Conny when they failed their test.
7"Day 17 / Day 18 / Day 19"
Transcription: "Jūshichinichime / Jūhachinichime / Jūkunichime" (Japanese: 17日目 / 18日目 / 19日目)
January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15)
Eren struggles to balance himself on the omni-directional mobility gear, Jean gets lost during training, Marco sneaks into the Girl's Dormitory to return a lost pink bag.
8"Day 20 / Day 21 / Day 22"
Transcription: "Nijūnichime / Nijūichinichime / Nijūninichime" (Japanese: 20日目 / 21日目 / 22日目)
February 19, 2014 (2014-02-19)
Franz and Hannah try to help Eren reconcile with Mikasa after an argument, Mikasa tries to act on her feelings with Eren, and Hange tries to communicate with a Titan.
9"Day 23 / Day 24 / Day 25"
Transcription: "Nijūsannichime / Nijūyonnichime / Nijūgonichime" (Japanese: 23日目 / 24日目 / 25日目)
March 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)
Erwin tries to change his appearance to appeal to cadets, Levi analyzes himself from another's point of view, and the graduation ceremony of the 104th Cadet Corps takes place.

Music[edit]

First season[edit]

"Attack on Titan" Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJune 28, 2013 (Disc 1)
October 16, 2013 (Disc 2)
Studio
GenreSoundtrack
Length1:17:27 (Disc 1)
47:51 (Disc 2)
LabelPony Canyon
Producer

In the first season, for the first thirteen episodes, the opening theme is "Guren no Yumiya" (紅蓮の弓矢, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow", styled in German as "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen") by Linked Horizon, and the ending theme is "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界, lit. "This Beautiful Cruel World") by Yōko Hikasa. For episodes 14–25, the opening theme is "Jiyū no Tsubasa" (自由の翼, lit. "Wings of Freedom", styled in German as "Die Flügel der Freiheit") by Linked Horizon, and the ending theme is "great escape" by Cinema Staff. Both "Guren no Yumiya" and "Jiyū no Tsubasa" were released as part of the single "Jiyū e no Shingeki" on July 10, 2013.[30][31]

The series' soundtrack was composed by Hiroyuki Sawano, and the first CD was released on June 28, 2013 by Pony Canyon.[32] The first CD contains 16 tracks, with 6 vocal tracks featuring performances by Mika Kobayashi, mpi, Cyua, Aimee Blackschleger and CASG. The second CD containing the other half of the soundtrack was released on October 16, 2013 as a bonus offered with the fourth Blu-ray and DVD limited edition volumes of the anime.[33]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Hiroyuki Sawano.

Second season[edit]

"Attack on Titan" Season 2 Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2017
GenreSoundtrack
LabelPony Canyon
Producer
Hiroyuki Sawano soundtrack albums chronology
Crisis Original Soundtrack
(2017)
"Attack on Titan" Season 2 Original Soundtrack
(2017)
Re:CREATORS Original Soundtrack
(2017)
Singles from "Attack on Titan" Season 2 Original Soundtrack
  1. "YAMANAIAME"
    Released: November 19, 2014
  2. "theDOGS"
    Released: July 1, 2015

The opening theme is "Shinzou wo Sasageyo!" (心臓を捧げよう!, lit. "Dedicate your Heart!", styled in German as "Opfert eure Herzen!") by Linked Horizon,[34] and the ending theme is "Yuugure no Tori" (夕暮れの鳥, lit. "Bird at Dusk") by Shinsei Kamattechan.[35]

Sawano returned to compose the soundtrack for the second season, with the 2CD soundtrack scheduled for release on June 7, 2017 by Pony Canyon.[36]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Hiroyuki Sawano.

Third season[edit]

The opening theme song is "Red Swan" by Yoshiki feat. Hyde,[37] while the ending theme is "Akatsuki no Requiem" (暁の鎮魂歌, Akatsuki no Chinkonka, lit. "Daybreak Requiem") by Linked Horizon.[38] The second opening theme will be performed by Linked Horizon, and the second ending theme will be performed by Cinema Staff.[39]

Anime films[edit]

For the first compilation film, Attack on Titan – Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow, the ending themes were "YAMANAIAME" (lit. "Unstoppable Rain") by Hiroyuki Sawano feat. Mika Kobayashi, Mica Caldito & mpi and "Guren no Zahyou" (紅蓮の座標, lit. "Crimson Coordinate") by Linked Horizon.[40] For the second compilation film, Attack on Titan – Part 2: Wings of Freedom, the ending themes was "theDOGS" by Hiroyuki Sawano feat. mpi.[41] The film's theme song was "Jiyuu no Daishou" (自由の代償) by Linked Horizon.[42]

Reception[edit]

The anime series has been successful in Japan, with average sales of 52,067 across 9 volumes, with a total of 468,603 as of August 2016.[43] It was the number one selling TV anime of 2013 in Japan[44] and is currently the eighth best selling anime of 2010's.[45] It has also been very successful in the U.S. with sales of at least 200,000.[46] It was also the number one streaming anime from Funimation in 2014[47] and the number one fan favorite Funimation home video released of 2014.[48] The anime adaptation won multiple prizes during the 3rd Newtype Anime Awards, including Best Director, Best Script, Best Soundtrack, Best Theme Song, Top Female Character and Title of the Year.[49] It received the award for Best TV Animation at the 2013 Animation Kobe Awards.[50] It received the award for Animation of the Year at the 2014 Tokyo Anime Award, along with, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Music.[51] It won the 2013 Digital Contents of the Year Award at Japan's 19th annual Association of Media in Digital (AMD) Awards.[52]

The first and second seasons of Attack On Titan were met with overwhelming acclaim with praise for the storyline, writing, animation, action sequences, characters, and dub performances, though some criticized its dark tone.[citation needed]

Carl Kimlinger from Anime News Network was sharply critical of the first two episodes of the anime adaptation. He did praise the show for "making giants freaky again", but added that "bringing back the terror of the fee-fi-fo-fum set does not a good show make". Kimlinger criticized Araki's direction, saying he "clearly intends it to be powerful and unsettling, but it's just crude and unpleasant."[53] However, other critics from Anime News Network praised much of the series. Rebecca Silverman said it "is both gorgeous and appalling in its visuals", and "an excellent mix of what 18th century Gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe defined as horror versus terror: the one is physical, making you want to look away, and the other is intellectual, making you want to know what's going to happen next."[54] Carlo Santos noted that "few [apocalyptic action shows] get as close to perfection as Attack on Titan does". Santos described it as "a masterpiece of death and destruction" after watching only the first episode.[55] Theron Martin of Anime News Network praised the musical score and the "intense, impactful first episode" despite his feeling that it has "limited animation". Martin also compared Attack on Titan's vibe and visual aesthetic to Claymore.[56] John Sinnott of DVD Talk called the series one of the best ones he has ever watched and one "that anime fans should not miss."[57]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Funimation dub spells Eren's surname as Jaeger.
  2. ^ The Funimation dub spells Mikasa's surname as Ackermann.
  3. ^ The Funimation dub spells Armin's surname as Arlelt.
  4. ^ Funimation screened the episode in North American theatres on July 11, 2018.[23]
  5. ^ Episode 40 was delayed due to Adult Swim airing a My Hero Academia marathon on September 1, 2018.[24]
  6. ^ Starting from Episode 43, Attack on Titan moved to 12:00 A.M. EST, effectively airing on September 30, 2018.[25]
  7. ^ Due to NHK's news coverage of Typhoon Trami, episode 11 of season 3 was delayed by a week to October 8, 2018.[26]

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