“Attack on Titan” is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series was first serialized in Kodansha’s “Monthly Shōnen Sirius” magazine in 2009, and has since been collected into multiple tankōbon volumes. It has been adapted into an anime television series, several spin-off manga series, and a number of light novels.
The story of “Attack on Titan” takes place in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the Titans, gigantic humanoids that eat humans seemingly without reason. The story centers on Eren Yeager, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of a Colossus Titan brings about the destruction of their home town and the death of Eren’s mother. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren and his friends join the Scout Regiment, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans.
“Attack on Titan” has been a commercial success and has become a critical and commercial success both domestically and internationally. It has also been a subject of controversy due to its graphic violence, which has led to it being banned in some countries. Despite this, the series has gained a large worldwide fanbase and has been commercially successful, selling over 90 million copies as of 2021.
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