The popular Japanese manga Attack on Titan finally reached its long-awaited conclusion! First of all, a big hand to the manga artist Hajime Isayama and his production staff for seeing their vision through to the end!
Attack on Titan was serialized in Kodansha’s ‘Bessatsu Shonen Magazine’ from 2009 until its final completion in 2021. Over this long period of publication, Isayama-sensei produced a highly popular comic with rich detail and story content. We believe that among manga fans, there are those who preferred to wait for the completion of the series so that they could read everything in one go. In order for everyone to quickly understand this very complex setting, we will briefly explain the general content of Attack on Titan today so that readers who haven’t started yet can get an easy grasp on the story and main players!
Attack on Titan Overview
In a town surrounded by a giant wall, the protagonist Eren Yeager lived a peaceful life with his childhood friends Armin Arlert and Mikasa Ackerman, until one day, when giant creatures called Titans appeared suddenly and breach the wall, killing many of the town villagers, including the protagonist Eren’s mother. In order to exterminate the Titans, Allen joined the military’s Survey Corps team to fight back. From the invasion of the Titans, the reason why the town was surrounded by walls, to the related experiences of Eren’s family in the past, everything is set up to lead to a succession of future tragedies.
The Attack on Titan Characters to Know
The male protagonist in this series has great strength and mobility, and is childhood friends with Mikasa and Armin. Eren looked forward to a future where he could run out beyond the walls to see the beautiful world outside. Ever since he was a young boy, he wanted to join the Survey Corps – but after witnessing his mother being swallowed by a Titan, he then vowed to exterminate them all.
Mikasa is the female lead of Attack on Titan and is Eren’s childhood sweetheart. Her red neckerchief was given to her by Allen. The two often act together. After joining the Survey Corps, she showed great strength, which is related to her heritage. She tries to do anything she can to support Eren.
This main character becomes the 15th head of the Survey Corps in the second half of the story. Eren and Mikasa’s childhood friend, Armin was named after his grandpa. A very timid blond boy with a good head on his shoulders. He considers Mikasa and Eren to be his benefactors and like relatives. He had a strong vision for the world outside the wall, which encouraged Eren’s desire to escape beyond the wall.
The captain of the Survey Corps, whose ability is even higher than that of Mikasa. He is sometimes made fun of because of his height. He had an unusual sword-wielding technique where the blade in his right hand would be held in reverse, pointing backwards, allowing him to perform acrobatic fighting moves.
The 13th head of the Survey Corps. His actions and considerations are always far-reaching, and he possesses extraordinary judgment and command ability. He is someone who can choose to abandon the lives of 100 companions for the survival of all of those within the wall. After designing the Long-Distance Enemy Scouting Formation, the chance of unexpectedly encountering Titans was greatly reduced, thereby increasing the overall survival rate of the Corps. Levi Ackerman trusted him very much.
The 14th head of the Survey Corps, Hange has a strong enthusiasm and curiosity for Titans. They love to conduct various experiments on captured Titans. They can be possibly the most terrifying person in the whole series when they get angry.
Great effort was put into constructing a complex world for the story of Attack on Titan, and every new mystery only serves to draw you in ever further. There is be no meaningless plot thread in the story, which could be another reason for the high popularity!