Spring 2013 Anime Reviews – Shingeki no Kyojin

Merit Reviews

Shingeki no Kyojin holds a lot of promise. I had already had it on my to watch list when a friend said they had become very interested in its debut after they saw the trailer. As usual spoilers for the first episode are below.

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Inside the walls.

Shingeki no Kyojin is set in a world where what remains of humanity is confined behind walls after being continually attacked by the Titans, a giant race that eats human flesh. Most of humanity is quite complacent about being behind the walls, viewing it as the only safe place left in the world. However Eren, our main protagonist, a brash young man, is decidedly against staying behind the walls. He believes that humanity is nothing more than livestock and isn’t trying to be free. He wants to join the Recon unit, a military division that exits the safety of the walls and…

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