Are You Watching “Attack On Titan” On Netflix?

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My brother turned me on to “Attack On Titan”, a new animated series that hails out of Japan.

It’s been quite a long time since I enjoyed some “new” Japanimation, and the eclectic mix of Ninja Scroll, Godzilla and Spider-Man was so exciting that my weekend was ruined by binge watching the adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.

Here’s a breakdown on the series, via IMDB:

2000 years from now, humans are nearly exterminated by titans. Titans 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 titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

There’s an insane amount of action, and even a pretty solid amount of gore. But what truly makes this such a special series is the storytelling. Instead of each episode being its own arc, it’s a continuous story that continues to build each and every episode – and they still manage to drop a massive cliffhanger as the end of each chapter. My personal favorite aspect of the show is that they aren’t afraid to bail on the main characters for an episode in order to spend 20 minutes developing a new character, which helps build tension throughout.

The best, though, is news that a live-action feature is already in development with Harumira Mira leading the cast. It will be filmed on Hasima Island off the coast of Japan (also where they filmed Skyfall). Get on this bandwagon early…

“Attack on Titan” is on Netflix Instant, which means you too can binge watch as giant humanoid creatures snack on the townspeople as if they were delicious candy.

  • Adam Dodd

    Attack on Titan is the best. That is all.

    • Sam

      DAMN FREAKIN RIGHT!!!

  • Fantasma George

    I’ve read part of the manga and yeah it’s big on cliffhangers. You guys haven’t met BIG SPOILER ‘the monkey’ yet, have you?

    • ChildoftheKoRn

      Fuck your spoiler! So far through season 1 theres the average sized armored guy, gargantuan one (as seen in the pic above) and another female one driving the story. I don’t think they had “the monkey” just yet.

    • Carlie Thompson

      Not yet. thats in season 2

    • Sam

      He’s nicknamed Monkey Trouble. He’ll be in it when Season 2 is aired, but meanwhile he’s in the manga obviously

  • ChildoftheKoRn

    My only issue with this, which also is my beef with 99.9% of anime TV shows is the overdrawn drama. When something could be explained in 2 minutes its drawn out to an entire episode. The only other anime i could get into was DBZ, even with AOT’s extended drama it still drew me in to watch the entire first season non-stop. Take from this what you will but I typically don’t care for anime much.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rsonic Rafael Vazquez

      Well, DBZ is average at best. Even though I will always like it, because of nostalgia. Some anime that I thought are great? Ghost In A Shell, Psycho-Pass, Steins;Gate etc… I personally think there’s anime out there that’s better than a lot of live action shows and movies.

  • Ltg1998

    I forgot it was on netflix, when I watched it, it was only on Crunchyroll. It took a little bit to finish cause it’s such a bleak show.

  • Werewolf

    The armored titan rips ass. He’s not in the story nearly enough.

    • Sam

      I KNOW RIGHT!! A few manga chapters after the last anime episode, he appears again and has a fucking badass fight with Eren. If you’re impatient, read the manga, though the anime will seriously kick ass..

      • Werewolf

        Yep! I’m caught up to the current chapter. Can’t wait to see that fight animated. COME ON SEASON 2!

  • joeshmo447

    Yeah it’s on netflix but don’t get too excited it’s subbed. Most anime watchers actually like it that way but I frekin despize it. You end up reading it instead of watching it and you’ll miss key parts when there is action going on and they’re also talking or shouting something which is all the time. But Cartoon Network airs dubbed eps on tonami late at night, and I’m sure u can find it online somewhere

    • Sam

      I’m like 16.. And have no trouble with the subs. Usually they’re still on the screen for a few seconds before I’m done with them. I completely understand if anyone has a reading deficiency, but if it can be helped, watch the sub. There’s more passion in the voices and they really make the series itself. The dub is pretty much a joke, ask any fan you know.

    • T.J. Barber

      It’s a little embarrassing to come to a site devoted to films and shows and see people unable to deal with subtitles.

      • joeshmo447

        I can deal with them but you miss so much man. I’d almost rather learn Japanese and then watch just a full Japanese version. Expecting me to read huge dialogs on the bottom of my screen whilst there may be a lot going on just above where I’m actually looking is really disturbing. Think of it like looking down a long hallway when u need glasses to see long distance, you see general shapes and the verry basics but the devils in the details with me sir. I don’t buy blu ray for the hd subtitles…I want to actually watch the picture not up and down back and forth between reading and watching. It’s one or the other. Now if it was a slow movie that had scenes where they were just in a single room talking and nothing else like godfather I can deal with it. Or some Tarrantino movies

  • T.J. Barber

    This show is really bad.

    The first couple episodes really reel you in but after episode 4 the boring characters and the absolute complete lack of plot development will completely destroy any sense of fun you had.

    There is alarming issues with consistent tone and of course the only characters we kill off are red shirts. I thought for a while this was going to have a Game of Thrones level of balls about killing story driving characters but of course they cop out right away.

    The concept is so interesting, and the world building is so unique, but such a vast array of characters so insultingly unoriginal I’m blown away people talk highly of this show.

    It should be illegal for characters to talk about major drama during action sequences, ever since Team America parodied it so well, it’s unreal other writers think it’s ok to pull off.

  • Evan3

    Its also on Adult Swim dubbed if anyone prefers that (though why anyone would ever prefer dubbed is beyond me)..

  • http://instagram.com/xanglx xanglx

    I just started watching this the other night. I’m really liking it so far.

  • ImPetrified

    This is such a STUPID, overrated anime. There are literally a couple of moments of self-reflexive creativity, and that’s it. The rest is just Nihonjin self-hate/white supremacy/Hiroshima rubbish.

    “I’M NOT THE STRONGEST IN THE UNIVERSE!! THEREFORE I AM WORTHLESS! BAAAWWW~”

  • opmania

    Well there we rumours that Attack on titan season 2 will b out in june 2014 but they were wrong :’( as it was just attack on titan dubbed version but you know what ? there is good news too they will release two attack on titan movies too :D

    Source : http://www.watchsnk.com/2013/04/attack-on-titan-season-2

  • Kenny

    I just finished season 1. Really enjoyed it and can’t wait for season 2.