Shingeki no Kyojin revolves around a boy called Eren Yeager, the girl his family took in, Mikasa Ackerman, and their friend Armin Arlert. They and the rest of human civilisation live inside fifty metre tall walls, built over a hundred years ago to protect them from the Titans; giant, humanoid creatures that love nothing more than devouring humans. After living in peace and protection from the Titans for over a century, their peace is shattered in an instant when one day, a sixty foot Titan and an Armoured Titan destroy the most outer walls, allowing the usual Titans to flood into Eren's town, eating everyone they can get their disgusting hands on.
After suffering loss from the ruins of his home, Eren swears revenge against the Titans, and enlists in military training, with the aim of becoming a member of the Survey Corps. Otherwise known as the Recon Corps or Scouting Legion, this group of elite soldiers are the only members of humanity who dare to venture outside of the walls, utilising the military Manoeuvre Gear to take down Titans, sometimes bringing them back for scientific study in the hopes of learning more about them. Graduating in the top ten of his military class, alongside Mikasa and Armin, and with the threat of new and even more lethal Titans, Eren and his friends join the Survey Corps, with Eren's heart burning with revenge...
Essentially, this series is THE SHIT. Every man and his dog seems to have been watching this, and I have fucking loved every second of it from start to finish. It keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through each episode, it's jam-packed with major adrenalin rushes and oh my god THE FEELS. I was cheering for Eren every step of the way, I think he's a fantastic main character and a gorram (bonus points if you know where that word's from) amazing protagonist! I was fucking addicted to this series, I'm genuinely gutted that it's over and I can promise you this, the second that I get some free time I'm going to start reading the manga series as it's still ongoing. I'm praying to who the hell knows what for a second series, and I'm keeping my ear to the ground!
Recommendation: FUCK YES!!! If you like anime even a smidgen then why the hell aren't you watching this?? It's amazing, there are practically no words for it, I've genuinely struggled writing this blog post and have made up for the lack of actual sentences with swear words (as I do in real life), because it's just AWESOME. That's pretty much all there is to it! It's a heavy duty and hard hitting anime series, and I almost wish I hadn't ranked others I'd watched so highly, because this outranks all of them with ease. Full marks in all departments. Go Eren!!
Have you watched Shingeki no Kyojin? Do you like anime? Let me know! :)