Shingeki no Kyojin is a shounen manga/anime from the Japanese author Hajime Isayama whose protagonists are Eren, Mikasa and Armin, who live in a world where the remnants of mankind live inside cities surrounded by gigantic walls in order to protect themselves from Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures ...

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What is the motive behind the Titan Shifters' actions?

Okay, so I read a bit of the manga, and I know a good amount of spoilers. But why are most of the titan-shifters trying to destroy humanity? Eren and Ymir are good, right? Why do some titan-shifters ...
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How were the walls in Attack on Titan built?

If I remember correctly, in Attack on Titan, it's mentioned or implied a number of times that humans built the walls to protect themselves from the titans. (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong on ...
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Is Eren in 'Attack On Titan', immortal?

I don't know why but while I'm reading fanfiction and other things I notice that people sometimes quote how no one wants Eren to die because he's "the key to humanity". I've always thought he was ...
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Is the religion in Shingeki no Kyojin supposed to resemble a real-life religion?

In the religion in SnK, they worship the walls as their protectors and a number of times say that the walls were put there by God. The walls are also at least once referred to as Goddesses, though ...
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What is Shingeki no Kyojin's Year Zero?

In Shingeki no Kyojin, they comment a number of times about what year it is. The show starts in year 845. Though the world seems to be relatively similar to ours (having Asia, etc.), the don't seem to ...
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What song is playing when Eren cries in episode 2?

What is the name of the song about 13:00 into episode 2, when Eren is crying? (Seen in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PlqHJQDC4U at the minute 0:55.) I've searched in many places but I ...
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What type of government structure exists in Shingeki no Kyojin?

So I guess that the remaining human survivors formed a nation, but what form of government exists in this nation? Who is the leader?
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What Race are the Humans on Attack On Titan? What language do they speak?

The majority of characters in Attack of Titan have German names. Does this mean they are Europeans? We know Mikasa Ackerman is Oriental. Did the writers avoid describing her as Asian because the ...
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How did the Female Titan cut Eren's titan form?

After she killed the Levi squad, Eren transformed to fight the Female Titan. In Chapter 29, Hammer, it looked like Eren was having the upper hand, but then the Female Titan turned around, and with one ...
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How does the 3D maneuver gear work?

In Shingeki no Kyojin, the soldiers use the 3D maneuver gear to attack the Titans and cut the back of their necks. In the last episodes, I have seen that they use a balloon of gas as the power to ...
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What exactly happens to a titan's body after it is killed?

I just started watching the anime and I haven't read much of the manga so I don't know if it is explained further on. We all know a titan's body gives of extreme heat from an encounter Eren had with ...
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When and where does Attack on Titan take place?

Is the setting of "Attack on Titan" (Shingeki no kyojin) supposed to be Earth in the distant future and Titans suddenly appeared out of nowhere and devolved society to medieval level of technology? Or ...
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Why/How does Eren remember how to activate his Titan power?

Eren's father injects him with the Titan serum years before he first uses it. So how is it that he remembers how to activate it?
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Why do the giants in Shingeki no Kyojin start to look like the characters that got eaten?

In Shingeki no Kyojin, Armin's grandfather dies when he is sent to recover Wall Maria. And in the episode when Eren gets eaten, the face and the look of the giant who eats him is exactly the same as ...
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Was the Scouting Legion's patch or the character's Military affiliation changed?

In the Military, there are three units, each with its own patch: Scouting Legion, Military Police and Stationary Guard. Left to Right: Scouting Legion, Military Police and Stationary Guard So far ...
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Why do some of the scenes in the 5th episode of Attack on Titan differ when it was aired in Fukuoka?

The airing of the 5th episode of Attack on Titan in Fukuoka (see top in the Youtube video below) had some noticeable difference from the original airing (see bottom). Why were these changes made? Was ...
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What is a “Three-Dimensional Maneuver”?

Many times in Attack on Titan, the various soldiers mention something called "three-dimensional maneuvering", which appears to be an effective strategy for the battles with the Titans. At the end of ...