Questions tagged [attack-on-titan]

Attack on Titan (or, "Shingeki no Kyojin") is a manga by Hajime Isayama and an anime by Production I.G and Wit Studio. It's a dystopian fantasy about people under attack by "Titans", gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans for no apparent reason.

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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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What was Eren's vision about?

I can't believe I missed this three times. I went back to the beginning of AoT in episode 1 and noticed these scenes that occurred at the beginning of the episode. Eren is having some type of daydream ...
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What happens to a Titan Shifter if they die without being eaten?

The question is very vague, so let me clear up some of the confusion and haze. In the entirety of AoT, it is known that, to inherit the powers of a Titan Shifter, the chosen one must eat the current ...
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Can a human survive inside a titan?

In Attack on Titan, it is said that titans do not have any digestive organs and the only way they get stuff out of their stomach is by puking it out. Now, if a human is swallowed whole by the titan, ...
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What does the title of first chapter of Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin) mean or signify in the context of manga?

To You, 2000 Years From Now (二千年後の君へ Ni-sen nen-go no Kimi e) is the 1st chapter of the 1st volume and the 1st chapter overall of the Attack on Titan manga. Who is the you? And what is the ...
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Who exactly are featured on the walls of Maria, Rose & Sina?

I'm not sure whether this question will make sense or not but what is the symbolism or meaning behind the logos or symbols that are associated with the walls of Maria, Rose & Sina? Are they ...
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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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What happens to the human inside the titan when the titan dies?

Just to be clear I'm NOT talking about those who where swallowed. When they kill a titan it completely Vaporizes and nothing is left. So what happens to the human inside them?
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Which chapter of the manga closely follows after Attack on Titan EP 25?

I have been searching for this for a while now after I finished watching the series a week ago, but I can't find a rough answer on Google and sites such as answers.yahoo.com about which chapter of the ...
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Manga Spoilers: Why didn't this character transform when injured?

In episode 29 (episode 4 in season 2) of Attack on Titan, why didn't As I understand, titan shifters are able to transform by injuring themselves or by others. Can someone explain or did I miss some ...
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Can the Titans swim?

I have only seen the anime and haven't read the manga, but a question came to me: Can the titans swim? We know that they are abnormally light and strong for their size. However, the fact that they ...
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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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How did the Female Titan manage to get out of her titan form and escape while surrounded by a horde of titans?

In episode 20 of the anime, when Annie, as the Female Titan, falls into Erwin's trap and is restrained, she calls over a horde of titans to devour her titan body. Her titan body is shown to be torn ...
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What chapter does Attack on Titan season 2 finish at?

I just finished the season 2 of Attack on Titan and I want to start to read the manga. Which chapter should I start from?
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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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What is the language used on food can?

In season 2 episode 4, Reiner suspects Ymir. While searching her, he found Ymir holding a can of canned food. When he took the food can, he was unable to read the content written on it, while Ymir ...
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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 off extreme heat, from an encounter Eren had ...
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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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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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Why are there outlying towns/cities on the walls in Shingeki no Kyoujin?

For example, this here: Why does it need to jut out of the walls instead of just being inside the walls to begin with?
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Who is this ghost from episode 8 of Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou?

Episode 8 of Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou features this ghostly character, who is not addressed by name during the episode: Who is this supposed to be? From reading the cast credits, I see that this ...
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Why did Eren survive getting eaten?

Why did Eren survive when he was eaten by the titan during the battle of Trost? Why didn't that titan gain his titan abilities too? There hasn't been another example of a Titan Shifter being eaten in ...
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How would Annie's going underground prove anything?

I'm wondering how Annie's going underground (in episode 23) would prove she wasn't the Female Titan? Also, was her reason for not going there only because she knew it was a trap, or did she have ...
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Why is Bertolt's Titan form so much bigger than the other Titan Shifters?

Bertolt's Titan form is unusually big, approaching nearly 50 meters. Was there any particular reason given for why it is so large in comparison to the rest?
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In episode 20 of Attack on Titan, how does the Female Titan have 3D Maneuver Gear after regaining human form?

I remember someone saying (not sure which episode, though probably the same) that Eren lost his 3D Maneuver Gear after exiting his Titan form. I also remember seeing that myself, after exiting his ...
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How does Ymir turn back into her human form?

Late in the manga, we know that titans are actually transformed humans, and that not all people who transform into titans can turn back into human form. I did a lot of research on Ymir and there are ...
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Are the memories still there?

But, So, are the memories gone? Or will they come back if a true member of the royal family
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Why did Annie accept Armin's request?

In Attack on Titan season 1 episode 23, Armin requested for help from Annie, and she accepted it. She knew from the beginning that it was a trap, that's why she put on the ring. She put on the ring ...
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Why Connie, Historia and the others have been kept separated from the others at the beginning of season 2?

In the beginning of season 2, all of these guys have been kept somewhere with a sense that they are dangerous. Why is that? How did they know that they might be dangerous? Did I forget anything from ...
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What's the coordinate ability?

I'm on chapter 57 on Attack on Titan, and a "coordinate ability" keeps getting mentioned -- here by Hanji, but also earlier by either Bertholdt or Reiner (who apparently didn't want it to fall into ...
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If the Beast titan has similar powers to the founding titan, why do they need it so desperately?

Reiner and Bertolt are desperate to capture "the coordinate", the founding titan. But according to http://attackontitan.wikia.com/wiki/Beast_Titan , the Beast Titan "is one of the strongest of all ...
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Why didn't Rod Reiss just eat Eren? Why did he need Historia?

Why didn't Rod Reiss just eat Eren? Why did he need Historia? If Reiss just ate Eren, he would be the king, and do whatever he wanted (except that the King's will may overrule some his own free-will). ...