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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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Why is “Shingeki no Kyojin” translated as “Attack on Titan”?

The direct English translation of 進撃の巨人 ("Shingeki no Kyojin") isn't actually "Attack on Titan", and the name seems like an odd translation because it implies either an attack on a person/thing named "...
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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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How did humans learn how to kill Titans?

In Attack on Titan, how did humans learn the Titans' weak spot? How was it that they learned how to kill Titans? Was it through experiments with live, captured Titans? The only example I could think ...
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Why does the ground shake when titans walk?

In the latest series, an experimenter told Eren that titans are very light despite their size. Why, then, does the ground shake when they walk?
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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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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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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 gender of Armin in Shingeki no Kyojin?

One of my friends read an article which claimed that Armin Arlert of Attack on Titan is female. Can anyone confirm or deny this? This article included the following statement: Q: Out of the group ...
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Are Walls Maria/Rose/Sina the only Wall community in the world?

Okay I was watching Attack on Titan, and I was just wondering if this walled off part of land is the only one in existence? Like, if people were ever to go out past Wall Maria into the rest of 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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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 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 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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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 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 differences from the original airing (see bottom). Why were these changes made? ...
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What race are the humans in Attack on Titan? What language do they speak?

The majority of characters in Attack on 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 in the ...
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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 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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Which chapters are left out during in the anime of Attack on Titan?

I've recently started reading the Attack On Titan manga. I started from chapter 35 and skipped over 1-34 because that's where the anime left off and I already watched it. I just want to know which ...
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Why are there different classes of titans?

There are 4 size classes of titans. Taken from Shingeki no Kyoujin Wiki Why is this so? Do they get larger when they eat?
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Why are there dinosaurs and prehistoric animals in the opening of season 2?

In the opening of season 2, there are dinosaurs and prehistoric animals there. Why?
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What arcs of Shingeki No Kyojin will the live-action movie cover?

The live action movie for Shingeki No Kyojin is coming out in 2015 or 2016 if I am not mistaken. Does anyone know what arcs of the anime and manga the movie will cover?
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Is there a reason for the notches on the blades?

In Attack on Titan, the blades used with the 3D Manuever Gear have notches in them similar to those found on craft knives: Certain knives like the one above come with snap-off points so that when the ...
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Why didn't the Titans wipe out humanity yet?

It seems like the Titans have a really huge advantage like the colossal, armored, female Titan. They could probably charge at Wall Sina instantly, take it down and wipe out humanity. The female Titan ...
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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 ...
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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 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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Is Eren 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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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 could Ymir read the can, but Reiner could not?

While watching episode 29, we saw that Ymir could read the letters on the can, but Reiner could not. Why? Manga spoiler:
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Where is Eren's father Dr. Jaeger?

So I finally got around to seeing what the fuss was all about with Attack on Titan anime series, by marathoning it in two days, and I am glad I did. Do note that I just finish watching the anime ...
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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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How many 104th corps cadets joined the scout regiment?

Most of the 104th cadet corps walked out when they were given choice to join the scouts. But how many of them actually joined the scout regiment?. Plus how many of them are still alive.
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Who are these two people in the third opening of Attack on Titan?

In the third opening of Attack on Titan we see a man and a baby holding hands. Does anyone know who these two people are? I can't remember seeing them in the manga. Or -if they are not "real" ...
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In Shingeki No Kyojin, when does Eren lose 3 years of his memory?

I was just reading asks on Attack On Titan and came upon this one What was Eren's vision about? Where someone says in one of the answers that Eren lost three years of his memory due to his father ...
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Is it safe for me to watch Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou as an anime-only viewer?

I have only watched (season one of) the Shingeki no Kyojin anime, and have not read any of the manga. As I watch the Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou anime, which is airing this season, I am starting to ...
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Is Levi Ackerman of Asian descent, like Mikasa?

I don't think its ever mentioned if Levi is of Asian descent like Mikasa or not, and if it was I completely missed it. Is Levi of Asian descent?
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Who was the other person the colossal titan ate?

At the beginning of episode 7 of season 2 (episode 32 on Crunchyroll), around 1:48, the colossal titan eats Ymir and one other person. You can't see their face in any part of the episode. Given who ...
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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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Do normal titans have humans in them as well?

There are several humans which can transfer into titans at will. What about the normal titans? Hange said that titans do not weight as much as they should. Their only vulnerable area is where the real ...
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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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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 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? I've searched in many places but I can't find it.
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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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Who was Annie apologizing to in episode 13?

After the great victory gained by humans against the Titans in episode 13, when the trainees were collecting dead bodies, Annie was apologizing to a dead soldier. Who was this? Was it Marco?
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How did Annie know Armin was lying?

When Armin approaches Annie in an alley to ask her to help Eren escape, Annie agrees but puts on her ring (with the blade). Armin later realizes that she knew from that moment that he was lying. How?
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Why can't Titans attack using the canals passing through the walls?

I saw this image on this question: Why are there outlying towns/cities on the walls in Shingeki no Kyoujin? If you look carefully, there is a spot near the bottom where the water canal enters the ...
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Can the two titan powers inside Eren be separated and given to two different people?

So Eren we can presume that if someone were to consume Eren So can some one consume or gain just one of the titans? Like when the original titan(the original Ymir) divided her powers in to nine ...
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Hange, are you a boy or a girl?

I'm being the Prof. Oak for once and ask if Hange from Attack on Titan is male or female? I cannot remember at all if this was ever settled in the manga. The character appears female from the hair ...