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Why is "Shingeki no Kyojin" translated as "Attack on Titan"?

To answer your questions, one must note one important thing: The original English "subtitle" for 進撃の巨人 ("Shingeki no Kyojin") is in fact "Attack on Titan." (See the ...
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What is the gender of Armin in Shingeki no Kyojin?

Armin is a boy. There are some reasons worth consideration: His appearance is male. This isn't always telltale, due to traps. Armin uses distinctly male language in Japanese. (He refers to himself as ...
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Why does the ground shake when titans walk?

It's probably not so much that the titans are very light eventhough they are really large, but that they are light for their size. Meaning that they're still really heavy, but not nearly as heavy as ...
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Why are there outlying towns/cities on the walls in Shingeki no Kyoujin?

It is explained in manga Chapter 2 afterwords. You should realize, that walls are long. I mean, really long. And it is impossible even to watch over wall, not to mention protecting it. So such ...
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Why did Eren survive getting eaten?

Good question. It says on the Attack on Titan wiki page about Titan Shifters that: According to Rod Reiss, a shifter's power rests in their spinal cord, meaning that to gain the Titan powers, ...
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How were the walls in Attack on Titan built?

Spoilers from the manga. After the king's sanctum incident (ch50~65) it is disclosed that Why did he is unknown.
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How would Annie's going underground prove anything?

The problem is that Mikasa was with them. Were it only Armin and Eren, Annie might not be that afraid of going underground. Annie knows that in human combat, Mikasa can match her if not best her. The ...
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When and where does Attack on Titan take place?

Spoilers ahead. In Chapter 93, page 6, we are presented with a geographic representation of the Attack on Titan world: The region in pink represents the The region in blue represents the The ...
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When and where does Attack on Titan take place?

So first of all, the story cannot possibly be taking place 2000 years in the past. I am not going to talk about technology development or the size of the characters (2000 years ago, Levi Ackerman ...
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Are Walls Maria/Rose/Sina the only Wall community in the world?

Updated answer I have not been following Attack on Titan past the first season of the anime, but since I currently can't delete my answer since it's been accepted, I'll provide something based on what ...
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Where is Eren's father Dr. Jaeger?

The whereabouts of Dr. Jaeger are revealed in chapter 62. To give you an idea how far ahead that is, the latest episode (25) plays out during chapter 33, so you are basically halfway through.
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Why is "Shingeki no Kyojin" translated as "Attack on Titan"?

With the lack of a good answer i'll flesh my comment out. Google Translate translates 進撃の巨人 ("Shingeki no Kyojin") to Giants Advance. now Google Translate is machine translation so not good with ...
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Can the Titans swim?

If you take a look at the official closing theme of Season 2 of Attack on Titan you see the following: But the way that they emerge it suggests Also from the scene we can derive that And finally ...
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How did humans learn how to kill Titans?

Your question is partly answered in the 17th chapter of the Manga SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN - BEFORE THE FALL. This answer is a SPOILER for anyone who hasn't read the manga after chapter 16. I will update ...
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Can a human survive inside a titan?

As far as I know, there was no case where a human was swallowed whole by a titan. Most of the time the titan would give a fatal bite on the human before swallowing him/her. As such, even if the inside ...
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Why weren't the Titans visible when the Armored Titan broke through Wall Maria?

It was noted later that the gate is the weakness of the walls. Why? Which is why Colossal Titan targeted it in the first place. Because of this, when Armored Titan charges in, no Titan was shown ...
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Why aren't the normal titans affected by the 13-year curse?

The following answer contains spoilers from chapter 88 and after. (For those who don't read the manga: it's WAY beyond the anime) As we know from chapter 88 On the other hand the "normal" titans ...
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What happens to a Titan Shifter if they die without being eaten?

The answer to this question can be found in Chapter 88: Or, to quote the wiki: As you can see,
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How were the walls in Attack on Titan built?

Just adding on the rest of the answers here, but seems to be somewhat different on the Shingeki no Kyojin Wikia: This seems to imply something completely different to what I was thinking. Of course ...
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Can the Titans swim?

Well, we know that all of humanity has been wiped out, except for the people living inside the walls. Seeing as much of mankind lives on islands (such as the Japanese), it's safe to assume that ...
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How does the Colossal Titan's shifter escape without being seen?

As mentioned in @mirroroftruth's comment, an experienced Titan Shifter can easily morph between both their forms quickly, meaning it wouldn't be difficult for Bertolt to swiftly escape the body of his ...
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Why does Levi wear Titan Pajamas?

It is fanmade. The origin of the image is from 阿布 (Abu)'s Pixiv. He also drew some more Levi with Titan Pajamas, and other characters with Pajamas. Seems it became popular after the image was shared ...
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How did Commander Erwin know that the spy/traitor(s) would be within the 104th training squad?

From a well established Tumblr blog post: After the death of Sawney and Bean, Erwin then was able to narrow down the list of suspects, as only a soldier was able to kill the titans with 3DMG. Because ...
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What does Mikasa mean by "It's happening again" in the 2nd episode?

After I rewatched the episode, I can firmly answer your question but be advised for there are spoilers in my answer. When she has that flashback,
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Why didn't the Survey Corps just use the top of the Walls as a way to get to Shiganshina?

Standard spoiler warnings here. This information covers Episode 8 of Season 2 of Attack on Titan. Also, more spoilers below from the anime and manga, but the formatting prevented me from listing and ...
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Who was the other person the colossal titan ate?

This was an unnamed, unlucky poor individual who was at the wrong place at the wrong time. If you watch this Youtube video, they aren't entirely sure who the Colossal Titan ate either. It got Ymir! .....
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What arcs of Shingeki No Kyojin will the live-action movie cover?

First off, there are a number of minor departures from the source material, such as Mikasa's general personality and the setting of the world, but this is to be expected - all adaptions have a degree ...
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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?

You may have missed this, but it was actually explained near the end of the episode. Whilst riding on horseback Zoe: Erwin, why did you order Levi to resupply? There's no time to waste. Erwin: The ...
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Which chapters are left out during in the anime of Attack on Titan?

I have read from the beginning. From what I remember, the anime didn't leave much out if anything at all. It just stopped at a really bad point. The main difference is that the manga did not progress ...
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