As @Madara said, Attack on Titan is set on Earth, but in a different situation. This is evidenced by a reference to a real-world legend in episode 15:
If we use that same evidence as part of a timeline, there's two possibilities:
The year 850 means that we are at least 850 years following the aforementioned legend, putting us no earlier than year 2350 A.D. ...
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 volume one cover for reference.)
Semantically there is very little meaning that would connect the two titles, and is likely to be attributed to an error, on the ...
In episode 15, "Special Operations Squad: Prelude to the Counterattack, Part 2" where Zoe Hange has those 2 captured titans (which she named "Sawney" and "Bean"), she mentions that the Titans seem unusually light for how large they are, and that a severed arm of one of the titans weighed nothing, which allows such large bodies to move so quickly with great ...
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 僕【ぼく】 (boku), which is a male pronoun, fairly rarely used by females unless they are traps.)
The Shingeki no Kyojin Wiki refers to him as male.
Armin is a boy'...
The Germanic names (Jaeger, Armin, and so on) lead me to believe that the remaining humans, that we've seen so far, are descendants of Germans or at least close enough to them to receive a great Germanic influence.
As for Mikasa, her mother was the next-to-last of their Oriental clan, and her father was of a more Western heritage (having the German name ...
I'm assuming it would be in Germany and/or the surrounding European countries. The architecture of the districts within the Maria and Rose walls (including their outliers like Shiganshina District) looks to be very much like traditional German architecture. However, the Stohess District resembles Czech architecture and Utopia resembles Parisian mid-rise ...
There's several components to the 3D gear that are separate and operate independently. Not all aspects of the mechanics have been revealed in intricate detail, but there is a pretty good idea of the overall operation.
The short answer is that, yes, it is essentially all gas-powered. The trigger causes the gas to shoot the wire out, and a gas compression is ...
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 their size would make it seem.
Anime vs Real physics aside, if something really large was light enough not to make the ground shake, at least a little, they're ...
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 districts do exist, to attract all titans attention, since it is much easier to protect small district than miles of wall.
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, it is not necessary to eat the entire shifter, more so just biting through the spine and ingesting their spinal fluid. Analysis of a serum recovered from Rod ...
See page 33, Chapter 32, "Compassion" from the manga.
The previous page followed discussion over Annie as a suspect in being the Female Titan. Mikasa asks Eren, having fought the Female Titan, if anything reminded him of Annie at all. Eren then remembers Annie's stance as a parallel to the Female Titan moving from that same stance into her kick.
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 only way for her to defeat Mikasa and take Eren with her is for her not to go underground. Going underground will prevent her from transforming, not because of ...
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 region in red represents
Cross-referencing with a world map it becomes clear that
That means that
Later in the manga, however, we see that
In fact, we see in ...
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 wouldn't have been considered as short).
Anyway, Sasha gave me the first part of the answer. In the trainee corps arc, we can see her eating a potato, and the ...
Lets compile what we know.
Eren up until now has show none of the signs of an immortal ability but only high regenerative abilities. He has been capable of replacing/regenerating lost limbs and recover his formal facial features. Eren hasn't been hit with any critical injury that would cause any normal human dead.
Eren is only a die hard character due his ...
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 I've gleaned from the Wiki.
From the page about the Walls, it appears that at present, there is no knowledge of any other walled community. However, when Eren ...
They have not yet indicated in the anime or manga exactly what happened at Year 0.
However, please note that the link to the "question close to yours" is almost 6 months outdated, and there is quite a bit of confusion and speculation there which was shown to be erroneous by the manga volumes released since then.
There has been a significant amount of ...
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 sentances but it does does help with single words as guidelines, so the 2 main parts of the titles are
Shingeki (進撃) = Advance
Kyojin (巨人) = Giant
Now の (no) gets ...
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 we can see that
It's a completely different universe and settings than ours (still Earth though, just under different circumstances). However, according to technological advances and the construction style, I'd say that the year they describe, around 800 - 900 doesn't seem far fetched.
As for the location, I'm not sure, the names of the characters don't seem Japanese, ...
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 the answer as soon as more information is revealed....
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 of a titan was just an empty bag, the eaten human would die from blood loss.
Now, assuming that somehow the human was swallowed wholly by a titan, and the ...
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 inside the wall.
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 were originally
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!
And they got somebody else, too!
Also, while reading this reddit post, people say the Colossal Titan ate him to steal his ODM Gear
Just a random person. ...