I think I already confessed here that one of my many alter egos was slumbering for a long time. Until decided to watch an anime series people have been raving about: Shingeki no Kyojin  (Attack on Titan, 進撃の巨人) by Isayama Hajime (諫山 創). It was the most popular anime in 2013. And the manga toppled the reigning pirate king, One Piece by Eiichiro Oda from its seat in Oricon. Even though I’ve been hearing about how awesome it was, I still put watching it on-hold. Months had passed, I still ignored the calling. I’m not huge otaku anymore, I kinda accepted that. But I guess I spoke too soon because here she is, the otaku Mitchii alive and wreaking havoc to my blogging schedule. How many books did I ignore for the past two weeks? So many that I cringed every time I remember. *cringes because she remembers*

Ok, I’m digressing again. But I’m evaluating why I like this series and why it affect me so much. It wasn’t for the lack of trying when my otaku self was put to sleep. I try some other series and they weren’t captivating compare to the ones I massively followed that unfortunately had ended. But this one? Shingeki? It was pretty damn good. Kezia of Chapteriosity can attest to that. There so many elements that I loved about this anime series (and eventually led to me reading the manga). Let me name the few:


It was so good. The songs are so rich, entrancing and very hunting. Both opening songs are so good, I listened to it non-stop. But I wasn’t prepared for the songs included in the OST (that are also featured in the anime itself). It was sooooo good. A mix of orchestra with English, Japanese and German songs. Aside from the two Opening songs, my favorite is Call Your Name by MPI & CASG. Not only was this song was pretty darn, goose bumps inducing good, but it was featured on my favorite episode and two of my favorite scenes! I’m crying for humanity’s first win against the titans! *soooobs*


Here’s my attempt to give you a gist without spoiling too much of the plot. The humanity is about to extinct because they became the prey of these mindless giants called titans. To survive they built walls and live inside of it until it was breached and humanity is once again fighting for their survival. *insert goose bumps here again*

I told my sister that I have never been terrified of a fictional world until I watched Shingeki. It’s a bleak world there, one I would never want to live in. Period. The fictional, post-apocalyptic survival stories I’ve read didn’t hold a candle with this one. It’s a scary world for them but the will of some of the people to fight is not only courageous but very admirable.

Characters <3
“If you lose, you die. If you win, you live. If you don’t fight, you can’t win!”

Eren Yeager

While Eren Yeager (left pic below) at first felt like the typical protagonist—a survivor with tragic past and spoilerish ability, his personality was actually quite relatable. He wasn’t naturally talented like Mikasa or Levi and it was his anger that drove him most of the time. But his ultimate goal was not only for himself but for everyone. He desires freedom for everyone. It’s the reason why he wants to defeat the titans.


Ask any Shingeki fans out there, the name Levi (guy in the right) will ring bells immediately. Nope, he’s not the main characters. But damn, he’s so good, it’s compelling to love him! Besides he’s the humanity’s strongest soldier. Did I say he’s good? He’s pretty darn superb!


Pardon the French but that’s pretty much the word I need to strongly emphasize the awesomeness of the action scenes here. Oh well, there’s gore, lots of blood and missing limbs—that was violently detached from the body. So if you queasy like me, close your eyes (but after I watched it the second time, the queasiness sort of subsided). But more than I freaking mesmerized how they moved using their 3DMG (3D Maneuver Gear). It’s how they moved around and fight the titans. They’re pretty good at it!!!


I’m reading the manga and there’s lot in there that took me by surprise and looks like the anime  just hit the surface, still so many things to unearth! I heard that S2 will likely be aired in 2015. They don’t have enough material to make the anime. Patience peeps, it’s better to wait than them making fillers. Ne?

Need some convincing? Watch the TRAILER above! Or see how teens react when they got the glimpse of Eren’s awesome scary world that is sadly dominated by titans!

Already watched it? Tell me what you think! Haven’t tried or just don’t watch anime in genera; how about giving Shingeki no Kyojin a try! 😀

Images © snkcap, shingekicaps


14 Responses to Are you the prey? No, we are the hunters!

  1. Katie Conigliaro says:

    I’m so excited to hear that SNK beat out One Piece! That’s really impressive and it definitely deserves it!

    Levi and Mikasa both have very special places in my heart.

    Glad to see you enjoyed it so much and that you’ve decided to read the manga. An english scanlation of Ch. 58 just released today and oh god was it intense. I almost regret getting caught up because now I have to wait lol.

    Newly following on bloglovin 🙂

    –Katie at The Pop Cultist
    and The Fiction

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Yeah, it defeated One Piece reigned for 5 years. I think the anime helped the franchise. Levi, Mikasa, Eren, Armin, Jean (:X) and the others are very special to me. There are so many characters to like!I’m also up-to-date with the manga. And exactly, it was intense. LOL

      Eeeep, thanks for the follow Katie! <3

    • Katie Conigliaro says:

      Oh gosh I’m panicking though. I’m convinced it didn’t happen. Everything is totally fine…../deep breathing

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I’m also in denial, unless it was confirmed, I’ll deny the possibility! :X

  2. Wowowowow! I totttaaallly love Shingeki no Kyojin. I remember when it first came out, I wasn’t too excited about it. After watching the first episode, totally just BLEW. ME. AWAY. Liiiike WHAATTT? All the episodes were perfect, and I really hope they have a season two. ;A;!! Totally just fell in love with all of the characters, especially Mikasa. Freaking KICK-ASS. THE OPENINGS TOO! OMG, especially the second one!! ♥

    Super glad I stumbled across your blog, Mitchii (and your name is so cute!) because I am super super SUPER in love with anime and books! ♥

    Thanks for this really awesome post, girly! ♥ ♥ ♥

    • Mitchii G. says:

      I was also blown away from the get-go. It was so amazing, I already watched it twice and the intensity remained the same as the first.

      Same here, love, love books & anime/manga. Eeep, thank you, it’s just a nickname and I’m happy as well that you stumbled across my blog. <3

  3. Oh yeah! I’m also a Pinoy too. 😀

  4. Megz says:

    I really do need to start watching anime! So many of my friends — both in real life and online — are just raving about them, though I can’t remember the shows they actually raved about lol. The only anime I’ve watched ever was Corpse Party, which was only four episodes and which I LOVED. I think I’m more into the horror genre, haha, which is kind of hard to find because I don’t know where to look! Anyway, I definitely want to give Shingeki a go because it sounds awesome and the pictures you’ve been posting look interesting. Crossing my fingers that they have English subtitles because I can’t understand a lick of Japanese.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Oh you should Meg, it’s fantastic world there, haha. Don’t worry it’s available in English subtitles and like you I don’t understand Japanese (a few words maybe…but just basics). Tell me what you think if you did watch it. xD

  5. Kezia D says:

    Seriously Guren no Yumiya is officially the most badass opening I have ever seen. Not only the orchestra-ish sound but the animation and aaaahhhhhhh you know what I mean O_O

    Overall this anime is just absolutely amazing! And I personally don’t mind seeing lots of bloodshed and depressing scenes so no wonder I fell in love with Shingeki xD AND LEVI. My favorite was when he was fighting The Female Titan and THAT EPIC SPINNING MOVE. And then the scene when they were throwing bodies away was heartbreaking also — I felt so bad for the family of Levi’s squad because they were so hopeful and certain while in reality…

    I think ever since I watched Shingeki it’s even harder for me to find a good series which is as addicting as it is…

    Have you got to the latest chapter btw? I REFUSE TO BELIEVE WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

    • Mitchii G. says:

      “Guren no Yumiya is officially the most badass opening I have ever seen.
      Not only the orchestra-ish sound but the animation and aaaahhhhhhh you
      know what I mean” <– I know exactly what you mean! This song should be in the history of epic anime OP songs!

      So many good scenes here, my heart breaks for these people. Levi can act callous but in reality he didn't like the causality as the next guy. I admired him by giving the guy Petra's insignia by pretending it was from his buddy. It broke my heart. Seriously this series is amazeballs!!!

      Nope, I don't want to think about it. No seriously, I can't. There's gotta be miracle in there. Nope, no him, seriously it cannot be HIM!!! *SOBS*

  6. Delaney says:

    YES YES YES!!! This series ended on a good note like a good cliffhanger wise. Did you see after the credits! O___O OMG. I love the opening for this series! It’s so good and addicting, I remember back when I watched this I would sing it out loud…even if I didn’t know what the lyrics were. XD

    I didn’t so love it as much as a lot of people but I still enjoyed it and it’s probably almost up there next to my favorites. ^^ I really enjoyed the 3D maneuver gear tho! Just ugh–can I have one? Can I have to just fly through the sky and do crazy moved with? Because that sounds awesome. What store makes 3D maneuver gears?

    • Mitchii G. says:

      Yep, wasn’t that shocking? I love the OP songs, it was really made for this anime. It transcends the story into music that’s why it was really that catchy.

      Too bad, it’s one of my favorites, totally obsessing after watching it. There are so many great ideas that Isayama-sensei integrated in his story. I’m overall impressed. ;D

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