We’re only 7 episodes in at this point yet the newly animated series, Attack On Titan, has blown up big time! We already know that FUNimation has the rights to bring this show to the West, that was news about a week or so ago, and now we know that in 2014 we’re going to see this juggernaut of a series hit local shelves. Put some money away for THAT release!
The series premiered in Japan on the 6th of April this year. Both FUNimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the series as it airs. It shows that FUNimation has a great deal of dedication to the series’ that it takes on. We’ve seen this in previous shows that it’s released and we’re going to continue seeing it into the future with Attack On Titan (As well as a lot of other stuff).
If you know nothing of Attack On Titan I’m disappointed but I’m about to fill you in:
It originally started as a manga written by Hajime Isayama which is equally as good as the new anime. So basically there are these giant beings called Titans who pretty much just exist to decimate humans and because of that there really aren’t that many of us left, still a few but not as much as the human race would enjoy. The remaining humans have built themselves into a series of high walls made to keep these things out, they also developed a system of combat to fight the Titans which consisted of large swords and grappling hooks (Pretty Sweet) and that worked well for a couple hundred years until our friend the biggest Titan (Bigger than the walls) turned up and kicked the wall in. It follows the story of Eren Jaeger and his two best friends who pretty much do anything to survive and save what’s left of the humans from this giant scourge.
2014 marks the year of the first Attack On Titan release to hit our shores and we have FUNimation to thank for it. Stay tuned and keep an eye out for more information on this brilliant series and its release.