Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人 Shingeki no Kyojin) is a 2013 anime series based on the manga by Hajime Isayama under the same name, serialized in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. The anime is produced by IG Port's Wit Studio and directed by Tetsurō Araki, series composition by Yasuko Kobayashi, music by Hiroyuki Sawano, character design by Kyoji Asano, art direction by Shunichiro Yoshihara and sound direction by Jin Aketagawa. The anime began airing on April 7, 2013 on Mainichi Broadcasting System and were later aired on Tokyo Metropolitan Television, Fukuoka Broadcasting Corporation, TOS, Hokkaido Television Broadcasting, Television Aichi Broadcasting and Nippon BS Broadcasting. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the series on their respective websites. Funimation has also licensed the anime for home video release in 2014. The English Dub is also set to premiere in the Anime Boston convention on March 21-23. The anime is licensed by Funimation Entertainment for an English release.
When the man-eating giants called Titans first appeared, humans retreated behind massive walls. After a hundred years of safety, a colossal-sized Titan smashes through the defenses, unleashing a flood of giants and carnage in the streets. Eren Jaeger watches helplessly as one of the creatures devours his mother. He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth. Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there’s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity’s last hope against extinction. From the director of Death Note and High School of the Dead comes the series Anime News Network calls “an intense, visceral, and graphic thrill ride.” The Titans have come to feast. Anything can happen. No one is safe.