進撃の巨人/Shingeki no Kyojin which means “The approaching giants”.
Attack on Titan sounds way cooler, right?
In this dystopian future there is a wall protecting humanity from giants called Titans.
There are three levels of walls protecting the remaining humans on Earth.
The manga comic books were written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.
It started in 2009 and now has sold over 45 million copies.
It has also been made into an animated series, novel and video game.
There will also be a live action film released in summer 2015.
The story has underlying political themes but also action and adventure.
It doesn’t have a main central character, but three: Eren, Mikasa and Armin.
Some say it’s popular because it is a refreshing change to the “one central character developing into the best” that pervades popular culture.