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Fri Jan 23, 2015, 5:56 PM
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Attack on Titan


Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received the ‘Fine Work’ award and fired up by the achievement took the ambitious step of moving to Tokyo from his hometown of Ōyama to follow his dream of working as a manga creator.


It wasn’t until 2009, after a few short stories had been published, that Attack On Titan began serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine and it has been running ever since. There are currently fifteen volumes completed with over forty-five million copies in print around the world. There is a spin-off novel series, an anime series, four video games, and two films in production slated for release in 2015.


Attack On Titan is set in the far future, one hundred years after the giant Titans appeared and devastated the Earth. These oversized humanoids killed with no seeming rhyme or reason, often eating people, not out of necessity, but getting more enjoyment out of the actual killing itself. Soon the Earth was laid waste by these colossal creatures.







The story centers around a country that has isolated itself from the rest of the world by constructing a series of giant concentric walls all around it to keep the Titans out. Over the one hundred years since their construction most of the countries inhabitants have been raised never having seen a Titan. That changes when a sixty foot Titan appears one day and crashes through the outer wall. Titans have a thick skin that is difficult to penetrate and regenerate quickly, with their weak spot being at the nape of their neck. In one attack, Erin Yeager, a primary character of the series, sees his mother eaten by a Titan and so he vows to kill them all. He enlists in the military along with many of the young adults to defend the city.


Hajime Isayama plans to end the series with the twentieth volume and over time has changed his mind as to how it will end as his original intention was for all the characters to die. Isayama acknowledged the outpouring of support for his characters from his fans as the reason for changing his mind. This is a great example of creators being affected and influenced by their fans.


The wonderful advantage to being a creator in Japan is that you are in full creative control of your own series. It stops when you want it to and the publisher cannot create new stories without your permission. Imagine how few of the characters we know in the west would still be in print if the rights favored the original creators in the same way…


So strap on your Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, head for the wall, and let’s kick all this deviant produced Titan ass that’s coming our way!













Attack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received the ‘Fine Work’ award and fired up by the achievement took the ambitious step of moving to Tokyo from his hometown of Ōyama to follow his dream of working as a manga creator.

Author:DeevElliott

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:iconredwanachan:
RedwanaChan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cant choose between eren and levi! Want yao art for them!!
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Hikarol-chan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
1- Hanji Zoe, she is nuts, intelligent and one of the most epic characters in SNK!
2- Bioshock Infinite :D
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GarotoPerdido1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
1) Annie, because she is she, don't need motives for this, she is the best, she is awesome and she is cool!
2: Hm... I like to see... Danganronpa! In special, Nagito Komaeda, he is the best *-*
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Raquelle1 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
1. Corporal Levi (because he is so f*cking awesome (I love him xD)), Mikasa (because she is cute and awesome), Eren (because he's angry face and he never give up) & Armin (because he is smart, and cute). (I don't have one favorite character)

2.Creepypastas!!!!! >xD
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Himitsu315 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
1. Corporal Levi. :D 
2. I wonder if they did but...SUPERNATURAL. 
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123whoops Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. Hanji, she is nuts
2. Castlevania!!!
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joahill Featured By Owner Edited Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
1.I love Jean, because its funny whenever he's just sitting there crapping his pants, 'cos that's how we would all really react in that situation. C'mon guys, be honest.

2. PERCY JACKSON
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APoorLittleDuck Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
My favorite is Sacha :3 She's really lovable and cute, Also she's potatoe girl, so that's perfect x)

Maybe something from The game Okami ? If it's not already done, I would like to see this one a lot c:
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mcmario288 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
My favorite character is ievi because he is the most coolest guy on the anime and practically took down Annie
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AlexandreaFox Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
1. Levi, hes badass and i lobe his attitude
2. Skyrim cx
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landra15 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have lots, but my #1 fave character is Eren. He's brave, badass, very cute. I love his eyes and determination. His titan form is so badass!!

I'd like to see some OCs for the anime.
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xXNejiten4everXx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Levi because he is badass and he doesn't try to be nice just to make people like him! His story is intriguing and his actions/way of behaving is justified by his past, where there are still things we have yet to find out about. Despite coming off as somewhat cold and a bit of a "asshole"/jerk once you get under his skin you see that despite how he treats people; giving them the cold shoulder, beating them (in Eren's case), he actually cares for his "friends"/comrades.

2. I would love to see something with Hunter x Hunter!
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AuPlauSe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student Artist
The female Titan slayer that loves to eat potatoes which is my favorite character.
i would like to see Bionicle on Fan art Friday.
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WolfEyes-StoneHeart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Thats Sasha^.
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LordCommanderSnow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   General Artist
1. Reiner. He's a beast.
2. Supernatural, maybe?
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RenitAsenkara Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
1.I love Misaka, she is the best :D
2. Dragon age maybe???

Thanks a ton for building this page :D I'll go tell my friend who's a huge fan of shingeki as well.
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steventhe23rd Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student General Artist
1. Mikasa, since she is so resilient and driven
2. Assassin's Creed!
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MorningPanda Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
1: Dot Pixis. He's a good taste in Titan.
2: I'm a huge fan of the movie-like posters in this edition, I would love to see more movie posters in general from any show, game, web series, etc.
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F-Penhandler Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1.Levy: the way he fought back the female titan.
2: Halo or master chief.
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ninetytwotil Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
1. Mikasa: waifu
2. 
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NEJOS Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
1Heart  Mikasa! She´s awesome!

2Heart  Maybe Lady Georgie? I am a dummy! 
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DailyDoodleNoodle Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student General Artist
1) Sasha, oh my gawd we're like twins
2) Hetalia and Percy Jackson. Possibly the Hunger Games?
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slendypigface Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like if someone should draw some hetalia. I love that anime and magna series. My favorite person is Italy.
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solaceontown Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
1) Hmm... Probably Marco, because he only gets credit for being gay and not for being the military genius that he is (...was.) 
2) Possibly underrated webcomics? 
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CreppyLOL Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
1. Levi es tan Asaddassdds.... <3
2. Soul eater *-*
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Larynx13 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist
1. Mikasa :))
2. i think too abot TMNT :D
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SierraFaith Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Jean, cause he's a smartass and I love him <3

2. I don't know...how about TMNT?
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Sapphire-Kitty Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
1. Hanji because she is an adorable geek
2. The Walking Dead (some of the fanarts are really cute ok)
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shibblesgiggles01 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
1. armin, because he's cute
2. megatokyo
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momo99911 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
1. levi bc he is so tiny and so BADASS
2. supernatural or another anime/manga
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Nakwada Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
1. Fav character : Eren. Because of his determination and anger.

2. How about a FAF dedicated to Little Big Planet ? :happybounce: 
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ksmanga01 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
I'll only answer the second one.
Have you guys done Zelda/HW yet? That would be great if you did! And there's this indie title called Pale Blue that looks amazing; I think more should know about it!
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Varmine Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Erwin Smith,I like that his character is very,well,human.He has allot of regrets and hopes and a great persona development wise.Plus who can resist that smile LOL.
2 wolfs rain ?Doubt many people would still be into that after all those years XD
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Posieki11y Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YUSH!

1: How is one supposed to pick a favorite? I guess i'll pick the one that reminds me of my sister, Sasha, because she has the same name as my sister and looks just like her, except for her eyes, if not her, its Armin or Krista...

2: FNAF, FNAF 2, FNAF 3.... I guess you might have already done one on them...

Thank you for doing the AOT fan art friday!
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kiyoko202 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Artist
1. Mikasa. She's really cool <3
2. I wanna see fanart Tokyo Ghoul ~
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Thekishinvsdeath Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Sasha. Definitely her. She eats allot and is a funny person

2. ALDNOAH.ZERO- it's a good manga/anime. Aldnoah is just starting its second season.
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AzureScarlette Featured By Owner Edited Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1.sasha and hanji (though i like many more characters, these are my fave) LOVE the fanart of AOT thoughSquee! 
2.fairytail or any other disney fanart I'm so happy plz XDDDD 
i want to see what the artists can do!! :D
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Drakkos98 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
This is amazing art love this series can't stop loving this keep more coming I need more.
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ArthurOliver Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1) Erwin. Because he got dem eyebrows

2) Anything that has to do with Cheese...
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ElementInfinity Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2015  Student General Artist
1. It may be because I've come to love characters that give everything they have to gaining strength, for a certain cause. Ergo, I've loved the concept of an Ichigo, Naruto, Sasuke, Ageha Yoshina etc... It may also be a matter of me always rooting for the 'underdog' [ Rock Lee, Naruto, Ichigo...  ], or someone who was seriously wronged [ Sasuke, Gaara ]. With that being said, my favorite character in 'Attack on Titan' is most probably Eren Jaeger. The description of him being a hard worker, albeit driven by a maniacal passion, gives me something to admire about the character of this particular character.

I also like flaws in a character. Something that allows me to see how 'human' they are. When the flaw is presented as something the character can work on, in order to 'better' themselves, I'm even more motivated to see their story through to the end. Eren's 'inability' to use the gear early on in the story made me love him all the more. It proved to me that the author wanted me to see Eren's determination.

In terms of 'badassness', I've gotten far enough in the story to love Levi, as much as Eren. Somehow I seriously admire characters made to surprise, intrigue or inspire the audience. Rock Lee was my surprise and inspiration for Naruto, and Levi currently takes on that role in Attack on Titan.

2. I love it when my perspective on life can be made clearer or broader. In that regard, Attack on Titan was a good choice. It helped open me up the idea of 'comparison' in regard to size, and what that says about/adds to the notion of vulnerability. How about FullMetal Alchemist, Bleach or even One Piece or Dragon Ball? I'm not sure about what's been covered already.
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OtakuOuran Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
1. My favorite is Mikasa and Hanji Zoe
2. Ouran high school host club XD
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Zurku Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
1. MIkasa, shes thoughtfull, beatifull, inteligent and simply pleasant,
2. Hell no clue, 
3. season 2 in 2016, fcking joke 
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Sebleem Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
1. Favorite Character: Levi Ackerman
2. What I would love to see for future edition of FanArt Friday, would be:
Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator)
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Burstthelionhog Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't there a maplestory event for attack on titan
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ChiquititaAnita Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
1. I like a lot but my favourites would either be Mikasa or LEVi! <3:iconnyohoplz:
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LuEroSo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1. I honestly can't choose...

2. I wanna see the fans who can get the depiction of the brilliantly done motions in the anime but in a single picture, whether it be blurry or not, just to show the action that happens within the anime. I know some of the pictures have that, but I just want to see more of it. It's amazing what fans can do.
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iamPURPLE Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
1. Definitely Levi for #1, especially with all the unexpected development he's been getting- I truly didn't foresee his character to be so mysterious and vital, but I'm so happy we're learning more about him and his relationships with others.  Also totally adore Annie as my favorite female; then Armin and Ymir, because, again, development.  I'm starting to really like Mikasa a lot more too, and she's really threatening Annie's spot as my favorite female character.  But really, all the mains and side characters are wonderful!

2. Tokyo Ghoul would be neat, especially since its popularity has been budding more and more lately, so there should be lots of quality art out there.
[or out of my own bias, Yugioh, because it's a classic series that could provoke a lot of nostalgia, but has a lot to offer with newer spin-offs for the younger generation...also it's getting a movie in 2016 so it'd be worth mentioning sometime haha]
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stimp24 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
My fav attack on titan characters would actually be Commander Erwin smith. x3
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Meowstar1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Eren/Eren titan is my favorite character! <3
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starcharts Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
jean is the best..... no arguements.... jean... the most perfect...
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