By Dave Bouressa
Shingeki no Kyojin or better known to western audiences as Attack on Titan has swept up like a firestorm within the past year. After only a single season under it's belt, the critically acclaimed anime, based on the popular manga, has already picked up a massive following at conventions and geek culture alike.
After becoming one of the biggest hits on Crunchyroll (which has been referred to as the "Netflix of Anime"), Attack on Titan has moved to the big leagues and is now available for instant streaming on Netflix.
"Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings, and worst of all, seem to do it for pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest Titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a Titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a Colossal Titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller Titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single Titan and take revenge for all of mankind."
If you haven't checked it out, do yourself a favor and check out the first episode. I guarantee you'll be hooked.