The action genre is defined as “the literary genre encompassing spy novels, adventure stories, tales of terror and intrigue , and mysteries.” This type of story employs suspense, the tension created when the reader wants to know how the conflict between the protagonist and antagonist will be resolved or what the solution to a thriller’s puzzle is.”
Of course, this definition extends to all other artistic forms and is not limited to literature, and it gives you an idea of what to expect, even when it comes to anime.
This article will provide you with a list of the best action anime series that you should watch. We’ll include works from all periods of history, so you’ll find some true classics as well as some great modern works on this list.
30. Vinland Saga
Thorfinn grew up hearing stories about old sailors who had travelled the seas and arrived in the legendary land of Vinland. It’s said to be warm and fertile, with no need for fighting—not like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary. Now he lives in the midst of war. Despite the fact that his father once told him, “Nobody can accuse you of having enemies. There is no one it is acceptable to hurt “Thorfinn realised as he grew that nothing could be further from the truth.
With each passing year, the war between England and Denmark worsens. Death has become routine, and the viking mercenaries are relishing every minute of it. Allying with either side will result in a massive shift in the balance of power, and the Vikings are content to make a name for themselves and take whatever spoils they can. Thorfinn must exact his revenge on Askeladd, the man who murdered his father, in the midst of the chaos. The only paradise for the vikings appears to be the ongoing era of war and death.
29. Bungo Stray Dogs
For weeks, the orphanage of Atsushi Nakajima has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. The 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city after being suspected of being behind the strange incidents.
Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning while starving on a riverbank. Dazai, a wacky suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, has been looking into the same tiger that has been terrorising the boy. They solve the mystery with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, but the outcome puts Atsushi in a bind.As strange occurrences occur, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases that the police cannot handle, along with his numerous enigmatic coworkers.
28. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Satoru Mikami, 37, is a typical corporate worker who is perfectly content with his monotonous lifestyle in Tokyo, save for the fact that he has never had a girlfriend. In the midst of a casual encounter with a colleague, he is stabbed by an unknown assailant on the streets. However, as he succumbs to his injuries, a strange voice echoes in his mind and recites a series of commands that the dying man cannot understand.
When Satoru regains consciousness, he discovers that he has been reincarnated as a slimy goop in an unknown realm. As a result, he gains new abilities, most notably the ability to devour anything and mimic its appearance and abilities. He then comes across the sealed Catastrophe-level monster “Storm Dragon” Veldora, who has been imprisoned for the past 300 years for destroying a town. Satoru befriends him, sympathising with his predicament and promising to help him destroy the seal. In exchange, Veldora bestows the name Rimuru Tempest on him in order to grant him divine protection.
27. Owari no Seraph
With the appearance of a mysterious virus that kills everyone over the age of 13, humanity is enslaved by previously hidden, power-hungry vampires who emerge to subjugate society with the promise of protecting the survivors in exchange for blood donations.
Yuuichirou and Mikaela Hyakuya, two young boys kidnapped from an orphanage, are among the survivors, along with other children they consider family. Mikaela, fed up with being treated like livestock under the vampires’ cruel reign, devises a defiant escape plan that is ultimately doomed to fail.
Yuuichirou is the only survivor who makes it to the other side, and he is discovered by the Moon Demon Company, a military unit dedicated to the abolition of vampires in Japan.
Yuuichirou, now a member of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, is determined to exact vengeance on the creatures who slaughtered his family, but at what cost?
Owari no Seraph is a post-apocalyptic supernatural shounen anime that follows a young man’s quest for vengeance while also battling for friendship and loyalty against seemingly insurmountable odds.
Amid many strange rumours and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous occupants in Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.
Mikado Ryuugamine has always desired the excitement of city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend persuades him to relocate to Tokyo. Seeing the Black Rider on his first day in the city, his wishes appear to have already been granted. However, as supernatural events begin to occur, ordinary citizens like himself, as well as Ikebukuro’s most colourful residents, become entangled in the commotion erupting in their city.
25. The Rising of the Shield Hero
The Four Cardinal Heroes are a group of ordinary men from modern-day Japan who have been summoned to the kingdom of Melromarc to save it. Melromarc is a country besieged by the Waves of Catastrophe, which have ravaged the land and brought disaster to its citizens for centuries. To defeat the Waves, the four heroes are given a sword, spear, bow, and shield. Naofumi Iwatani, an otaku, is cursed with the role of “Shield Hero.” Naofumi, armed only with a meagre shield, is mocked and dismissed by his fellow heroes and the people of the kingdom due to his lacklustre offensive abilities and personality.
When the heroes are given resources and comrades to train with, Naofumi sets out with Malty Melromarc, the only person willing to train alongside him. However, he is soon betrayed by her and falsely accused of taking advantage of her. Naofumi is then heavily discriminated against and despised by the people of Melromarc because of something he did not do. Naofumi embarks on his journey of self-improvement and reputation-building with a raging storm of hurt and mistrust in his heart. Later on, however, the difficulty of being on his own sets in, so Naofumi purchases Raphtalia, a demi-human slave on the verge of death, to accompany him on his travels.
As the Waves approach the kingdom, Naofumi and Raphtalia must fight for the kingdom’s survival and to save the people of Melromarc from their fate.
24. Black Clover
On the same day, Asta and Yuno were abandoned at the same church. Raised together as children, they learned about the “Wizard King,” a title given to the strongest mage in the kingdom, and promised to compete for the position of the next Wizard King. However, as they grew older, the stark contrast between them became clear. While Yuno can wield magic with incredible power and control, Asta is unable to use magic at all and desperately tries to awaken his powers through physical training.
When they reach the age of 15, Yuno is given a magnificent Grimoire adorned with a four-leaf clover, while Asta receives nothing. However, Yuno is soon attacked by a man named Lebuty, whose main goal is to steal Yuno’s Grimoire. Asta fights Lebuty, but he is outmatched. When he hears Yuno’s voice, he finds the strength to continue even though he is without hope and on the verge of defeat. In a rage, Asta unleashes his inner emotions and receives a five-leaf clover Grimoire, a “Black Clover” with enough power to defeat Lebuty. A few days later, the two friends set out into the world with the same goal in mind: to become the Wizard King!
The end of the popular virtual reality game Yggdrasil has arrived. Momonga, a powerful wizard and master of the dark guild Ainz Ooal Gown, however, decides to spend his final moments in the game as the servers begin to shut down. Momonga is surprised to discover that, despite the fact that the clock has struck midnight, he is still fully conscious as his character, and that the non-player characters appear to have developed personalities of their own!
When confronted with this unusual situation, Momonga orders his loyal servants to assist him in investigating and taking control of this new world, in the hopes of determining what has caused this development and if there are others in the same situation.
22. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Life is never dull in the bustling city of Orario, especially for Bell Cranel, a naive young man who aspires to be the greatest adventurer in the land. His dreams become a little more real after a chance meeting with the lonely goddess Hestia. Bell embarks on a fantastic quest with her help, venturing deep within the city’s monster-infested catacombs known only as the “Dungeon.” In the cavernous depths of this terrifying labyrinth, death lurks around every corner, and a mysterious power moves among the shadows.
Surviving is a hard-won privilege, even on the surface. Indeed, nothing is ever certain in a world where gods and humans coexist, especially when they frequently clash. But one thing is certain: the dauntlessly optimistic protagonist of this herculean tale will face a slew of blunders, triumphs, and friendships.
21. Highschool of the Dead
The dead began to rise unexpectedly, and Japan was thrown into complete chaos. Takashi Kimuro is forced to kill his best friend when he is bitten and joins the ranks of the walking dead as these monsters terrorise a high school. They narrowly escape their death trap of a school, vowing to protect Rei Miyamoto, the girlfriend of the man he just executed, only to be greeted by a society that has already fallen.
Takashi and Rei soon join forces with other students on a journey to find their family members and discover what caused this massive pandemic. Saeko Busujima, the beautiful president of the Kendo Club, Kouta Hirano, an otaku with a penchant for firearms, Saya Takagi, the daughter of a powerful politician, and Shizuka Marikawa, their hot school nurse, join them. Will the combined strength of these individuals be sufficient to defeat the undead apocalypse?
20. Fire Force
Spontaneous Human Combustion: a chaotic phenomenon that has plagued humanity for years, transforming ordinary people into flaming, violent creatures known as Infernals at random. While infernals account for the first generation of Human Combustion, the second and third generations became known as pyrokinetics—people endowed with the ability to manipulate and control their flames while remaining human. The Tokyo Armed Forces, Fire Defense Agency, and Holy Church of Sol created the Special Fire Force to combat the Infernal threat and discover the cause.
Shinra Kusakabe, a young and eager third-generation pyrokinetic nicknamed Devil’s Footprints for his explosive ability to ignite his feet at will, joins the lively Special Fire Force Company 8. Shinra is determined to become a hero who will save the lives of those threatened by the flame terror by upholding the brigade’s duty to extinguish the blazing Infernals and lay their souls to rest.
This, however, is not the hero’s game Shinra had envisioned. The Fire Force is a jumbled mess of feuding brigades, strange Infernal sightings are increasing throughout Tokyo, and a shadowy group claims to have answers to the strange fire that killed Shinra’s family 12 years ago. Shinra fights to uncover the truth behind the burning mysteries that have kept him in the dark, despite many obstacles both within and outside the Fire Force.
Justice and its administration have evolved. Japan enforces the Sibyl System in the 22nd century, an objective method of determining each citizen’s threat level by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harbouring the slightest ill-will; alongside them are Enforcers, jaded Inspectors who have turned into latent criminals and are granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the Inspectors’ dirty work.
Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with a genuine desire to uphold justice, enters this world. However, as she works alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she quickly discovers that the Sibyl System’s judgments are not as perfect as her colleagues believe. With everything she’s ever known turned upside down, Akane mulls over what justice truly is and whether it can be upheld through the use of a system that may already be corrupt.
18. Soul Eater
Death City is home to the renowned Death Weapon Meister Academy, a technical academy led by Lord Death himself, the Shinigami. Its mission: to create “Death Scythes” for the Shinigami to use in combating the many evils of their fantastical world. These Death Scythes, on the other hand, are not made from physical weapons; rather, they are born from human hybrids with the ability to transform their bodies into Demon Weapons after devouring the souls of 99 evil beings and one witch’s soul.
Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe who appears to care only about what’s cool, aspires to become a Death Scythe with the assistance of his straight-laced wielder, or meister, Maka Albarn.The contrasting pair work and study alongside the hotheaded BlackStar and his caring weapon Tsubaki, as well as Death the Kid, the Shinigami’s own son, an obsessive-compulsive dual wielder of twin pistols Patty and Liz.
Soul Eater follows these Shibusen students as they embark on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the world’s threats, all while working together to become healthier in mind, body, and soul.
17. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Fifteen years after the Second Impact, the world faces a new threat: monstrous celestial beings known as “Angels” invade Tokyo-3 one by one. Despite using the most advanced munitions and military tactics, humanity is unable to defend itself against the Angels. NERV, a mysterious organisation led by the cold Gendou Ikari, is the only hope for human salvation. NERV employs giant humanoid robots known as “Evangelions” to combat the Angels with cutting-edge advanced weaponry and Absolute Terror Fields.
Shinji Ikari, Gendou’s 14-year-old son, returns to Tokyo-3 after years of being abandoned by his father. Shinji fights a never-ending internal battle against the deeply buried trauma caused by his mother’s death and his father’s emotional neglect. Shinji’s life is forever changed after meeting 29-year-old Misato Katsuragi, a high-ranking NERV officer who shows him a free-spirited maternal kindness he has never experienced.
Shinji is forced into action after a devastating Angel attack, and Gendou reveals his true reason for inviting his son back to Tokyo-3: Shinji is the only child who can pilot Evangelion Unit-01, a new robot that syncs with his biometrics. Despite the brutal psychological trauma caused by piloting an Evangelion, Shinji defends Tokyo-3 against the angelic threat, completely unaware of his father’s dark schemes.
16. Parasyte: The Maxim
They appeared out of nowhere: parasitic aliens who descended on Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into vulnerable targets’ brains. In order to feed on unsuspecting prey, these insatiable beings gain complete control of their host and can morph into a variety of forms.
Shinichi Izumi, a sixteen-year-old high school student, becomes infected with one of these parasites, but it does not take over his brain, instead landing in his right hand. Because it is unable to relocate, the parasite, now known as Migi, must rely on Shinichi to survive. As a result, the pair is forced to coexist in an uneasy manner and must defend themselves from hostile parasites hoping to eradicate this new threat to their species.
Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high school student—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that devours human souls. Then he meets Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper who is injured while defending Ichigo’s family from the assailant. Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer to take her powers in order to save his family, and as a result, he becomes a Soul Reaper.
However, because Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo is tasked with tracking down the Hollows that plague their town. He is not alone in his fight, however, as he is later joined by his classmates, Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida, who each have their own special abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades adjust to their new responsibilities and support one another on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper quickly realises that the Hollows are not the only real threat to humanity.
14. Mob Psycho 100
Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, an eighth-grader, has tapped into his inner wellspring of psychic prowess at a young age. However, when he realises the potential danger in his abilities, the power quickly becomes a liability. Mob’s only current use for his ability is to impress his longtime crush, Tsubomi, who quickly grows tired of the same tricks.
Mob enlists himself under the wing of Arataka Reigen, a con artist claiming to be a psychic who exploits Mob’s powers for pocket change, in order to gain control of his abilities. Exorcising evil spirits on command has now become a routine part of Mob’s day-to-day routine. However, the psychic energy he exudes is just the tip of the iceberg; if his vast potential and unrestrained emotions go berserk, a cataclysmic event will occur that will render him completely unrecognisable. The momentum toward Mob’s explosion is building, and attempting to halt it is futile.
13. Blue Exorcist
Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, as are their respective worlds, Assiah and Gehenna. The only way to travel between realms is through possession, as in ghost stories. However, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, is unable to find a suitable host and thus remains imprisoned in his world. In a desperate attempt to defeat Assiah, he sends his son instead, intending for him to grow into a vessel capable of being possessed by the demon king.
Ao no Exorcist follows Rin Okumura, who appears to be an ordinary, slightly troubled adolescent—that is, until he is ambushed by demons one day. His world is turned upside down when he discovers that he is, in fact, Satan’s son, and that his demon father wishes for him to return so that they can defeat Assiah together. Instead of joining the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight alongside his brother Yukio to defend Assiah.
12. Jujutsu Kaisen (TV)
Yuuji Itadori, a high schooler, spends his days at the clubroom or the hospital, where he visits his bedridden grandfather, indulging in baseless paranormal activities with the Occult Club. However, when he unknowingly comes into contact with a cursed item, his leisurely lifestyle takes a strange turn. After swallowing the said item, revealed to be a finger belonging to the demon Sukuna Ryoumen, the “King of Curses,” Yuuji finds himself thrust into the world of Curses—dreadful beings formed from human malice and negativity.
Yuuji learns firsthand about the dangers that these Curses pose to society as he discovers his own newfound abilities. When he is introduced to the Tokyo Metropolitan Jujutsu Technical High School, he begins to walk down a path that he will never be able to return to—the path of a Jujutsu sorcerer.
11. The Seven Deadly Sins
The feared yet revered Holy Knights of Britannia use enormously powerful magic to protect the region of Britannia and its kingdoms in a world similar to the European Middle Ages. However, a small group of the Knights allegedly betrayed their homeland and turned their swords against their comrades in an attempt to depose Liones’ ruler. The Holy Knights defeated them, but rumours persisted that these legendary knights, known as the “Seven Deadly Sins,” were still alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights staged their own coup and became the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.
Nanatsu no Taizai is based on the best-selling manga series of the same name and follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, and her quest for the Seven Deadly Sins. She attempts, with their assistance, not only to reclaim her kingdom from the Holy Knights, but also to seek justice in an unjust world.
10. Akame ga Kill!
Night Raid is the covert assassination arm of the Revolutionary Army, an uprising assembled to depose Prime Minister Honest, whose avarice and greed for power has led him to exploit the child emperor’s inexperience. The rest of the country is left to drown in poverty, strife, and ruin in the absence of a strong and benevolent leader. Though the Night Raid members are all experienced killers, they understand that taking lives is not something to be proud of and that they will almost certainly face retribution as they mercilessly eliminate anyone who stands in the way of the revolution.
Tatsumi, the newest member of this merry band of assassins, is a naive boy from a remote village who had embarked on a journey to help his impoverished hometown and was won over not only by Night Raid’s ideals, but also by their resolve. Akame ga Kill! follows Tatsumi as he fights the Empire, encountering powerful weapons, enemy assassins, challenges to his own morals and values, and, ultimately, discovering what it truly means to be an assassin with a cause.
In times of need, if you look in the right place, you might come across a strange phone number written in red. When you call this number, a young man introduces himself as the Yato God.
Yato is a minor deity and self-proclaimed “Delivery God” who wishes to be worshipped by millions. However, without a single shrine dedicated to his name, his ambitions are unlikely to be realised. He spends his days doing odd jobs for five yen apiece, until his weapon partner gets tired of her useless master and abandons him.
Just when the god’s fortunes appear to be bleak, a middle school girl, Hiyori Iki, allegedly saves Yato from a car accident by taking the hit for him. She miraculously survives, but the event has caused her soul to become loose, allowing it to leave her body. Hiyori demands that Yato restore her to normalcy, but when she learns that he will need a new partner to do so, she reluctantly agrees to assist him in finding one. And, with Hiyori’s assistance, Yato’s fortunes may be changing for the better.
8. My Hero Academia
The emergence of “quirks,” or newly discovered superpowers, has been steadily increasing over the years, with 80 percent of humanity possessing abilities ranging from element manipulation to shapeshifting. This renders the rest of the world powerless, and Izuku Midoriya is one such person.
The aspirant middle schooler has dreamed of being a hero since he was a child. Izuku’s unfortunate fate causes him to admire heroes and take notes on them whenever he can.
But it appears that his perseverance paid off: Izuku meets the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might. All Might’s quirk is a one-of-a-kind ability that can be inherited, and he has chosen Izuku as his heir!
Izuku enrols in UA High, a prestigious high school known for its excellent hero training programme, after months of arduous training, and this year’s freshmen look especially promising. With his strange but talented classmates and the looming threat of a villainous organisation, Izuku will quickly discover what it truly means to be a hero.
A huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-Tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, and wreaked havoc moments before Naruto Uzumaki’s birth. To end the Kyuubi’s rampage, the village’s leader, the Fourth Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.
Naruto is now a hyperactive, knucklehead ninja who still lives in Konohagakure. Shunned by the village because of the Kyuubi within him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village, while his burning desire to become the Hokage of Konohagakure leads him not only to some wonderful new friends, but also to some lethal foes.
6. Hunter x Hunter
Hunters devote their lives to dangerous tasks such as exploring uncharted territories and tracking down rare items and monsters. Before becoming a Hunter, one must pass the Hunter Examination, a high-risk selection process in which the majority of applicants become disabled or, worse, die.
Participants who are ambitious enough to take on the infamous exam have their own reasons for doing so. Finding Ging, his father and a Hunter himself, is what motivates 12-year-old Gon Freecss. Gon takes the first step toward becoming a Hunter, believing that by doing so, he will meet his father.
Gon befriends medical student Leorio Paladiknight, the vindictive Kurapika, and ex-assassin Killua Zoldyck during the Hunter Examination. While their motivations are vastly different, they band together for a common goal and embark on a perilous journey.
5. Tokyo Ghoul
A sinister threat is invading Tokyo: flesh-eating “ghouls” who look exactly like humans and blend in. Ken Kaneki, a reserved college student, hides his face in his books and avoids the news of the escalating crisis. When an attractive woman named Rize Kamishiro approaches him and asks him out on a date, his solitude is shattered.
Kaneki discovers, while walking Rize home, that she isn’t as sweet as she appears, and that she has led him on with sinister intent. After a tragic struggle, he awakens in a hospital to learn that his life was saved by transplanting the organs of the now-deceased Rize into his own body.
Kaneki’s body begins to change horrifyingly, transforming him into a human-ghoul hybrid. Kaneki clings to his humanity as he embarks on his new dreadful journey in the evolving bloody conflict between society’s new monsters and the government agents who hunt them.
4. Demon Slayer
Tanjirou Kamado has carried the burden of supporting his family on his shoulders since his father’s death. Despite living in poverty on a remote mountain, the Kamado family leads a relatively peaceful and happy life. Tanjirou decides to go down to the local village one day to make some money selling charcoal. Night falls on his way back, forcing Tanjirou to seek refuge in the home of a strange man, who warns him of the presence of flesh-eating demons in the woods at night.
When he returns home the next day, he is met with a horrifying sight: his entire family has been slaughtered. Worse, his sister Nezuko, who has been transformed into a bloodthirsty demon, is the sole survivor. Tanjirou, consumed by rage and hatred, vows to avenge his family and stand by his only remaining sibling. Tanjirou will do whatever it takes, alongside the mysterious Demon Slayer Corps, to slay the demons and protect the last vestiges of his beloved sister’s humanity.
3. One Punch Man
Saitama, who appears unimpressive, has a rather unusual hobby: he is a hero. Saitama relentlessly trained for three years to pursue his childhood dream, losing all of his hair in the process. Saitama is now so powerful that he can defeat any foe with a single punch. However, the fact that no one can match his strength has caused Saitama to face an unexpected problem: he is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battle and has grown quite bored.
One day, Saitama attracts the attention of Genos, a 19-year-old cyborg who witnesses his power and wishes to become Saitama’s disciple. Genos suggests that the two join the Hero Association so that they can become certified heroes and be recognised for their positive contributions to society. Saitama, who is surprised that no one knows who he is, agrees quickly. Saitama embarks on a new journey as a member of the Hero Association, meeting new allies and facing new foes in order to relive the thrill of battle that he once felt.
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
After a horrifying alchemy experiment fails in the Elric household, brothers Edward and Alphonse are thrust into a terrifying new reality. Ignoring the alchemical principle that forbids human transmutation, the boys attempted to resurrect their recently deceased mother. Instead, they suffered terrible personal losses: Alphonse’s body disintegrated, while Edward lost a leg and then sacrificed an arm to keep Alphonse’s soul in the physical realm by binding it to a massive suit of armour.
Pinako Rockbell and her granddaughter Winry come to the brothers’ aid. Winry, a bio-mechanical engineering prodigy, makes prosthetic limbs for Edward out of “automail,” a tough, versatile metal used in robots and combat armour. After years of preparation, the Elric brothers set out on a quest to resurrect their bodies by locating the Philosopher’s Stone—a powerful gem that allows an alchemist to defy the traditional laws of Equivalent Exchange.
As Edward becomes an infamous alchemist and earns the moniker “Fullmetal,” the boys’ adventure entangles them in a growing conspiracy that threatens the fate of the world.
1. Attack on Titan
Centuries ago, monstrous humanoid creatures known as Titans slaughtered humanity to near extinction, forcing humans to hide in fear behind massive concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their desire for human flesh appears to be motivated by pleasure rather than hunger. To ensure their survival, humanity’s remnants began to live within defensive barriers, resulting in a hundred years without a single titan encounter. That fragile peace is quickly shattered when a colossal Titan breaches the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the battle for survival against the man-eating abominations.
After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their abolition by enlisting in the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that battles the merciless humanoids outside the walls. Eren, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and his childhood friend Armin Arlert join the Titans’ brutal war and race to find a way to defeat them before the last walls fall.