Attack on Titans (Shingeki no Kyojin) is my favorite animated television show ever. I like it even more than Death Note, Dragon Ball Z, and Fullmetal Alchemist. I will try not to give away any spoilers if you haven’t already watched the show. The ensemble of characters tells every perception possible about an apocalyptic society.
The world has ended, and only three cities remain guarded by three walls. How did the world end? Humanity was annihilated by a race of humanoid giants called Titans. No one knows their origins, all we know is that they ended humans a hundred years ago and now they are coming after the last of us.
Eren Jaeger lost his mother; he witnessed the death of his mother first hand and has taken a vow to end all titans and assure the survival of humanity. This premise evolves into so much more. The questions of existence are answered by a plethora of characters in the defending of humans — every answer births more mysteries.
Attack on Titans is the prime example of the idea that things are never what they seem to be. I have rarely seen a work of art that shows the best and worst of humanity is such light. Some themes change the course of the entire show in the third season.
All the masks that humanity wears will be peeled off when Eren Jaeger and his team tread into unchartered territory. Indeed, humans are the worst animals of all.