Just a couple of episodes in and I’m very impressed by the imagination of the setting. From the title I was expecting a sci-fi series along the lines of Fafner or the like, but “Attack on Titan” is closer to Claymore (with lots of fatalities too).
However while Claymore’s background is sparsely filled in, Shingeki no Kyojin depicts a innovative medieval world of humanity under siege, in a hopeless, almost post-apocalyptic setting. It feels like a zombie movie, with relentless hungry monsters outside the walls, and I’m impressed by how the use of the Titans makes the series feel fresh. Additionally, most zombie works only go as far as the remnants of civilisation coming together to stave off the threat and stabilise the situation; this series is about when that starts to fall apart again, generations later.