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Alright, so if you’re up-to-date with your anime you will have probably heard of a show called ‘Shingeki no Kyojin’ aka ‘Attack on Titan‘. The show’s currently airing in Japan but the episodes are available online and, oh my gosh, it’s amazing! I don’t really keep up with current trends in anime, both because there’s far too much and I’m usually far too busy. I made an exception for ‘Attack on Titan’ because it really is a gem of a series.
Assuming you haven’t heard of the show but are potentially interested, the story is set in an apocalyptic world where the remnants of the human population live inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the sudden appearance of the Titans, gigantic humanoid creatures who devour humans seemingly without reason. All this changes when a colossal Titan brings about the destruction of Eren and Mikasa’s home and death of their mother, spurring them to enter the army to battle the Titans themselves. In a nutshell, there’s lots of great action scenes, lots of death and will make you go ‘oh my god no not him/her too!’ a lot.
‘Attack on Titan’ has a pretty bad-ass opening video too, and it’s spawned far too many parody videos considering we’re only in to 13 episodes at the time of writing thiss. I thought I’d throw together some of the best videos I’ve come across and put them in one convenient place. This will probably be a lot more entertaining for people who are watching the series but I hope the original opening will tempt the rest of you to check the series out. I mean, watch it!
Pretty cool, right? Well, it turns out that this song pretty much goes with everything. It’s all downhill from here.
Attack on Pingu
I actually saw this video before the original opening, and it just made me go ‘what’s with the dramatic music’? For some reason the terrifying seal and all that dancing and sliding go far too well together…
Attack on Christopher Walken
You might recognise these clips from Fat Boy Slim’s ‘Weapon of Choice’. This is hands down my favourite one. I mean, it is literally PERFECT timing. I could watch this forever.
Attack on Snuggle
Snuggle is apparently a Japanese fabric softener mascot bear, but I don’t know why he looks so creepy. The second half of this video is much better than the first, in my opinion. Clothes everywhere!
Attack on Bollywood
A lot of my friends are adamant that this is the best parody video of the lot. I’ll let you decide.
Attack on Rugrats
OK, so this was a good show to begin with. These babies were always in fantastical dangerous situations, scaling walls and fighting dinosaurs. I’m glad someone reached far back enough into their childhood when thinking ‘what would go with ‘Attack on Titan’?’ This, obviously.
Attack on My Little Pony
Where there’s internet, there’s ‘My Little Pony’…
Attack on Kittens
Very good editing on this one! Kittens have never looked so dangerous.
Attack on Courtroom
I lost it at the tiny Edgeworth attacking the giant Manfred von Karma titan.
Attack on Minecraft
OK, so I know nothing about ‘Minecraft’ but this is very well done. Blocky characters basically re-enact the opening video scene by scene.
Attack on High School Musical
No words are needed.
OK, I know there are at least 10 more videos I could post on here but do you really want 20 ‘Attack on Titan’ videos? Well, maybe. Anyway, you can go find the rest of them on Youtube and post your own favourites down below!
I may or may not have spent too much time on this. Hmm…