We’ve always wanted to know what it was like when Hajime Isayama pitched Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) to Bessatsu Shonen Magazine way back in 2008 or so.
“So it’s a dystopian alternate reality where giant bumbling humanoid monsters roam the countryside completely fucking naked and eat people.”
“Why are they naked?” a confused executive asks.
“Why the fuck not? They’re carnivorous abominations dead-set on destroying the remains of the human race.”
“Fine. Do whatever you want, just make sure to draw them without dicks. We can't market that to children”
At that moment, one of the most celebrated manga series of the last few decades was born. If you haven’t checked it out, we recommend you do now. It wouldn’t hurt to get rip-shit wasted before doing so, but it’s kind of a headtrip without indulging in any form of substance abuse. The international sensation has spawned several video game adaptations, a pretty shitty live-action feature film adaptation, and a live-action web series that isn’t really worth talking about.
What is worth talking about is this trailer for the long-awaited season 2 of the animated TV series. It’s insane.
Unless you speak Japanese or have read the manga series, you’ll probably have almost no clue what is going on in here, but there are some big takeaways – the biggest of which is probably that there’s a fucking talking Sasquatch Titan. What’s his deal? I guess we’ll have to wait until April 1st to find out.
If you're going to celebrate the premiere of Attack on Titan season 2, why not permanently mark your body to show your fandom? Don't be a coward.