Anime have become a popular Japanese culture which is quickly gaining a growing base over in the West as well. Unlike normal cartoons produced in the West, anime are known to contain more mature theme and are directed towards the teenager audience instead of of the youngsters.
Anime is different from normal cartoons by the fact that they show more realistic drawings instead of more abstract art found in western cartoons. However, the strong storyline and action based scenes make them more popular for those who like action shows. This is why anime popularity has also been increasing over the years as many older people are shifting to watch them instead of boring dramas which are represented much more clearly in anime.
Popular Anime Shows:
Many people have watched anime over the years and there must have been a time when you argued with your friend over the fact that which character is your favorite. Be it DragonBall, One Piece or Bleach all of these anime have a large following throughout the world.
In modern culture popular anime which are currently ongoing are My Hero Academia, Pokemon and Attack on Titan. Attack on Titan is a popular anime containing mature themes. It contains sci-fi elements as its setting is a world where giants overrun the Earth. These giants are hungry beasts which eat humans without any reasoning. To protect against them people have built giant walls which can not be crossed by these giants.
Story of Attack on Titan (No Spoilers)
The story follows the adventures of Eren Yeager and his fellow friends Mikasa and Armin. They face a large threat when a new species of giant appears which is larger than normal dubbed Colossal Titan who breaches the wall of their town and wreaks havoc. The protagonist swears revenge and joins a giant-killing squad in hopes of taking down that Colossal Titan which destroys his town.
The first season of the show aired from 7 April 2013 to 19 September 2013 with a total of 25 episodes. The show then had a large gap until it was announced that a second season will be aired from 1 April 2017 after a total of 4 of years of fallout. This season lasted for 12 episodes until June 17, 2017.
Attack on Titan Season 3 and Future Updates
At the finale of the second season, another third season was announced which started airing from 23 July 2018. This season aired for a total of 12 episodes before a hiatus was announced on 15 October 2018. This hiatus ended on 29 April 2019 and lasted for another 10 episodes which ended with its finale on 1 July 2019.
The last episode of the third season also advertised that another 4th season was in the making and that it will mark the end of the anime series. For further information or case you can not wait for the anime show it is advised to read its official manga.