Top anime in the Arab world (based on Arab News Japan's How Arabs view Japan Study)

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan
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Updated 25 February 2022

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Post-apocalyptic 

Original run: 2009

“Attack on Titan” is a Japanese dark fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama that premiered in 2013.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the remains of humanity live behind walls protecting them from giant humanoid Titans, the series follows protagonist Eren Jaeger, along with friends Mikasa Ackerman, and Armin Arlert.

When a colossal Titan breaches the wall of their hometown, Titans destroy the city and kill Jaeger’s mother. Vowing revenge, Jaeger joins the elite Survey Corps, a group of soldiers who fight against Titans.

According to the ‘How Arabs View Japan survey’ conducted by Arab News and YOUGOV, 12 percent of respondents ranked “Captain Majid” as their favorite anime of all time

“Attack on Titan” has received widespread acclaim and has notably sustained a broad, active, and international fan base. Critics and audiences have praised the story, characters, animation, music, voice acting, and dark themes.

The series broke the Guinness World Record for the most in-demand anime TV show and it is the only anime series to have made it onto the TV Time’s top-50 list of most-followed TV series ever. It is currently at number 47, making it one of the few non-American titles and the only Japanese title on the list.

Earlier this year, “Attack on Titan” won the most in-demand TV series in the world for 2021 in the Global TV Demand Awards, and it became the first ever non-English language series to earn the title of world’s most in-demand TV show, previously held by only “The Walking Dead” and “Game of Thrones.”