Attack on Titan takes place in the popular post-apocalyptic setting. Though this trope is common in the anime kingdom, Attack on Titan does not disappoint, nor does it "cheese-out." The world is captivating and the characters are likable. The first season ended recently, and I cannot wait for more. If you enjoy anime, and you haven't seen this series, I recommend giving it a whirl.
Episode one begins by introducing us to the main characters and to the world in which humans live. Most of the population has been wiped out due to the Titans, giant humanoid beings whose only purpose seems to be to eat humans. Humankind has adapted to this threat by building giant stone walls around their remaining cities. The cities have not encountered a Titan attack in years.....
The next development.... you guessed it, a very unpleasant encounter with the Titans. This is the catalyst for further story and character development which mostly centers around our main protagonist, Eren Jaeger.
PROS- The story, the characters, the beautiful art, the opening theme, and the representation of the human spirit.
CONS- How does the Survey Corps' maneuver gear propel in the way that it does? (Whether you apply physics or not, it's freakin' cool.)
The series is based off the popular manga series, which has sold millions of copies. The numbers do not lie. This anime is worth checking out.