The fandom and the reviews spread. From Japan. To around the world. To my peers and relatives. To me.
I heard recommendations and reviews to try this anime out. They say it was awesome. Much much more awesome then SAO.
I've already watched SAO and I know how awesome it is. I needed no more persuasion than to start.
But the thing being "much much more awesome then SAO" really set my standards high.
Nevertheless, if someone asked me now, I would gladly justify that it is indeed better than SAO a little (don't get me wrong. I like both.)
I think one of the main reasons that made me love SnK (Shingeki no Kyojin aka Attack on Titan) is, how I see things through Eren's eyes - how I am able to take something fictional and see that it applies to the reality.
In case that you guys don't know about the story (please watch the anime or read the manga.), its about how a young boy living in a world terrorized by Titans (or giants if you may please.). Good thing for the humans in the story, they're living in cities protected by high rising walls, protecting them from the Titans.
What would you do if you were one of the humans in the story? Stay inside the city, live happily without even bothering what is outside? Stay as normal as possible?
Not for Eren. To see what the world is outside, he has to purge the Titans of their existence. He needs to avenge the death of his mother by the Titans. Even if it means his own death.
Coming back to the reality, most of us are complacent of having a normal life, spend their whole life trying to climb up the corporate ladder, spending their life trying to clear debts...
But not me. Just not me.
I yearn to be different. I want to be different.
I will be different.