American Teens React to 'Attack on Titan' (VIDEO)

Teens React to 'Attack on Titan' (VIDEO)

"Badass Ninja Guys...Take Down These Giant Titans" how Hajime Isayama’s modern near-classic is described by an American teenager with just a passing awareness of the hugely popular 1. manga, then 2. anime, followed by 3. video games, and now 4. what could be a live-action movie as well.

In the just over 4.5 years since it's debut, Attack on Titan has become the most popular Japanese manga/anime product on the planet.

Attack on Titan at AkihabaraNews

The video here is another one of those generational/cross-cultural looks into how the 'other' views/reacts to a foreign or anachronistic product, situation, etc. In this case, with a exceedingly popular Japanese manga/anime property, it's also a rather interesting window into what your average, everyday American teenagers know about one facet of Japanese culture.

Among the several 13-19 year-olds, we see that one or two of the kids are already really into the series, a few are aware but haven't seen it, and several of them have never heard of it. They all seem affected by what they see, and one young man is even compelled to exclaim “This is some, like, sadistic shit!” 

The takeaway is probabaly two things:

1. Anime is everywhere;
2. Some people still don't quite get that it's not just for little kids.

Have a watch, and enjoy!

Anime & Manga at AkihabaraNews


*Well, technically, it's all Japanese. And B, we might have spelt something wrong there...


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