SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN aka ATTACK ON TITANS
Monde post-apocalyptique ou les derniers humains vivent dans des cités fortifiées, tentant de se protéger des titans qui sont apparus et qui veulent les dévorer !
"Shingeki No Kyojin" (literally translated as "Advance of the Giants") is a Japanese manga series that premiered in 2009, and became a surprised hit soon after with its mix of giant monster related action and equally brutal horror. There are also plans for live action film adaptation to be finished and released by 2013.
Set in a post-Apocalyptic world, where the remains of the human population live inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the sudden appearance of the Titans; gigantic and grotesque humanoid creatures who kill and devour humans seemingly without reason, beyond that of sheer mindless cruelty.
The story centers around the life of Eren Jaeger and his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, whose lives are changed forever after the appearance of the Colossal Titan, who brings about the destruction of their home and the death of their mother. Years later, Eren and Mikasa are now soldiers armed with Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear, which allows them great maneuverability when battling and slaying Titans - a task easier said than done.
As the series continued, we are introduced to more unique variants of the Titans, including the aforementioned Colossal Titan, who in addition to his massive height, is also skinless and radiates steaming heat from his unnatural body. The highly intelligent and rather callous Haired Titan, named such for his primate-like appearance. And the virtually psychopathic (at least more so than others) Female Titan, who is nightmarishly fast and athletic for her 15-meter tall size.
The plot thickens when it's revealed that some of these 'Deviant Titan' are actually shape-shifting creatures, able to transform back and forth between virtually normal humans, and their giant forms. And that these particular individuals may also be posing as double agents within the Human Soldiers. The first of these confirmed beings is Annie Leonhardt, a former comrade of Eren and Mikasa, who is in fact the Female Titan herself.
Eren Jaeger eventually discovers that he too posses such abilities, and although he becomes a Titan to defend his friends, he is still an unpredictable and fearsome beast, complete with a skull-like face and extended mouth. It's because of his berserk Titan nature, that Eren only uses his transformation in the most extreme of situations, opting to slay Titans while in human form the majority of the time.
The true origins of the Titans, as well as the ultimate goals of the 'Deviant Types' like Annie Leonhardt and Haired Titan, remains a major mystery at this point of the story.
Pics and text sent by Rafael C. Gonzalez, extra thanks to artist Feriowind for the Eren Jaeger Titan illustration: feriowind.deviantart.com, thanks !