First Round of Attack On Titan Dub Voice Actors Released

Exciting News! Today, Funimation released the the first batch of voice actors for the dubbed series of Attack On Titan. Today’s reveal included the following characters with their voice actors, respectively:

* Erwin Smith: J. Michael Tatum
* Marco Bodt: Austin Tindle
Keith Shadis: Patrick Seitz
Carla Jaeger: Jessica Cavanagh
Grisha Jaeger: Chris Hury
Hannes: David Wald
Moses: Jeff Johnson

I realized that they did not reveal any of the main characters or fan favorites today. I won’t be surprised if they wait until either the last day of their reveal series or the day of Anime Boston in two weeks for those. Those who attend Anime Boston will also have the privilege of watching the full first episode of Attack on Titan in English before anyone else.

I am honestly scared and excited to learn the rest of the names. I dislike one voice actor in particular that Funimation loves to use for every anime and I am hoping he is not in it. Otherwise, I am please so far with the cast.


My Top 5 Attack on Titan Fan Fiction Recs

Fan Fiction has become an essential part of my life lately and I feel like I should recommend a few of my favorites to those who might want to start reading. These will be in the order my favorite to the least favorite, although, they have all equally gained my approval for quality. I also judge update consistency in the order. They will be of the Attack On Titan fandom only and the stories will be linked as well if you want to read them. These are not all of my favorites, but simply the ones I recently enjoyed.

** = NSFW (Not Safe For Work/sexual material)
♦ = Fluff (cute things, cuddling, ect)

Main Paring: Ereri (Eren x Levi)

1. The Intern by Lutte (**, not complete) :

I love this fic. The plot is very well thought out and the characters are representations of their canon counterparts in a way. The author updates every Thursday and is very consistent with the story flow: not moving too fast nor too slow. I am pleased with the overall story and I look forward to Thursdays for the updates. The author also incorporates names and places into the story from the series that makes it more credible as an Attack on Titan fan fic.

2. In This Life by TheArtOfWar (♦, not complete):

This is the best reincarnation fic I have read for this fandom. The characters are basically set in the modern world but remember their past lives as people who fought titans. Most of them have the same names in their new life as well and they try to live as normally as possible, considering they didn’t have a normal life in the past one. This was one of those stories that I found when I wasn’t looking for it and I’m glad I did. It also has Fem!Levi (Levi got reincarnated into a girl) and it give this fic that dash of something different!

3. Help Me Stand by Ichigoangel (**,self-harm, complete):
This fic made me cry at points. This is about Eren and Levi both going through tough times and life and having to deal with addictions  and self-harm because of traumatic events that occurred to them. It’s a story of how each other is their lifeline and being able to eventually overcome hardship in life.

4. Blind Date by Daktasanity (**, not complete):
This fic is for those who don’t mind a fast pace into the relationship. This was also another one of those “found while not looking for” fics and I can say with the newer chapters, Levi’s sweet side has been coming out in which I personally like. Levi is not much of an emotional person in the anime so I love reading Levi being a sappy romantic at some point.

5. The Hand That Saves by Aeronightstructures (angst, not complete):
This would have been higher on my list if it wasn’t for the lack of updates this seems to have, I would really like to see what continues to happen. This fic is in canon verse and is set 10 years in the future from where the manga currently is. I love seeing this as a “what if” to the series.

*Note: You can skip the NSFW scenes in these fics without losing much plot. It’s understandable that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Please don’t let this hinder you from reading these fics.

The Reality of Being Obsessed With Anime

Okay, so maybe It should be “an anime”

This weekend is the weekend of my grandmother’s funeral. Now, before you throw out all the “I’m sorry for your loss” lines, let me tell you why I am dealing with situation better than how I handled my grandfather’s passing. The answer is simple: Attack on Titan.

Attack On Titan character posterNow most of you may or may not have heard about the most popular new anime of 2013, but if you haven’t, let me give you a quick synopsis of what this anime is like. Shingeki No Kyojin, or in English, Attack on Titan, is a Japanese manga written and drawn by Hajime Isayama. It’s set in world where humans live in cities surrounded by 50 meter (approximately 164 ft)  walls to protect them from titans, which are giant human-like creatures who consume humans for no obvious reason. The story follows 15-year-olds Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert and a host of other teenagers who join the military in effort to defeat the titans and protect the citizens, depending on what branch each cadet chooses.

The story line is deeper than just that, but I would hate to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it (in which I highly recommend, but my full review of the anime will be at a later date)

Now how can a violent, bloody, and adrenaline rush filled anime bring comfort to me at a time like this? The answer to that is in the characters. They experience human loss at an alarming rate. They don’t have time to mourn, but when they do, they turn it into motivation to do better; to be a better person in honor of fallen comrades. That’s what I’m doing with this situation. I may have a few days to mourn, but school isn’t going to wait for me forever for me to get over it. I’m using this as motivation to make my grandmother proud of me in everything I do in honor of her.

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Welcome to my Blog!

Hi guys! Welcome to my humble anime blog. This blog will serve as an outlet to those wishing to receive more insight on the world of anime and how people can relate to fictional worlds and people.

The underlying theme of this blog will focus on the different aspects of anime including current issues, highlights, specific fandom information and more. The main anime will be Shingeki No Kyojin (Attack on Titan) but will include other anime as well. I hope you stick around for this semester and journey along with me for an exciting adventure! ^_^

(( This blog is for my MACO 321 class at my current university as the main project of the class.))