Ep 1 – “To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1” / “Ni-sen Nen-go no Kimi e -Shiganshina Kanraku (1)-“ (二千年後の君へ ―シガンシナ陥落①―)

For over a century, humans have been living in settlements surrounded by three gigantic walls, which prevent the Titans, giant humanoid creatures who eat humans, from entering. Young Eren Jaeger, of the town of Shiganshina, wishes to see the outside world by joining the Scout Regiment, as he likens living in the cities to livestock. Despite this, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackermann and their mother Carla Jaeger are against him joining the Scouts. Even after seeing the Scouts return home with large casualties, Eren expresses his interest to join which impresses his father Grisha Jaeger. After Eren and Mikasa rescue their friend Armin Arlelt from a group of delinquents due to his views that the walls will not protect them forever, a Titan much taller than the walls (later named the Colossal Titan) suddenly appears and knocks down the gate to Shiganshina, allowing smaller Titans to enter. As the town erupts into mass panic, Eren and Mikasa rush to their home to find their mother pinned under their collapsed house. Carla begs them to flee, but they refuse until the city guard Hannes arrives and takes them away. Eren watches in horror as the Smiling Titan eats Carla.