Horrifying flesh-eating giants and soldiers with humongous cutting weapons are trending again as the much-awaited Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) finale is currently airing in 2022.

Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 premiered on January 9 and will conclude Hajime Isayama’s phenomenal anime series.

You may know everything about Eren, Mikasa, and Armin, but are you aware of other Attack on Titan facts surrounding the manga and anime?

Here are five spoiler-free Attack on Titan facts you probably did not know about the series.

5 Attack on Titan facts only die-hard fans know

“Attack on Avengers” is a collaborative manga between Attack on Titan and Marvel

The Attack on Titan manga "Attack on Avengers"
Credit: Marvel, Kodansha

Attack on Titan publisher Kodansha once made a crossover deal with Marvel that birthed one of the most unexpected crossovers in pop culture. “Attack on Avengers” is a one-shot manga featuring superhero groups Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.

In the manga, the city of Manhattan suddenly gets invaded by ruthless titans and it’s up to these popular superhero groups to stop them.

Have you visited this Attack on Titan-themed attraction?

A life-size statue of the armored titan at the Universal Studios Japan
Credit: Universal Studios Japan

Before the pandemic hit, people could still experience the thrill of living in a world full of titans through Universal Studios Japan’s attraction.

Aside from the area’s terrifying titan statues, visitors would be entertained by a virtual reality (VR) roller coaster ride that would instantly bring passengers into the world of Attack on Titan.

The Attack on Titan manga was inspired by Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones

Attack on Titan facts: The anime was inspired by Breaking Bad
Credit: AMC

Out of all the Attack on Titan facts on this list, this one might shock you the most.

Aside from Watchmen, which Isayama often admits is one of the inspirations for the Attack on Titan manga, the mangaka also took some ideas from Western shows Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

Falco Grice’s character, in particular, was inspired by Breaking Bad’s Jesse Pinkman.

In fact, several characters from the two series often made cameo appearances as titans in the manga.

Watchmen character “Rorschach” was the forerunner to the creation of Levi

Attack on Titan Brave Order featuring Captain Levi teaser
Credit: G-Holdings, enish

Isayama also revealed that he created Levi’s character after watching Watchmen in an interview with Brutus Magazine back in 2014.

At that time, he decided to create a character similar to Watchmen’s Rorschach, which explains why Levi is short in stature, has a unique personality, possesses extraordinary abilities, and wears a white cravat.

Titan Eren and the Armored Titan were based on real fighters

Eren Yeager in Attak on Titan Season 4 Part 2
Credit: MAPPA

Isayama based Eren’s titan form on a martial artist named Yushin Okami.

Apart from his physique, he also modeled the titan’s fighting stance after the middleweight MMA fighter.

On the other hand, the Armored Titan is inspired by another fighter, a professional wrestler named Brock Lesnar.

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