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why is "attack on titan" called "attack on titan"

#1TaquishaJohnsonPosted 8/7/2013 10:13:41 PM
they're not attacking on the moon of saturn, nor are they attacking "on" the titans

the titans are attacking the people, and the people are attacking the titans, but it's not called "attack of (the) titan(s)," nor "attack the titans," nor "titan attack," nor anything else that makes real sense
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#2Sum_quod_erisPosted 8/7/2013 10:14:53 PM
Because Japan.
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#3OmicronwastakinPosted 8/7/2013 10:19:26 PM
Because in chapter 57 the humans are gonna launch an attack on the grand titan.

Foreshadowing.
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#4LordEmbokPosted 8/7/2013 10:20:26 PM
it's not. it's called shingeki no kyojin
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#5Then00bAvengerPosted 8/7/2013 10:26:38 PM(edited)
My guess would be that it's just them translating shingeki no kyojin incorrectly, yeah. I think that subtitle is something the Japanese side came up with after all.

If it's the English side that came up with that title, no idea.
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#6lambchipsPosted 8/7/2013 10:26:54 PM
LordEmbok posted...
it's not. it's called shingeki no kyojin


This...
according to google translate, the real title would be giants advance
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#7Dusk_ThanatosPosted 8/7/2013 10:31:59 PM
It's like saying "war on terror."

This is not hard to comprehend.
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#8TaquishaJohnson(Topic Creator)Posted 8/7/2013 10:33:51 PM
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#9TaquishaJohnson(Topic Creator)Posted 8/7/2013 10:35:16 PM
lambchips posted...
LordEmbok posted...
it's not. it's called shingeki no kyojin


This...
according to google translate, the real title would be giants advance


it's the official subtitle that the official japanese manga creators have printed on the official japanese manga logo in english, so actually yeah it officially is

Dusk_Thanatos posted...
It's like saying "war on terror."

This is not hard to comprehend.


it's not like that at all

it's more like saying "war on terrorist" because a titan is an individual entity and terror is a concept
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#10LewdLeftoversPosted 8/7/2013 10:40:31 PM
teens ready for the titan -> http://i.minus.com/ibgpu7WMjfuoyk.jpg

now it all makes sense
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