Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"Few television series manage to reach an audience beyond the standard target demographic and even fewer of these series happen to be anime. While some anime have been fairly popular in recent years, only a few of these featured as dark of a story as Attack on Titan’s. Perhaps it is thanks to its dark story and cruel world fraught with danger and death that has led to Attack on Titan’s popularity, but regardless of its popularity the first half of the series served as a strong introduction to the world whilst featuring more death and questions than answers. Will things continue this way throughout the second half of Attack on Titan?"