Hello folks, Fenrir here with an unusual bit of “Food for Thought” on the latest Internet meme! So awhile back Kaushik and Pluffei voiced their impressions of the 2013 spring anime season, and notably mentioned an interesting title: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan). In the words of Pluffei, it’s an anime that looks “really freaking cool” with bold animation and appealing music. A few months later, and a sudden surge in popularity Pluffei was definitely on mark in her prediction that Shingeki would be a show to watch out for.
But, what I find that most people didn’t expect, was the surge in parody videos that take its incredibly catchy theme-song–Guren no Yumiya–to new heights of comedy and the obscene, in a very brilliant way. So what is it about this shonen hack-n-slash a bunch of man-eating-giants that appeals to the masses–or at least, inspires parody?