There is no doubt that the titans of Shingeki no Kyojin They are one of the scariest villains in anime. Not only do they look disturbing, but they are also relentless and unceremoniously when it comes to eating humans.
However, the truth is that its origin is much less creepy. This was revealed by the same creator of the series, who revealed the curious history that inspired him to create these characters, who have much more in common with humans than with beasts.
El origen de los titanes de Shingeki No Kyojin
Along the Shingeki no Kyojin, the titans are presented as disturbing beasts without conscience and that eat human beings nonstop. However, it is later revealed that these are in fact humans who were transformed into these beings and forced to live this way.
The humanity of the Titans makes a lot more sense when you know the story that inspired their creation. And it is that the mind behind Shingeki no Kyojin, Hajime Isayama, in fact, he was inspired by humans themselves to create these disturbing beings.
As explained to Nihon TV, the idea came to mind one night met a drunk while in an internet cafe. The writer was surprised “The little ability to communicate even if they were of the same species.”
In addition, he pointed out that the enemies of Shingeki no Kyojin they had to be basically human because these “they have not only become the most predominant spice, but also the most terrifying”. Thus, he always wanted to preserve the complexity of humanity within his characters.
Previously, he revealed that since he was a child he he is interested in the idea of human captivity. This, because he grew up surrounded by mountains in Oita, Kyushu and used to wonder what lay beyond them. In addition, he fantasized about the possibility that there were giant monsters inhabiting them.