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A Guide To The Surprisingly Deep Symbolism Behind 'Attack On Titan'

If you don't take the time to look under the surface, Attack on Titan can feel like a gratuitously violent anime about man-eating monsters terrorizing humanity. However, there's a lot more to the series than what can be gleaned from a casual viewing.

Online fans have put their heads together to collectively interpret symbolism in Attack on Titan, ranging from the meaning behind military emblems to Eren's deep connection with a Tarot card, the Hermit.

Like the symbolism in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. the attention to detail is surprisingly meticulous and nuanced.