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Attack on Titan Working In The Construction Game? Why Not?

We get it. Attack on Titan is a phenomenon. It’s a craze that’s swept Japan wholeheartedly, as fans eagerly snap up chapter after chapter of the manga. The title is so popular that Kodansha cites the title as a primary reason for their first sales jump in eighteen years.

With Attack on Titan being such a hot property, it seems only natural that the title would seep into everyday popular culture in Japan. Last night, variety show Smap x Smap ran Shiniri no Kyojin (“Giant Newcomer”), a parody that places Attack on Titan‘s Colossal Titan into the role of a new construction worker.

It’s bizarre, but endearing, especially when it dawns upon you that the titan is wearing a hilariously tiny hard hat! Check it out below:

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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