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Otaku on Titan is Equal Parts Funny and Sad

By this point, I’m pretty sure most of you know Attack on Titan. The epic tale of survival and struggles in a world overrun by Titans has become a phenomenon in Japan, and a key title in North America.

The title’s popularity, though, also makes it ripe for parody.

The folks at Dorkly created a short sketch that combines the sheer terror and awe of the show’s opening scene with a far greater evil: otaku stereotypes. That’s right, the village of Shinganshina is frozen in a combination of awe and terror as they gaze upon a giant, neck-bearded, cat-ear clad, headband-wearing uber-geek.

It’s a bit of a jab for sure, but the short does provide a few chuckles to those who aren’t afraid of taking one in the chin for a laugh.

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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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