For those of you who still watch all the newest anime, you probably already know that Attack on Titan is the best show this season about a gang of teens flying around and cutting up giant naked people.
For the uninitiated: Attack on Titan is a bombastically dramatic anime series about a dystopian future wherein humanity is driven to live in walled-off cities, in order to defend themselves from creepy, naked, giant humanoid "Titans" that lumber about and devour people. It's quite good, but more importantly, it has THE MOST DRAMATIC OPENING THEME SONG EVER. Behold:
You think maybe, somewhere between the squealing guitar, the operatic chorus, and the non-stop hammering percussion, they thought to themselves, "Hey, this seems a little bit... much. I mean, yeah, this is a dramatic series, but we're presenting this as THE MOST DRAMATIC THING EVER TO BE MADE. No? Okay, fuck it."
Needless to say, you make something this overbearingly serious, and people on the internet are going to have fun with it. Here are the best mash-ups around!
7) Attack on Mad Men
This one doesn't quite measure up as far as production values, but honestly - kudos to the editor who remembered the silly conga dance sequence from the Season 4 Christmas episode.
In a related note, if Production I.G or Matthew Weiner wants to hear my pitch for a dystopian Mad Men anime, where only Peggy's superior copywriting skills can stop a marauding army of monsters, hit me up.
6) Attack on Omelette
This one gets points for brazen, unfettered stupidity. I applaud the bored man in his crummy apartment, who was watching Attack on Titan one day, got a hankerin' for an omelette, and let fate decide the rest.
The saddest part is that he doesn't appear to be very good at making omelettes.
5) Attack on Pingu
I'm not as familiar with Pingu as much as the rest of the world seems to be, but needless to say the Attack on Titan opening gives Pingu's arctic antics a healthy dose of some much-needed gravitas. "In a futuristic, arctic wasteland, only Pingu stands against the hordes of Titans..."
4) Attack on Coke
As the sage William Joel once sang: "ROCK AND ROLLER COLA WARS, I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE."
Also, those giant sky-cans of Coca Cola look eerily like something out of a Neil Blomkamp movie. Apologies if I just accidentally spoiled the end of Elysium.