If you've watched anime at any point over the last three years, you know what Attack on Titan is. The series is one of the most popular anime in recent memory, and there's good reason for that: its characters are great, the world and setting are entirely unique and the show handles tension better than just about every other anime out there.
That being said, if there's one thing that draws in new viewers more than anything, it's the show's absolutely brutal take on violence. Attack on Titan is unflinching when it comes to showing blood and gore, even when it has nothing to do with the titular titans — if something gets cut or starts to bleed, you can be sure that a fountain of blood is close behind.
It's a part of the series that, when it comes to outside adaptations, usually gets toned down. It makes sense; publishers are trying to market the show to as wide an audience as possible. That's why it's so refreshing to see an alternate take on the show that doesn't hold back — and why this Attack on Titan stop-motion short is so fun to watch:
Sure, the Attack on Titan stop-motion short might not stick to canon (there were no anime bears in the original series, for those who were wondering), but that doesn't really matter: if you ever wanted to see what would happen if Attack on Titan crossed over into the world of Toy Story, this is it.
Even without the Attack on Titan angle, it's an amazing short to watch. So many stop-motion films these days are either clay-mation or LEGO shorts — and, while there's nothing wrong with either of those mediums, it's nice to see something done a bit differently.
Oh, and Godzilla shows up at the end. Could It get any better than that?
With any luck, this won't be the last time fans get to see stop-motion Mikasa in action — but, if you're craving more stop-motion goodness right now, you can check out Jordan Tseng's YouTube channel for more.