Eren Jaegerthe famous protagonist of Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack of the Titans), has become one of the most popular and iconic characters in anime in recent years. Do you want to know everything about Eren? Stay here because today we will tell you 10 incredible curiosities of Eren Jaeger.
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Who is Eren Jaeger?
Eren Jaeger is the main protagonist of the manga created by Hajime Isayama, Shingeki no Kyojin.
At the beginning of the story, just a teenager, Eren witnesses the death of his mother at the hands of a titan when the titans manage to break through the walls. At that moment Eren swears revenge to the titans and that is when he decides to enlist in the Reconnaissance Legion.
Eren begins to fight alongside Mikasa, Armin and the rest of his companions. And soon after he discovers that he has a great power inside of him, the Attack Titan. Eren uses that power to defeat his enemies, fight for his revenge, and learn his own story.
10 curiosities of Eren Jaeger
Thanks to the success that Shingeki has had in recent years, Eren has managed to become one of the most popular anime and manga characters, but also the most controversial. Next we will tell you 10 curiosities of this character. Let’s go there!
1. The origin of its name
Your name, Eren Jaegerholds a meaning that you may be able to relate to the development of the story and Eren himself.
Erenis a name of Turkish origin that means “santo”. While the last name Jaeger comes from the German word «Hunter« and means “Hunter”. His full name could mean something like “The Holy Hunter”
2. Reference to Greek mythology
Remember the scene where Eren charges up with a giant rock in his titan form to seal the opening of Trost’s gate? In that scene Hajime Isayama tries to make reference to a greek mythology titan, Atlaswho by punishment of Zeus himself He had to carry the whole world on his shoulders.
3. Su seiyuu, Kaji Yuki
Yuki Kaji is the one who is in charge of giving voice to Eren and interpreting him in his original Japanese version. This role has given the actor great opportunities, thanks to him and his incredible work he was nominated several times for the Seiyu Awardswinning consecutively in 2013 and 2014 the award for Best Male Actor.
In addition, Isayama took advantage of the manga chapter 81 to draw Yuki in titan form. How about?
4. Eren’s Wish
At the beginning of the story, Eren tells how his greatest desire is to go outside, go beyond the walls and discover what the world is like. This represents Isayama’s childhoodsince the author commented that as a child he grew up surrounded by mountains and always wanted to see what was behind them.
5. His relationship with Yushin Okami
Yushin Okami he is famous japanese mixed martial arts fighter. You may not know him, but you might be surprised to learn that Eren’s titan design is based on him.
6. It was thought that Eren would be aware of his powers from the beginning
In an interview for the magazine Otomedia In October 2013, Isayama’s editor commented that Eren was initially going to be aware of his titan powers from the beginning of the manga, but the idea was eventually scrapped. Do you think it was a good thing?
7. The third eyelid of his titanic form
You may not have noticed but Eren’s titan has a third eyelid. This alludes to the predatory species, since it is a very common trait in them. You can pay close attention to this detail during the episode 8 from the anime, when Eren blinks several times.
8. He gives himself away by lying
It seems that if Eren is stating something but his ear is red, it really means that he is lying. Did you notice?
9. What if it had been a female character?
In the number of Revista Bessatsu Shonen de julio de 2017 A sketch of Isayama was published in which he drew what Eren would have looked like if he were a woman. How about?
10. It is designed to be quick to draw
Isayama commented that since Eren was a very energetic character, he gave him simple dark hair to make him quick and easy to draw when he is moving fast.
As you can see, Eren is a character who keeps many secrets, and not only throughout the history of Shingeki no Kyojin. He has become one of the great anime protagonists and it is not for less. We will soon see him again in the next season of the anime. Less is left!
What curiosity has caught your attention the most? Tell us in the comments!