Attack on Titan Makes History by Winning Astra TV Award

Attack on Titan, the epic anime series based on the manga by Hajime Isayama, has made history by becoming the first anime to win the Astra TV Award for Best Streaming Animated Series. The award was presented by the Hollywood Creative Alliance, formerly known as the Hollywood Critics Association, at a ceremony that took place on Jan 8, 2023.

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The Astra TV Award is an annual award that recognizes excellence in television programming across various genres and categories. The award was established in 2019 to honor the legacy of Astra Taylor, a film critic and journalist who founded the Hollywood Creative Alliance in 1977. The award is considered one of the most prestigious and influential awards in the entertainment industry.

Attack on Titan is a critically acclaimed anime series that follows the story of Eren Yeager, a young boy who joins the military to fight against the Titans, giant humanoid creatures that have nearly wiped out humanity. Along with his friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, he vows to uncover the truth behind the origin of the Titans and his own mysterious power.

The anime series has four seasons, each consisting of 12 episodes. The first season aired from April to September 2013, followed by a second season from April to September 2014. The third season aired from April to September 2017, followed by a fourth and final season from March to September 2023. The final season was divided into two parts: Part 1 aired as a one-hour special on March 3, 2023, and Part 2 premiered on Jan 9, 2022.

The anime series has been praised for its stunning animation quality, compelling storylines, complex characters, and emotional impact. It has also been recognized for its cultural influence and popularity around the world. As of September 2022, Attack on Titan has over 110 million copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. It has won several awards in Japan and abroad, including the Kodansha Manga Award, the Attilio Micheluzzi Award, and the Harvey Award.

The Astra TV Award for Best Streaming Animated Series is a testament to Attack on Titan’s artistic merit and cultural significance. It also marks a milestone for anime as an art form that can compete with other forms of media such as film and television. Attack on Titan is not only an entertaining show but also a powerful statement about human nature, freedom, justice, and sacrifice.

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