Attack On Titan
Hajime Isayama's original manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves.
Director Tetsuro Araki (Death Note, Highschool of the Dead, Guilty Crown), head writer Yasuko Kobayashi (Shakugan no Shana, Claymore, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), character designer Kyoji Asano (Psycho-Pass, Tokyo Marble Chocolate), and Wit Studio (in cooperation with Production I.G) are working on Attack on Titan.
Hiroyuki Sawano (Blue Exorcist, Mobile Suit Gundam UC, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings) is composing the music. Sound Horizon is contributing the opening theme under the name "Linked Horizon," while Yōko Hikasa is contributing the ending theme "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai."
The lead character in this episode is a kid who yells too much, though he really didn't have anything worth yelling about until the end of the episode, anyway, when the Titan eats his mom.
The art and animation in this first episode are mostly excellent, the music is fitting, the adult characters are all pretty great, the titans are scary. Anyway, quite a good way to start with a first episode. I don't know much about the manga. Maybe it's too much to hope there is a time jump or something to get away from the child characters.