Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin, helps to wipe out trash in Japan with themed trash cans.
The Nippon Foundation installed a titan-shaped trash can at the central part of Oita city on September 14, 2021, to raise awareness of garbage sorting and recycling. The author, Hajime Isayama, was born in the prefecture.
The titan widely opens its mouth, and a woman shares her opinion shortly in the NHK’s video. She says that people would feel scared in front of the titan and sort out their rubbish as a result.
This is not the first time they installed this kind of trash cans. On June 9, 2021, in Hita city of the same prefecture, a titan-shaped box appeared to commemorate the release of the manga’s final volume. According to the order from Erwin Smith, this titan has settled down at the “dirty” place, so that people could insert rubbish, but only their cans, bins, and pet bottles to exterminate.
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Isayama Hajime has been writing and illustrating the manga series in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine from September 9, 2009, to April 9, 2021. It has sold over 100 million copies all over the world with a total of 34 volumes.
Kodansha USA has been publishing the English version, describing the plot as:
A century ago, the grotesque giants known as Titans appeared and consumed all but a few thousand humans. The survivors took refuge behind giant walls. Today, the threat of the Titans is a distant memory, and a boy named Eren yearns to explore the world beyond Wall Maria. But what began as a childish dream will become an all-too-real nightmare when the Titans return and humanity is once again on the brink of extinction …Kodansha USA
© Oita Broadcasting System, Inc. 2020.
©諫山創・講談社／「進撃の巨人」The Final Season製作委員会