Shingeki no Kyojin is a story about the human race getting screwed. In shounen manga, we usually get characters who pull off amazing feats and come back against all odds. Sure, they might get themselves into dangerous situations, but none of them are actually going to die, right? Well, no one is safe in Shingeki no Kyojin. Nothing good happens when someone dies. And death never comes in a blaze of glory. This cloud of danger, horror, and despair hangs over the manga in a Muv-Luv Alternative-esque fashion.