This was great. Just be warned it’s quite violent and depressing.
I love these kinds of dark fantasy settings. It reminds me of Berserk except even bleaker: humans live behind enormous walls, cowering in fear of killer giants that roam the countryside.
The first episode introduces us to the characters by showing a bit of daily life, followed by the giants breaching the wall and causing havoc. I assume later arcs will show the brother and sister after they’ve grown up.
My favorite scene was when the mother is telling the kids to run, and the blonde soldier comes along and declares that he’ll defeat the monster. He goes off to do battle, takes one look at the monster, and turns around. A very effective way to convey how completely overpowered the humans here are.
I might blog this… it’ll probably be depressing though. Actually I’m not sure if this or Aku no Hana will end up being more depressing.