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The Asian clan (東洋の一族 Tōyō no ichizoku?) are a part of the Asian population which inhabited the island of Paradis for a short time following the Great Titan War. Mikasa Ackerman is the last living Asian within the Walls.

History

The Asian clan originated from the Asian inhabitants of the land of Hizuru near the eastern sea. At some point during the Great Titan War, a part of the Asians joined with the Eldian refugees which gathered within the three Walls on the island of Paradis, becoming the "Asian clan".[citation needed]

When the First King erased the memories of humanity inside the Walls shortly after their creation, the Asian bloodline was one of the minority groups unaffected by the mindwipe due to not being Subjects of Ymir. After turning against the Royal Government alongside the Ackerman family and rejecting the King's offer of nobility, the Asian bloodline was exiled from society and hunted down.[3] By the year 844, it was said that the Asian bloodline had been hunted down to near extinction within the Walls.[4]

Story

Battle of Trost District arc

During the Battle of Trost District, Mikasa Ackerman recalls the time from her childhood when her mother and father were killed by human traffickers who were hoping to sell her and her mother to potential buyers in Mitras. She is rescued by Eren Yeager, killing two of the traffickers before Mikasa kills the third with her awakened Ackerman abilities.[5] After the death of her mother, Mikasa Ackerman becomes the last surviving member of the Asian bloodline known to exist within the Walls.[6]

The Uprising arc

In a conversation with Levi Ackerman before their confrontation with Kenny Ackerman and his subordinates, Mikasa mentions how her mother's family lost their home, possibly due to their Asian heritage.[7]

Members

Alive

Mikasa in the manga
Mikasa Ackerman

Deceased

Mrs. Ackerman headshot
Mrs. Ackerman 

Trivia

Hizuru kimono symbol

A symbol on Kiyomi Azumabito's kimono, possibly related to Mikasa's brand

  • In the manga, the Asian family possesses a special tattoo-like brand passed down from generation to generation, which Mikasa receives from her mother shortly before her parents are murdered. In the anime and the visual novel, this brand is replaced with a unique stitching method.[8]
  • Due to the etymology of Mikasa's name and of Hizuru, it can be said that the Asian clan is based specifically on the people of Japan.

References

  1. Attack on Titan ANSWERS
  2. "Regarding the "Asian Clan" -Snk ANSWERS". suniuz.tumblr.com. — "Right now there is nothing I can fix since I’ve already drawn it in the manga, but the word Touyou is prone to confusions. In the world of the original work, it means “East Sea” and the kanji character 洋 takes its literal meaning which is the “ocean”. But if I say Touyou nowadays, people will for sure interpret it as Japan or Asian regions…… The Touyou in Snk world is different from the Touyou in our real world!".
  3. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 69 (p. 5 - 8)
  4. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 6 (p. 4 & 5)
  5. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 6 (p. 6-9, 12-25)
  6. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 5 (p. 31)
  7. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 63 (p. 35)
  8. Attack on Titan manga: Chapter 5 (p. 29)

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