“Nothing will change”: Attack on Titan’s Eren Yeager Was So Scared of Himself That He Chose to Declare War on Himself to Get Stronger

Eren Yeager, in a unique interview, explained a lot about what his idea of freedom is and why he believes that fighting is necessary

Attack on Titan’s Eren Yeager Was So Scared of Himself That He Chose to Declare War on Himself to Get Stronger


  • Eren Yeager is the first anime character to interviewed as a person in the NHK's show, The Professionals.
  • In this one-of-a-kind interview, Eren was asked question helping the viewers take a deep-dive into his psyche
  • One of the most intriguing revelations in the interview was his view of freedom and why he fights
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Eren Yeager, the main character in Attack on Titan, achieved a historic moment as the first anime character to be interviewed on NHK’s show, The Professionals.


In this one-of-a-kind interview, Eren was treated as a real person, exploring his thoughts and motivations within the anime’s story, providing a deeper insight into his character.

Eren in Attack On Titan
Eren in Attack On Titan

During this special interview, Eren discussed various topics like his understanding of freedom, what motivates him to keep fighting, his concerns about his friends, and more.


However, the most intriguing revelation was his fear of himself, as he chose to declare war on himself to become stronger.

Also Read: “All I ever wanted”: Eren Jaeger’s Final Wish Was Fulfilled by Mikasa in Attack on Titan in the Darkest Way Possible

Interview Reveals Eren’s Internal Struggle

In this special interview, which was originally meant for a Japanese audience and not officially provided with subtitles, fan communities like Attack on Fans took it upon themselves to translate and share some important moments. During the interview, Eren discussed his personal battle with himself:


“I’m a little scared, that’s why I feel I have to declare war on myself,” Eren revealed. “If you want something, you have to grab it yourself. And if you stay scared, nothing will change. So I think that every time I fight, I’ll become stronger.”

Eren Yeager
Eren Yeager

Eren admitted that he sees his constant fight as a battle with himself. He’s a bit afraid, which is why he believes he needs to challenge himself. He explained saying if you want something, you have to go after it yourself. If you stay scared, things won’t improve. So, he believes that each time he fights, he’ll grow stronger.

During the interview, Levi Ackerman described Eren as a monster, no matter the limitations or confinement he faced. Levi emphasized that no one can give up their conscience. Eren’s close friend, Armin, noted that achieving something important often requires being willing to sacrifice something valuable, and Eren has that remarkable quality without any hesitation.

Also Read: “No one wants to be eaten”: Eren Jaeger was Forced to Find Motivation for Survival in Attack on Titan in Order to Keep Fighting


Eren Describes His Vision of Freedom as Peaceful Living Without Threats

In the same interview, Eren also revealed that he wanted the freedom to mean people living peacefully, without being threatened, so they could go about their daily lives and enjoy simple pleasures like taking a nap under a tree.

Attack on Titan Eren Yeager
Doomsday Titan

To him, freedom means a world where “people can continue with their daily lives without being threatened. All I ever wanted… All I ever wanted was to be able to take a nap under the tree. That’s all.”

Eren said the simple idea wasn’t enough for him. There is a view he “wanted to see. So I wanted to fight for it. I just wanted to fight.”


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Written by Tanmay Jha

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Tanmay writes about anime for FandomWire. He's currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a passion for animation and graphics, he has authored over 240 articles on anime, sharing insights and reviews with fellow fans, seamlessly combining his love for animation with journalism.