Attack on Titan: Is Mikasa Older Than Eren?

By Samona Punjabi / January 22, 2022

If you haven't watched the latest episodes of Attack on Titan: The Final Season, there may be some spoilers ahead!

Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 has been making waves in the anime world recently. With AOT trending, fans have been speculating and questioning a lot of things. This is also because the show began in 2013, with several people having seen the first two seasons years ago. One particular question we've noticed people asking is about two main characters: Mikasa Ackerman and Eren Yeager.

Fans of the anime will know that the iconic trio of Eren, Mikasa, and Armin has been together since Season 1 Episode 1. While the trio has grown up together, Mikasa and Eren's relationship is particularly interesting since the two also lived in the same house before the attack on Shigashina.

In addition, Mikasa has always been, to put it lightly, overprotective of Eren. Even when we see flashbacks of the trio's time together, we often see Mikasa saving Eren from bullies and such. This has fans wondering if Mikasa is older than Eren since she gives off big sister vibes. Read on to find out how old they are.

Is Mikasa Older Than Eren? How Old Are Mikasa and Eren?

Mikasa and Eren, two characters with a complex but loving relationship, have grown up together. Being an Ackerman and the Oriental clan, Mikasa is someone who has had distinctive physical features ever since she was a child. As fans will remember, she was attacked by thugs who wanted to sell her because of her distinct features when she was a kid.

However, Mikasa was saved by Eren as a young girl, who also gave her the courage to stand up and fight for her life even though she had watched her mother die right before her eyes. Since then, Mikasa has always been grateful to have Eren in her life since he gave her the strength to fight and expresses her gratitude in peculiar ways, including protecting him from any danger that befalls him.

In fact, Mikasa is so overprotective that Eren can often be seen getting irritated with her smothering nature and saying things like, "don't treat me like your little brother." However, Mikasa and Eren are the same age. In Season 1, Mikasa and Eren are 10 years old as they watch the death and destruction caused by the Titans, with one of them even eating Eren's mother.

The series then proceeds to show us the next 5 years of their lives as they join the Survey Corps and begin joining them on expeditions beyond the walls. In Season 3, Eren and Mikasa are 15 years old. Moving on to Season 4, the series features a 4 year time jump where we see our favorite characters all grown up. In Season 4, Eren and Mikasa are both 19 years old.

So, in conclusion, Mikasa is not older than Eren, nor is she a big sister figure in his life. Will Mikasa and Eren ever have a happy ending? Guess we'll have to keep watching to find out.

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