With settings like the one in the Attack on Titan anime and manga, it can be a challenge to pin down a character’s exact age.
With no relatable lifestyles or places to judge them relatively (since no residents of the AoT world get to have a normal childhood…or adulthood…or human life), we rely on the content of the story and its writer, namely Isayama Hajime, the creator of the Shingeki no Kyojin manga (mangaka is the term if you’re curious).
The Attack on Titan anime cast occupies two main rough age groups; Mikasa Ackerman, Eren Yeager, Armin Arlert, Annie Leonhart, and their associates are the younger group.
While Levi Ackerman, Erwin Smith, and crew are the older of the two. Titan-fighting is all-ages fun for the whole family, it seems.
No one will convince me to like Armin.
Back to the man at hand, Levi Ackerman, humanity’s strongest soldier, a beast on the battlefield, and noted insomniac, let’s discuss how old Levi could be.
Obligatory Spoiler Alert: There are a lot of small details in Shingeki No Kyojin/Attack on Titan that doesn’t mess up the surprises in the story but does flatten character building. Continue forward at your own risk if you are behind in the anime or manga.
One thing we know for sure, Levi, Mikasa, and Kenny Ackerman are related (Mikasa only by name, clan, or distance, they are absolutely not siblings). We’re real super-sleuths here at NerdBear.
Seriously, though, their striking black hair and similar demeanors also clue us in and allow us to look at their relative apparent real ages.
What history lies behind this prominent Survey Corps leader? (Spoiler: A lot.)
Plus, consider that I will never like Armin Arlert. Mikasa and Eren could have carried the anime.
How Old Is Levi?
In Attack on Titan, the Ackerman bloodline/clan was persecuted mercilessly. This left few options available to the surviving people with the surname.
In retrospect, such senseless squabbling in the face of the titan threat.
If we assume Levi Ackerman’s age is in the early 30s in the year 850, where much of the first season anime and manga plot kicks off (in Attack on Titan time), by 857 in the storyline, he could be pushing 40 years old, late 30s at least. Levi Ackerman is in his late 30s, early 40s.
What Is Levi’s Birthday?
The Ackerman matriarch and Underground city prostitute, Kuchel Ackerman, is Levi’s mother and Kenny’s sister.
She tragically met her end to a horrible disease, leaving young Levi alone to be raised by his uncle Kenny Ackerman. When would such an unlucky child-like Levi be born? Go on, guess.
That’s right, Levi’s birthday is December 25th. For all my Christians in the audience, that’s Christmas Day! The son of a prostitute born on Christmas. Poetic.
The birth of Jesus and the birth of Levi. That’s a bummer. Does he only get the one set of presents?
Mangaka Isayama Hajime as publicly stated that Levi is for sure in his 30s.
It’s pretty impressive that he can still pull off the Survey Corps Special Operations Squad stuff.