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Franz Kefka (フランツ・ケフカ Furantsu Kefuka?) was a member of the 104th Cadet Corps who served in the battle of Trost District.


Franz had a large build with shaved black hair. He had grayish-brown colored eyes, and a slight tan. He wore the standard cadet corps uniform, with a dark green shirt underneath.


He was a good-natured young man, only wanting everyone to get along. He was not one to get upset or anger others. But when there was a chance Hanna Diament would be in danger, he vowed to protect her if it was the last thing he would do.[1]


Humanity's Comeback arc

Franz is first seen after Eren Jaeger reveals he is from Shiganshina District, listening to Eren's description of the Colossal Titan.[2]

Over two years later, he is seen during a fitness assessment in the wilderness.[3] After graduation, on the 104th Cadet Corps' last night together as cadets, a fight between Eren Jaeger and Jean Kirschtein breaks out which Franz and Mikasa have to break up.[4]

The next day, Franz watches the Scout Regiment depart with Hanna and Eren. He and Hanna begin chatting, optimistic that things are looking up for humanity. Angered, Eren begins yelling at them, calling them a couple, embarrassing both of them.[3]

The Struggle for Trost arc

Hanna hopelessly trying to save Franz

After the Colossal Titan's attack on Trost, Hanna is frantic at the situation they are in. Franz tries to ease her fears, vowing to look after her no matter what.[1]

Later, Armin comes across Hanna frantically but futilely trying to revive Franz's lethally mutilated body with CPR.[5]


  • Franz's name is remarkably similar to Franz Kafka, a Czech writer considered to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century. Franz's lover, Hanna Diament, shares the same last name as Dora Diamant, who was the lover of Franz Kafka during the final year of his life.
  • In the Japanese version of the anime, Franz's voice actor also dubs Sawney.