Review: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

image provided by Funimation.com

image provided by Funimation.com

This past summer seasons epic would be the action packed thriller Attack on Titan.  Simply put this show “brought it”. From epic music to a gripping storyline to relatable characters, Attack on Titan is at the pinnacle of summers anime.

image provided by Funimation.com

image provided by Funimation.com

Synopsis: In a world where humanity has been hunted to near extinction by gruesome giants called Titans, the last bastion of

humanity is simply trying to survive. But when the security of their last resistance is compromised, Eren Jaeger is changed into a vengeful soldier who hopes to one day retake not only his home but the outside world.

This show is not afraid to crush all hope for the viewer and for that I LOVE it. It adds a sense of realism and appreciation of every character you see on screen. So having that said the writers are definitely not afraid to kill off favored characters.

Early episodes in this show focus on Eren’s youth and his growth into a soldier who hunts Titans, progressing from the time his mother is devoured by a Titan before his eyes, to his graduation from the cadets into the Scouting Regiment, who take their business outside the walls currently protecting the last of humanity to find some ultimate cure to the Titan plague.

Would give this show 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is an almost perfect smash hit. There is a bit of slowness that drags on for an episode or two in the middle of the season, but before and after those few episodes, it is nothing short of great.

Places to watch Attack on Titan.

Funimation

Hulu

Crunchyroll

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One response to “Review: Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

  1. Shingeki is certainly the anime hit of the year, and while I cannot agree with the people who would deem it a top tier series, it was still very much an enjoyable watch. The anime did very well with adapting the manga’s material and it was enjoyable throughout, though development was lacking since those stages of the story really didn’t get to do a whole lot. I do hope that they adapt a season 2 once there’s enough manga material though, I’m certain I would enjoy it more than the first season.

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