Quick thoughts on Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan

Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan

Warning: This post contains spoilers.

Being someone that enjoys anime, there will always be time for me watch it. That being said there are a lot of anime series out there that will cause people to speak highly of them, in fact people will regard the series so highly that it will just make its way towards the ears of many anime fans without them having to do research on it. The latest in a long list of anime series to come to my attention was Shingeki no Kyojin, (Attack on Titan) this series has had people talking for a while now and naturally it meant that I was going to watch it, which turned out to be a good choice.

The series is very enjoyable and is set with of fast paced fighting and no matter how of it you watch you’re always left wanting more. It’s understandable why people regard it so highly, it feels more realistic than most anime that this pair of eyes has seen, it has a great host of characters that actually appear to be useful to the plot and it doesn’t waste time in getting to the point. Things like these make it a shame that it was only 25 episodes long but that fact fades very easily with the anxiousness of the season two premiere.

Looking at this series, there are a lot of things that it did well, one of these things was the portrayal of the main character Eren. In pretty much every anime, it is the main character that has to rise to the occasion and save the day but there a lot of instances in which it will be prophesied or due to minimal reasoning and maximum training the main character will overcome the odds however in Shingeki no Kyojin, it makes sense in how Eren is meant to save the day, whilst the anime doesn’t explain his ability to turn into a titan, it’s implied that it has something to do with his dad and the series uses the shocking revelation of his ability to launch an attack against the enemy. With Eren’s ability to turn into the titan, he is shown as a reliable figure but the series does well to point out that he’s far from the strongest which helps to make him more human.

The plot of the series is clear from the beginning and doesn’t appear to add any unnecessary twists, on top of that the characters still have their individual motivations and relationship which manage to neatly slide into the story. I haven’t read the manga however the way that the story progress really does bring the idea to mind as I know that I won’t be disappointed with what I read.

There is a lot worth mentioning in the series but the main point is that the series is excellent and the praise that it receives is well deserved. Any anime fan that hasn’t watched Shingeki no Kyojin should really watch it ASAP.


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