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Attack On Titan: My Review

I’m pretty sure everyone who watches anime has heard of Attack on Titan. If you haven’t…well…you’ve probably been living under a rock.

So, this anime has so many good reviews, but it also has some pretty bad ones. Today I’m going to give you my opinion on it.

Attack On Titan is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to asΒ Titans; the story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to exterminate theΒ TitansΒ after aΒ TitanΒ brings about the destruction of his hometown and the death of his mother, which occurs in front of him while someone is dragging him away towards safety.

Season 1:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

The first season consists of 25 episodes, all dedicated to showing us the start of how it all happened. Humanity doesn’t know anything about the Titans, besides just one secret, how to kill them. The nape of their neck is the only way they die. Titans regenerate quickly, making it difficult for people to kill them, but not impossible. The lack of information on the humans side puts them in a difficult position.

The show progresses pretty fast, and pretty slow at the same time, it all depends on how you look at it. During season 1, we see Eren Yeager, along with his 2 friends Mikasa and Armin, training for 3 long and hard years, in hopes of joining the Scout Regiment, so they’ll be professional Titan “fighters.”By episode 5, all the viewers are shocked at what occurs, and a few episodes later, a great big plot twist is thrown in, leaving everyone reeling. Many new characters are introduced along the way, making the story a bit more interesting. I’ll admit, I was going to stop watching this show after season 1, but my friend pushed me to watch it, and I’m really glad I did. It’s all thanks to her!

Season 2:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Season 2’s main focus is on an expedition where Eren Yeager and his friends continue to fight against the titans. The first few episodes were a bit slow, but it picked up pretty quickly after that. The story follows the plot twist that occured in the first season, and that’s what makes this season so interesting. Another few plot twists are added here and there in season 2, some minor, some major. By the end of the season, we get a little insight on Eren and Mikasa’s relationship which is hinted since the very start of the show, but it’s still pretty unclear whether they like each other or not.

Season 3:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Season 3 is broken up into 2 parts, who knows why, it just is that way. More secrets are uncovered on the way, and things are starting to make sense. After living in the dark for many years, the humans are finally beginning to understand what happened to their world, and how it happened. Once again, plot twists are added into the mix. If you can’t tell, the author of Attack On Titan is obsessed with plot twists, which basically make up the whole show.

Season 4:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Not all of season 4 is out yet, so my 3 star rating is temporary, who knows if I’ll rate it higher in the future. So far, only 6 episodes have been released.
Attack on Titan fans are raving about this final season, and so far, they all love what’s going on. Me however…well…it’s complicated. The story feels so different, and it’s drifted so far away from the original plot of the story. Things no longer make sense, and watching it seems like a drag. I could technically stop watching, there’s no reason for me to finish season 4, but I don’t like the feeling of leaving something incomplete, and never knowing how the story will end. What happens in season 4 leaves the fans totally broken and biased -which is basically what happened to me- and they don’t know which side to take. I don’t have much information on season 4, and the info that I do have, I can’t give it away because it’ll spoil everything. Anyway, I’m not really sure how I feel about it.

I really want to talk about the protagonist, Eren Yeager. He’s just like most other anime main character, pretty determined, fierce, and is always put in ridiculously tough situations. He’s a pretty basic main character. He’s quick-tempered, acts on impulse, doesn’t exactly think through things, crys, -like a lot- and is probably scarred for life. Once again, let me remind you, he’s just like many other protagonists. Yet he gets attacked so much by the fandom.

It upsets me a little. I mean, I do agree that Eren can get pretty annoying at times, but then again, aren’t most main characters like that? Most of them are driven by something inside them, and at times they end up making the stupidest decisions that put others in danger, but, I mean, I still have a soft spot for them. Just so you know, I used to the word most, not all, when I was talking about protagonists. Some main characters are pretty solid, and completely different from other characters, but that’s not the point right now.

Another great thing about the characters is their development. Character development is hands down the best thing about a show, no one can argue with that. What makes this show unique is the time skips it shows us. It starts with showing the characters as kids, then as teenagers, and then as adults. Each character changes -whether it’s for the better or for the worse- and we see the change “over the years.” It’s interesting really, seeing all of it happened.

NOWWWWW…..we move onto the last thing, my 5 favorite characters, cause that’s the best way to wrap it all up!

Mikasa Ackerman

Levi Ackerman

Erwin Smith

Armin Arlet

Eren Yeager: -cause I have a soft spot for him-

This was a long post, but I haven’t written anything on my blog in a while, so it felt kind of refreshing. Anyway, Attack On Titan is a great show, even though I’m pretty upset about the final season. There is so much to talk about. I could go on and on forever, and I still wouldn’t be able to tell you all about it’s greatness. I definitely recommend this show to anyone who hasn’t watched it, and if you have watched it, let me know if you liked it!

And that’s a wrap!

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