Anime – Attack On Titan [REVIEW] – The Man-eating Abominations

MyAnimeList Rating: 8,49/10
Genre: Action, Military, Mystery, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
Studios: Wit Studio
Author: Hajime Isayama
Seiyuu: Yui Ishikawa, Yuki Kaji, Marina Inoue

In addition to My Hero Academia’s third season while it’s running, Attack On Titan will also not miss. The third season that will be aired this year’s summer became an anime that one of the most anticipated, especially out there. Attack On Titan is the same as My Hero Academia. I’ve watched this anime before college and had time to recap this anime for a moment. Although some people think this anime is the most “overrated” series ever, the fact is just like that if for myself. But, this series is also what I enjoy because this series is actually not too overhyped but failed like the Sword Art Online series. Attack On Titan is one of the best anime ever made during this decade because of the rapid development of this series to be a trademark in an anime industry.

“Attack On Titan,” tells about a mankind being cornered by a creatures called titans, causing humans to build a wall and protect them. What makes these giants more dreadful is the sense when they eat humans not because of hunger but for no apparent reason. In order to keep mankind afloat, they build a defense like barriers that survive 100 years without any titan attacking. However, that peace makes a colossal titan destroy the outer walls until the number of titans enters. This makes Eren Yeager join a Survey Corps, a military unit that keeps the chaos going on outside the walls. Attack On Titan tells of Eren along with his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and his childhood friend Armin Arlert, whose together enter into the unit to fight the titan before they eat mankind.

AOT 01

Attack On Titan presents us a story far from beyond of 100 years. One of the things I’m amazed about this is the technology that some have started to be sophisticated and already in there beyond. But, this is Attack On Titan. Humanity in that year lived in a wall divided into 3 even titan can’t knock it down. There are Wall Maria, Wall Rose, and Wall Sina. These walls also represent their districts where the outer walls are “low,” the walls of the two is “workers” or something like that, and the deepest or third wall of the government and its “wealthy” people. So, this is more like a satire in real life. The first episode of this anime has presented us just how epic and dynamic this anime is. It’s like a rollercoaster that has gone faster first, suddenly walked slowly, and the action that’s more intense make this rollercoaster speed so fast that cannot be stopped. We will be introduced by Eren Yeager, someone who has just seen his mother eaten by a titan in front of him and becomes a nightmare until a huge revenge for himself. Same as Mikasa Ackerman, a support character for the main character who will play a lot in her own role. The first impression of watching this anime presented many plots of holes that will have to be patient to wait for the answer. The art and the animation is really great suspense and masterpiece. Wit studio shows their drawing skills with stunning results. I mean, I rarely get an anime that combining 2D as well as 3D at the same time. Even though I got it, I thought some were weird so it’s better to be 2D. But, not for Attack On Titan. The visual is made in detail with dark saturation colors leaving a gloomy impression on this anime. Some of the visuals sometimes present a bright saturation in order to describe the calm atmosphere in some of the scenes. Then, sometimes a jump cut happens here where the quiet atmosphere becomes gloomy. The choreography is also described in great detail and anxiety, especially in the action scene. The cinematography is good at taking angle cameras so we’ve never seen this before. This is also strengthened in the visual aspect at the time of opening but this is also a minor problem because the opening shows more spoiler as well as Tokyo Ghoul.

AOT 02

The music is really damn good. Linked Horizon takes part in the first opening as well as both. The songs combine two different languages such as Japanese and German. However, the music is still tingling in the head. The swiftly played tune, the lyrics of a soldier and a passionate song became a song that is also overrated to this day. “Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai” by Yoko Hikasa is actually good although my mind is pretty dim. Same as the “great escape” by Cinema Staff. Yui Ishikawa as a Mikasa Ackerman is really cool with her cool voice for female characters. Similar to Violet Evergarden with the same character but there’s a little improvisation that makes a cool character and sympathy. Yuki Kaji as an Eren Yeager I think I don’t see the privilege and different from other characters that he fills the voice. Marina Inoue as an Armin Arlert is a bit weird because of her male character but it’s really fit with that. Hiroshi Kamiya as a Levi is really damn great. I mean, it’s a gem. His characteristics that I’ve seen so much more than any other character is really cool here. In fact, his character really fits his seiyuu. For others, there is nothing I can value anymore even though I think everything is good.

AOT 03

The character is the same as shounen anime in general. But, there’s something different because it’s not like a shounen anime that I know. In Attack On Titan, all of the characters are told up and backed with powerful storytelling with only 25 episodes are enough. This is about a friendship, rival, betrayal, pains, dark backstory, depression, and many more. They’re all diverse and have different attributes. The role is also played as nicely as possible whether it’s main or supporting characters. There are Eren who have stubborn personality, Mikasa who’s cool but great, Armin with his intelligence but always depression, Levi who’s cool and overpowered, Sasha who often eats potatoes, Annie that always lonely, Hange who love to research a titan, Jean who considers Eren as his rival just because of jealousy with Mikasa, and many more. The part I like is also the recruitment of expedition soldiers arc who make me intense but emotional in it. This scene is also not all characters will go inside but later will be told separately. I think this is not stereotypical in shounen anime because it’s logic that they used. This anime also sometimes has memorable moments and precious in it. There is emotional, drama, sometimes funny, sometimes serious, action everywhere, blood, gore, and much more. Sometimes, these scenes depress us in some views because the author also doesn’t hesitate to kill a good character that has a big or small role. But, this is I like about this anime. Unlike other shounenAttack On Titan has shown its gloom early in the episode.

Overall, Attack On Titan is one of the overrated anime, I admit. But, it’s really good by the way though I’m not into the genre. Sometimes, despite spoilers, I usually just enjoy the action rather than the stories that I already know. The overall aspects are excellent. Established a story about humanity far away 100 years ago, a fantasy where titan and man wage war. The animation is really appreciated for combining 2D and 3D very well and very intense choreography that made severely by the studio. The theme song is really good because it’s Linked Horizon. The diverse characters make this anime even better and give a good story of each character, although there are several plots of holes. If you haven’t watch it, just watch from now on if you have time because this anime is getting away from its popularity even the third season will be aired in next season.


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