I'll be short with Shingeki no Kyojin's recap episode.
Shingeki no Kyojin which is already famous for it's overuse of repeating information about the previous few episodes did not need a recap episode. This episode is also only comprised of major plot points, unforgettable to viewers who have watched the previous 13 episodes.
This recap episode is made of entirely reused animation and sound. The animation is spliced together in a totally linear format. This is very uninteresting and shows a strong lack of creativity.
It also fails as a way to entice new viewers into the series, as it explores no characters or creates context for the
story. If you were to watch this episode and then proceed further into the series starting with episode 14 you would only know the three main characters very vaguely.
There is no reason for any viewer to ever need to see this recap episode and thereby give it a mark of 2/10, dreadful.
Please watch Shingeki no Kyojin from episode one on.
If you've watched the rest of the series then you won't gain anything new from this episode. It's a recap. Now, anyone who complains about it doing its job -- recapping the events of previous episodes -- is missing the point of the recap. It's not a stretch to say (based on the production errors in previous episodes) that the animation studio is struggling a bit to get this show out in good quality week after week. The reused animation and story in this is giving them a week more buffer time to prepare the upcoming episodes. This is a good thing as far as
I can see. If you're just starting the series, feel free to skip this if you want to, you obviously will not miss anything as it is a recap of things already watched.
Recap of Shingeki no Kyojin was definitely a waste of time. I don't feel like there was a reason to put it in the series or even count it as an episode. If you have watched ep.1-13 you don't really need a recap so just don't bother wasting your precious 24 minutes. Short and sweet review. 4/10
Technically, if you're that type of person who watches only a few episodes when you have free time, you might find this episode helpful to refresh your memory.
However, i'm that type of person who finishes any anime that interests me in a few days.
This episode is called a special, although clearly a recap.
I watched this anime, thinking it was an actual special, unknown it was a recap.In my perspective, this 'special' has no merit to me.
Surely, if you bothered watching it, this recap may have refreshed your memory and showed you points you may have missed, but overall i think it's a waste of time.
recommend you do not watch this so-called special, unless you want either of the above.
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