Shingeki no Kyojin Picture Drama is a series of Flash animated gag shorts included with the Blu-ray Disc/DVD releases, featuring the characters in chibi form. Consisting of nine episodes, this series takes a light hearted and comedic take on the the SNK series with many memorable scenes and dialogues from the original series presented in humorous way. Each episodes depicts 2-3 days in the training of the 104th Trainee Corps as they train to become the hope for mankind in the war against the Titans.
SNK Picture Drama is for you who can't get enough of Attack on Titan and its characters.
This show gives you a great opportunity to get to know the characters a little better. The story follows the members of the 104th Trainee Squad during their trainingi, but Levi, Erwin and Hange make short appearences as well.
The art is just brilliant! Everyone looks super cute, even the head instructor Keith and the colossal titan.
Don't expect any deep story from this show though, because there is none. It's just a silly spin-off that will entertain you when you have nothing better to watch.
Every one of these episodes just features some chibi comedy. No important story elements come from these picture dramas.
With that being said, the art is still pretty good. It's not as detailed as the art in the original series, but it's still good. The animation quality isn't as good either, but it doesn't need to be.
The sound effects don't really present anything all that great. The sound was just ok.
I like the characters, but I think they acted a little silly here even for it being all comedy episodes. A bit of the stuff seems slightly out of
character for a few of them, especially things that Armin does in these specials.
I kind of enjoyed these episodes, but at the same time, the comedy got old kind of quickly. The whole "people get eaten by a titan at the end" gag gt old really fast. Overall, I'd say these are average and provide some enjoyment, but not a lot.
Now, jumping into this completing with 0 expectations, not having watched any of attack on Titan in a very long time, also,n it's worth mentioning that even though I still haven't seen Attack on Titan: Junior High, I believe this one is a bit similar in nature, if not better, this show set a high ceiling for this type of content, so the next time I'm watching Attack on Titan: Junior High, it woukld be tough to compare to this one, now let's discuss some of the aspects of this show, shall we?
- Story (6/10):
The is no actual “story” behind this, I never expect one,
to begin with, it's just a silly rip-off the origin Attack on Titan series, more specifically, the first season, even more specific, the last 25 days before graduating from the academy, were we get to see a more slice of life side of the story, in a cute way.
- Art (8/10):
It's not visually and fantastically appealing but god does it deliver what it promises, It's all about cuteness in this show, if that's your cup of tea, then you're in for quite the journey my friend.
All the characters are pictured in the chibi style, with very short cute legs, and puffy faces, you might not think this would suit characters like the ones in the original Attack on Titan series but was I wrong thinking so at first.
- Sound (8/10):
The show is filled with your typical epic Attack on Titan soundtracks, and let's not keep our eyes away from the voice acting, because that would be some of the cutest sounds you'll hear, god how I loved Armin's enthusiastic feel, and Mikasa's blunt yet cute screams, there is no opening per say, but I could consired the first 3 seconds ro so to be one, with a very hyped up chunck of music, I'm smirking right now just picturing myself hearing it out again, infact, that's the first thing I'm looking up on Youtube after I post this review.
- Character (8/10):
All of dem familiar faces are present, only better, how? well, bring all of the Attack on Titan characters, go through them one by one, and remove all of their bad treats that make them unlikable, and there you go, I haven't found myself not liking any single one out of them, all cute and very likable.
The designs are just as wholesome, I would fantasize all day about stickers implementing them as the main focus.
- Enjoyment (8/10):
This was a heck of a cute paradise, the humor is so subtle, very easy to follow, with some few references to the original events of the show, which only makes it even more hilarious, watching the whole thing, while still being very short, was a great wholesome experience.
- Overall (7.6/10):
I would still not recommend this right off the bat, and also, not for everyone, if you are a die-hard fan, loving the characters, and wanting to see them do some more stuff, far away from brutal killing and massacres, then it's a show for you to both help forget about your favorite characters dying, that or just for the heck of a couple of laughs.
I totally recommend this show if you are bored and looking for something light-hearted to cheer you up.
Shingeki no Kyojin Picture Drama is a short spin-off series for all SNK fans.
It has a simple, silly plotline, yet the ridiculousness brings that weird smirky smile on your face. It is a good miniseries. And not to mention it's extremely cute. All the silly sides of each character are brought out and it's entertaining to see that.
You only end up being disappointed if you hope to see something deep from it. This is mainly just for entertainment and gags.