So the first season ended with a note of a cliffhanger. Mind you that it was not a complete cliffhanger since few of the issues were actually resolved but then several new questions were also raised. Of course it was also very satisfying since we did get the big showdown in the end. The second season starts at the exactly the same place the first left off. The big reveal is immediately addressed and from there the story gains momentum. Till now the story has done very well to accommodate all the characters. Most anime make mess of things as the plot gets more involved
and more characters are introduced. Thankfully Attack on Titan makes sure to give enough time to the side characters without making you feel that the MC’s are being side lined. All the while making sure that intricacies of the plot are not lost to the audience.
We all know that the source material for AoT has a lot juice in it. The thing is so does a lot of Light novels and manga but to convert the potential of literature into a solidly entertaining anime is a completely different ball game. I know a lot of fans of the manga might be dissatisfied with the anime and I am not the one to judge fans. Still I have to admit that Attack on Titan season 2 is an excellent and an entertaining anime. I have my reasons for saying it.
The good thing is that the anime has not let up on its nail biting pace. Even as the previous questions and mysteries are solved, AoT builds up in a way that provides more juice for the future episodes. There are a lot of 12/24 episode anime out there that would build up story for half the season and instead of cashing in on that momentum they just go fizz out of steam. Making you feel like punching somebody in the face since you spend your precious time going through half the season only for a naught.
Titans graduated from just being mindless beasts to intelligent beings in the first season. Now this intellectually advanced and a far stronger enemy of humanity has been shown as a self-aware antagonist that has an agenda of its own. Or do they? Is it possible that they are too being used? Or both humans and titans are pawns in an even larger game. Or is it just a story of survival for the fittest. With the previous season’s mysteries still left to be solved and more questions still coming out the anime has gained a certain positive momentum. Now let’s just hope that the mysteries are resolved in this season.
So, fucking 4 episode in when this review was written. Alot of shit has happen eh? I personally think AOT is a very overrated show, that can only deliver the tropes of here's an almost unbeatable group of monsters or beings, so now they fight for survival. That sorta setting isn't really all that complicated, but rather, extremely too straight forward and simple. But however, hohoho, this season so far is something else. Not only did we finally get to delve into some mystery and introduction to more characters, side character's background (the more interesting ones in the series, im bored with Eren/Armin/Mikasa sorta drama
tbh), more revelation about the titan itself, a new antagonist (that's not titans in general or titan shifter with no tangible reason as to why they wanted to go against humanity), and the even more complicated kind of setting and plot twist to this anime about the past. In addition to that, the portrayal of human psychology was too real. This is probably the most realistic aspect that the author and the director has tackle for the state of the mind of the character in certain circumstances, like the state of being shock, or crying in tears for mercy or help. There're also some other interesting theme to this as well, with the sentimental (protect your love ones, abide by your religion etc.) vs logic (soldier and humanity should priotize saving, not go against protecting humanity), deep talks on some philosophical thoughts (like priotizing your culture and community, or abandon them to save other culture and other community). All of that, I could only say that this anime, at least season 2 of AOT, is now my new favorite anime of all time. No other anime, tv series, movies and such would ever approach a story like the way the author of AOT had written this story. If you are just like me who couldn't even see the worth in season 1 of AOT, season 2 of AOT is definitely something else, the approach is so different from its previous season and I guarantee, this season is amazing.
If you've never read the manga then this is one of those few anime, or plot where the audience can actually theorize along their way of watching until the revelation has been reveal. As far as I know, you dont even have to be a hardcore fan of the series to share your conjecture.
Arguably one of the best written anime ever. The storyline begins in a civilization not too technologically advanced, where large creatures called titans that resemble humans but with no reproductive organs, attempt to eat humans who have trapped themselves in walls for protection. Humans fight back with the used of 3-D maneuver gear which allows them to grapple from buildings and use a gas system to travel at speeds high enough to use swords that cut the back of titans necks (their only weak point). That is simply the jist, but there are so many good literary elements used in this show the foreshadowing of
episodes leaves heavy anticipation, the multiple points of view in season 2 are a refreshing way to tell a story, not to take away from the flashbacks and keeping the watcher in the dark that makes season 1 so intense. The battles and animation are magnificent and the reveals are crazy a must watch for all anime viewers.
Here it is after waiting for years or months for those who recently watched S1 (lucky you didn't wait over 3 years). I think we all have great expectations for this second season, but knowing it only has 12 episodes, it is a let down (for me anyway). ok let's start the review.
From what I watched so far I can say one thing... BRILLIANT, absolutely brilliant. Very well made and didn't change too much. Seeing the same old voices and characters after a long time brought back memories from when I watched it years ago, it was emotional for me. The creators took the first
season in consideration so we can experience the same thrills for the Opening and soundtracks.
Straight off the bat, it's tense and keeps you at the edge of your seat. The one thing we are most likely happy about is that it's FINALLY telling us What the hell is going to happen. Not making any progress at a stage where we want to know more is annoying but we overcame that and now we can make progress in the plot. The events so far in this season is by far more interesting than anything that has happened so far in this series. It's not predictable and very entertaining. This just shows how much effort the studio put into this.
The sound is very similar to the first season, which is a very good thing. The opening and ending is too amazing for me to handle, I get shivers down my spine from watching them. The soundtracks make the fighting scenes so much better and it made me think, "this is just like the first season". The sound is one of the best aspects that beats the Manga to pulp 10x fold. I quit the Manga because I needed this.
The characters are the exactly the same. Seeing the same personalities after a long time is pure happiness. All the tension in the first few episodes brings out each characteristics, the emotions of fear and bravery that is. You get to see a new side to the characters, a side that you didn't know or could ever imagine. I was really shocked on episode 4, I didn't expect that character to be like that (don't want to spoil).
The art is beautiful, the scenery and the characters are all perfect (for me anyway). The art of the unexpected appearance of Titan/s is really good. They just come out of no where and you see a giant Titan face still. The animation of them parts are 10/10. The animation is 100% satisfying and can't be anymore perfect for a plot like this.
I enjoyed this to a 10/10 level, everything has got me interested and I have to watch it on a big screen in 1080p with high volume or I won't be satisfied. Waiting for the next episode is absolute torture for me, I honestly think that this is the best anime of the season. I'm going to stop this paragraph here before I get off topic, don't want to go on and on u know.
You should watch this now and experience this amazing anime first hand. I recommend you go to 9anime. to and watch this on a big screen with high volume just like I do, it might change your watching experience. Anyway thanks for reading my review and I will update it through out my watch.
Episodes watched: 4
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