On his first day of junior high, Eren Yeager comes face-to-face with a titan—and has his lunch stolen! From that day on, he holds a grudge against titans for taking his favorite food from him, a cheeseburger, vowing to eliminate their kind once and for all. Along with his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman and their friend Armin Arlert, the trio traverse the halls of Titan Junior High, encountering familiar faces and participating in various extracurricular activities as part of the Wall Cleanup Club.
A parody of the immensely popular parent series, Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou places beloved characters as junior high school students, fighting to protect their lunches from gluttonous titans.
For all who only watched the first season of the anime, and are understanding hints pretty fast DO NOT WATCH THE SPIN-OFF FOR NOW because you may get spoiled (like me)
Aside from that the anime is pretty good and is adorable, and is showing multiple sides of the Shingeki no kyojin cast.
It's also showing how characters would interact if they were in our same time-line, at school! But it might get not interesting
The art is pretty good and is super-cute, and I liked the opening so much!
If you are interested in spin-off, cute and reference based anime you might like this!
First things first, you HAVE to watch the first season of Attack on Titan before watching this. If not, you'll get spoiled a fair bit and not get the full potential out of this fantastic parody.
In short, Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou is a fantastic parody. It absolutely nails the scenes from the original series. The impact, intensity and music are close to perfect in each and every scene that the show is "making fun" of.
The story (VERY loosely) follows the original Attack on Titan story line. The same music and phrases are used for each scene in the parody, as it was used in the original series. It has TONS of references, like when *you know who* is eaten and *you know him* screams/cries teary eyed with his arm extended.
The art uses a light color palette to bring the chibi characters to life (I couldn't word that better, sorry...)
There's a bit of recycled animation from the first season, like when titans are running, or when the big ol' colossal titan is peeking over the wall.
But here's a twist!
Sometimes, (when something scary/shocking happens) the art turns into some of the manga drawings from the original manga. I was pleasantly surprised when it first happened, but it doesn't happen a lot during the anime, sadly.
If you're a big fan of the Attack on Titan soundtrack, then rejoice! They use nearly all of the songs from AoT in this parody. It's incredible how well they manage to weave the soundtrack into every scene, without it feeling out of place or stitched on.
My only gripe about the sound, is that they didn't introduce any new songs in the show.
Take the strongest traits of each character (Eren -> Kill all titans! Mikasa -> Protect Eren! Levi -> Cleaning.) and exaggerate the living shit out of it.
I don't mean this in a bad way. It goes really well with the tone of the show, but if you're a newcomer to the Attack on Titan universe and start with this series... Oh boy.
I absolutely fucking loved it!
Holy shit I've never been this pumped when watching a "comedy" show.
The music, the fucking references man! Everything goes so fucking well together!
When i heard about Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou i thought, "Great... Just HOW much are they going to milk the franchise?" Then i watched the first episode and found out that i hadn't laughed that much in ages. It's a really good time.
Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou is a great supplementary show to watch while waiting for Attack on Titan season 2.
Just make sure that you already have watched the first season.read more
Do you ever feel like milking the shit out of something that's popular? No? Then you wouldn't relate to this crap. Attack on Chibi is a spin-off parody anime to one of the most popular shows ever made. It's done by a different studio, focusing more on comedy and having this chibi artform instead of the dark and greedy look that the original show has.
The show fails at everything. You would expect that a parody of Attack on Titan would succeeed at poking fun at it, while having some clever stuff thrown in. Instead, we have this show pandering towards fans for the sakes of getting another dollar. A lot of the characters felt like they were pulled out from fanfictions and Tumblr. One of the most popular characters in AoT is Levi, who is now known in the fandom as that guy that has a thing for cleaning, though this was barely present in the original show. In Attack on Chibi, they decide that it would be a good idea if they drag that cleaning joke for Tumblr users to fangasm.
Does it work?
I don't see too many people really talking about this.
The only reason this cashgrab exists is to remind you that AoT is still a thing and that the second season will be out in 2016, but there was no point in making this.
Every character is an exaggerated version of their fanfictions, the comedy is slaptstick nonsense and everything else is not note worthy. But I will give them credit for one thing. At times, they play serious music in the background while parodying a scene from the show, and I'm not sure how, but it works pretty well. Unfortunetely, this is barely present in the show, and is only used in episode 1 and episode 12, which are the best episodes.
The rest? It's hard to watch. It really is. Not only that, but the episodes are only 17 minutes for some reason, and it doesn't help that each episode feels longer than the average 22 minutes, too.
Alright then Attack on Titan: Junior High has ended, so I took it upon myself to review it. In short, it was hilarious. Let's get into this:
With this type of show there's nothing much to say in terms of story. The entire show is just a parody of Attack on Titan, it makes fun of the series and references the show in all sorts of ways, in a funny way too. It also makes a lot of references to the manga for manga readers, such as myself and they really were like icing on a cake and made it heck of a lot more enjoyable than one would suspect.
Art & Sound
The art was really good, okay it was low-key compared to the original but it was still good, it was a stylized in the cartoonish way to show that it isn't the show, it's just lighthearted fun not meant to be taken serious.
The show has the original music that was used in Attack on Titan, it also adds it's own music. The opening is a parody of the first opening and the ending song being, well, not a parody but each are not something I would listen to on their own. To be completely honest the music for this show is lazy, can't fault them since it's a parody show.
I'd like to say that the characters in this are better than the original. The show takes the original cast and makes them more sillier. With Eren they made him an idiot who wants to destroy the titans who doesn't give up, making him a bonehead if you will. Armin is the wimpy smart character, they add on him by making him do things that he wouldn't do such as being in a blanket, kind of like being conservative to himself, same with the others. Mikasa is still emotionless, nah just kidding she actually has emotions! Can you believe it?
From the original characters they are well bland in a sense, in this they are more "colorful" and express more emotions and actually make a lot more sense, with the context of the show, of the character troupes that the show presents them as, with their character troupes it makes them shine more and makes them more memorable and fun.
This was very funny, I was laughing all the time. This is the type of show that derives on just pure enjoyment, a show to just have fun, turn off your brain and watch. Yeah there are those people that say "just give us season 2 not this crap, blah blah blah" and I say just learn to have fun with a show once in awhile, you'll see that it's actually quite enjoyable.
Some people may find it annoying and pointless, I understand, I, on the other hand, didn't find it annoying I just found it to be fun, dumb ole fun of the original. So overall I'll give Attack on Titan: Junior High a 6/10, I'd recommend it to anyone who likes Attack on Titan and wants to have some fun with it.read more
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