It's completely different than previous seasons!
Story progresses, characters develop, opening tone is 100% different than all 3 previous openings, art is so clean and animation is leveled up and jumped to a new level of greatness!
* Detailed review:
Do you prefer discovering more about the world of Attack on Titan, and getting more secrets revealed?
- Season 3 meets your expectations.
Are you more into action and fighting?
- It will satisfy you, once in a super different way than previous seasons and the other time in the same way as previous seasons, but in a extraordinary style of action and fight!
You want to find
out more about the characters, their past and future?
- This season gives you quite the information and will let you feel how everyone's character is gonna develop in the way you might've never expected!
Following up previous season, the story progresses with new surprising issues that face Eren and his companions.
This time, the problem is very different in a way that urges each character to become a new person in heart and act.
As story progresses, we also get to face new issues in the way to solve the titans' problem and to understand what's going on in this world of Attack on Titan!
Without spoiling anything, the story progresses to a major new level in this season.
The art of the new opening was so colorful, beautiful and clean in a way fits the emotions and the feels throughout this season.
The art of the episodes is absolutely stunning! From the characters and each single detail of them, to the backgrounds, the guns, the royal palace, the walls, the people and everything else!
The drawing style makes everything stands out, from the eyes details to the hair style and color. Though it's nothing new in Attack on Titan to be noticed, but this time it's literally stunning and glowing!
Wit Studio is killing it as usual, but this time it has notably improved!
ODM gears chasing scenes, shooting, killing, blood shedding, body uncontrollable movement at dying moments, eyes and facial expressions.. etc.
What must be mentioned here is the thrilling breathtaking animation of fighting and chasing scenes!
Something extreamely beyond expectations.
What's also amazing about the animation is the details! Almost everything in the screen is animated and in a perfect way! It feels alive, if you get what I mean.
New ost soundtracks, and new completely different opening theme.
Attack on Titan is known for its epic soundtracks, but this time we have the emotional tone besides the epic and fired up tone.
This time, we also got new SFX sound effects that serve the new introduced things. Well, it gives you eargasms during relative scenes!
Get ready for major character development in a way that never happened in Attack on Titan!
What's amazing here is that character development perfectly serves the story progression, and story progression suits character development very well too!
In other words, it's not rushed! It's not done without a need! It's not done just to make the characters become different!
No, it's done to serve the story. It's necessary, and this is why it's amazing!
What's enjoyment? Why do you enjoy Attack on Titan?
- Because, it has exciting fighting scenes?
Well, this season entertain you with that quite the entertainment. In fact, at some point you will not get a break!
- To get more secrets revealed?
You will not just get some answers, but your mind will be blown away multiple times!
I'd recommend that you start taking notes since you'll not be able to handle all the information you'll get.
It's exciting, hype, epic, emotional, and very very entertaining!
Each single episode is going to entertain you and give your mind and heart what they deserve of joy and good time.
PS: I'm not good in writing reviews so pardon me lol.
"Attack on Titan" is a well-known franchise that has acquired its fame from it's unique atmosphere, tragedy deaths and hype. And now we have the third season of this astonishing franchise.
The 3rd season starts on fire with the “Uprising Arc”, which alter the plan of killing Titans into killing Humans. The plot of this sequel (or Arc) mostly focuses on politics and corruption. Some people would dislike this, since it’s called “Attack on Titan” not “Attack on Human”. However, in my opinion I appreciate the expansion of the world’s state and
the minor details to the audiences. We got to know more about Inner life inside the walls unlike the previous seasons. It’s like world building. In addition, this season metaphorically focuses the light on the political issues and how the dirty work is done behind the curtains, exactly like in the real world. Also there’re many plot twists that are reveled about Titan’s abilities throughout this season, beside flashbacks about the characters like Levi, Historia, Erwin etc …
*Holds the mic* LEVI IS BACK! TO ALL THE FANGIRLS, TO ALL THE FUJOSHIS, TO ALL THOSE WHO LOVE BADASS GUYS, AGAIN I REPEAT, LEVI IS BACK!! *drops the mic* Levi is back to this season after getting rest in the previous season, he showed us again how badass can he be throughout only few episodes. Alongside a new badass character that appears this season, which is Kenny. This old-man has some splendid skills like Levi but by using guns instead of swords. We get to know that Kenny is somehow related to Levi’s past & origin, as this season focuses mostly on Levi , Historia and Eren. We get to know more about our lil Historia , unravelling her mysterious past and her true identity. The rest of the characters are the same till now nothing new about them, except that Armin had more “courage” than Jean and stained his hand with a human’s blood to save a fellow, which can be highlighted as a minor character development for Armin.
Hiroyuki Sawano, enough said. (Despite the new calm OP that kills the hype).
Now , WiT Studio never disappoint us with the “unlimited budget works” of making a top-tier animated scene. Honestly nothing gave me goosebumps in this year more than the scene when Levi was trying to escape from Kenny and his soldiers. The choreography of Levi’s fast and precise movements is something that must be really appreciated. Despite that there’s no titans in this arc, doesn’t mean that we won’t see epic animation at all.
If you can accept that “Attack on Titan” isn’t only about slaying Titans, then I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy this season. Till now there isn’t any boring episode, they’re all entertaining despite if there’s no action scene or just tension and suspense. Maybe there’re many flashbacks and dialogues yet these are so necessary to make us understand much better.
In my opinion, the start of this sequel is great so far. I’m not sure yet if this will be 2-cour sequel or no but I’m pretty sure that this season going to be a big turning point for the main story and the consequences that the characters will have to face. However, if you watch Attack on titan just for “Slaying Titans”, then I don’t think you’ll like this sequel. If you want “Action X Action” all the time, then you won’t like this one too. However, if you love mentioning the politics in Animes besides focusing on characters, then you might like this one.
ALSO, DON’T FORGET SASAGYOOO !!!
I am personally quite talented when it comes to enjoying shows that are so obviously bad as Shingeki no Kyojin is. The first season was nothing less than great entertainment for myself. Even today, it is the single most fun show I have watched ironically. It's rare that show which is close to unwatchable in terms of quality can be so highly entertaining as it was.
But it's getting so old and boring now.
Everything from door knobs to walls have now turned into titan's buttholes. The gore stopped having any entertainment value already a season ago. Now, our supposedly shocking twists and sudden, unpredictable events
aren't really thrown at the viewers face anymore, rather spit on it. What used to be ridiculous and over the top entertainment, now seems to be not more than repetition of the same in more idiotic ways. Created not in the names of the story nor characters, but to make the series more lengthy because the author is clearly out of ideas. Most of the Western series would have been better if they had ended when they were still good. Attack on Titan is a prime example that East does this too.
The story is not much more than nonsense.
The main content is practically a clone of Vinland Saga's Farmland arc during which great many followers stopped reading the series for the reason that it became boring beyond comprehension. Same applies here. The series is currently so content lacking that the focus in on bunch of people cleaning the house and pealing potatoes because they have nothing better to do. When something finally starts happening, it's of course the kidnapping cliche because that's the single worst cliche that is not memory-loss. Pretty great stuff if not taken seriously. Another great example is "Main Character-kun will die if we don't hurry," Like really, how young does person need to be to even consider this an option in this series where plot-armors are more obvious than in Game of Thrones? Nothing even remotely believable ever happens, and it's too common to be fun ironically anymore.
The side characters are at least worth of something.
Whenever our main squad gets called subhumen or pseudo-soldiers, I agree whole-heartedly. The opposing party did nothing wrong when looking down on our plebeian children at arms. The supposedly political side is great as ever. People with power and might are presented to be one dimensional baddies who -conveniently- are behind all the bad things that ever happen. It's really fun. Whenever any side character speaks, it's an obvious attempt to provoke the viewers to hold some feelings of anger because the world is so morally wrong and fucked up, apparently. Everyone is essentially, of course, nothing but an another number in the overall body count... or titan count because taking repetitiveness to another level will at least count as one thing this series has achieved. To be frank, there was more variety in Bleach. Way more.
The hideous animation really serves the series.
Especially character movements mainly remind me of badly photoshopped Michael Cera memes or photobombing animals. Dudes just scroll over the screen like they are trolling the camera. It's really weird and also the main reason why I have been able enjoy (read: laugh during) this season at all. The cowboy soldiers are also highly entertaining. Mainly because they reminds me of Megalo Box's tool assisted boxing, only here it is more like tool assisted shooting. All fights are otherwise practically the same messiness that contains copy-pasted action and people imitating spiderman.
As a conclusion, if you liked S01 but not S02, you will not like this one either. If you liked S02 as well, you will most likely still like this 3rd season and also everything else that has ever been made because things like bad anime don't clearly exist in this realm.
I don't typically care about numbers, but since the author of this work clearly doesn't care about anything either, I will do an exception.
Story: 1,5/10 Advanced awfulness
Characters: 2/10 Only passable because so bad
Animation: 4/10 Decent bad, could be a meme
Sounds: 5/10 Worst OP in recent history, otherwise ok
Enjoyment: 4/10 So bad it fascinates me more than entertains, and has momentarily managed to annoy me - which is rare because typically I just wouldn't care.
I know what you're thinking. This will be another cliche anime. It's just about killing these weird titans. It's just another "edgy, shock value" show with no depth. I'm here to tell you...this show is deeper than what it seems. I discovered this anime a year ago. One boring night i decided to give it a try and I binged the first 9 episodes. But why was I so in to it?
The surprises. The complexity. The mysteries. The emotions. The music. The animation/art. The lore. The tone. The maturity. The execution. The struggles. It all caught me off guard. What ended up happening was me
discovering my favorite series in any genre, and the first anime to ever make me pick up the manga (and my oh my will the end of Season 3 & 4 be amazing, and I guarantee it will shoot it up to one of the all time great animes).
It's rare that I discover a show that is unpredictable. It's rare that I discover a show that actually makes me feel. I see criticisms about the story only being about killing titans...that the characters are shallow...that there's no substance...and I truly have to question if we're watching the same show. There are mysteries established from the very first scene. Mysteries that are paid off WONDERFULLY later in the story. There are characters that appear to only be background characters, who end up having an ENORMOUS impact on the story. There are themes and life lessons sprinkled throughout these absurd situations. While the critics only see fighting titans, I see the character development & inner conflicts that arise during these situations. All of this is accomplished without forced humor, over-exaggerated artwork, and childish antics. Isayama successfully casts aside the usual tropes, even killing important characters (which actually makes me fear for the lives of other characters). He ignores the "friendship will win" tropes. The "I'm passionate to beat him" tropes. Actually, all these situations are presented just to give you the harsh reality that life doesn't always work out that way. This is an amazing experience, and as a manga reader, I promise y'all are in for a ride. Another special shoutout to the music, which is truly an amazing part of the show.
This show gets a lot of haters. Understandably, like anything else, not everyone will like it. But there's plenty of people who hate on it just cause of its popularity. Or label the writer insane things because they didn't actually read the context of the story. DONT FALL FOR THEM. Be your own judge, notice every small detail of the show. If you're looking for something deep, mature, and refreshing...this show is for you.