"It's too late now... Damned if I know what's right anymore. Who cares, it is what it is. But the only choice left for me now. As a Warrior... no road left by the one that leads to the end!"
Well? What do you want me to say? It's goddamn Attack on motherfucking Titan, yes it's essentially a recap of the 2nd Season but it fucking delivers.
Normally my tolerance for recap movies is 0, however Roar of the Awakening is a recap movie done right. It streamlines the original product and makes it a worthwhile experience in it's own right. It removes most of the original
runs filler and gives you pretty much what you read on the pages of the manga, even throwing in some brand new animation to plug gaps and even give us a glimpse at the then unseen Season 3 Part 1.
WIT Studio once again out do themselves in terms of animation (they are going to be sorely missed for The Final Season) and combining this with the efforts of series director Tetsurō Araki you can see why this series made such an impact when it did. Bringing over his familiar style from Highschool of the Dead and Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress means the entire series looks breathtaking. Pulling off some insane camera movements leaving your perpetual jaw firmly on the floor. All capped off by new brand new compositions by series composer, Hiroyuki Sawano. Seriously, I think the version of the song Barricades is better than the one used in the series itself.
I'm extremely grateful for Anime Limited licensing this movie for a U.K. Blu-ray release, yes it even included some beautiful drinks coasters, but I'd wish they'd hurry up and licence the rest.
Until then... SHINZOU WO SASAGEYO!
"You wrapped this scarf around me. Thank you."
"I'll wrap it around you again... as many times as you want. Now and forever. That's a promise!"