Attack on Titan – 31

Okay what, excuse me? This episode started out really talkative, and suddenly cranked out the intensity to eleven. Suddenly everything is reveled, the Titan from season one, the one from the very first episode’s. It was hiding in their midsts all along. How is it possible no one noticed. And also the armored Titan is Reiner, what, I’m just confused and confounded. Suddenly everything was crashing down and then Bam! The episode ended in the most cliffhanger of all cliffhanger’s ever. Eren transforms into a Titan and you are just left wondering what the hell happened. I really liked how they handled this episode. Apart from all the exposition in dialog. There wasn’t anything else going on. It wasn’t until the Titan’s showed up that things got awesome.

it’s like. You get to be a Titan and you get to be a Titan! Titan’s for everyone. 

Things are slowly coming together pieces of the puzzle that we needed are now being handed over to use in small bites. Something that is good because it still keeps you hooked and you get to enjoy the story.

I’ll talk about the CGi titan in a minute, but Mikasa was a badass, she was like a dog sniffing out the earthquake before it even happened. It was like suddenly she went off on the other dudes and started making accusations. I was just surprised at how quickly she reacted, it was still awesome. Like Eren I was baffled at her adversity. I kinda love her.

Now the CGI Titan, why o why o why. Was the team trying to cut down on production budget, becuse that CGI was terrible. And what I mean by that is they took budget and placed it on the Titan when they should have had someone hand drawn it. I mean it was still pretty cool but the effects were jarring and took me out of the experience. Japan tries to focus everything on a single tight rope. Every production line has to be managed, their mentality that everything has to be the same in every way, anime has to look like anime and CG anime has to look like CG anime. See the thing is, it’s only when you break the boundaries that have been set, the boundaries that everyone has grown accustomed too. Break the rules be bold, it’s just I can’t fadom that Japan seems to be stuck in the past when it comes to CG animation, they seem to be unable to grasp how it works. Apart from notable exceptions, but those use motion capture, so it’s not like it’s animation.

Anyway, I think I’ve rambled enough. Have a good day! 😀

 

Attack on Titan – 30

I was getting a little worried about the pacing, but it seems everything should be fine now.

Christa and Ymir seemed to have a lot of backstory that they wanted to focus on, this week’s episode was exactly that. We focused on Christa and Ymir and their relationship. The things they knew about each other before, why they gave them so much screen time is beyond me. Creating more questions that answers. In the end Ymir dies due to possible blood loss (?) but truly a worthwhile episode.

In the end, the whole crew comes in and fight’s the Titan’s really bad ass like. Truly how it Attack on titan was meant to be. The fight between the servi-corps and the Titan’s was really cool.

Meanwhile, in the backstory, Eren and the crew are preparing for training as they go in their winter adventures. Ymir and Christa get lost and don’t know how to get back. Ymir uses her powers to take their injured friend down the mountain. But everything is fine now. I felt no emotion for Ymir, frankly she was always a character I never liked. She was apathetic and unlikable for me. But that’s just me, maybe someone else really likes her.

But okay I guess…

Christa doesn’t know a thing about her powers, Ymir tells her please leave to the fullest as you one day will. Because she is dead now! Christa reveals that her true name is Historia. But who is Historia to what king was she a daughter of. So many questions.

Kinda getting sick of all the questions, and kinda getting worried about the pacing as well. It’s good how well paced attack on titan is, but overall, as in the overarching plot, it’s actually very slow.

Attack on Titan – 29

SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS.

Frankly I’m getting a little bit tired of all of these mystery’s!

But whatever it’s Attack on Titan, it’s premise is based on mystery. So Ymir is a Titan, but did she knew she was a Titan? How did she learn she could become a Titan. Nothing was hinted! Or maybe it was and I wasn’t paying attention. Anyway, we have other things to discuss. When Reiner comes in contact with that mid class Titan, I was screaming and shouting at the top of my lungs, Don’t Die! Don’t Kill Him! It just seemed like they were trying to kill Reiner with all their might. Also is Reiner gay or what?

There’s an exchange between him and Ymir, You don’t seem to be interested in girls. She says to Reiner, and I mean we all know Ymir is gay. That much is obvious.

To Which he responds. Well you don’t seem to be interested in guy’s either. They are talking about themselves through each other in third person. But then the anime tries so hard to make him straight, he blushes as Ymir’s crush (I forgot her name) rips of her skirt. Must marry her he says. Anyway, I thought that specific choice of dialogue was very well written and hides their identities even further. I mean what I’m saying is,  they sprinkled on something so subtle, and then they shadowed it with a straight thing. I mean I don’t mind if Reiner is gay or not whatever, it’s fine. I’m just always more for the idea of LGTBQ characters in my animus.

Reiner saves Conny from a Titan by carrying it on his back and Ymir finally pushes it off the window. Why did everyone else just stand there like idiots. Push the thing out the window!

Great episode, and the cliffhanger was great as well! The 3DMG animation was spectacular like always in this episode. It’s a little bit more talkative, but I’m sure things will pick up soon. Maybe we’ll get to see what’s inside Eren’s basement. But only in the final moments of the last episode. I don’t know probably?

Attack on Titan S2 – 28

A second season of an anime done right? In my opinion yes.

My only complaint is that there have been three episodes and Eren Mikasa and Armin have gotten like zero screen time. But that doesn’t really matter. For the rest of the cast are actually really good and keep the plot moving forward. This show has always been about people, and how they are in extreme circumstances, and just how they deal with them. It’s never about the Titan’s it’s always about the people. It’s certainly not a melodramatic character piece but it does have enough charm and story to hook you in. Also mystery is a very big important thing in this show.

Anyway, this episode we get the return of potato girl, and she actually eats a potato. And some scared people on horses through the dark of night. Turns out the Titan’s are actually not breaking the walls but instead climbing them. Questions, Questions and more questions. Nothing is getting answered but that’s Attack on Titan for you. Instead we get the possible revelation of someone else might be a Titan! Just like Eren! This show is just full of mystery and watching week by week makes my knees weak. But I do love a good mystery and waiting for the whole show to finish airing would be very much a torture.

Also the walls are made of Titans? What? How?

On another note, praise for the animation of this show. Third episode and I haven’t seen a drop of quality, very good animators! Yay! I like that they’re taking their time to delve into each character and all their side story’s. But I really would like to see more of Eren, Mikasa and Armin.