Thursday, June 5, 2014

Attack on Titan Anime Review

Attack on Titan
Written By: Yasuko Kobayashi
Manga: Hajime Isayama
Directed By: Tetsuro Araki
Studio:Wit Studio, Production I.G

Storytelling (S) ********
Family Friendliness (FF) *
Fanservice (F) ******
Cultural Hints (CH) **
(Scale of 1-10)

An amazing battle for the survival of humanity takes place in this anime. For a century humans are forced to live in cities surrounded by walls to defend themselves against creatures called titans. Follow Eren, Mikasa, and Armin as they strive to have their revenge against these human looking creatures.

Honestly, I can’t make a lighthearted summary on this anime. It’s too hardcore. (Which is a good thing.) It just shows that the anime is filled with intense action and reflective themes.

The storytelling is amazing although it does get dark. It gets so dark that I don’t recommend for those who get queasy at the sight of blood. And fanservice depends on who you are. Want cute or perverted stuff? Well you’re looking in the wrong place. Want blood, destruction, bones cracking, heads snapping, etc.? Then yes there’s tons of that fanservice throughout the series.

There is quite a melting pot within the community in this anime. This has led to many theories on the ethnicities of the citizens behind the walls. For the most part the characters seem to be of European descent, but you can find other races as well. Big example, Mikasa is one of the last (or maybe the last) people who are oriental.

Keep your eyes peeled for the second season of this anime. It’s expected to come out in 2015. There is also a live action movie on its way too.

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