Sunday, October 4, 2015

Attack on Titan: Junior High Review!

by Gaby

So you love Attack on Titan characters? Perfect! Because all your favorite characters return in Attack on Titan: Junior High, based on the satirical comedy spoof manga by Saki Nakagawa. 
This chibi-tastic anime is filled with jokes, fun, parody, and lots of chibiness. With all your favorite protagonists being overly exaggerated and the Titan's craving precious home cooked bento, this new series will hopefully tickle your funny bone in a good way. It is a much more lighthearted series unlike its original predecessor, there is no killing of humans, so this one is even safe for the kids!

With the recent release of the live action Attack on Titan films, this parody anime couldn't have picked a better time to air. Plenty of Attack on Titan excitement going on at the moment.

 This story, however, takes place in a different reality,  where our protagonists go to school like in a normal society, very similar to modern day Japan actually, however there are two schools, one normal school, and one Titan school.  Titans seem to have a thirst for anything that is precious to normal humans, such as homemade bento lunches.

The students teacher is none other than Keith Shadis, who revives the original comical potato girl line when he catches Sasha eating an onigiri in the classroom.  Yes this is funny, but probably was funnier in the original since it was a more serious tone and in this farce you expect the hilarity. But it was nice to see an old joke about slightly gluttonous Sasha, we love her.

All in all this series basically reminds me of an official abridged series with the characters being re-worked to be in Chibi form, using the original voice actors, and even the opening theme was a remixed version of the original Attack on Titan theme "Guren no Yumiya." 

Is it worth a looksie?  Sure! If you enjoy the comedy genre of anime and spoof spinoffs then yes, by all means watch this! Many anime have started doing this, take Naruto's "Rock Lee and His Ninja Pals," or Haurhi Suzumiya's "The Melancholy of Haruhi-Chan." Comedy spoofs have proven successful and they will keep doing it.

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