YAY, my exams are over! Welcome holidays! I can finally stay in my room and watch anime 24/7… damn I need a life. Anyway, here’s the half-review for Shingeki no Kyojin, the most phenomenal anime this season!
TL;DR: It’s still an epic anime, but it’s gradually losing its touch and is becoming boring.
I’ll start out with the main drawback of the anime: it’s getting VERY BORING.If you have followed the main storyline thus far, or have watched the useless episode 13.5 (which is a summary of episodes 1-13), you should have a clear understanding of the story… and realize that it’s getting way too slow. I mean, c’mon, must we wait a whole week just to know if Eren succeeded in moving a giant rock? This is just like Dragon Ball, when we had to wait 5 episodes to charge up a Spirit Ball. The story is really slowing down (not that it was moving at a fast pace in the beginning) and now, Eren has to go back to the basement at his old house. How long will that take? The animators here are really pulling our legs with this snail’s pace story development.
I’m not bashing the basic concept of the story though. I like the idea of humans trying to survive from monstrous abominations with only cannons and swords. But did they really have to add the whole ‘Eren can turn into a Titan’ bit?
The graphics and the sheer gore of the anime continues to amaze me, but it’s getting boring. Yeah, it’s cool to see a character getting devoured by giant, gross upsized humans, but what’s the point? They’re just killing character after character and expecting me to weep every time someone dies. Yeah, that would work… if I actually cared about them. If I don’t care, it’s just senseless killing. If you really wanna watch an anime where a death of a character could make you weep or laugh manically like the psychopath you are, try Mirai Nikki. I still like the graphics though, they’re pretty nice. But as the anime progresses, you can see various degradations in quality.
And now to the fandom of this anime. It’s just like the SAO hype, only much bigger and WAY more annoying. My Facebook news feed is filled with these kinds of images and they are reposted every damn hour by anyone on my friend’s list. People are just itching to cosplay as any of the characters. Slap the signature jacket on someone and they are immediately cosplaying as a generic foot soldier. Oh, did you hear about that convention where tens of people dressed up as soldiers and filled the area? And the annoying crossovers? And did I mention the very annoying shipping between Eren and Rivalle? It’s very annoying and these retarded fans just need to stop. To add more euphoria to the fandom, Shingeki no Kyojin live action has been announced. Ouch.
So, I guess I’m going to just continue watching this anime, but it’s at the very bottom of my list. If I’m going to watch a slow story, I’d rather collect all of the episodes first and then watch all of them in a single go. And no, Shingeki no Kyojin is NOT the best anime of the season. Suisei no Gargantia and Valvrave the Liberator are better candidates.
- Anime Review: Shingeki no Kyojin (randomnessthing.com)
- Shingeki no Kyojin 12 &13 – Value of Life (animeaudiolog.wordpress.com)
- Shingeki no Kyojin – Episode 13.5 (romancerecclesia.wordpress.com)