I’ve resisted Attack on Titan because, similar to alcohol, I prefer my anime in bulk. Since season one is now complete, it’s my time to shine. Or something. Sometimes I’m stupefied at how the most brilliant ideas can be so simple. In the case of AOT, the author said, “Hey, I have an idea, I’m going to make an anime where I’ll replace the giant mecha with giant people! The mecha will be made of PEOPLE! I’M FUCKING BRILLIANT!” And that was that.
Anyhow, I’m about ten episodes in; things I’ve learned so far…
- Titan’s are very weak-necked and more than a few beers short of a six-pack.
- Something is afoot with this Eren boy, I can’t put my finger on it–oh wait… yes I can, it’s that whole turning into a titan thing.
- Armin. Ugh. Why does every anime need an Armin? If I wrote–ahem, when I write my own anime series, my Armin character is going to bite it in the first ten minutes. And it won’t be a pretty death.
- The art is awesome. The story is a little slow. All in all, I like it, but it is fairly paint by numbers aside from the titan/mecha switcheroo. That’s my two cents.
Lastly, I’m looking forward to playing this on my 3DS if it ever comes out in the US…