It does avoid many of the troupes associated with the genre, the absurd nose bleeds, tear fountains, and caricature face when the character becomes embarrassed or angry. The main character voiceovers are solid, but the rest of the characters range from decent to ho-hum. . First off, this is only the first half of the season. I tried to get through 4 episodes hoping it would get better, but just too dark. This is hardly the first incident of improper labeling I have come across. Can't wait to see how the story develops! The animation was good, the character development was good as well, I just couldn't bare all the family members being eaten and shown graphically.
No weenie crybabies here, like other anime heroes. Any fan of Anime will appreciate its excellent story, well-developed characters, and animation. If you want the full Season 1 you have to buy the Original Japanese Version which is bunk. Cannons are fixed on Eren as he struggles to remember what happened to him inside the belly of a monster and how he ended up humankind's enemy. Voice acting is also very good. Mikasa begins to lose hope once she hears of the deaths in Armin's squad, but the appearance of a new type of Titan stokes her will to fight.
One question is all that matters: is Eren human or Titan? Eren faces off against the Colossal Titan after it appears out of nowhere and knocks a strategic hole in the Rose Wall gate. The show started off phenomenally, being a very original concept. As Titans continue to swarm the city, it's up to Armin and Mikasa to make sure the cadets massacred during the mission haven't died in vain. But with the government's bloodstained history and vocal dissenters in the military ranks, the biggest threat to humankind may not be the Titans. A small percentage of humanity survived by enclosing themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants. This series has stunning visuals and the computer animation camera sweeps, and large formations, etc.
As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. I guess some people may be into such horrible, gruesome scenes, but too much for my son and I. Elsewhere in the city, Mikasa manages to take out several of the monsters, which brings back tragic memories of her past and the first time she met Eren. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As Titans swarm the city, the newly graduated Cadets are called in to fight in brutal battle that won't be without casualties.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Getting into the building might be possible, but getting out alive and refueled will mean facing more of the giants. However, I am not complaining as this is, of course, Japanese and not everyone has the budget of Disney to recast a Miyazaki film. However, as it progressed, it became very exposition-heavy, reminding me why I rarely watch anime. Shame, shame, shame on Amazon and whoever's responsibility it is to properly label the titles! Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. We loved Full Metal, Blue Exorcist, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and so many other animes and were recommended to watch this one too, but it was hard to get through just the first 3 episodes.
Either fight or be eaten. If Armin can't talk the commander into using Eren's newfound powers for the good of humankind, all hope of stopping the Titans might be lost. The title says Season 1 but in reality we're only getting half of Season 1. I am pretty certain it said the whole season when I first looked at it. I'm about two thirds the way through the season, and I'm thoroughly enjoying Attack on Titan! Overall, a very enjoyable show.
Eren vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind. Meanwhile, Eren is able to plug the hole in the wall thanks to the help of his fellow cadets, but the cost of humanity's first victory against the Titans will be gigantic. . . . . .
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