Today I realized that it’s been over a month since I’ve posted any scifi reviews or impressions. The journey has hit a few snags recently, including moving and some job issues. Also, I couldn’t stop watching Attack on Titan.
I turned on this anime one night on a whim. I’ve seen a lot of praise for this series, and I’ve been looking to start watching more anime.So, late to the party, I finally decided to check it out. The first episode shocked me with an incredibly graphic death. My mouth dropped and I had to click watch next episode. The show does cliffhanger endings incredibly well.
I’ve finally finished the show and have a few thoughts on it. The first is that it’s beautifully animated. This might be the second anime I buy on blu ray, second to the incomparable Akira. The second thought is that the show, while addictive, is surprisingly slow-paced. I expected a lot more action from the intro sequence and what I’ve seen previously. The action comes in small burst and is full of monologues that trip up the pacing. I’ve read the show is a very loyal adaptation of the manga, but I think they could have cut out quite a few bits of dialogue to give the show a more satisfying pace. Finally, Eren Yeager should not be the main character. He’s the worst. I wish Mikasa would be free of him so she could be further developed.
Regardless, I really enjoyed my time with this show. I’m going to check out the manga soon. If anyone has any experience with it I’d love to hear your thoughts. Also, more science fiction posts are coming soon. Next up is the Canticle of Leibowitz.
Anyway, if you want to tell me how wrong I am about Attack on Titan or give me some more anime suggestions, feel free to message me or tweet me @left4turtle.