Attack on Titan Episode One Review
Before I start, yes, I know that Attack on Titan is a massively successful franchise with a multitude of seasons worth of content. Yes, I know that my finalized opinion sucks and I deserve to rot in hell. Please, save your breath. I suppose the reason I am going through the effort is to make aware a great anime show for those noobs looking for something to ease them in. Maybe giant naked monsters who eat people isn't the best way to do that, but I'll be damned if I am going to miss my chance to review this show.
There are spoilers on the horizon, unless you've already seen AoT and are only here for the kicks, or unless you simply just don't care, jump ship now. My final rating can be found at the bottom of the page.
So, first off, the animations. What can I even begin to say. The world is brimming with amazing sights, graphic detail, and creative artwork. There are few things that the designers failed to bring to life, from the clouds in the distance to the smallest crack in the wall.
The characters are really where things start to get interesting. I have not forgotten a name or face from Attack on Titan since I tuned in for the first episode, and while the fact remains that this is what this review is based around, it may also be noted that I am far past that by now. Though you won't see him right off the bat, my favorite personality happens to be Captain Levi, who's apathetic attitude, badass capabilities, and soldierly duties make him one for the books. Though Eren, as a hotheaded and determined kid, may seem a bit generic initially, he definitely shines later on.
The story is the frosting on the cake in this particular anime. The horrifying human-like giants that pour out of nowhere to eat those within the safety of the wall are certainly original. It manages to shock you at plenty of points and the makers obviously thought out an entire world with depth and twists before putting it to our viewing screens. There are the normal titans, who move slowly and act stupidly, the aberrants, who are fast and unpredictable, and there are the intelligent titans, who seem to be sentient and diabolical.
I love this show. Other people love it too. Cosplayers should love it as well (who wouldn't want to look like a member of the Garrison?). And no one loves it for no good reason. This show stands out. The writing and characters are excellent, and the animations are jaw-dropping. I hope you liked the review, and if you did, make sure to let me know in the comments. If you didn't, still let me know. Maybe you have an opinion of your own. If that is the case, shove it up your- Just kidding, the comments are there for a reason. I hope to see you next time for another awesome review, and, as always: *tips fedora*
ANIMATIONS: 10/10 - The world really does have a personality all of its own. I had not a single problem with the animations and they left me stunned a number of times. I wish more anime put such thought and effort into their graphics.
CHARACTERS: 10/10 - I had no trouble memorizing the appearances, personalities, and, most shockingly, names of every individual. They each have their own meaningful existences and places in the world.
STORY: 10/10 - A completely original concept with plenty of twists and turns that leave you surprised at every change of course, I loved this plot. I only wish I banked on it first.
FINAL RATING: 10/10 - Not everything was perfect, and, in anime, it almost never is, but hell if this show didn't get as close as it ever has.