Attack on Titan Anime Review and Where to Watch

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Attack on Titan is available to watch on Netflix, Hulu, Funimation, Adult Swim, Spectrum, Tubi, Crunchyroll, and TVision.

Anime Review

Shingeki no Kyojin, also known as Attack on Titan, dates back 107 years to the year 845 when the events began. Giants, whose origin is unknown, suddenly appeared and began to slaughter humanity without any discrimination. Mankind’s counterattack against giants, who do not act with any intelligence and whose only purpose is to kill people, was useless, and humanity was faced with the danger of extinction. The remaining people decided to build 50-meter tall walls and hide behind them. The walls were built in three intertwined circles, named Sinai, Rose, and Maria, from the inside out. While wealthy and important people settled in the innermost region, people began to live behind the walls. Oceans, deserts, glaciers, in short, everywhere has been the domain of giants, and these places have turned into stories and fairy tales over time. And for exactly 100 years, that is, until 845, no giant could cross the walls. You can click here for a visual map of the walls.

Eren Yeager, who lives in the city of Shiganshina on the outskirts of Wall Maria in 845, wants to join the military and become a member of the Expeditionary League when he grows up. The military itself is divided into three. The first is the Military Police. Only elite students can enter the police, which we can call the police, which we know as the police, who works in the inner wall of Sinai, ensures the security of the city. The second is the Garrison. The task of the soldiers joining the Garrison is to keep watch over the walls and, in the worst-case scenario, fight the giants. The last division is called the Reconnaissance Squad. The mission of the Expedition is to go outside the walls and learn about the giants. However, the Reconnaissance League does not receive much approval from the public because the Reconnaissance League returns to the city with heavy losses every time they return and can not get any clues about the giants. Naturally, the public does not look favorably on the Suicide missions of the Expeditionary Force, which is supported by their taxes. Going back to Eren, as I said, he is a member of the Discovery League and wants to see the outside world, to get out of the cage he is in.

One day, while Eren is collecting brushwood with Mikasa, who lives with his family, something unexpected happens. A lightning bolt flashes, and suddenly, unlike other giants, a gigantic giant, about 60 meters tall (the wall is 50 meters), appears. Looking at the city of Shiganshina from the top of the giant walls, everyone is shocked, unlike giants who usually look like humans. Moreover, he smashes the outer door to the ground with a kick, and soon the giants begin to swarm inside. Everyone who gets over the initial shock starts running for evacuation.

On the other hand, Eren and Mikasa experience another shock when they rush home. Eren’s mother is trapped under the rubble, and a giant is nearby. Hannes, who is in charge of the garrison, saves the children, but The giants eat eren’s mother. Thousands die in this unexpected attack, but Eren, Mikasa, and their good friend Armin manage to evacuate. As if the city’s fall wasn’t enough, an armored giant suddenly appears again and knocks down the inner door, causing the giants to enter through the Wall Maria. So Wall Maria falls, and only two walls remain to protect humanity. Eren, who has various feelings such as fear, hatred, and shock, makes an oath. It will exterminate all giants. And exactly five years later, in 850, Eren, Mikasa, and Armin complete their military training and become recruits.

Before watching Shingeki no Kyojin, I had heard his name many times and had seen pictures of the 60-meter giant everywhere. When I saw that it received very positive comments, my expectations were also higher. Then I started watching one episode before completing the series, and I can’t stop watching. I usually watch two or three episodes in a day, but while watching Shingeki no Kyojin, I watched four episodes, five episodes in a row, and I finished the series in four days. And I can say that perhaps the best anime series I’ve watched in recent years is Shingeki no Kyojin. Berserk and Steins are in the top three with Gate. There is a successful scenario, great music, action scenes in this anime, but I think the most important thing is that it keeps people on the alert by constantly wondering. The element that makes him wonder is the giants. Questions such as what are the giants, where did they come from, what will happen now make you get carried away with the anime, and as I said, it makes you watch episode after episode. Also, I liked the character developments. First of all, the anime is quite rich in terms of characters, and they all have different personalities. Especially when fighting giants, the knees of many recruits are very well conveyed. In other words, the fear experienced by the soldiers in the face of a huge and man-eating giant and the desire to go home penetrate the soul of the person. At least I was as scared as the soldiers 🙂 In short, I mean, there is a fluent scenario that always makes you wonder and makes you watch it. Only after the ninth episode, I had doubts about the way the anime followed, but these doubts left their place to even more curiosity, and then I started to produce theories on my own, whether this is the case or this 🙂

The anime’s drawings are slightly different from their peers. First of all, funny facial expressions are very rare in Shingeki no Kyojin. You know, if a joke is made, only then. In such an environment, we come across funny only three or four times. The anime has a serious atmosphere, and the illustrations are serious and realistic accordingly. I mean, there are no herpes, no weird dresses. It seemed to me that there was a bit of a comic book atmosphere in the character drawings. The characters have slightly harder lines and dark tones compared to other anime. If you watch, you’ll probably understand what I’m talking about. Another crucial point of the anime is the music. Now you will say that he likes the anime very much, he says he liked every part of it, but it is:) Shingeki no Kyojin, maybe even the anime with the best music among all the anime I’ve watched. The two opening and closing pieces are worthy of the series, but the music played during the sections I am talking about here. Such wonderful pieces were used, and they were in harmony with the atmosphere at that time, adding a completely different atmosphere to the anime. Especially the orchestral style pieces are terrific. Click here to listen to my favorite track (especially after 2:25) and decide for yourself.

Shingeki no Kyojin is a perfect anime in my eyes, and I can’t wait for the second season, so I’ve started the manga. Of course, not everyone likes anime as much as I do, but Shingeki no Kyojin is an anime that an anime lover should check out. Just when I said they don’t make anime like they used to (I always think when I see big-eyed, school-romantic, and female character-oriented animes), I say that Eren and the giants came up.

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