Geek Spiel – The Anime N00b: Attack on Titan (Episode 8-16)

SPOILER WARNING: As usual, warning up top that this article WILL contain spoilers for the included episodes of Shingeki No Kyojin. Beware all ye who enter here.

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Because I Feel Like It Reviews: An Anime N00b’s take on Attack on Titan (Episodes 1-7)

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Episodes 1-7 of Attack on Titan. If you haven’t seen it yet, and don’t want the events spoiled for you, here’s your chance to click away, watch it, and come back. Which you totally should. Because it’s actually a really good show.

I’m not normally a big fan of anime. While so many I watch have cool elements and ideas, too many of the tropes bug me. For example, too often the philosophical underpinnings of the show eventually get thrown aside when it’s discovered that the motivation for the villain is the “QUEST FOR ULTIMATE POWAAAAAAH” or somesuch, and the use of “chibi” or cartoonish expressions of emotion in otherwise serious shows takes me out of it so much that I stop watching. That being said, I couldn’t stop hearing amazing things about Attack on Titan (in Japan: Shingeki no Kyojin) from everyone I spoke to, so finally decided to marathon the first season. I was pleasantly surprised!

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