Written by Shiggins
In 2013, Attack on Titan aired their first anime season and it completely took over the world. It was chaotic and insane, with everyone unable to admit the epicness of the series. Cosplay ranged from typical Survey corps uniforms to the creepy skinless Colossal Titan trying to look kawaii (no seriously) and for a while, no other anime even bothered existing because of the tank this series was. Nobody saw any problems... but they existed. And now, we turn to them for the latest instalment in WINP! And in all honesty... this one was difficult because of how boring the series can actually be when you peel the animation and music away. I found some though!
|If the series had pizza, THEN it would be perfect and this article could not exist.|
Okay, let's get the easiest one out of the way early: Everything involving the Uprising Arc, arc (set after the gorgeous Clash of the Titans arc) is utter shit. I know I should be nicer or less blunt about it, but I cant. Not here. Fuck this arc. Fuck it hard.
The arc itself is about overthrowing the government, a nameless force that has only been briefly mentioned from time to time but has never truly shown itself in the series. In fact, that doesn't really change. The focus is mostly on Eren, Levi and Erwin talking and scheming. And talking. And scheming. And talking. And scheming. Sitting around a desk and talking on and on and on and on until you feel like screaming. There is very little action in this arc that took almost two years to complete, and the events that do happen are dull at best.
|Literally didn't want to put a picture of the Uprising Arc on this, so here is an epic punch from an epic Titan.|
Unfortunately, the rest of the development goes to a character you may know as Krista Lenz and she is annoying in this. She plays the role of a self-deprecating martyr, full of depressing self-doubt and refusal to play along. Levi has to literally threaten her at one point, which would be fine if we weren't having to wait once a month for a new chapter to release. She slows down the plot with her pouting and bitching, and is just a nuisance that nobody wants to deal with.
And just FYI, the Titans have almost no impact on the plot until the very rushed finale comes along. So you are essentially having an Attack on Titan plot that does not involving attacking titans.
You vs the Anime She Tells You Not to Worry About
The anime (and Mikasa) is one of the most gorgeous adaptations of all time. The designs, the angles, Mikasa, the combat and the Titan are amazingly drawn and perfectly combined with CGI to create what is arguably the best-looking anime of all time. (Top 10, definitely). Mikasa looks great in it too.
|Oh hey, I didn't know they did a crossover with The Ring! That's so strange...|
Oh Bertholt, I Barely Knew Thee
So Reiner and Bertholt are the Armoured and Colossal Titans. This was revealed through a rather abrupt and anticlimactic discussion that actually did give me a bit of shock. Part of that was because of how casually it was told through conversation, instead of through a dramatic shout across a battlefield. The other reason was because... Who even remembered Bertholt?
|My advice would be to give Bertholt a scene. Or you come back, Annie, because you were awesome and as hot as hell.|
Mikasa Deserves Better
Mikasa should be the main character of the series.
|She is the bane of my existence for not being in my hold, but the muse that motivates me to be a better man for her.|
So to sum up, screw Eren.
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