Titans have conquered the earth and humans have fled into tall walls to keep themselves safe from the threat. The only ones that can leave the walls are a special unit of soldiers, but the majority of them never return from their mission. One day the outer wall, Wall Maria, falls and the titans enter. People are evacuated, people are eaten by the titans, and Eren Yeager (CV: Yuuki Kaji) was there to see it. He saw his own mother get eaten and he couldn’t do anything about it.
This makes him determined to kill all the titans and to reach his goal, he becomes a soldier. He’s refuses to accept defeat, but the day before the trainees are supposed to choose which unit to join, the titans attack again. And this time, Eren himself is eaten while his best friend Armin Arlert (CV: Marina Inoue) can’t do a thing.
I’m glad a friend of mine got me into this. Well, she showed me two episodes and I thought it was pretty average but had potential. I just hadn’t bothered to watch it, because I can’t watch every show airing. About three and a half months later, I pick it up again, determined to watch it. Or at least give it a few more episodes.
I was right to do so.
Episode 4 was really what made it for me. That’s what got me into Shingeki no Kyojin for real. And the only break I had really, was to sleep during the night. When I woke up I finished watching it.
I loved it. I can’t wait for a second season to answer some of those questions I have. It’s a very serious series, so I can understand that not everyone would like it, but I recommend it. Only in one episode did I notice re-use of scenes (excluding flashbacks) and the soundtrack is great. I love it. I love to see the characters struggle with fear, with hatred, with believing what is right. Eren’s struggle to understand what was going on when they were going to kill him for being a titan and Armin’s growth… It’s all beautiful. So beautiful.
In short: Best show of 2013 (that I’ve seen so far) in my opinion, because it’s beautiful.
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