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leatherhead333



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:58 pm Reply with quote
OVA 1&2

As soon as this OVA series started I was basically just waiting for the moment Levi's friends were going to get killed. It's that kind of show
folks. Still I quite enjoyed this though there were a few strings left untied in my opinion like if Levi still helps out those people underground that he cared for so much.

More than anything this OVA seems to make a direct parallel to the episode where the female titan kills Levi's squad. Eren trusted in them instead of his own strength which was the cause of their deaths. Levi did the same and experienced a similar result. You even even see the vast difference in Levi's reaction. He understandably freaks out in a fit of rage over seeing his dead friends but later when it happens again he remains nearly unaffected (though you can clearly tell he was still under distress). However by keeping himself under control he was able to bring down the female titan and is the main reason Mika didn't end up getting killed. I've always kind of liked stories that tie things together like that in a believable fashion.
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egoist



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:38 pm Reply with quote
Took me a rewatch (still at episode 1) to notice that this anime is basically about giant zombies and that's most likely why it's popular despite the poor imagination involved in it (although bonus popularity to a couple of female characters). I enjoy it but it's essentially weak in all criteria much like every zombie show.

I see they made OVAs. Need to watch.
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ayanami000



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:34 pm Reply with quote
I'm planning to watch Attack on Titan movie but after I saw all reviews from different people, I'm not so sure right now if I still want to watch the movie. They rated it only 5/10 in some reviews. I know anime are always better than the movie but I really love to see this one. But maybe it will just disappoint me. Sigh
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Gina Szanboti



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:17 am Reply with quote
^ If you expect it to be anything like the series, you'll be disappointed. If you just watch it as its own story, it's pretty good.
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egoist



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:12 pm Reply with quote
It excels among zombie shows so why not give it a try if you like zombie stuff. Like the person above said, if you haven't seen the anime you should enjoy it. Not that I've seen the movie, so I'm speaking from experience.
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Jose Cruz



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:25 pm Reply with quote
Indeed, Zombies: for me Attack on Titan is kinda like Japanese equivalent to the The Walking Dead, also pretty bland and extremely popular.
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Lili-Hime



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:52 pm Reply with quote
The appeal of the show to me is just 'finding out what's going to happen next'. The manga (and anime) are written from a point of view where you feel like you're in the characters shows; you have really no clue what's going on behind the scenes or how the world got the way it is. And it feels like pretty much any character could be killed at some point (with a few exceptions).

That said it has really little rewatch value. I'm sure many people who watched the anime just have read ahead in the manga at this point, so I wonder just how exciting a second season will feel. Then again, the plot is a lot more comprehensible in the anime; the manga is pretty jumbled at times what with the bad art and all. I think people have just clung to it because it's one of the few more violent action shows to come out since FMA Brotherhood or Death Note.
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MrSharingan



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 11:28 pm Reply with quote
Such a shame the movie was so crap compare to the anime...
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#843666



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:20 am Reply with quote
Idk about the manga, but the anime is way too dragged out. I still want to know what's in the basement.
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DuskyPredator
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:11 pm Reply with quote
Thought that I would link a recent video released by MatPat of the Film Theorists where he looked at if logicially the characters in the show needed to leave the walls.
[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQ_VfizNaJQ]
Thought that it might be interesting to look at for who are interested in the Attack on Titan anime.[/url]
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Watt



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:46 am Reply with quote
I`m reading v.17 right now. Is it safe to start watching the anime? To avoid spoilers I mean?
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Dessa



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:46 pm Reply with quote
IIRC, the second season of the anime only goes through volume 12 or so.
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Watt



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:07 am Reply with quote
Great! Thanks!
First episode tonight:)
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