Monday, February 6, 2012

6. Attack on Titan

Wow, I’m only thirteen episodes in (that’s all that’s out at the moment) and I can already tell this is one of the all time anime greats. I suppose if I had to label Attack on Titan it would be horror mixed with lots of bloody action. Besides Berserk, this is as dark as I’ve seen an anime get. In the world of Attack on Titan, there exist beings fittingly enough called Titans. Titans are giant Neanderthal-like monsters of an unknown origin that eat humans for no perceivable purpose. Humanity, on the brink, fortify themselves behind massive walls where they have lived in relative peace for the last 100 years. That is, until the Titans break in. The story is just gripping, with it centering on the resistance fighters’ struggle against the Titans. There’s a lot of great twists and turns, and I’ve been watching each new episode like it’s crack cocaine. The animation is also fantastic. In fact, it’s probably the most gorgeous anime I have ever seen as everything just looks like a painting in motion. Attack on Titan has reinvigorated my love of animation. It also accomplishes the impressive feat of making a rock being put in a hole look epic.

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