Minor Spoilers Ahead
Sometimes you can tell an anime is destined for greatness after one episode. Attack on Titan is one of those anime. It stands above everything else this season, and it hooks its claws into you from the beginning. Sure, it can be depressing at times, but the rough start will just make Eren’s inevitable victories more satisfying.
This episode picks up where last week’s left off. The titans are still invading the city. Everyone tries to flee behind a set of higher walls, but a powerful titan shows up and charges through the higher walls. I found this scene interesting because it shows that some of the titans know what they’re doing.
I don’t have anything bad to say about this episode. We’ve seen mass hysteria before, but Attack on Titan’s brand of chaos is a little different. This isn’t a zombie apocalypse — it’s far more hopeless. You can take down zombies easily. The same can’t be said for giants — it takes more than a few bullets or a baseball bat to the head. To say I expect great things from the battles would be an understatement.
There’s also a bit of mystery floating around. What was Eren’s dream about and who is Mikasa? She isn’t Eren’s sister. Are her parents dead too?
Overall this was a wonderful episode, and I look forward to covering it over the next 24 weeks. (Rating: 9/10)