Shingeki no Kyojin / Attack on Titan
Released Year : 2013
No of Episodes : 25 (Completed)
Genre : Action, Drama, Fantasy
Plot : Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
Our Review : Attack on Titan (or Shingeki no Kyojin) is an intriguing show. It came out at the beginning of the Spring season to almost instant acclaim from everyone who watched it. Fast forward around 25 weeks and the show has completed, many calling it the best anime of this year. But overall, the story is somewhat original but lacks any real value because of common tropes used and a huge lack of depth. The art style in this show is decently unique, using styles from the manga in the anime. Besides the changes characters go through early on in the series, there is 0 character development. Almost everyone is the exact same cardboard cut-out they were to begin with. Characters aren't given proper time to develop because of the pace, which really weakens the main characters. I can see why the show got popular due to its premise, and I can see why it remained popular and why people like it. However, this show is simply just not that good and is seriously overrated. Like any other piece of greatness it does have its negatives. Having said that, when you add up the good and the bad, you end up with a landmark anime series that is currently shaking the industry.