Attack on Titan season 2 began airing in April of 2017 and continues on from the events of the first season (Read my review for season 1 here). The world is dominated by huge carnivorous creatures and the remaining humans have found themselves trapped within the walls that were designed to protect them. Annie Leonhart, recently outed as a titan, has been captured, however, the aftermath of her struggle has only uprooted more mysteries. Eren Yeager and the rest of the 104th cadet core scout regiment are still recovering from their fight against Annie, when Wall Rose is invaded by titans, threatening the already fragile life of surviving humans. As the rapidly diminishing forces of the scout regiment rush to the heart of Titan country to look for a means of combatting the invasion, a new threat will arise. Along with this, there also appears to be more titans among the ranks of the scout regiment itself.
My review: Attack on Titan season 2 is, in my opinion, far better than the first. I found season 1 to drag on for far too long and was just generally boring, however season two it very much the opposite. We finally start to learn about the mysteries of the Titans, as well as what happened on the day that the outer wall was destroyed. I was really excited to see the beast Titan and would have really liked to have seen it have more screen time, perhaps shortening some of those flashbacks that the series seems so fond of. Unlike season 1, I would have preferred this season be longer so that we could learn a little more about this basement that thay have been going on about for the last two seasons. Other than the ever-present disclosure of the series, Season 2 is a big step in the right direction and I eagerly await its return (hopefully before three years time).
I rate this anime 7.5/10.
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After the rise of Titans, humanity needed to develop a new weapon that would allow them to quickly dispatch of titans. Thus the “Omni-directional mobility gear” was developed. This full body harness is equipped with two grapple hooks, a gas propulsion system and several detachable blades, all controlled using two handheld grips. The gear allows the wearer to easily manoeuvre around many different environments all the while dispatching of any Titans in the way, provided the user doesn’t get eaten.
Attack on Titan made its unforgettable explosive debut adaptation during the latter months of 2013. The plot begins centuries ago, with human race being pushed to the very edge of extinction by the formidable titan race. Forced to hide behind three great walls, humankind has slowly forgotten the horrors of the past and have managed to live a relatively peaceful existence. That is until one day when from out of nowhere, a monumental titan (the size of which had never been seen), appears in a flash and punctures a hole on one of te great walls, thus allowing for the titan horde to fall upon mankind one again. One you boy name Eren Yeager, whose dream it is to join the scouts, tragically loses his mother to one of the titans. From that day forth, he swears vengeance upon the titans and will stop at nothing to wipe them all out.
My Review: I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge the monumental splash Attack on Titan made, becoming a mainstream title known around the globe. So when it came to watching it, I had high hopes, but as you may have guessed, I was disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the show and absolutely loved the fast paced flurry of the action scenes. But for me I just found myself getting bored when it came to the actual plot. I liked most of the first half, doing a great job of really building the world. But while the second half did introduce some interesting concepts that I would love to see be explored more greatly, It just sort of fell flat, not to mention the great many filler episodes. One thing I did like was its unique art style of strong bold lines around the characters.
I rate this anime 2.5/5.
It has just been announced that Attack on Titan will be returning for a second season. Reportedly, this new instalment will follow closer to the manga. We will also learn more about the going on in the world, the mystery behind the titans and Eren’s basement. We can be expecting its release sometime around April 2017.