Well, once I found out this season was going to be split in two, any hope for an actual resolution of any sort this time around when out the window so I guess I'm not actually disappointed. And despite last week being a bit of a snooze fest and this week just plunging us into … Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 12: And Now We Wait Until Next Year
Well, we knew we were moving on from the previous arc but this episode felt like yet more transition and catching people up on how things fit together rather than actually moving onto anything. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing given the three seasons have been spread over a large period of time and … Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 11: Aw, He’s Special
I previously reviewed the anime of Black Bullet and I found it fairly problematic but enjoyed the underlying story. I decided to try the light novel to see if it left a better impression. The answer... well I'm still on the fence.
Levi talks with Kenny and we see the life Kenny had and the choices he made before they crown Historia. While not a lot actually happens this episode of Attack on Titan it is a nice pause to fill in some gaps and prepare us for what is coming next.
Thanks for the reminder that Titans are horrific. I mean, Rod Reiss' Titan form looming at the wall is one truly disgusting image and one that isn't going to leave me anytime soon. It has been awhile since there's been any real repulsion or emotion at all felt toward a titan...
I probably shouldn't be so hung up on the whole Eren's basement thing but it was the one carrot season one left me with that made me want to keep watching this franchise. And then season two was delayed, multiple times. When we finally got to season two, no basement. It was kind of frustrating, so imagine how happy I was when after a series of pretty great episodes they finally mention getting around to the basement.
And dropped. Last week I was already comparing this story to about as exciting as watching paint dry and episode 9 was, if anything, more dull. So what analogy can I use for this one? Maybe like following lint flowing on air currents with your eyes? Potentially like waiting for a monument to erode from … Continue reading Holmes of Kyoto Episode 9: And Then Nothing Happened
Season three continues to be a surprising delight though not without some issues, as episode 7 drops yet more information about the walls and the world even while the scouts continue to fight to get to Eren.
I'm not sure that there was any real focus this week. We have Aoi asking Holmes about what he meant to tell her, some random hiring at a cafe, some I'll help you study moments, before we finally get a case, and even then it is all just all over the place. Despite all that, I'd argue this was a long, slow twenty minutes watching the tedium unfold.
If the second half of season 1 and all of season 2 just kind of made me disenchanted with this show because Attack on Titan didn't seem interested in exploring its own mysteries, the last few episodes have definitely got me back onside, even if the characters and this world remain as horrible and bleak as ever.