Three seasons along and Attack on Titan finally shows many of the cards it has been holding. This information changes everything about how we've viewed the series (at least those of us watching blind without the benefit of reading the source). So how did season three part two of Attack on Titan manage to get me to fall back in love with this franchise?
A Personal Truth Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 8 A horrible world needed an equally horrible history and Attack on Titan does do horrible so well. There’s a disturbing logic behind the events we see in Grisha’s memory and its made worse by the echoes of real acts of idiocy being perpetrated in our … Continue reading Attack on Titan Review Season Three Episode Eight
The Twisted Feelings Created By A Twisted Tale Episode 6 I know exactly what emotional impact Attack on Titan was going for this week and I know exactly why it missed the mark for me. While I can respect the effort and I think a lot of people will be happy with how it all … Continue reading Attack on Titan Review Season 3 Part 2 Episode 6
Just wow. Episode 5 Wow! Ouch! Wow again. And let’s throw an ‘ooh’ in there for good measure. Yep, episode 5 of Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 has rendered me effectively speechless and trying to describe the emotional response to this episode results in onomatopoeia, word salad, and mostly inarticulate phrases. Shock, horror, … Continue reading Attack on Titan Review Season 3 Part 2 Episode 5
The Last Charge Episode 4 In my review of episode 2, I said there was a real pleasure in seeing the humans occasionally looking like they might come out on top. The key phrase being ‘looking like they might’. See, realistically what hooked me into Attack on Titan in season one was how utterly brutal … Continue reading Attack on Titan Review Season Three Part Two Episode Four
This world really is cruel, but that's what makes it such a compelling viewing experience. Episode 3 Understatement thinking that leaving us mid-battle was going to become the standard this season. Not that there is anything wrong with this episode as it gives us some more Bertholdt and Reiner moments back before they revealed their … Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 Episode 3
This war is either just getting started - or it's about to end tragically for everyone. Episode 1 I feel like this is cheating and Attack on Titan should just call it season 4 but whatever, here we are for season 3 part two. As usual the humans are in a terrible situations, titans are … Continue reading Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 Review Episodes 1 + 2
A Certain Magical Index Episode 11 - Time to drop.
A Certain Magical Index Season 3 Episode 10: There's genuinely no effort to make this make sense any more. It almost feels like we're just transitioning from set piece to set piece because something has to happen next and there's little thought or effort put into it. Needless to say, this one is still on track to get dropped at the end of the Autumn anime season.
A Certain Magical Index Season 3 Episode 9 Review: I suppose I shouldn't expect anything more from this particular franchise at this point. The weakest elements of its writing remain in tact while the fun and excitement that managed to keep it floating in earlier seasons has all but vanished. Touma's Imagine Breaker is probably more powerful than he realises.