This Review Contains Major Spoilers for Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 Which You Should Watch Immediately Ill save you all a scroll. Im giving Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 a 10/10. I usually reserve actually scoring an anime until I organize my thoughts into a review but that isnt needed this time around. My thoughts are collected: I am madly in love with the second half of the season. Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2 directly follows the first half with Eren and the rest of the survey corps traveling back to the Shinganshina district in order to retake it and discover the secrets to Erens father Grisha Yaegars basement. Unless theyre really good I tend to skip openings. I found it nighimpossible to not watch Attack on Titans S3P2s opening week after week. I was so excited seeing the opening for the first time hearing how it sounded like a combination of my favorite Attack on Titan openings the first and third and seeing how wed get another epic fight. Shoukei to Shikabane no Michi is just one example of the shows excellence. Blending beautiful action and heartpumping music to show viewers a snippet of whats to come and enticing them to watch.? This is an opening done right. https://www..com/watch?v=Znzeeo64yiM Attack on Titan S3P2 continues the tradition of having a brisk pace at least since season 2 each twentytwominute episode feels more like a twelveminute episode and I absolutely love the sense of feeling like I absolutely need to watch the next episode. Its the equivalent of having a book that you cannot put down and few anime Ive watched achieve this sensation. As an aside this is especially cool because this half for the majority really did take place in a really short timeframe. Prior to S3P2 season 2 was my favorite season because of the curves it threw the viewers. This mainly came from the reveal that Bertholdt and Reiner were the Colossal Titan and Armored Titan respectively. I was disappointed that we didnt get a reveal that powerful to me in the first half. The second half more than makes up for that as we finally discover what Grisha was hiding and the answer is haunting recontextualizing the entire series as we realize that most of the titans arent the bad guys after all just a product of terrible circumstance combined with the true villains who until now have gone unknown. I cant wait to see the things the fans took for granted in light of not having all of the information. Revelations arent the only things that make me excited for the future of the show. The fact that the Survey Corps has all but been decimated will have longstanding consequences. I love how much the characters have been changed scarred by the events of the show. The ocean scene at the end is absolutely beautiful in composition but Erens mental psyche is so shattered that we cant help but feel chilled as he ponders if he and the other Eldians will ever truly be free. And I acknowledge that S3P2 wasnt literally perfect. I can admit that the Plot Armored Titan as my affectionate nickname suggests utilized deus ex machina to a ridiculous fucking amount then again I suppose once is ridiculous enough to ensure its survival. After escaping following getting his shit rocked by Eren in season 2 Reiner is fatally wounded by Levi but hes able to transform and thus heal anyway because he transferred his consciousness down his spinal cord and away from his brain. Lets ignore the fact that this doesnt make any sense and focus on the fact that this was never established as being possible before. Its fine to reveal new powerful abilities but its understandably irksome when these neverbeforeseen powers determine the tide of the battle/plot. Then later Reiner is suffers more injuries that should be fatal and he still isnt dead. https://www..com/watch?v=BiEi4KGFDSY Colossal Titan still looks like complete garbage at times and I only now realized why he looks amazing at times and like hot mess at others its hard to animate it in motion but its fine when stationary. Arimin surviving was somewhat annoying at first for me because I felt like they only did it because he was a main character and were afraid to kill him off. And the fact that the third season was split up at all is simply annoying for me as a viewer since I had to wait and felt I forgot important details luckily I was fine. These are nitpicky details but even so they are faults I had so why didnt they detract from my score? I think the reason is because these were all things that while I disliked at the time resulted in things that I loved about the season. With Reiner not dying at least for the first time we wouldnt have gotten the epic beautifully animated and cathartic fight between The Advancing Titan and the Armored Titan. Characterization has been phenomenal in Attack on Titan particularly this season so even if I didnt like Armin surviving at first hes already had to deal with people criticizing him and his team for saving his life over Erwins. Im confident that there will continue to be real consequences for Armin ensuing that his survival isnt an unambiguously net positive. Finally I accept the wait for the second half as well as Colossal Titans shoddy CGI because the studio needs the time to animate. As good as Attack on Titan looks it would be a disservice to rush it just to ensure the episodes come out earlier and it would be a disservice to pool too many resources away from the amazing animation of the fights and the 3D maneuver gear just to make the colossal titan look better. I would rather we have kept the powerful ocean scene than an awesomelooking Colossal Titan. 520https://media.comicbook.com/2019/04/attackontitanseason3part2beasttitan11691191280x0.jpeg Overall this second half is by far the best that Attack on Titan has to offer. It has elevated the entire show. Ten measly episodes have enhanced an entire 50+ episode series. It should be clear why I think this is so phenomenal. Ever since I started reviewing Ive done my best to avoid tens. Ive tended to pass them out willynilly but this truly deserves it and I cannot wait to see how the story concludes next season. Most of my love for this series comes from the writing so Id like to thank Isayama the mangaka responsible for Attack on Titan. And Id like to thank Studio WIT for bringing his ideas to the small screen. While theres word that they might not return next season Im happy at the work theyve done so far. If we kill all our enemies beyond the sea will we finally be free? 520https://i.yt.com/vi/GIY0Rknc/maxresdefault.jpg 10/10 A+
100 /100
49 out of 66 users liked this review