Episodes fourteen through sixteen are a bit tough to talk about because there is so much to take away from each segment individually. Yet when you put them together, the dimensions of humanhood just stack up so high that dissecting it all can feel somewhat overwhelming, which is where I’m at right this moment.
Episode twelve takes us to the post-win celebrations and anxieties as the team prepares to head to Nationals with the weight of representing Tokyo on their backs.
How well can we know our favourite characters? How do we define the outlines of a hero? Where is the fine line between good and evil when both of those are relative societal constructs as a whole with ever-evolving moralities and ethics? And finally, why is the idea of unity so black and white versus actually being diversely inclusive and actually unified?
Episodes ten and eleven follow team Mizusawa as they try to qualify for Nationals, which shall be taking place at Ōmi Jingū. During the tournament, the varying ability levels separating the team members becomes rather apparent and causes a bit of tension.
Episode eight focuses on highlighting certain characters’ personal skillsets that they have that shall be honed as the season goes on, such as Armin using scheming strategy to help his team get out of a tricky situation with a hoard of titans. (Murder of titans? School of titans? Tomb of titans? Littre of titans? Toolbox of titans! Okay, I’m done now.) We also learn who the emo-ab-infused titan is!
Episode five kicks off with the quick appearance of the Colossal Titan (or Bacon Beast as my late nephew had named him because his muscles made him look like he was wrapped in bacon… I miss him) who fucks up some of the defences the military has set in place, giving tinier titans an entrance into
Episode three starts off with the kiddoes in boot camp, taking place about five years (maybe two?) after the attack on Shiganshina, as they are working on becoming soldiers for the various sections of the military. As soon as some of the characters that I will grow to love and hate with equal measure started being introduced, all I could think was, “Holy shit, they are babies!!!” They are all so young and so green.
A dark fantasy shonen series. Episodes one and two cover the invasion of giant humanoid creatures called titans as they break through a colossal wall to destroy and devour the people of Shiganshina, which occurs after many, many decades of peace and prosperity.
This is a brief intro for the upcoming mutterings. I wanted to give a head’s up post for anyone who is out there that may not want to spoil themselves on Attack on Titan. I know quite a few folx who are eagerly anticipating a magnificent binge-watching session once all the episodes have been released, and I totally respect that.
Another bit I appreciated was the symbolism. There are many things in this sci-fi treat that can leave the watcher sitting in a deeply contemplative state after the credits have rolled on by, yet that symbolism has to be the most powerful. For example,
After last week’s fantastic pilot, I wanted to see the development of friendships and teamwork between this motley crew of kids, with some tiny rough patches for conflict and better storytelling, as well as some kind of explanation (or the start of) what the initial intention was of sending kids alone into space. While I suspect it is some sort of coming-of-age ritual, I also can’t help but wonder if it’s
Astra Lost in Space is a shōnen, science-fiction anime that follows a group of high school teens who participate in what is supposed to be a short trip to a different planet for a rite-of-passage sort of summer camp. However, shortly after arriving they encounter a mysterious glowing orb that chases them down and consumes them. Suddenly these kids find themselves drifting in space above an unknown planet a few thousand light-years from where they’re supposed to be.
With this week, we shall be reaching (and in some cases surpassing) the halfway mark for most of the Winter 2021 anime simulcast season. I thought it would be neat to briefly chat about my overall musings for the stack of serials that I’ve currently got my hands in (well, that doesn’t sound naughty at all…). Luckily, most of my watchings have been bitchin’ awesome with only a couple of sour mangoes in the bunch.
Welcome to the final #AniTwitWatches Kanon (2006) post! Today I’ll be covering the last four episodes of the series. This is going to be a little different than the previous mutterings as I’ve gone ahead and watched segments twenty-one through twenty-four and shall be talking about them collectively today, along with my overall feelings about the series as a whole.
The AniTwitWatches Kanon (2006) watching shenanigans continue today as I make my way through episodes fourteen to twenty. So far, I’ve had some mixed feelings about the series. It started off rather average yet entertaining, then ventured off into an evocative and grief-filled sector, then found its way back into something wholesome and whimsical, and once has found it’s footpath back into the strange and possibly sorrowful. It has definitely been an interesting ride to all sorts of places and I’m both curious as well as nervous to see what the next stop is going to be.