This show's only problem is the impossibility to live up to THAT intro.Holy shit is this show blowing everything else out of the water.
Similar to the manga, then. The characters never really clicked for me, but the Titans are seriously bizzare and creepy.I found the writing a little bit one-note, and the characters not all that likeable aside from the soldier guy we're supposed to think is a coward, but man, the setting and atmosphere are really something else. The Titans are genuinely scary.
the kid's fucking annoying. also, the defensive layout of their city is pretty bad - needs more compartmentalisation; no use losing about an eighth of your land area if just one gate falls.Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyoujin)
It could still be an hellish dystopia, it's just that we're not going to see much of it. As opposed to the much more relatable and organic Earthling crew.(Thank gods Urobuchi claims he's not doing grimdark, otherwise I might have mistaken the GHA for a hellish dystopia)
Dunno, it didn't grab me that much. It's well made, no doupt about it, but ultimately it's just your typical by-the-numbers first mecha show episode. Humanity gest it's ass kicked in the typical intro space battle, and our generically heroic protagonist meets our generic genki girl.Well, it's going to be hard to top this as best show of the season. It's a smooth, perfectly executed on every level production, with dialogue that's not without a sense of humour. ("They appear to be talking about reproduction with one's mother." "Barbarians !") The culture shock is bound to be fun, and I'm curious about what the plan is with the GHA's obvious problems as a civilization.
Definitely a keeper.
It's... so... pretty... ;_;Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (Suisei no Gargantia)
his computer tells him he's been fighting for some vast number of seconds which, my calculator tells me, adds up to about 16 years.Red, our protagonist. As one of the most promising young soldiers of the Galactic Human Alliance, he's soon due for some limited citizenship (which includes real sleep and reproduction rights) and a few weeks of leave at the paradise space colony of Avalon. (Thank gods Urobuchi claims he's not doing grimdark, otherwise I might have mistaken the GHA for a hellish dystopia).
I call this "being able to see what's going on"the very static camera far from handing a candle to the hyper-kinetic action of Majestic Prince, for example.