Re: Attack on Titans episode 7
Agree! Though credits where it's due - SAO is pathetic compared to AoT.
Originally Posted by Totsuka No Tsurugi
No, if a current anime does that, it's just that it's something to YOUR OWN taste. No need to give it legend status on your own.
Originally Posted by SoulKiller
I agree. It's a great show (no 2 opinions on that) but...
Originally Posted by Kuzan
1. It's ongoing.
2. It's only 7 episodes out of the 25 episodes planned to be aired.
3. There's still a long way and a series should be judged in its whole.
Remember Ao No Exorcist from 2 years ago? Well, it also planned 25 episodes, it was also ultra-hyped, it's manga was also very well-written, it's manga was also an ongoing monthly one. See the similarities with Shingeki no Kyojin?
For those who have read the Attack on Titan manga know that the story is very good and in fact, gets better but the monthly ongoing manga release remains an issue. Ao No Exorcist did a similar great adaptation, then it caught up pretty close to the manga... Unable to match the monthly slow pace release, it added a 8-episodes new ending to the story; which towards many fans remain an 8-episode filler completion to the series - as the manga is still ongoing and got great arcs.
I just hope Attack on Titan don't get the same fate. Sure, it got better story but also bigger hype. In case, the anime gets a rushed ending then the series will kinda falter. The higher the hype, the higher the disappointment could be, in case of a minor decrease in quality.
Personally speaking, I love the anime series; more than the manga because I don't like the art drawing style of Hajime-san. However:
1. It's not my favorite.
2. I do believe there are better series.
3. I refuse to rate it before the end of the series.
Also, I don't think it's as innovative as some people say though it's also not cliched. To its merits, I love the shounen approach that got a deft tone without much fanservice that is reminiscent to what FMA did. Love the oppression and realistic factor that is a bit close to Gurren Laggann but in Shingeki no Kyojin, there's more mature & poignant moments and more gore -- like much more gore and blood!! Also, love that it has such a strong female character like Mikasa in shounen which is awesome and highly creditable. Eren's loudmouth and 'I'll-just-kill-everyone-even-though-I'm-weak character is cliched but oh well... The concept is very good...All-in-all, that's how I view Attack on Titan.
As to the thread creator comparing to Top 3...well, I feel it's unfair and wrong. The Top 3 are lengthy series that have been airing since long time. Shingeki no Kyojin belongs to the new era of anime - an era that started around 2008/2009 where quality series are primed over quantity. But if you still want to make a comparison to deeply believe that Shingeki no Kyojin is so much better than the big 3, then take this into consideration:
OP and Naruto had good to decent openings, and it's over time that they reach their actual position. The durability was their forte. Bleach had also an ultra-strong opening episodes, like AoT, but it faltered gradually as arcs move on. And hereby, overall, Bleach never reach ultimate heights. All that to say that it's the finishing line that matters and that hyping AoT so much after that few episodes is uncalled for. And same for the comparison: Uncalled for and unnecessary. Make a verdict after everything is over.