For centuries, humanity has been hunted by giant, mysterious predators known as the Titans. Three mighty walls—Wall Maria, Rose, and Sheena—provided peace and protection for humanity for over a hundred years. That peace, however, was shattered when the Colossus Titan and Armored Titan appeared and destroyed the outermost wall, Wall Maria. Forced to retreat behind Wall Rose, humanity waited with bated breath for the Titans to reappear and destroy their safe haven once more. In Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2, Eren Yeager and others of the 104th Training Corps have just begun to become full members of the Survey Corps. As they ready themselves to face the Titans once again, their preparations are interrupted by the invasion of Wall Rose—but all is not as it seems as more mysteries are unraveled. As the Survey Corps races to save the wall, they uncover more about the invading Titans and the dark secrets of their own members. – My Anime List
Based on 14 review scores:
If you want to board this crazy hype train right now you can. Just try to lower your expectations because overhype can kill the enjoyment of this anime, and if your suspension of disbelief doesn’t like plot convenience, then this is not for you. But if you want an exciting, relatively unpredictable anime, you’ll enjoy Attack on Titan. I’d recommend streaming it first, blind buying on recommendation alone isn’t something I normally do, especially if there’s legal streaming available to try before you buy. Check it out on Crunchyroll or FunimationNow before picking up a copy, since it’s popular, it’s on the cheaper side when it comes to buying anime, and it goes on sale a lot so you’ll be able to purchase it for a lot less than more niche anime.
Expectations for this second season were completely unrealistic, but somehow, Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 managed to exceed those expectations and deliver something that eclipses the first season in almost every way. If someone were to ask me why I watch anime, I’d simply show them an episode of this. For me, anime doesn’t get much more entertaining than what this season had to offer, and even though the series seems to have lost a good deal of fanfare, it’s not at all indicative of the quality of the anime. This season turned out to be one of my favorite anime of all-time, and I can’t wait to see what season three will bring.
After almost four years, “Attack on Titan” returned with a second season that builds on the strengths of the first.
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Again, if you liked season one then the length is probably the only thing you have to be concerned about. If, however, you have some of the same criticisms of season one that I had, hopefully you can empathise with what i’ve said here.
The Rotting Zombie
Finally and sadly the season had to come to it’s brief end on finale 2.12 ‘Scream’ and I can see in terms of final episodes it really wasn’t bad, there was another fantastic bit of plot development and the feared for intense cliffhanger was instead of more calm and sedate one that pretty much just confirms the story is yet to be over. I loved season 2 of Attack on Titan, this time around it just gripped me, everything up to and including the awesome credit sequences. Sure it is a real shame it is less than half the length of the one before it, yet with not a single bad episode to be found I was totally captivated.
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It would be a lie to claim I didn’t enjoy my time with Attack on Titan. But I am uncertain how much of that is a result of my fascination with the setting, and what, if any of my enjoyment pertains to the actual anime. To claim Attack on Titan is something of great critical merit isn’t something I could do without being disingenuous. Decent? Certainly, and a noticeable step above the turgid Hollywood fare its first season was, with the introduction of new antagonists and an actual, tangible story. But for those who waited years for more Titan slaying, I do start to wonder: were they ever really giving the rest of the medium a look?
My Shiny Toy Robots
Despite a slow start Attack on Titan season two develops into some of the show’s most exciting episodes thus far, answering a number of burning questions while at the same time raising a whole lot more. However at a mere 12 episodes it feels like a transitory period between the meatier first and third seasons, only truly hitting full steam just as it’s approaching its end. Thankfully with season three already confirmed for 2018 it won’t be another four years before viewers can enjoy the next chapter in the story without having to dive into the manga.
It’s kind of doing what Game of Thrones does, keeping the audience’s attention on the big historical picture, rather than the narratives of specific characters. But, it also seems to cling to a “chosen one” cliche with Eren, and that is regrettable. I personally hate “chosen one” characters in stories. Luckily, reality keeps Eren humbled. He is taken down a peg or two in this story arc. While he may be important to others, he can barely comprehend his own situation. Some fans might be disappointed in the way Eren becomes almost helpless during this arc. But I feel that it’s setting up a stage on which Eren will shine in a big way in the future.
In my opinion is a good addition but it really felt short. I didn’t had to wait that much but some people waited 4 years and I am afraid those people were not that happy and were eager for more. I think they should have made a 24 episodes second season like the first.
Middle chapters of sagas CAN be dramatically stronger than either the beginning or the end- think The Empire Strikes Back- but the more usual pattern is they’re not, and that seems the case here. The fact that the cast is so slow to catch on to something that is obvious to the audience is annoying, and I felt the show’s more absurd dialogue ruined the show’s earnest effort to drum up some sympathy for the character saying it. And the show STILL prefers to pile on complications rather than start explaining things (and as Ricky Ricardo would say, it’s got a LOT of ‘splainin’ to do.) All of which left me feeling a bit exasperated.