I take it upon myself to be the thunder cloud in the room and rain on the love fest for what was once a good series….so….
Not bothering with a series that went wildly off the tracks as soon as the time skip happened, ie. the current season. I was on board SIX years ago when the anime started, and I moved the manga when the episodes hit the source material wall. Everything was fine until the time skip. Then what happens?
We get endless chapters of characters we don’t care about and who are terrible. We get mind numbing flashbacks of backstory that is terrible and brain stabbingly boring about characters we don’t give two drippy shits about.
And what happens when we finally get back to characters we know? They are also now terrible and increasingly unlikable, except for Levi, and we know what they do to him. Then the endless whining and crying of “Eren! What are you doing? Why are you doing this?” And when we get his reasoning….absolutely stupid.
So nope. Sorry. You can take AoT and put it on the shelf and forget about it as far as I’m concerned.
I walked away a year ago, and I ain’t going back. I’d rather watch and read more One Piece. At least I’m never disappointed with its over the top, zany insanity.
Haven’t watched the final season yet, but I’ve read the manga. I gotta admit the quality dropped after the reveal in the basement. The Return to Shiganshina arc felt like the end for me, and as Erwin was one of my favorite characters, after his story came to a conclusion I struggled a bit to find a new character who could carry the show for me. Well, Eren has taken some positive steps and becoming an interesting character now, that’s good at least.
But yeah season 1-3.5 I ansolutely loved, probably my second favorite anime
I have been reading and watching and its fantastic. Watching all animated and stuff is just awesome. Story and characters are so well done. So far they have been adapting faithfully, but last season seems kinda short and there is still a lot to adapt… I hope they finish it with a movie or something.
In my opinion, Attack on Titan starts rapidly droping in various aspects in terms of quality right after it hit the very peak of quality and, regrettably, what the anime’s going through right now is some of what I would consider the low points.