I can only imagine that mostly anyone that’s even remotely interested in anime has heard of, and probably even seen, Attack on Titan; in Japanese most likely. I for one watched it through with English subtitles and I really enjoyed it! But if I’m honest with my self, now that the English dub is airing, I’ll probably never watch the Subbed again. I’ll talk about why later, but first, for those who actually haven’t seen it yet, I’ll talk about the plot and all that review jazz.
In a world where enormous humanoid creatures called Titans who carry a bloodlust for human flesh scour the land, the helpless humans built three walls surrounding each other to protect themselves from being killed. Within these walls are the cities with which they reside. The walls have allowed the humans to live in peace for a hundred years, and most of the humans aren’t even scared of Titans anymore! However, 10 year old Eren Jaeger wants to do more with his life than just sit inside a wall. With a burning passion, Eren dreams to join the Scout Regiment, warriors that go outside the walls to fight the Titans and hopefully learn a bit more about them. Will he be able to convince his mom that he’s not useless? Will his Dad ever show him what’s in the basement? Maybe.
Oh yeah, and spoiler alert, the titans get in.
Who Would Be Interested In Watching?
If you like anime, then there is no reason for you to not check it out. However, if you’re not familiar with anime, I still think you should give it a try. There’s lots of gore and violence, so it’s not really a great show for families with younger children, however, 16 year olds and higher should be able to handle it fine. There’s practically no sexual content to be worried about, but there is strong language here and there. The worst of it is a sh!t every now and then, but it’s really subtle in it’s delivery. Anyone who loves action horror and intense thrill rides will most likely love this show. It’s definitely worth watching. All of the Japanese w/ english sub episodes are on Netflix, and the English dubbed version currently airs on Cartoon Network’s Toonami on Saturdays at 11:30pm pacific and 10:30pm central. They’ve also released the first 13 episodes on DVD and Blu-Ray.
My Final Verdict (With Spoilers)
I absolutely love Attack on Titan. I loved it when I watched it in Japanese, and I love it even more in English. “But why?! Dubs suck!“, you might say. True, I’m sure that some do. But this one isn’t even close to “sucking”. I think it’s really good! Being an english speaker, it only makes sense that I would enjoy the english version more. It’s more comfortable to watch (I can blink and I won’t miss a whole line of dialogue), and the voice deliveries for the main character’s are great, especially Armin. I’m so happy they actually got a guy to do his voice. And that bloodcurdling scream at the end of episode 5? Gave me chills. Anyway, what I’m practically trying to say is screw the Subbed fanboys. You can continue reading your anime, it’s fine. But I’m gonna stick with my own language, and I shouldn’t get persecuted for that.
So what do you think of Attack on Titan? Love it? Hate it? Let me know!
And more specifically, what do you think of the dub? Does it make you want to punch a hole in your tv? Or does it make you smile wider than a titan? I’d love to hear about it!
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