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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Anime Review: Shingeki No Kyoji

A friend of mine passed me an episode of this series, and I must say, i was instantly hooked.

The fantasy/ sci-fi/ tragic world of Shingeki no Kyoji, where 3 to 15 meter tall giants dominate the planet, leaving mankind almost to the brink of extinction, made me moody, pessimistic and melancholic... but the progression and development of the character as it is interwoven into the progress of the story leaves you hanging for more. As if a 30-minute episode is not enough to fill your need for soldiers barely out of their teens, flying, spinning around in their 3D maneuver gear and twin cutter blades like a homogeneous transmogrification of Spiderman and Cloud (from the Final Fantasy franchise).

A lot of times, the characters' emotions are drawn in such a way that it drives the mind into shock and horror, like a playful carnival ride into psychosis and mental anguish. And the giants (or titans) are made to reflect the mindless drive of sin and degradation of greed, avarice and lust.

Trully and addictive series to look out for.

This anime is an adaptation of the popular manga series of the same name written by Hajime Isayama.