Attack on Titan is a dark fantasy anime that captivates anime fans with its interesting concept. It was adapted from the manga, Attack on Titan, and the manga was released in April 2013. The popularity of the manga paved way for the anime to be produced and is now ongoing on NHK General TV in Japan and it can be watched on various streaming sites like Crunchyroll, Hulu, and Funimation.
As of this writing, the anime is currently on its last and final season which is Season 4. The said season has 15 episodes, and the last episode is set to premiere on March 22, 2021, in Japan.
If you stumbled upon Attack on Titan and are still doubtful whether you should watch the anime or not, here are some reasons that might convince you to check out the first episode.
One good reason fans are so in love with this show is that Attack on Titan gets better every season. The first season might be too simple for others but it gets better as time goes by. Season one has a lot of mysteries that will encourage you to continue watching. Everything was placed perfectly for the story to keep developing as the show progresses.
At first, Eren isn’t the most admirable protagonist but as time goes by and as his character developed, fans realized that he is indeed a profound protagonist. He started the series as a kid with so much hatred that most fans didn’t actually like. But if you continued to watch the series, his perspective on season one actually made him who he was during the later seasons.
His drive to become free was constant throughout the story. Although there was a bit of issue regarding his perspective, like not minding the consequences of his actions, he was fully aware that he isn’t a hero but he still wanted to give his people the freedom they deserved.
Lastly, the plot keeps on evolving. Isayama did a great job in creating Attack on Titan’s world and he took this to his advantage in making interesting twists and mysteries that further developed the plot. Not only was the series about man vs monster, but it also contains geopolitics that thickened the plot even more.
Despite Attack on Titan being a fantasy series, Isayama did not remove realism into it. Oppression, freedom, and nihilism are some of the themes that helped the story convey the idea that in life, one must constantly push forward. Despite tackling cruelty and misery, the plot also wanted to give the impression that life can be beautiful especially if people work together.
The good news is that you can easily watch this online! You can still make it on time before the last episode is released!