Attack on Titan is based on the popular Japanese manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. It is adapted to anime by Wit Studio (Seraph of the End, The Ancient Magus’ Bride) and directed by Tetsuro Araki (Guilty Crown). This release comprises episodes 38-49. The usual spoiler alert applies here, we are well into the story so don’t read on unless you are all caught up.
“For a long time, I actually figured I was the strongest man in the world. So this is a Titan. I guess they really do exist.”
Attack on Titan is set in a world where humans live in fear of their lives, cowering behind the protection of three enormous walls. Their enemy is the Titans, huge mindless man-eating humanoid creatures who will eat any human they encounter.
The truth about the Titans begins to come to light. Political secrets, a false king, and the reality that will shake the foundation of the world all falls on the shoulders of Eren (Bryce Papenbrook – Ajin: Demi Human, Sword Art Online) and his friends Mikasa (Trina Nishimura – Noragami Aragoto) and Armin (Josh Grelle – Yuri!!! On Ice) as they fight to survive.
With Historia (Bryn Apprill – Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions) set to be the rightful Queen, the Levi (Matthew Mercer – Brothers Conflict) Squad must act. But a figure from Levi’s past, the deadly Kenny Ackerman (Phil Parsons – Fullmetal Alchemist), could turn this into a losing battle. Are Eren and his friends prepared to face the true monsters that lie within the walls?
Season 3 comes as a bit of a shock when you first start watching. The animation style is completely different to the first two seasons, with much harsher character animation, although the backdrops remain breathtaking.
Once you get used to it however the story is, as always, very exciting. At first it seems as though it is all going to be political intrigue, but they aren’t afraid to go there and when the revelations start to come it’s like a roller coaster ride. A great continuation to a brilliant franchise and we eagerly await Season 3 Part 2.
“When she sees someone crying and saying that no-one needs them, she has to prove them wrong.”
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 is now available to buy on Collector’s Edition Blu-ray and Standard DVD.