AoT 26: Tennessee Titans

Attack on Titan episode 26 review

AoT 26

Attack on Titan is back and better than ever! … Sort of. The new season premiered, and many of the same problems from the original are still here. Those problems include focus on characters we don’t care about and are just about to die anyway, as well as the obsession over Captain Levi. Oh, and Eren is still a wuss, but we already knew that.

Basically in this episode, Titans are found inside the wall. This obviously has some sort of consequences, though we won’t find them out quite yet. Hange is still crazy, though in this episode more of an annoying crazy than a lovable crazy. Potato Girl still exists, though she has no potato so she kind of just blends in with the other losers. There’s a short flashback which seems to serve no real purpose.

Then all the Titans end up teaming up to kill one Miche. Miche tries to be the hero, as he’s apparently 2nd-best only to… guess who? Captain Levi. Miche ends up having a Titan talk to him, who wonders about his gear. Miche becomes terrified, and then the Titan tells the rest to just destroy him. This was my favorite part of the episode. Since I hate pretty much every single character on this show (except for Armin and Potato Girl), I love when the Titans eat them.

In any case, it was a better-than-average episode, and at least enough to make me say, “hey, I’m going to go back and watch the first season now.” Congratulations, Attack on Titan, you accomplished your goal.

Character of the episode: Potato Girl

Episode rating (out of four stars): **1/2

TG 4: More vomiting

TG 4

We get treated to a scene of Touka vomiting, just because. The name of the series might as well be “Tokyo Vomit” because that’s all the plot has consisted of up to this point. I have a hard time understanding why this is all that popular.

The second half of the episode involves Taneki essentially being fed to a monster character in a scene ripped straight from Return of the Jedi. In the end, Taneki offers a bit of resistance, just enough for the man who put him there to give him mercy and let him live.

Do you see any reason why this is everyone’s favorite show? Because I don’t. There is absolutely nothing about Tokyo Ghoul through four episodes that makes me think, “oh, this is the next Fullmetal Alchemist.” Is it just that everyone thinks it’s so cool that this series has so much blood and gore? What are we, a bunch of preteens? Just because blood covers the whole screen doesn’t mean there is any substance to this series whatsoever. I’ll be shocked at this point if there’s anything redeemable about this series in the next eight episodes, but I will keep watching just in case it finds time to prove me wrong.

Episode rating (out of four stars): *