AoT 28: Tell me why this is a land of confusion

Attack on Titan episode 28 review

AoT 28

I prefer my anime to be simple and easy to understand. Bleach was a perfect example of this. There was never any question about what was going on in Bleach. Even a moron like me could figure out what the heck was going on over there. There is the occasional anime that I love even though it’s super-complicated, but those come around only around once a decade.

In this Attack on Titan episode, I had a hard time making heads or tails of the situation. Eren Jaeger was given a task that he must not fail at. Trouble is, what was the task again? What I took away from it was that he had to find a way to plug up the wall, using a hint from Annie’s cocoon. Either that, or he has to get back to his father’s place so he can unlock the mystery of the Titans. Everyone wants to see that, but with so few episodes to this season, I don’t know if we’ll get there in time.

As much as I hate Levi, I loved one line he had in this episode, when he told Mikasa that he didn’t know why she has such a fascination with Eren, but her goal is to protect him. Mikasa, in true worthless fashion, gets one line and it’s “yes sir!” How in the world did Mikasa get so popular when the only thing she ever does is screams Jaeger’s name? That “fascination” with Jaeger at least got called out on the carpet in this episode.

In addition, we got to see Potato Girl eat some food, which further proves my point that the writers were catering to the fanboys. Even so, I’m okay with that for now. As for the rest of the episode, I was totally confused, especially when it came to the stuff with Pastor Nick. I love Jessica Calvello’s performance as Hange, which ought to make for another fun panel with her the next time I see her at a con, though I’m not exactly sure if I agree with Hange or not. I can’t tell whether she’s somewhat right or totally right. And maybe that’s by design.

In any case, despite the confusing stuff in this episode, it was pretty good, and a welcome change from what used to be an absolute mess of a series. Maybe Attack on Titan never was that bad in the first place. We’ll find out, once I rewatch it from episode 1.

Character of the episode: Hange

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

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