AoT 36: Never Gonna Give You Up

Attack on Titan episode 36 review

AoT 36

So I like to start a lot of my sentences with the word “so.” But never mind that, this has started to get boring. Just in time, too. I’ve never been more happy to get Jojo back on the air. Not that Jojo was ever bad, of course. Just that Attack on Titan‘s second season had so much promise, and that ended when Christa and Ymir took over the show.

Look, for the 300th time, I get it. Christa and Ymir are a big-time yuri couple. Do we really need this hammered home any more? Once it’s made this painfully clear, there’s no reason to keep on beating us over the head with it. Can’t we at least get to some lucid action around here? Instead we have Christa obsessing over Ymir and Ymir obsessing over Christa (actually Historia, but it’s not as if we’ve been told why that name change matters). And then we’ve got Mikasa obsessing over Eren. Why in this series are certain characters obsessed with others, and that’s pretty much the entirety of their uniqueness as a character?

Attack on Titan is no longer enjoying the honeymoon it had when it came back on the air. Now it’s back to being a mediocre series. Actually it’s probably still better than the first season, which is something. Still, I got my hopes up for it after it started so well. One episode left to try to change my mind. (Speaking of which, I had a dream about Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Al falling in love with May. Proof positive a season can be saved by one episode.)

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

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