AoT 37: A kinder, gentler Titan hand

Attack on Titan episode 37 review

AoT 37

The end of this season of Attack on Titan couldn’t have come sooner. What had been an entertaining second go at it ended up in utter confusion. It seems to me that in exchange for lucid activity, we get these big confusing action-filled scenes with Ymir and Christa continuing their obsession for each other. I’m sick and tired of Ymir and Christa at this point, I got the point about 5 episodes ago that they’re in love.

Oh, and don’t call her “Christa.” Call her “Historia.” Even though there has been absolutely zero effort made to help us understand why that matters in the least bit! Seriously, can you think of a single moment in any episode this season where you can point to and say “oh, now I see why she wants to be called that”? The manga doesn’t count. I don’t read the manga, nor will I, so everything I know is on screen. And if there isn’t proof of it on the screen, then to me it just seems like a waste of time.

Unfortunately, despite a great start, Attack on Titan‘s second season ends up fizzling out as a disappointment. Where do we go from here? A third season where questions are answered? Or a third season that mimics the second season by raising more questions than answers? I’m betting on the latter, but hopefully this most overrated of anime can do something right next time. Third time’s the charm, right?

Character of the episode: Eren

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

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 24

30 Day Anime Challenge

Day 24: Best Anime Antagonist

I’m going with Naraku from InuYasha. I hated the guy so much. He’s not like other villains who I slightly cheered for. Naraku was evil to the core. And his ability to avoid practically any attack by simply turning into a puppet made him even better, because he could never be caught. He manages to ruin the lives of at least six main characters. That’s got to be worth something.

Bonus mention goes to Ryoko Naruse from Shangri-La. She was an amazing villain who will never get her due because it’s such a little-known series. She was also evil to the core, not a bit of good about her.

Oh, and another mention? Ragyo Kiryuin from Kill la Kill. I almost forgot about her. I want to pick her too, but I just can’t pick three characters, can I? Actually, I can. These three are my picks. Now I’ve got to end this post before I think up even more!