I haven’t watched much anime lately, Planetes and Death Note were the last two I watched through. However a few friends have been raving about Attack on Titan and one of them posted an AMV trailer which made it look really fun so I gave it a try.
I was both happy and disappointed, first the happiness. It is a beautiful production, the setting is gorgeous, the character design is solid and the art work is world class. The plotting is well paced, able to introduce a lot of characters without my head spinning. However the plot itself doesn’t leave the familiar rut anime has trodden in the whole 20 years I’ve been watching it. It doesn’t stifle my enjoyment but it does make the diamonds in the rough, Planetes I am looking at you, shine just that much brighter.