At last, my verdict is finally here after 12 episodes of Shingeki no Kyojin. And after 12 weeks of anticipating what will the story be unravelled in this epicly popular anime, my verdict for this anime is: BORING. As always people, this review is based on the episodes I watched from 1-12. So if you haven’t watch some or all of the episodes I mention, you might want to stay away from this review if you hate spoiler
Now, before you all start raging on my opinion, what I meant by this anime being boring is not based on the story plot that this anime offer. I’m actually intrigued by the concept of humans versus Titans although I was hoping for a pure fight, not some boy that could turn into a Titan. I was hoping that humans would eventually exploit the Titans’ weaknesses on their own. However, the concept of a human who can tranform into titan is still acceptable since I still get a heavy amount of action of humans busting off Titans’ ass.
So, what do I meant by boring? What I meant was, if you decided to watch this anime, you will be in for a slow-paced story development. The story development is so slow that it’s almost a torture watching how the story is being unraveled. Take episode 10, 11 and episode 12 for example. Basically, you can sum up the episodes into this: Unnecessary arguments, big speech, Mikasa doing insane stuff, Armin panicking and surprised, and more big speech. But what makes the slow-paced story development reaches its peak is when you watch episode 12. Half of the episode is filled with unnecessary arguments between Mikasa and other Recon members whether to leave Eren Jaeger or not. The other half of the episode then shows Armin running to Eren rescue, Armin talking to Eren in his Titan form. After that, Eren got full control of the Titan which lead to the end of the 12th episode.
You know how I felt? How could you manage an episode that is literally just waiting Eren to woke up without any story development being developed? I’m enraged to have to wait for a week for the new episode. And they really have to cut down the recap, I mean 2 minutes for a recap? Plus an opening? With that slow-paced story development, you will even have shorter time to enjoy the anime. And also, I had enough with the cowards that get long screen time that they supposed to. I mean come on, I thought they were train as a soldier, but their mentality is just as weak as the civilians.
So, what’s your opinion regarding this anime? Do you think the slow-paced story development does not bother you? Well, I’m thinking of holding off this anime until more episodes come out. Because by the look at it, I don’t want to spend my week gloating about what will happen next.