I am about 2 years late to the party, but I've finally started watching Attack on Titan.
IT'S SO GOOD!
I'll be sharing my thoughts on each episode as I watch the show, so you can relive the experience with me. Or if you haven't watched it yet, you can watch along with me as I update this collection. Attack on Titan Review
To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1
Episode Summary (from Wikipedia)
"For over a century, humans have been living in settlements surrounded by gigantic walls, which prevent the Titans, giant humanoid creatures who eat humans, from entering. Young Eren Jaeger, of the town of Shiganshina, wishes to see the outside world by joining the Scout Regiment, as he likens living in the cities to livestock. Despite this, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackermann and their mother Carla Jaeger are against him joining the Scouts. Even after seeing the Scouts return home with large casualties, Eren expresses his interest to join which impresses his father Grisha Jeager. After Eren and Mikasa save their friend Armin Arlelt from bullies due to his views that the walls will not protect them forever, a Titan much taller than the walls (later named Colossus Titan) suddenly appears and knocks down the gate to Shiganshina, allowing smaller Titans to enter. As the town erupts into mass panic, Eren and Mikasa rush to their home to find their mother pinned under their collapsed house. Carla begs them to flee, but they refuse until the city guard Hannes arrives and takes them away. Eren watches in horror as a Titan eats Carla."
My thoughts as I watched this episode:
>>> I may or may not be slightly obsessed with the opening, Guren no Yumiya.
>>> Dang, those are HUGE walls!
>>> Eren is the angsty one and Mikasa is the sensible one. Got it.
>>> Is Hannes the Haymitch (Hunger Games) equivalent of Attack on Titan?
>>> Bells are ringing…is that good or bad?
>>> Why would they bring back a severed arm???
>>> Mikasa is a badass. I love her already!
>>> Smart dad. Doesn't try controlling kid's curiosity. Nice.
>>> What is the dad's secret? I have a feeling I won't find out for a while...
>>> Mikasa scared away the bullies. LOL
>>> Hello Armin!
>>> OH MY GOD. IT IS HAPPENING.
>>> Nevermind. The walls are not big enough. That is one GIANT Titan though!
>>> They are so creepy. And the smiles. Nope. Nope. Nope.
>>> Eren and Mikasa, save your mom!
>>> Whew, Hannes is here. Distract that Titan!
>>> Wait, what? No, what are you doing Hannes? What about the mom?
>>> Not the mom!!! Feels. So many feels. And tears. Tears everywhere.
"On that day, mankind recieved a grim reminder.We lived in fear of the titans and were disgraced to live in these cages we called walls."
- Eren Jaeger
That was a great first episode. I hope they don't attack my feels as much as they did in this episode during the remainder of the series.