While Huge Hype = Hypefail at most times, I’d like to believe this won’t be the case after seeing this fucking awesome trailerasdfghjkl:
See that trailer. Yeah, that’s what trailers are supposed to be. Jesus Beezuz, I’m fucking pumped for the Shingeki no Kyojin anime.
It all started a few days back where I’ve been hearing rumours about the manga getting an anime. I did a bit of research and found a lot of interesting things about the manga.
1) It’s insanely popular for something that does not have an anime.
By golly wow, this manga averages on slightly above 1 million copies per volume. Even recent popular shit like Kuroko’s Balls, Ao no Exorcist, and Magi needed anime back up to be on the same level as stuff like Shingeki no Kyojin. The manga levels with stuff like Bleach. Let me repeat, it doesn’t have an anime yet.
2) It’s been winning awards
It won the Kodansha Award and it’s been nominated for the Manga Taisho Awards. What struck me is the Manga Taisho one since that association comprises of library bookworms and the pieces they choose usually are really good.
3) The author is like, in his twenties. This is his debut.
You’d be surprised how rare it is for young people to get popular in the manga business. Bakuman really fooled you eh?
So yeah, adding these three positive things up, I decided to read the manga. And oh my fucking god was I fucking blown by how amazing this manga is. It’s raw, emotional and really brutal at the same time. The story revolves around giants that eat people. It’s stupid if I say it like this but what if you turned that premise into something dramatic and painful? If you turned a premise like that into something like The Walking Dead? What you get is Shingeki no Kyojin.
It’s also a very brutal yet poetic piece. In particular, the series uses soldiers and their problems and turns it to the maximum. These soldiers go through hell to train and fight the giants and most of them immediately turn into hotdogs or swatted flies once in combat. It hurts seeing it happen over and over the course of the manga and it’s the very root of what the manga is trying to portray in the world it manged to create. There is no hope for humans. Things still turn for the worse til the current chapter and things are not looking up at all.
Another interesting thing about Shingeki no Kyojin is its intrigue. The titans and the higher ups are hiding a very important secret. The situation isn’t even as what it seems (when the manga started) and things are probably worse than how it already is. It creeps me out that the entire plot could be similar of Claymore’s (actually a lot of things in Shingeki no Kyojin remind me of Claymore) wherein – well if I say it then I might just spoil you of both manga.
So yeah, Shingeki no Kyojin. It’s probably the best thing I’ve read in a while. Fingers crossed that the anime will be just as good.