“Attack on Titan” Is Returning and Is Overly Hyped.


John Ryu, Staff Writer

“Attack on Titan” is a famous manga series written by Hajime Isayama. As of Dec. 2019, the manga has over 100 million tankōbon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. It has won several awards. It has been adapted in many ways, such as anime, live action, video games, and novels. The first three seasons of the anime were adapted by Wit studio, the final season and final season part 2 are animated by the studio MAPPA. “Attack on Titan” was the most popular show in America last year, surpassing Nickelodeon’s “Spongebob Square Pants.” The first episode of the final season part 2 is announced to be airing on Jan. 9. Fans are excited to see the ending be animated. 

Most people think that “Attack on Titan” is a masterpiece, and it is the best show of all time. However, as a person who finished the manga and all seasons of the show, I can only agree with half of their opinions. “Attack on Titan” is a great show, objectively. It is placed at #3 on MyAnimeList and three episodes from “Attack on Titan” are on the top 10 TV episodes rating by IMDb. Personally, I think it is one of the best in the shounen category; however, when it comes to the best show of all time, I would disagree. It has an insane plot, well written characters, great actions, great pacing, and messages. However, in my opinion, the ending was bad. It questioned what the author was trying to say and why the main character, Eren Yaeger, had to go through hard times just to have this ending. Even if it had a great ending there are too many shows and movies in the world that are just better than “Attack on Titan,” such as Interstellar, Inception, the Matrix, Steins; Gate, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Ping Pong the Animation.

Although “Attack on Titan” is a good show, it is nowhere near the best show of all time because its ending ruined the whole series.