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ATTACK ON TITAN: Best Spring 2013 Anime? - - THE VICE PIT

Naked giants! Colossal-sized gore! Metaphors for... otakus? Sam and Tom get big talking about this brand new show that's like an R-rated JACK THE GIANT SLAYER!

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    Marshal Victoryon April 25, 2013 at 4:04 p.m.

    Ehh may be reading to much into it .Best to enjoy the ride .. Then when the ride has come to a complete stop ,look back upon it an see if the journey was a comentary.Also you have to look at comentary in movies as fleeting. .

    Entertainment with out a secret handshake is best.

    What few good anime for me this season has had a hook . A change up in plot a sucker punch .So far this one has been the exception for me.I would say it is best so far this season for me.

    Also the giants have creepy smiles mostly.Naked true but no naughty bits..so not sure what they are smiling about.

    Donwunon April 25, 2013 at 6:54 p.m.

    Eh, i wouldn't hold it against ya if the show falls off in the next couple of weeks...happens all the time with anime.

    There's never any lack of creativity, mostly just follow through or big plot holes that appear over time. Alas there is nothing wrong with promoting something that shows promise. It just sucks when you end up looking like a shmuk for hyping something up. Good vid

    dtolsonon April 25, 2013 at 7:04 p.m.

    here is something for your dreams Sam

    AURON570on April 27, 2013 at 10:33 a.m.

    So the titans are a comment on consumerism! But the comparison could also be extended to zombies! Which brings up the question, to what extent are the titans just giant zombies? How were they created, where did they come from, to what degree are they sapient? And we all know zombies are a comment on how people sometimes behave like mindless automaton. So I think the comparison to otaku consumerism is really fitting.

    samweller999 staff on April 27, 2013 at 6 p.m.

    @AURON570: Thanks Man!

    Yeah, dude this is a pretty thought-provoking show so far, and I think other people's comments about it being near GANTZ and BESERK levels are good...

    takashichea moderator on April 28, 2013 at 3:13 p.m.

    The anime has set up stuff to surprise us later on.

    When Sam brought up the secret of what are the people protecting in the center of the city or the questions that was brought in the Attack on Titan Discussion: how the humans built those tall walls in hundred years, do Titans really eat humans, and how do Titans survive on just eating humans.

    The anime had one of the best pilot episodes. I'm no horror thriller fan, but it reeled me in.

    @Donwun said:

    Eh, i wouldn't hold it against ya if the show falls off in the next couple of weeks...happens all the time with anime.

    There's never any lack of creativity, mostly just follow through or big plot holes that appear over time. Alas there is nothing wrong with promoting something that shows promise. It just sucks when you end up looking like a shmuk for hyping something up. Good vid

    That happened to me when I was promoting Sword Art Online and the discussion. With everyone pointing out the flaws, I got on their side.

    heyalexei staff on April 29, 2013 at 1:19 p.m.

    I dove in and watched 4 episodes last night.

    Sam, your thoughts about the intensely metaphorical nature of the giants intruding on a walled city are spot on- but I don't automatically make the comparison to an artist submitting to public consumption of their product. For me, it feels like a much more on-the-nose dissection of our modern security state and the way we allow terror-based fear to turn us into foaming xenophobes who would rather hide in our basements than submit to the dangers of the outside world.

    Either way, a very thought provoking show (so far) with a lot of good buried world details. Honestly, it makes me think about Naruto and the hidden ninja cities, each of which harbors its own intensely dark past that is masked by national pride. When Naruto started, it felt like a small story about a small group of ninjas, and it has since then grown... more than a little.

    Supreme Marvelon April 29, 2013 at 5:48 p.m.

    I've watched the first episode. It gave me a shiver at times. The antagonists portray an eerie aura. I enjoyed what I felt for the first episode. Seem like a villain to hate. Looking forward to catching up.

    takashichea moderator on April 30, 2013 at 8:50 p.m.

    @Supreme Marvel:

    Yeah, I thought I wouldn't be able to watch this series. I said the same thing to HOTD. Both shows got me watching.

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