I just started watching the anime yesterday, I just caught up to it right now. I have one MAJOR complaint of the series, that complaint is the main character himself. I really don't like the main character, to me he just acts like an idiot! But if you take him out I generally like the series itself, even though to me it's kinda predictable who is the true main villian of the series or atleast I have an idea who is the main villian. Even though I don't like Eren, I will keep watching the series and see how it ends.
I really honestly think the anime fucked up with Eren and regularly makes him look worse than he should be. I don't know if it's the direction or the voice acting, but I like Eren in the manga, but I hate him in the anime.
So how many of you are reading the manga or intend to read the manga after the anime ends? (If you don't you don't need to reply.) I just want to know how much interest there is in the manga around here, if there's enough, I'll make an Attack on Titan manga discussion thread for you guys.
Personally after checking out some of the manga it just doesn't have the same kind of atmosphere or impact the anime has for me, so I'll wait for the next season.
I'm all caught up on the manga and vastly prefer it to the anime. I think the anime's direction has been pretty terrible, it's too over-the-top and lacks any form of subtlety. Not that the manga is all that subtle, but it's smarter about a lot of things the anime is terrible with (I blame the director). The titans especailly are creepier in the manga (still goofy, though) while I think the anime has them slide into the goofy side of the scale more. Plus the production values are some of the most wildly inconsistent I've ever seen.
I don't consider this a failure of an adaptation but I am personally extremely disappointed in it.