The second episode of Shingeki no Kyojin is out, and if you haven’t seen it, you better do. I am going to discuss the episode in some detailes, so there will be spoilers. Not that there was a lot of plot twists for me to spoil, but still.
The first part of the episode was more or less the extension of the first episode. They finished showing us the titans’ invasion. From what I understand, last time titans broke through a wall that surrounded a small pocket, where a relatively small amount of people lived. In the middle of the episode titans broke through the real walls, that was surrounding the human area. What it means is that titans now control a very big chunk human territory, so actually, humans are in a very bad position.
I must say that this show is not realistic at all. In the real world you need a lot of land to support a large population. So, if use lose most of your agricultural land, you are going to starve. They dealt with that problem by sending a quarter of a million people to death. But that couldn’t really solve the problem, cause they still need land to support the population. But, whatever. There are some more interesting problems.
The big thing, that makes this show unrealistic is the abilities of those titans. They act as if their flesh is made of steel. I don’t see why if you are big, you should be able to crash stone without harming your body. Also, there is this:
Well, I can deal with unrealism, that is ok. Probably we will get to know the origin of the titans later, and we will learn why they are so overpowered.
The second half of the episode was dedicated to the main characters, the kids who escaped from the titans. It seems that they are going to make accent on how weak they really are (which is ok, since they are kids). There is this constant conflict between Eren’s desire to fight and his weakness. It kind of feels like the opposite of Shinji Ikari from Evangelion TV series, who could fight but had zero motivation.
Summarizing, I would say that this episode was not as great as I hoped, but it was still very good. The show needs some plot now. They made some vague suggestions to some plot twist, connected to Eren’s father, but that is not enough for me. So, till the next time (^_^)/
My other post on Shingeki no Kyojin: Shingeki no Kyojin, episode 1
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