Shingeki no Kyojin, episode 2

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.

Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 2 Titans hunt people

Titans hunt people. They spent some time showing us those scenes.

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.

Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 2 Titans

Besides, during that episode they casually mentioned that titans killed off 250 000 people, which is 1/5 of the total population.

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.

Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 2 A big titan

I say, this thing is made of metal, or something even harder

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:

Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 2 Titan breathes fire

This thing can breathe fire…

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.

Shingeki no Kyojin Episode 2 Eren's angry face

Eren’s angry face

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

All my posts on Shingeki no Kyojin – here.

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6 thoughts on “Shingeki no Kyojin, episode 2

  1. aha but maybe we’re just assuming that titan’s have similar bodies to human simply because they appear human. but yeah teh breathing fire made me think we’re screwed. it was the ending of the episode that really got me pumped though

    • Ahahaha, It was funny to see the scene. In the manga it actually explains why that “certain” titan was able to have such a power! :D I don’t want to spoil much but the result is surprising ! :)

  2. The good part is just coming up and I’m very excited to see the next episode!! Have you read the manga Sindar??

    > < I'm scared I'll spoil some of the anime…

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