You know, when you do something, you do it either for pleasure or for the result. It might not always be true, but it is working in most cases. When I am writing this entry, I do it for pleasure. That is why I can name the entry “Shingeki no Kyojin blah blah” and start it with talking about something else. But when you had become good at what you are doing, at some point you should consider making something for the result. Something you can say about “this is the piece of work I am proud about”. And when you do that, you better make sure that you know the stuff you are doing.
Now why did I say all that? I did because when a fighting anime decides to give me an episode of court procedure I think “here it comes, all is going to fell into pieces right here”. What I mean is, switching genres usually is not a good idea. Writer learns how to do one thing and he does it well, but that doesn’t mean he can do everything. Take Agatha Christie as an example, while been really good at writing character driven detective stories, she was not half so good when she tried action packed style.
Now, I had not read original Isayama’s work, so I can’t speak about it, but in the anime version I would say that they didn’t fail. That is it. I can’t say that a show of Attack on Titan class show be satisfied with not failing.
Now what was wrong with it? First, the idea. Remember that we are talking about the very civilized society and Eren’s case was considered by people from the top of that society. Now what does that mean? It means that we are dealing with very smart people who knows how to manage others. And now, imagine that you are one of them, and that you got a new very powerful, but dangerous weapon. Sure you try to decide what to do with it, but while you are deciding you will definitely take a good care of it. You won’t risk the chance to destroy it before you got your decision.
So why would they put Eren into a cage, humiliate him with that court procedure and let some idiot beat him up? There is no reason for that. They did not really need Eren for this whole process.
Now that is the first problem. The second problem is why would they need to beat Eren? To prove that Levi can beat a teenager who can’t fight back? Or to shock people in the court in hope to affect their decision? Either way it is really stupid.
Well, whatever, it might have been much worse. At least they tried to make it all believable. Next episode is going to be about new characters that we are to be acquainted with. Hope that after that we will be back into the fighting, cause that is that this anime knows how to do best. See you next time (^_^)/
My recent posts on Shingeki no Kyojin:
- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 13.5 (recap episode)
- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 13.
- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 12.
- Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), episode 11.
All my posts on Shingeki no Kyojin – here.