Key Takeaways from Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 3 first impressions:
- My thoughts on the first episode
- What made the first episode great
So in exchange for splitting the last part of Attack on Titan: Final Season into two, Mappa treated us with this amazing one-hour special first episode. Apparently, this part will only have like 2 episodes so probably the 2nd one will be a one-hour special too. We will see. I still think they should have delayed this season and finished it all at once but there is nothing I can do about Mappa’s weird decisions.
So welcome back to another first impressions article. This is probably a mid-season review too since this part will only have 2 episodes…? I don’t know how to deal with this… anyhow, I will just put my thoughts on this episode here. Take it how you will. So let’s get started right away with Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 3.
My Thoughts on Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 3 Episode 1
Ok look, it was a pretty cool episode right off the bat. People were worried that Mappa may censor some of the stuff but thankfully, they did not and we got to witness the Rumbling in its full glory. The adaptation was very faithful to the manga and seriously, some of the best work Mappa has done on AoT. I know a lot of people love to hate Mappa because they have a fake ideal WIT version stuck in their minds, but come on, you have to appreciate the effort Mappa put into this episode in particular. I have my issue with Mappa as a studio but their work is always really good.
My favorite scene in this whole last section was Eren visiting Marley and realizing that soon he will kill everyone living there. The guilt that haunts him during that section was really well portrayed in the manga. The scene where he apologizes to that kid while crying hit really hard and the anime did an amazing job of covering it. Then there was the whole Hange fight scene, amazing once again.
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These lines from “My War” hold a whole new meaning now after this episode. Really well-executed episode. This whole section really defines Eren’s character for some reason. I know some people think he is a piece of shit. And I won’t deny what he is doing is wrong but he literally does not have any other option. The only other option is to let his people die out, which he refuses to do.
People say “A negotiation is an option”, well you clearly weren’t watching season 4 if you still think negotiations would work. Yes, what Eren is doing is wrong but, he does not feel good about it, he is only doing it because The Rumbling is the only choice in his mind. I bring this up because the anime did a great job of showcasing how he feels about the Rumbling. That moment with the kid really defines his character and that is what makes Eren, Eren in my opinion. Again, feel free to differ.
That is all for now. Sorry for the long rant about the whole Eren situation. It just drives me mad when people don’t try to understand his character and chalk him up to a psychopath who takes pleasure in killing. What he is doing is wrong and I like him precisely because he is flawed. With that said though, let me know what you guys thought of the new episode in the comments. I loved this episode and I really look forward to the next one. With that said though, I will take my leave here. See ya!