Attack on Titan Season Three Episode 1 Reaction: Breathing New Life into Attack on Titan

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I’ll just come out and say it: I think Attack on Titan is going to be the show to watch this season. Now, that might sound like a bit of a copout considering the popularity the show has had in the past, but it really is not. Back in 2017, during the second season’s run, the show felt like it had a lot fewer eyes on it than say, My Hero Academia. But even despite My Hero Academia also running through this season, Attack on Titan’s first episode display’s a lot of what made the show so interesting, to begin with.

Attack on Titan

For those who have somehow been isolated from the phenomenon that is Attack on Titan, the show follows Eren Jaeger, a boy who lost his mother in an attack from creatures known as Titans. Relatively little is known about the Titans, other than that they kill humans only for fun. Together, Eren, his adopted stepsister Mikasa and his best friend Armin decide to join Army in order to help fend off Titans.

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The first episode of season three is already bringing back a lot of what made the opening episodes of the first season so good. There is already a lot of fast-paced action, mostly surrounding Eren and Historia, as they are being targeted by outside forces that Levi and those in his new squad have yet to find out and a lot of mystery. One of the new characters that were introduced was Kenny the Reaper. From what has been revealed both through episode 1 and through various trailers and pieces of promotional art, Levi has a past relationship with the leader of the opposition who was thought to be an urban legend, Kenny the Reaper.

Eren, despite still appearing to be his same bland self, does show a lot of potential to finally come into his own this season. His struggle to use his Titan abilities again after the end of the second season is already an intriguing plot thread that further adds to the mystery and suspense of their situation.

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The animation in season three has also come back in a big way. Of course, the series has been known for its incredibly animated action scenes courtesy of Studio Wit, but even just what we’ve seen from the first episode has me convinced that Season 3 will be a high point. The best example of this would be the last few minutes where Levi and Kenny meet on the top of the roof, using the same sort of animation from the opening to show Kenny and his group attacking Levi.

Overall, I am definitely excited to watch Attack on Titan again. It has gotten off to a great start, and it definitely feels safe to have confidence in the show again.

What do you guys think of Attack on Titan’s first episode? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you want to support the Aniwriter through donations or are just feeling generous, consider buying me a coffee on Ko-Fi. Otherwise, thanks for reading and bye for now, Friendos!


11 thoughts on “Attack on Titan Season Three Episode 1 Reaction: Breathing New Life into Attack on Titan”

  1. I’m going to be quite cautious this time round because season 2 left a fairly bad taste in my mouth and as the release date for this one came around and I reflected on how this has progressed as a narrative so far, there’s a number of issues. Still, this first episode did get me excited again, not quite season 1 level excited but much more hopeful than I was prior to watching the episode. Fingers crossed season 3 does start moving the story in some sort of direction rather than feeling like it just keeps wanting to add mysteries for the sake of it.

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  2. Like Scott I am also one of those weird persons that liked season 2. This season though feels fresh: I loved how it felt quite different, but at the same time really, really good. Can’t wait to see next week’s episode: especially considering the cliffhanger😊😊

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