5 things nobody wants to admit about Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 - Photo Courtesy: Funimation
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 - Photo Courtesy: Funimation /
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1. The anime should’ve been shorter, while the manga should’ve been longer

(To think this trailer was released in 2020, but the anime officially ended in 2023!)

It seemed as though every time we were ready to say goodbye to this anime, it would return with yet another installment.

The first time the anime said it was returning once again was understandable, as the anime hadn’t covered the whole story. But the second and third times, it started to get a tad confusing since it would’ve been easier to just adapt the final chapters into a two-hour-long film. What’s also confusing is how the first season of the final season was turned into weekly anime episodes but the show decided to switch it up at the last second. Why not just make it all episodic releases?!

While we’re sure the production team has a good reason for how the last chapters of the anime were adapted, we think it would’ve been easier on everyone if the story was told one way and one way only.

In the same breath, we think the manga was too short!

Fans would’ve definitely been appreciative if we had a couple more chapters that covered the aftermath of The Rumbling in detail. What did the rebuilding of society look like? Who did the world want to hold accountable now that Eren was slain? And, more importantly, what conversations were had to ensure something so terrifying (i.e. war) would be the last resort rather than the first option? All these things and more would’ve been a great add-on to the manga, even if they weren’t a part of the main story but were rather in the form of a light novel.

Hajime Isayama definitely did the best he could with the time we had left. For that, we’re sure he made the right decision for it all to come together in the end.

There’s no mistaking it. Attack on Titan will go down in history as one of the greatest anime of all time. But if it implemented a few of these hot takes and corrected it accordingly, we think this story would’ve transcended this world and become one of the best titles of the entire universe. Then again, hindsight is 20/20, and, in the end, we think the story did the best it could.

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