Hype Machine: Shingeki no Kyojin – Episode 2

Hype Machine: Shingeki no Kyojin - Episode 2
Well well… Looks like Shingeki no Kyojin is the big anime on the block. The response has been ridiculous for the young series. The YouTube video of the opening theme has broken over nine hundred thousand views at the time of writing this. Is all this fanfare undue? Before we look to answer this question let see what the Twitterverse has to say about this show.

@katami95agAIN I donT have any words!!! so far shingeki no kyojin is the best anime of this season

Honestly is there really much competition? Well some of the shows might need some time to gestate in the virtual anime womb of television land for a bit, but why should we give them that time. They must be awesome right out of the gates!

@shinn87:Why do Titans have such nice teeth #shingeki

Well it must be their dental plan, or the fact that human bones serve as excellent toothpicks and their muscles are amazing substitutes for floss. Now that I think about it that image is actually quite disturbing…

@goshinbi#shingeki this show ; _ ;

All the virtual tears from this show have now created a digital river that threatens to break the internet. I would like to inform everyone that no real people were actually slaughtered in the making of Shingeki no Kyojin. Please you must believe me…

@neontaster: I’m impressed by how well #Shingeki masks the short cuts it has to make with animation. Amazing Backgrounds are a good cover.

Well can’t be that great of a cover if you notice good sir. Now you’ve ruined the visuals for me and the rest of Twitter… Thank you very much.

@normalmar: Why don’t the bigger titans eat the smaller titans tho #shingeki

Hmm… this is an important question that would require some sort of research. I would just have to say flavor. Maybe the titans just dont taste that good in addition to being incredibly ugly.

@Arabesque_9: In particular #shingeki is so in love with its own cruelty it is disturbing and #henneko has some pretty perverted moments

For this particularly serious comment I will respond in a serious way. I whole heartedly agree and some moments do remind me of Deadman Wonderland. At times its difficult to behold but it gives the audience visceral first person perspective of how dire the situation humanity is in.

@Game8910: Why can’t they just nuke the giants. #shingeki

Or enter some sort of cheat code!

@baka_girl: Did they just add original material in ep 2? #shingeki

The humanity…

Most of the hype around this show is well deserved. The animation, voice acting, and narrative pacing all come together to make a very entertaining without sacrificing substance. Eren and Mikasa are fantastic foils for one another that give the story some balance. I love the direction the show is moving in and I’m looking forward to see where the series goes.