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What could ruin Attack on TItan/Shingeki no Kyojin?
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Posted 7/26/13 , edited 7/26/13
If they keep up with these boring episode and not showing people being eaten like lay chips
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Posted 7/26/13
If the show's hidden conspiracy just turns out to be an assimilation plot I'd actually be pissed.

Other than that, I'm willing to forgive whatever comes next.
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Master_Yoma wrote:

If they keep up with these boring episode and not showing people being eaten like lay chips


These "boring episodes" are meant for character development.

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Posted 7/26/13
No more Annie.
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HeavenBlaze wrote:


Master_Yoma wrote:

If they keep up with these boring episode and not showing people being eaten like lay chips


These "boring episodes" are meant for character development.

The thing is, character development does not need to be drawn out. The only thing they developed about Hanji is that he/she has an unique way of seeing the titans. That could have easily been done in 3-5 minutes, maybe even faster. But instead, it took up half of the episode. The show isn't terrible, but it is no where near as good as it could have been, and the main reason for that is the pacing. Another problem is that there is not a lot of character development in this story. I mean, Jean has had more development and growth than Mikasa and Armin, and he is more of a side character.

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Shrapnel893 wrote:

No more Annie.


You'll get more Annie, Just wait.
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Posted 7/26/13 , edited 7/26/13

NYsquid wrote:

If they turned Mikasa into a "damsel in distress" character like they did to Asuna in SAO. That would piss me off.


Took the words right out of my mouth, or any girl in the matter. Or turn into a harem, hope it doesn't do that either.
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Character development doesn't take 3-5 minutes if you think that you don't understand how to tell a story and should never judge pacing.
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drake3716 wrote:

Character development doesn't take 3-5 minutes if you think that you don't understand how to tell a story and should never judge pacing.
Character development is a broad topic. What matters is how much development there is, and there wasn't much. For example, if there is a character who likes bread. They say "I like bread," and boom. Three seconds and you get some development. This, although insignificant, is character development because you learn something about a character which you did not know prior to that particular event. However, if there is a character who has a hatred for a nation, it could take up an entire episode because of the amount of things that would need to be shown to properly explain why this character developed a hatred for this nation. In episode 14, you get some character development from Levi because you find out that he used to be a criminal before joining the military. You also get some development from Zoe. You learn how much and why she obsesses over titans, but this takes half of the episode, which is a bit over kill. That much time was not needed for something like that.
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Developing a character in only a few minutes is appropriate in only very specific situations. For example, in a film that's only 120 minutes long, you have to introduce your audience to (most of the time) a wide variety of characters in a short amount of time.

I'll use another recently released film that's similar in comparison to AoT: Pacific Rim. Del Torro had the daunting task of having to balance his time spent on focusing on the plot (i.e, establish a history within the film's world, explain the urgency of the current situation, build up to the resolution, etc.) , the all-important Jaegers verses Kaiju fights, and somehow in the midst of all of this chaos, we need to get attached to the characters so we can give a damn about who wins and who loses. The film takes maybe about 20-30 minutes at most to convey to the audience what the two main pilots' why they choose to fight. Some people might argue that even that was too long but I think that it was totally necessary. You can't just do "Humanity v.s Extinction" and ride on that conflict as the sole reason why your audience should be invested. But anyway, my point is that in an action-oriented film, there typically isn't a lot of time to develop character and if done right, it's possible but it's a very fine line to tread.

Now back to AoT and well, that's a whole different type of beast. This series sounds like it's in it for the long haul and so, there is the all-crucial element of time on the show's side. It has the luxury to take it's time with the characters and allow the audience to ease into a false sense of comfort with the characters.


Yes, we could simply devote three minutes of time to show that Hanji is the eccentric scientist. But wouldn't it be more fun to show her on the job and see for ourselves how she interacts with the Titans?



So the point of my rant is that this show takes its time with the characters because it is able to do that. Clearly the show wants us to care about certain characters because let's face it: if you don't help your audience care for the human characters, you'll find that the audience begins to side with the monsters.
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I would be annoyed if the rest of the recruits didn't join up with Eren again, and had their own side-stories. Sure, it might fit with the whole humanity divided thing, but I think this show is best served by its one track mindset, and starting to muck things up like that would be dumb. Also, I need more Mikasa and Armin and Eren interaction. The show is pointless without them together.
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Posted 7/26/13 , edited 7/26/13

majik72 wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:

No more Annie.


You'll get more Annie, Just wait.



I swear to god I'll stop watching AoT if


If they ever kill off Hanji or That girl who loves eating.... I'll quit. No one is safe on this damn show but I would love if these two are plot protected xD
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nocturnd wrote:


majik72 wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:

No more Annie.


You'll get more Annie, Just wait.



I swear to god I'll stop watching AoT if


If they ever kill off Hanji or That girl who loves eating.... I'll quit. No one is safe on this damn show but I would love if these two are plot protected xD
Just read the manga and obtain spoiler immunity it is so helpful.

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Posted 7/26/13
I think it should have an open ending so they could make a second season.
Seeing how popular the series has gotten since the anime started, a second season doesn't seem that unrealistic.
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Mikasa dying or Eren, or even both of them xD
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