Insert_blank wrote:Okay... that worries me. I really disliked AoT. I watched about 10eps and didn't care about any of the characters. It's shounen stuff and I've already seen it 100 times in anime I watched in the 90s. I hated the ep where the MC was trying to use the harness but he couldn't do it only for it to be unveiled that he was actually totally awesome and the best ever but the harness was broken. It would have been a much better show if he just sucked at it and needed to practice more than anyone else just to be competent.
I also just hate shounen anime, though.
Huh? Eren definitely isn't the best ever. He's actually pretty weak in most ways, including fighting. The only thing he has is determination, and a lot of the time that's not even enough. As for the harness, that was kind of filler and didn't add much to the story. I can understand not liking it for that reason. Pacing is one of the issues in Attack on Titan (although I'm one of the few people who enjoyed the pacing after I rewatched it).
I also find it a little silly you're denouncing it as "shounen stuff". Sure, I'll admit that Shounen isn't known for it's quality in story telling, but you're a grown man who watches cartoons intended for children (not that there's anything wrong with that).
What I meant when I called Knights of Sidonia "AoT in space" was the idea of humans running and trying to fight monsters much more powerful then them. Other than that there's not much in common.
Also I really enjoyed Attack on Titan, but it definitely has problems. What I liked most were:
-The artwork and animation (when it was animated that is)
-The horror element
What I didn't like was:
-The direction (some scenes were really powerfully directed, but other scenes are directed like what's happening is so intense when it's not really intense at all)
-How some people treat it like the second coming