The premiere of the end of ‘Attack on Titan’ broke the internet

The premiere of the end of ‘Attack on Titan’ broke the internet

The premiere of the second part of the final season of the anime Attack the titans (Shingeki no Kyojin) caused a momentary collapse in the platform Crunchyroll, which enabled the episode only for premium users of the service. After the announcement that the premiere of the first chapter of this second stage would be announced By 2:45 in Mexico and 5:45 in Buenos Aires, many users on Twitter began to report that they could not access their profiles within the service.

The volume of traffic serves as a symptom to measure the expectation in relation to the end of Attack the titans. This anime premiered on April 6, 2013, five years after the launch of the manga, developed by Hajime Isayama.. Since then and until today, both the public interested in one and the other has grown, in addition to the logical exchange between those who did not read the manga and then the anime have done so and vice versa. The result of that boom? At least thirty million volumes sold, only during 2013.

The anime of Attack the titans It attracts by its plot, the political and philosophical framework that it recreates, the action and the drawing, developed initially by the Wit Studio, during the first three seasons, and by Mappa in the two parts of the final season. Beyond the fact that some users prefer one study over another, the overall balance is that of an adequate and correct animation that gives quite powerful visual sections.

Three reasons why Attack the titans rage again

Since the launch of the manga, Shingeki no Kyojin curdled a host of followers attentive to each chapter. With the premiere of the anime, what happened with other content: many readers of the pages migrated towards the adaptation and those who are not regular readers of the comics also joined the television plane. The audience grew along with the story. There were even episodes like “Hero”, the one with the highest score among IMDb users, ahead of episodes of series such as Breaking bad Y Game of Thrones, to cite two examples.

The uncertainty in Shingeki no Kyojin

In the last chapter of the first part of the fourth season of Shingeki no Kyojin, Eren Jaeger returned to Paradis, after the attack on Liberio. In retaliation for their actions, the Liberian army fought back. In particular, the end of part one set the stage for another clash between Reiner and Eren, two characters linked through the anime for different reasons. But there is one that weighs most of all, as it should be remembered: because Reiner broke the wall that protected the city where Eren grew up, a titan ate his mother.

On the other hand, one of the outstanding concerns regarding the end of the first part involves Captain Levi. This is one of the characters most loved by him fandom. His sometimes self-absorbed personality contrasts with his ability to attack Titans. His name is related to that of another Titan, Zeke. Just as Reiner and Eren are linked, Levi and Zeke are also linked by old conflicts that develop during the previous seasons.

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Zeke and Eren plan to meet. Although summarizing the second part of this final season in that sentence omits some things, in essence it is one of the key points that the story will have and from what that meeting can be derived. Conflicts abound and the closure of narratives cultivated over several chapters. All this, seen from the perspective of anime fans who did not read the manga (closed a while ago).

Awkward characters

Shingeki no Kyojin it is not good against bad. There are two clear positions and each of them understands that it must face the conflict in the best way for the rest. As duality is not raised, the narrative of this anime opens up multiple readings. Most likely, each spectator has a side. But the series, showing the multiple nuances that the characters have, leaves any possibility open.

That sense leads the viewer to confront their beliefs, to look favorably at one during a segment of the anime and then reconsider their position or show them something for which they would cease to esteem that character. In that sense, one of the most consistent comparisons with Shingeki no Kyojin is what is done with Game of Thrones. As in the HBO series, in Attack the titans there is also a political and philosophical background that enriches the story. It is not just an action or entertainment anime. It allows multiple readings within the universe it recreates and possible winks with real events.

The end of a period story

Usually who begins to see Attack the titans He ends up recommending him among his friends. As it is not an anime reduced in one aspect or another, such as entertainment, its political and philosophical background makes it possible for it to reach more people. This it does without neglecting the previous point. Shingeki no Kyojin It entertains because its story is full of combat, action, gory sequences and moments of a remarkable epic level.

All this, accompanied by a valuable ideological wealth. That is the essence of Shingeki no Kyojin: confront people on the physical plane so that the viewer can recognize ideological clashes that occur between one and the other, and try to find a side with which to identify even though the purpose of the actions is not revealed. As it happened with Game of Thrones, Attack the titans brings thousands of viewers to sit in front of their devices every Sunday to watch a new chapter. As if before a television phenomenon it was a religious event.