Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11 Review: Retrospective

We’re only here to pass the time until this season doesn’t have an ending and makes us watch another movie/series. Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11 was the perfect time killer, which is certainly not a good thing at this junction. Let’s get right to the review!

Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11 Overview

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Attack On Titan Season 4 Episode 27 , Attack On Titan Episode 86

What more is there left to be said about Attack On Titan? Even if you only consider yourself a casual anime fan, this show is probably one that you know about and watch avidly. It is an action and supernatural show based on the works of Hajime Isayama. It is known as Shingeki no Kyojin in original Japanese, and thus this half of the season is also called Shingeki no Kyojin Season 4 Part 2. You can also call it Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 or Shingeki no Kyojin Final Season Part 2 if you’d like.

This season is being animated by Studio MAPPA, a powerhouse studio behind several immensely popular anime properties, including Jujutsu Kaisen and the future Chainsaw Man. This season is directed by Yuiichirou Hayashi, with Jun Shishido serving as the chief director of the show. The duo was also in charge of Part 1 of the final season, alongside several other acclaimed anime such as Kakegurui and Hajime no Ippo. You can find our review of the previous episode right here.

– Shingeki no Kyojin Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11 Review does not contain any spoilers –

Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Episode 11 Review- Holding Pattern

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Imagine if, during the second half of Avengers Endgame, the movie spent the entire remaining runtime trying to solve the differences between Iron Man and Captain America. Then the movie ended with Captain America taking over a planet that was “necessary and essential” to defeat Thanos. Wouldn’t you be angry that the reason you watched the movie, which was the Avengers trying to undo the damage Thanos caused and defeat him (which was promised by the executives and promos), didn’t even happen and would instead happen in a third movie later down the line?

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You would have been rightfully pissed because you didn’t get what you were promised. Well, this is exactly what’s happening with the supposed “Final Season” of Attack on Titan. The showrunners never intended for this part to be the show’s finale, which would be fine if they didn’t market it as such. If there were no expectations attached to it, then it would have been crazy to expect anything but a standard season of Attack on Titan. However, now that we are getting a standard season of the show, it doesn’t feel very good because it is so obvious where all of this is headed.

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Since I got several comments in the last review about how I didn’t “review the episode” despite me explaining several times why that was the case, let’s review this one with a lot more detail. Maybe that way, I’ll be able to explain why I dislike all of it so deeply. The last episode saw the Marleyans and Eldians talk for 10 minutes and then attack a harbour for the other 10. Compared to where we are at in the story, those are two extremely small objectives that didn’t feel like they needed an entire arc dedicated to them.

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Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 Episode 11 (or Shingeki no Kyojin Final Season Part 2 Episode 11) continued that same storyline right where we left it off, and exploring this arc for one episode was already too much, two is just absurd. The episode was excellent production-wise, featuring tremendous action and a phenomenal soundtrack. Any scene where humans were involved zipping around trying to kill each other or the titans looked crisp and smooth, and it was a delight to watch the gore unfold.

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The titans still look very rough, and it’s funny how WIT and MAPPA both couldn’t get them right but mess up in different ways from each other. It had been quite a while since we saw the manoeuvre gears, or titans for that matter, in action, and it was a delight to see them back. As always, the production was mostly solid. However, the characters, their motivations, and the entire plotline are the opposite and feel practically delusional at times. The Eldians betray their own for people who will most certainly kill them if they accomplish their goal. If that’s not stupid, I don’t know what is.

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When you write a story, you walk a tight line between necessary and sacrificable to keep your story crisp and tight all the way around. One could say this show counted as such a story before this episode. However, any capable writer would have left the last two episodes on the cutting board, let alone air them as among the final two episodes of the “Final Season” of the arc. There wouldn’t be an issue if these came at, say, episode 6 instead of 11 in a 12 episode narrative. This is a filler arc, confirmed by the fact that (mild spoiler) the show abandoned what it came to do halfway through in favour of a new plan.

Even if the events of Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11 were in the manga, they still act like and are supposed to fill time before the show has to deliver the finale. There are the arguments like “they need more time to finish the show so they deserve to make another season/movie”, which are just awful because MAPPA could have just waited until they finished the show, booked a longer release window, and delivered the final product in the form that it began- an anime. The fact that this didn’t happen and that we’ll have to wait another year to see the conclusion s nothing but pure greed.

Verdict

Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11 was a smooth, flashy, and well-made episode that still failed to mask the unnecessary nature of this entire plotline and the holding pattern that the show is in. The entire thing is just hugely disappointing.

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Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 11 was a smooth, flashy, and well-made episode that still failed to mask the unnecessary nature of this entire plotline and the holding pattern that the show is in. The entire thing is just hugely disappointing.

39 COMMENTS

  1. This plotline is important for character development so i disagree with this review. This plotline flips season 2 on it heads and it also allow this characters to bond right before the final battle. I wish game of thrones slowed down like this because now when the aot movie or alternative ending comes out it wont feel rushed.

  2. Also we dont know if we are getting a movie . We dont know the length of the final episode. We dont know if we are getting more episodes after a week break. This whole review sounds like a review of the ad campaign not review of the show itself.

    • Nah I agree agree with this review’s assessment. This was supposed to be the FINAL season. It’s greedy seeming. It’s been meh this whole season with only a few story highlight moments and its been obvious where this is going for a few episodes now. It’s not interesting. I’m not getting “bonding” I’m getting drawn out conversations with no direction or development. In the manga, this moved quickly. And the animation is meh. So many stills. Too much sitting around. I wished for a different ending.

    • I read the manga and i think the anime
      is doing a better job pacing wise. Remember chapters for aot were monthly so these chapters in the manga felt 10 times slower. As a manga reader, i am happy mappa is faithfully adapting each chapter and even making some chapters better like chapter 126 ( episode 9 pride). Some of the best episodes of television are sometimes episodes filled with talking. The conversations these characters are having are not without purpose. For example. the conversation Connie was having with Daz last episode was the same conversation connie was having with Bertholdt during the penultimate episode of season 2. The difference is connie is force to play the part of berthodlt while Daz is playing connie . connie finally got to understand Berthodlt by being put in Berthodlit’s shoes. The ending of this episode we see kieth stop being a bystander. Seeing that made me cry because kieth finally become a hero. The conversation Annie had with Mikasa was necessary because she remembered how far mikasa will go to protect eren from fighting her in season 1. Season 4 is about way more than eren and the rumbling. Season 4 is also about eren friends and how they changed for the better or worse.

      • While your claim of “Some of the best episodes of television are sometimes episodes filled with talking” is a correct one, if you can tell me with a straight face that the last few episodes have been “some of the best” in AoT’s catalogue, then you’d just be lying to yourself as well as others.

        • I can and i am not the only one. Your review is an outliner. Read and watch a whole lots of reviews calling last two episodes of aot great. Some people calling this week episode of aot a masterpiece

    • If the campaign genuinely ruined my experience of trying to enjoy the show, it deserves criticism. We might not know how they are going to finish this, but we do know for sure that it won’t be this season because there’s only a single episode left.

      • We dont know if there only a single episode left. Mappa never confirm or deny there were only going to be 12 episodes. Most people just assume because of leaks. They can literary say this Saturday at anime japan aot panel there going to be 10 more episodes.

          • It is on the viewers . Mappa job is not to control what viewers think what is going to happen week to week. Mappa job is to make the best show possible.

          • How is controlling when the show comes out on the viewers? If you think people re just gonna stop speculating, or it is wrong to speculate and predict, then you’re more wrong than you could ever realise.

  3. The Eldians are betraying thier own for the same reason soldiers join the united states army even when they are discriminated against. Hope for a better future even if that hope is small.

    • The USA isn’t going to be attacked and demolished the second they stop attacking other countries and messing with their politics, while if The Rumbling stops, Eldia is sure to get destroyed by people who were already afraid of their powers and now have no reason to stop their crusade against them. This time, the Eldians won’t even have walls to protect them.

      • You dont know that for sure. Not every country is marley. For example, Hizuru wants to be friends with paradise and they could be other countries that secretly wants to be friends with paradise too. Also they were undercover on marley and they know there are some good people in the world. They want the freedom to try to make peace and eren is taken that freedom away.

        • Just like they wanted to take the freedom away from Eldians. How can anyone be sympathetic to a self sabotaging and hypocritical cause?

          • When does genocide become an answer to injustice? Killing children just because they were born off the island does not sound like a answer to injustice to me. An eye for an eye only make problem worse at the end.

          • So, kill off your own kind just so that you don’t accidentally take revenge on the people who tried to wipe your entire race out of existence? Got it.

          • Eren by doing the rumbling is killing his own kind. Not all subjects of ymir live on the island of paradise. Eren is killing innocent Eldians just because they are not on the island. The scouts want peace for all subject of ymir. They dont care if they live on the island or not. I am not saying fans should not speculate . all i am saying mappa cant control speculation because people are going to speculate anyway no matter if the show was 10 episode long or 20 episode long. All they can truly control is the show quality. Mappa by itself cant control scheduling because thier are many other companies in the cookie jar.

          • I understand where you’re coming from and you have some interesting views on the subject, but I just fundamentally disagree with the show’s direction right now and as such these past episodes have done nothing but aggravate and cement my dislike for the entire Marley vs Eldia storyline, and a lot of it ahs been due to how the entirety of Season 4 has been paced, most of which is on MAPPA and the mangaka. They could have waited until the show was completed before releasing it, and they chose poorly.

  4. I wholeheartedly disagree with this assessment. Hange explained to Jean why they as scouts can’t let Eren destroy the world. This show is so interesting I honestly can’t find a boring moment. If that’s the case people should stick to DBZ and black clover. Just fights and action. This show is in leagues of real life series so I see it as such. Not some regular anime. Thats what Jujutsu kaisen and the others are for.

    • Yeah, I would agree that the show isn’t boring, and I never called it that if you go back to read the review. I called all this predictable and pointless, but not boring. Speaking of DBZ and Black Clover, you could not have referenced two worse shows to watch instead of AoT, they are the ones that are actually intolerably boring.

  5. This episode also shows how people warmed up to Floch. He really turned out to be a great leader and I was rooting for him from this episode only. Before I absolutely hated him. You have to question your morale but this episode made me sympathise with the Yeagerists and their goal. I chose them over the world and before I didn’t. In this show nothing is filler for me. Its all canon. The conversations between the warriors and the scouts aren’t either. I definitely needed that. If you’re hungry to see action then drop this show because heavy dialogue is such an irrational take. Time is the last thing I’ll complain about. Mappa did good with this adaptation regardless if they’re greedy. As long as I’m getting quality instead of the mess that was part 1.

    • Oh no, I absolutely agree that this episode made you sympathise with the yeagirists. However, if you read the review properly, you would know that I was sympathetic to their cause anyways and called Mikasa et all stupid for doing what they are. Also, I don’t know where you are getting these takes from because I never once criticised the show for heavy dialogue. Are you sure you read the review you’re commenting on?

  6. You’re whole review is just garbage, thought you were intelligent enough to understand the story but you’re just another dumb idiot

  7. So what’s wrong with the episode? This isn’t really a review, how can you review an episode and half the time talk about how you’re annoyed that there’s gonna be a part 3 or a movie? What does that have to do with the episode itself? I’m baffled by how poor of a “review” this is. How is it a small objective and filler? How’s it stupid to stop the rumbling? Have you even been watching the show? I’m sorry to tell you but you really are clueless and have completely embarrassed yourself. .

      • Great response and argument 👏. I did read your “review” but I wish I didn’t cuz I lost a billion braincells doing so. You are literally an idiot.

          • So are you saying literally every character besides Eren and Zeke doesn’t matter? Because those are the only two notable characters not present here and we got like an entire half of this section of the Season almost exclusively dedicated to them. If 95% of the main cast doesn’t matter to you then who does?
            Also you don’t seem to consider that Hange and the others never opposed the plan to use the rumbling specifically for self defense. They aren’t advocating for Eren laying down and letting the island get wiped out and they never were. If Eren only used the rumbling to wipe out every threat and every military intending to attack them no one would be coming to stop him right now. They are specifically trying to stop him because he’s going out of his way to continue the slaughter after he’s already killed the small fraction of the planet that is actually necessary to kill in order to protect the island. He could keep the island safe from attack by killing only a few million people but instead he’s deliberately trying to kill billions due to an unclouded intent to wipe out everyone who isn’t close to him, regardless of if they’re friend or foe, a threat or a harmless civilian, an allied nation or a neutral observer, a foreigner or an Eldian forced to be subjugated in internment zones, it all makes no difference to him. That’s not a fight for justice or protection, it’s just indefensible global genocide for the sake of genocide. If that’s what you are defending you may as well leave now because the point of this show is flying so far over your head it may as well be in the stratosphere.

        • Agree with you, this review should’ve been solely focused on the episode instead he did a review on the season’s pacing.

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