Something changed in the last episode, and Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 7 is here to unveil the mystery that the show has been holding onto since the first season. Let’s see what new truths were revealed in this review!
Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 7 Overview
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 7 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Episode 7 Review- A Foe From The Past
Since this season of Attack on Titan began, the show has been dishing out bombs after bombs, reveals after reveals, twists after twists, and mysteries after mysteries as if they are getting out of fashion. Every week, people would leave an episode of this show with their mouths agape and brain operating at a million miles a second, trying to process what the general collective witnessed at the end of the show’s latest outing.
But after 6 episodes of this happening, it couldn’t go on forever. It is literally impossible to keep a streak like that going for this long without reneging on at least some expectations or disappointing your audience, or both. Thus, for the first time in this part, the show slowed down and let things settle down. It explored the consequences of the major decisions made in the first half and took some time to look at the world it has presented the characters and viewers to.
It was sobering to take a breath after all the craziness and just watch what is happening to the world. We do it this time through the eyes of Annie, someone who had been lost to time in the show for almost 7 years. We last saw her in 2013 when she was encased in a tomb of her own making after the events of the show’s first season. Her reappearance was a matter of “when” and not “if”, as she was one of the biggest Chekhov’s Guns lying around in the show.
In its effort to make Shingeki no Kyojin Final Season Part 2 Episode 7 a more low-key episode, the show vastly underdelivered on the Annie return. She should be a big deal, considering her short term control of other titans apart from herself is the only ability to combat Eren’s, alongside her natural toughness. She should be more of a factor in what’s going on, but she just isn’t. Even her flashback, which the episode delved into, wasn’t very good as it felt like a mixture of stories we had already seen before in the show.
If you, like me, were also clamouring for the show to give more attention to Mikasa, Armin, and all the others it started ignoring as soon as the Marleyans came on board, then this episode was for you. It wasn’t very good, mind you, but it was for you. Even when giving them something to do, Attack on Titan Final Season part 2 Episode 7 made it the most boring and mundane thing in the show. Floch and Yelena are both terrible characters who are confusingly thrust into the spotlight when they deserve it the least, and the less said about Gabi, the better. This was a weird episode that didn’t do very well.
Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 7 was a weird episode that felt detached and lightweight despite focusing on the consequences of war. An off week for the series, perhaps?
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