This Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 9 review comes after the series has slowed down for a while. Then again, there was no way it was keeping the insane momentum it had generated and the hype that followed. Let’s see if the pace picks up in this review!
Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 9 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 9 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Attack on Titan The Final Season Part 2 Episode 9 Review- Remembering The Lost
This episode of Attack on Titan featured the unholy alliance of Marleyans and Eldians coming together and talking out their differences, and trying to make a plan to stop Eren’s genocidal massacre. There was only one problem- both sides have killed each others’ friends, families, and loved ones. Hell, one side breaking away a wall is what put this series’ events in motion. When both sides want the other dead, there’s not much solidarity to be achieved anywhere.
This brings us to the extremely complicated matter of politics in Attack on Titan. Since this was a relatively low-key episode that featured a bunch of it, that gives us time to discuss that aspect of the show that we haven’t properly done before. The show tries to portray its political climate and situation as an extremely complicated one. In some aspects, it really is an inscrutable and highly obtuse situation. However, with the benefit of our world in hindsight, it isn’t that hard to understand and pick a side.
While this depends upon you and your opinions, it is hard not to see Eldians from Paradis as the victims here. It really doesn’t matter how much the show shows the side of Marleyan followers of Ymir and the atrocities committed against them. That just makes their quest to become respected by the same Marleyans that much more idiotic. They will never respect Eldians, no matter what the Eldians try. It is not easy to remove hatred and fear from people, especially when they don’t see you as humans. Marleyan Eldians are on a thankless mission, and that will be the cause of their destruction.
Perhaps this has also been the cause of the general hatred towards Gabi as a character since she has been the show’s way of introducing the Marleyan way of thinking and their twisted sense of justice to the show. She never stood a chance after she killed one of the original beloved Eldian characters that we spent so much time watching, and even though the show has succeeded in making her a pitiable and more rootable character now, just three episodes before the show ends, it might have been too late.
Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 Episode 9 (or Shingeki no Kyojin Final Season Part 2 Episode 9) was also peculiarly missing the opening theme and preferred to go for more sombre and subtle opening scenes. “Rumbling” is an opening that gets your blood pumping and is suitably hype for the final season of a show such as this, but the lyrics are a bit too goofy and nonsensical for it to be better than the show’s long history of fantastic openings. Red Swan is still the best opening of the show, and no, this isn’t a debate.
Attack On Titan Season 4 Part 2 Episode 9 was a heavy episode that called back to the show’s storied past and recalled the history of several unfortunate events. It still hasn’t set in that we are this close to the end of the show, perhaps on purpose.
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