In a dreary world where corruption, power, and control rules all, Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 feels like a story that goes far deeper than just survival.
For Shingeki no Kyojin fans who have been following the series for several years, this franchise has really made a reputation.
Why is Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 that popular? Well, that’s simply because it’s amazingly remarkable.
So, let’s review Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1!
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 Information
- Alternative Titles: Singeki no Kyojin Season 3, AoT, SnK
- Japanese Title: 進撃の巨人 Season3
- Type: TV Anime
- Number of Episodes: 12
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: From July 23th, 2018 to October 15th, 2018
- Premiered: Summer 2018
- Studios: Wit Studio
- Source: Manga
- Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Military, Super Power
- Demographics: Shounen
The third season of the Attack on Titan anime tv series was produced by Production I.G’s Wit Studio and directed by Tetsurō Araki, with Yasuko Kobayashi handling series composition and Kyōji Asano providing character designs.
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 covers the “Uprising” arc (from chapters 51 to chapter 70) from the original manga series “Shingeki no Kyojin” by Hajime Isayama.
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 Synopsis
The Attack on Titan series is set in a world where humanity lives inside an island, known as Paradis Island, surrounded by gigantic walls due to the Titans, monstrous humanoid beings who eat humans (See why Titans eat humans here).
The story follows the adventures of Eren Yeager and his childhood friends (Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert) whose lives are changed forever after a Colossal Titan broke the wall of their homeland.
Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren, Mikasa & Armin join the Scout Regiment (Corps Survey), an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans.
In Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1, After being rescued from the Colossal and Armored Titans, Eren Yeager devotes himself to improving his Titan form. Krista struggles to accept the loss of her friend, Captain Levi chooses Eren and his friends to form his new personal squad, and Commander Erwin Smith recovers from his injuries.
All seems well for the soldiers, until the government suddenly demands custody of Eren and Krista. The Survey Corps’ recent successes have drawn attention, and a familiar face from Levi’s past is sent to collect the wanted soldiers.
Sought after by the government, Levi and his new squad must evade their adversaries in hopes of keeping Eren and Krista safe.
In Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 1, Eren and his fellow soldiers are not only fighting for their survival against the terrifying Titans, but also against the terror of a far more conniving foe: humans.
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 Review: Story
Watching Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 will make Shingeki no Kyojin fans quickly realize the change of mood in the very start. Actually, Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 1 may not be what you are used to and will take some time to adapt with.
The lack of Titans is clear from the first few episodes of the third season of Shingeki no Kyojin. In fact, Attack on Titan has been praised in the previous seasons (Season 1 & Season 2) for its great action.
Not only does the production quality and rhythm im the experience, the show itself always managed to catch the momentum of every fight. Here we are in Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 and it takes a step back with the fighting between Titans and humanity.
Rather, we have humanity dealing with its own problems like internal issues and political conflicts along with deep secrets that run in the veins of key characters.
For a long time, we’ve seen the political conflicts inside the walls and government. Coming into Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1, you may be wondering how much we take a dive into exploring that side.
And to our pleasant surprise, this season made a clear point that Titans are not the only enemies in the Shingeki no Kyojin Universe. In fact, humans are also part of the problem and our main characters have to find a way to deal with it.
Attack on Titan Season 1 Review: Characters
As in all of the Attack on Titan seasons so far, we take a look at background storytelling for some of the important characters. From Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 1, we take a look at Historia, Kenny, Keith, and even a bit of Carla, Eren’s mother.
The key selling point is how these characters’ backstories connect with the overall plotline. It’s imperative that watchers understand them as these stories reveal characters’ motivations and how their actions influence the present.
The writer wants the audience to understand these characters by both telling and showing. It’s accomplished with important dialogues and actions motivated by a clear set of goals
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 also made us understand why some characters are motivated to do certain things and is an accomplishment not to be overlooked. The amount of psychology and emotions makes the story impactful too even for newer characters like Kenny.
In terms of plot elements, the show keeps heightening the mystery. Shingeki no Kyojin has been known to create a feeling of suspense and there’s no doubt this season will surprise you.
Eren Yeager, our main protagonist, finds himself in more trouble than just a death sentence. I would say this season made him feel less relevant at first until you realize what’s at stake.
Eren’s connection to the past is one of the key mysteries in the show that probably had fans formulate theories all the way back in 2013. Fortunately, some of that mystery has answers.
In addition, characters like Erwin and Pyxis also play important roles with consequences. The plot evolves to become much more complicated than just a war against Titans. It becomes an internal war of complex ideologies.
There’s also many revelations that show how certain characters have connections with each other. And to add on to the cherry on top, we do still get fighting segments for you action junkies.
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 Review: Music
Known for its high level production quality, Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1’s soundtrack doesn’t come far off either. Theme songs sound familiar compared to the previous seasons but have more symbolism and scenes poured into showcase its story.
Like most fans of the show, expectations for the OST should be high as Hiroyuki Sawano returns with his craft. It lives up to those expectations especially in some of the key moments that will leave you in awe.
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 Review: Animation
As we can see characters in Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 look a little bit different or older which some might not like. In fact, they look closer to their manga designs.
Some might notice that they removed those thick black lines around characters’ faces which made Attack on Titan art stand out even more.
Animation is brilliant for Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 (it’s Attack on Titan after all :D) and like every season it only got better.
That Levi ODM action sequence is some of the best animation seen in the anime world. Perfect combination between 3D background and 2D animation along with masterfull camera movement made this scene look like a movie.
Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 Review: Conclusion
Of course Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 1 is “only” 12 episodes long, but it does not lack any action, thriller and twists! Fans, throughout the episodes, discover more about the Titans, who they are, what they are looking for…
This first part of season 3 brings a change in the usual rhythm of the series. Less focused on exploration, the story focuses more on intrigues inside the walls. Finally, not all the enemies are outside….
Many revelations and answers are given to us concerning some mysteries related to the titans.