WARNING: TEXT CONTAINS SPOILERS!
New Season 4 Episode Attack on Titan began with the events surrounding Zeke and Levi. The latter was found by Floch’s team. Hange managed to escape them with the slain Levi, who is apparently not yet dead. In any case, we have not received such confirmation from an impartial person. It should be added that the injuries appear to be very serious. The heroine seizes her chance when the group’s attention is diverted by Zeke, who emerges from the bowels of the titan. It was a strange scene, because Eren’s brother seemed a little absent, and also moved by the events of the Path, which had already appeared in the story before (for example with Ymir). We also saw the girl who reshaped her body. Viewers may feel a bit lost because of what Zeke has been through and seen. Either way, we’ve come one step closer to the mystery surrounding the essence of the Titans once again, which is causing a lot of curiosity. Additionally, we also return to that part of the plot where the brothers must meet in order to activate the power of the Prime Titan.
Meanwhile, in Shiganshin, a fierce battle breaks out between the soldiers of Paradise and the Marenians, who have come to take revenge for the attack on Liberio and arrest Eren. Blood is flowing, people are knocking themselves out, shooting at each other or strangling. But in reality, the duel between Eren and Reiner and Porco turned into titans was more exciting. Studio MAPPA had a difficult task to animate this confrontation, but it was able to rise to the challenge. The artwork might not be breathtaking, but a few shots were really excellent. This dynamic fight was thrilling because it was spectacular and the Erdians were trying with all their might to defeat Eren. There was also a turnaround when Pieck, along with Magath, fired projectiles, causing massive damage to the shell of the attacking Titan. The music added a thrill that gave you goosebumps!
However, the creators weighed this fight down for us, weaving a few more subplots. On the one hand, we saw how Gabi met Colt and Magath (that hug!). She passed on important information regarding Eren and Zeke. As you can see, all the military action was meticulously organized and planned with the arrival of the airship with Reiner. We also moved on to the main imprisoned characters, who were released from their cells by Onyankopon. However, he turned out to be no ordinary traitor – he did not know about Yelena’s plans and then feared for his life. In turn, Armin, Connie, Jean, and Mikasa began to debate Eren’s actions. Everyone had the opportunity to express their opinion. Mikasa seems uncomfortable and seems to be moved by Jeager’s words – she clearly feels that there is a lot of truth in what he said. Armin defended him, pleading his case. This discussion got the episode off balance a bit, but it was important because the characters are friends with Eren.
We also have to mention the new opening of the second part of the final season of this anime. It is simply epic! And certainly the loudest of all so far, mainly due to the heavy sound (bordering on melodic deathmetal) of the song, for which the band SiM are responsible. It’s a repetitive growl, or “Rumbling” in the chorus! This time, Studio MAPPA does not charm the public. The Scold is Coming … Readers of the manga will certainly notice a few spoilers, as well as shots foreshadowing dramatic events (Eren accidentally walks on walls; DNA in the background). The message is no less moving, as is the new atmospheric ending featuring Eren. Akuma no Ko is a beautiful song performed by Ai Higuchi. The animation is even of better quality than that of the opening!
First episode of the second part of season 4 Attack on Titan was great. Maybe the graphics and animation weren’t always impressive, and some storylines disrupted the flow of the awesome action a bit, but it’s just small things. It did not affect the enjoyment of the screening. There is no question of disappointment. Attack on Titan is back with a powerful punch, and that’s just the warm-up!