Between the Panels: Armin Arlert will never be Erwin Smith (Ch. 74)

A whopping 74 chapters later, and Armin gets the credit he deserves. Finally. I can’t be the only one frustrated by this tiny tactician’s utter lack of recognition. When he’s not being replaced by the more statistically popular Levi Ackerman in official franchise artwork, Armin’s either bent on putting himself down or enduring out-lash from… Read More Between the Panels: Armin Arlert will never be Erwin Smith (Ch. 74)

DVD Review: Attack on Titan, Part 1 (Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack)

Attack on Titan: Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD Combo FUNimation 13 episodes When a highly anticipated property receives its translation, rescripting, and dubbing, consternation and grumbling are always sure to follow.  How closely do you (and can you) stick to the original writing and voicing?  Stay too close, and you run the risk of unintentionally dulling a… Read More DVD Review: Attack on Titan, Part 1 (Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack)

Attack on Titan, Chapter 54: Kind Krista to Unhappy Historia

One of the things I’m looking forward to in the eventual next season of Shingeki no Kyojin is watching some of the supporting characters take on bigger roles.  For instance, Historia Reiss (formerly Krista Lenz), one of my favorites, has taken a pivotal role recently.  Chapter 54, in fact, inferences that the significance of her… Read More Attack on Titan, Chapter 54: Kind Krista to Unhappy Historia