After ten years of "Attack On Titan" being on air, it’s finally coming to an end. "Attack On Titan: The Final Season: Part Three" (what a mouthful) will air on Friday, March 3. Speculation is that this final part will be two episodes, each an hour long.
Manga readers know that not many chapters are left, but that it will be devastating. After watching a random episode in 2020 with my friends, let’s just say I have never been more hooked on anything. I went home and watched the three seasons that were out at the time in a couple of weeks. I don’t want to be dramatic and say it cured my depression, but those weeks I didn’t even have time to be sad because I was too busy watching "AOT" every free moment I had.
"AOT" is known as “peak fiction” and while you might laugh because it’s ‘just a cartoon’, you’re missing out. This being Hajime Isayama’s first manga, it’s phenomenal that someone can write something this good on the first go. The foreshadowing is unlike anything I have ever seen and every small detail connects itself.
I have known how the manga ends for a while now, but just last week I sat down and read the rest. I probably cried four times, but I know it will be 100x worse when it’s animated. "AOT" was my first anime, which set the bar high. I know some people who argue not to start with this because you’ll never find anything better, but it’s worth it. "Attack on Titan" is without a doubt the best show I have ever seen, and I don’t think anything could top it.
Anime spoilers incoming! I didn’t think any plot twist could beat Reiner and Bertholdt being exposed as titans, but when my roommate and I watched the scene of Eren telling his dad to kill the royal family, I was in awe. I was kind of confused because I hadn’t seen the show in two years, but when I realized what was going on, I was amazed.
Stop reading if you don’t want to know how the show ends because I need to get this off of my chest. Since my roommate also knows how it ends, while I was reading I kept screaming out loud and telling her what had happened, since we didn’t know all of the details.
First off, I’m not prepared to see Hange die within the first 10 minutes of the new episode. I understand that all of the characters had to keep fighting and carry on, but it really hurt that they barely acknowledged Hange’s death. I did tear up at her reunion with Erwin and the scouts, though.
The main trio absolutely destroyed me the most in the end. Mainly Mikasa and Eren’s relationship, but of course Armin’s along with them. I’ve been with these characters for the past few years now and am attached, so I can’t imagine the people that have been reading/watching since the beginning. It’s really sad to me that the last interaction the three of them had was Eren telling the two that he hated them to draw them away, but what made it even worse was seeing the panels of Mikasa not wanting to end on that note.
I am glad that Armin and Eren were able to connect in the Paths and heal their friendship, same with Mikasa and Eren’s last moment. Still, though, it absolutely broke my heart. Like many others, I am so excited to sit down on the 3rd and watch this episode, but I’m not prepared to wait for the very last one. I can’t fathom that it’s really going to be over, but I’ve never been more ready.
Kendall is a sophomore studying Journalism News and Information at Ohio University. Please note that the opinions expressed in this column do not reflect those of The Post. Want to talk to Kendall? Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org