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Jet Bin Fever - 2014-12-05

I'm speechless.

oddeye - 2014-12-05

This cartoon any good then? Weirdo naked giants biting the fuck out of some young adults is pretty awesome and all, but what's the general idea behind it?

FABIO - 2014-12-05

Reposting my comment from the last AoT discussion:

It's a show where the setup is a lot cooler than anything the writers actually do with it.

Funny you should mention Evangelion twists, because the "OMG WHO COULD THAT TITAN BE?" non-mystery reminded me of the "OMG WHO IS THE FOURTH CHILD?" bit from Eva. You knew immediately who the BLONDE FEMALE MARTIAL ARTS USING titan was the instant it showed up but the show went on for half a dozen episodes acting like it was a total mystery and huge reveal.

I haven't read the comic so I don't know for a fact where the plot goes after season 1 of the show, but I guarantee it's going to be some "the sins of mankind" bullshit where the titans are actually failed experiments by the asshole government. Eren's father was a doctor working on perfecting the transformation and succeeded with Eren. The armored titan, colossal titan, and MYSTERIOUS BLONDE MARTIAL ARTS USING female titan are part of a group to overthrow the government using the feral titans.

Just like Evangelion, the show is centered entirely around the main character constantly needing pep talks about why he should fight. I think two-third of the show is someone getting pep talk on why they should be dutiful nationalists.

Someone I know posted a summary of the show:

Dude: Hey Eren, can you pass the salt?

Eren (voiceover): Salt... I remember once passing salt to my mother.

(collection of still frame flashbacks)

Eren (voiceover): why... why turn to someone like ME if you want salt?

Armin (voiceover): He's thinking about salt, isn't he? That reminds me of the time I got beat up in the street...

(collection of still frame flashbacks)

Armin (voiceover): I wish I could pass the salt for him. Just once I wish I had the strength to pass the salt shaker...

Mikasa: Eren... do you remember? Do you remember why people sprinkle salt on their food?

Eren: *gasps and dilates his eyes*

Mikasa: Do you remember?

Eren: *angry and defiant* Because it enhances flavor!

to be continued!


SolRo - 2014-12-05

It's the work of satan.

you see, the author of the manga cant draw for shit, and the story is pretty crap too...yet it's popular beyond reason. QED; someone sold their soul to satan to make this overhyped show so popular.

Also some theories about military imperialism getting popular with Japanese youth, and this show ticks all the jack-booted boxes.

oddeye - 2014-12-05

O... it's one of THOSE cartoons.... Thanks for the warning.

Also the CGI town looks shit.

FABIO - 2014-12-05

Worst of all is its heavy reliance on still pictures. I'm not talking the usual anime routine of characters standing still, but literal still pictures with panning effects and motion lines. It'd be a decent action series (with a crap plot) if it actually had a budget and they handed it over to someone who could choreograph and anime a fight scene like the Last Airbender people.

Military nationalism in anime is hardly new. Have we forgotten Starblazers so quickly?

Dr. Lobotomy - 2014-12-05

You know the movie Starship Troopers? Attack on Titan is that, set in a medieval setting without the tits, the humor or Paul Verhoeven.

infinite zest - 2014-12-05

I liked it. I watched the whole thing about a year ago. I think Adult Swim has finished S1 as well now. To me, it's Evangelion meets Rene Laloux's La Planete Sauvage, but replace Shinji's apathy with Asuka's enthusiasm. There's no fun little toys like talking penguins to lighten the mood. Just the fact that humans are little toys for the titans to play with and consume.

The animation is absolutely beautiful and if I have a problem it's the usual "nothing happens" episodes which are just flashbacks, some of which are flashbacks to what just happened the episode before, and not explaining certain things that happened before the Colossus showed up at the door.

FABIO - 2014-12-05

My favorite filler episode was the one where they had a cannon fired at them, and then a solid HALF HOUR was waiting for the smoke to clear while they psyched up Armen by giving him a pep talk, so that he could give the soldiers a pep talk, so that a general could give the soldier's officer a pep talk.

Kid Fenris - 2014-12-05

Attack on Titan isn't without its strengths. The titans are genuinely creepy, and the battles are entertainingly implausible. It's also low on the sexism that usually creeps through this sort of series.

That said, it abuses its Big Plot Twist over and over, and it plays into the same power fantasies you usually get in these shows. Most of the characters aren't all that interesting, and for a series with a super-high body count, nearly all the major players manage to stay alive.

I find it more interesting just for the mainstream impact it has. The quasi-fascist undertones and horrific overtones, coupled with the lousy art of the original comic, make for an unlikely breakout hit. But it sure seems to be a Thing.

Ranma X. - 2014-12-05

This is one of those things where you want to believe this is some kind of ridiculous trolling, but just like Chris-chan trolls, the amount of effort itself renders it just as sad as if this was done sincerely.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-05

If I had to bet, I'd say she's probably one of those ironic, narcissistic, secretly self-loathing hipster furries, like 2 the Ranting Griffon. Her over-confidence in herself mixed with the dark, nagging awareness of her actual place in the world, spills out into a torrent of sarcastic over-compensation, aimed squarely at the balls of her fellow furries.

In short, my guess is that she really is a furry, she really is a troll, and yes, she's a total CWC-troll/ A-Log. But it's beautiful to watch.

infinite zest - 2014-12-05

"ironic, narcissistic, secretly self-loathing hipster furries"

I need to add that to my okcupid profile

fedex - 2014-12-05


Lurchi - 2014-12-05

I didn't notice the upper right corner at first

FABIO - 2014-12-05

Oh my god the comments.

You have the author, "The Amazing Vidya Dog". Then there's people arguing the various degrees of autism with a troll named Sieg Heil.

Finally, there's my favorite...

8 months ago

It's clear no masturbation was even going on because the sound was added after. Why the fuck else can you hear it with the AoT theme? If it wasn't added after, the theme would drown it out.
Also I really hope you kill yourself because you clearly live off welfare and I would like it if my money wasn't being spent on inbred mentally sick fucks like you. Stop being lazy and go get a job you god damned faggot.

Also please tag me in the post you make about this on tumblr so I can laugh at you there too.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-05

The noises she makes.

EvilHomer - 2014-12-05


Alright, which one of you bastards is this?

EvilHomer - 2014-12-05

And she's dancing to Tonetta:


This is one of you people. Fess up.

infinite zest - 2014-12-05

Better make your move soon Homie. Looks like She's Johnny Horton' it up to Alaska

EvilHomer - 2014-12-05

She's out of my league anyway.

misterbuns - 2014-12-05

This is one of the best things I have ever seen.

Attack on Titan. Another show that anime that could be about something interesting and new but ends up being, surprise, about the self esteem and existential crisis of school children.

Japan's school system is so fucked up, repressive and deranging that it has literally ruined that cultures ability to create art for anyone who isn't fucked up, repressed or deranged.

The fucking octopus makes the same fucking garden everytime.

just say no to anime.

oddeye - 2014-12-05

Why do those naked giants move so slow and stupid sometimes only to move like grease lightning out of no where? Are they fucking retarded or something? They could have royally fucked up the town and eaten half the population in the length of time this video lasted.

Also how the fuck did Johnny One-Foot hold open a fucking giant's jaw? I mean it's FUCKING JAW for fuck's sake. Is he Powergirl or something?

SolRo - 2014-12-05

spoiler; he doesnt hold it open for long.

answer to the first question is Plot Energy.

it's the same mysterious universal force that makes the normally badass killing machine Big Bad miss every shot while the newbie protagonist learns how to make the uber robot walk.

also responsible for Sudden Experienced Protagonist Fumble when a side character needs to Save The Day as a setup for their Tragic Death later.

Plot Energy is commonly the cause of Skirt Flipping Gusts of Wind, Falling Into Breast Grabs, and Harems.

craptacular - 2014-12-05

i distinctly remember a JSP comment from eight or ten years back on poe-news writing "here is your answer: anime blows"
so now when i see anime on poetv i think of that

Kid Fenris - 2014-12-05

Part Two shoots this into the stratosphere.


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