Shingeki no Kyojin review

Apr 16, 2021
*DISCLAIMER: There are spoilers ahead for chapters 91-130*
Shingeki no Kyojin, what a series it is. After watching seasons 1-3 of the anime, I couldn’t help but continue through the manga, but I didn’t expect to be so blown away by the amount of crazy things that happen throughout the Marley and War for Paradis arcs as of so far. From Gabi killing Sasha to the rumbling and Eren’s Founding Titan form, SnK chapters 91-130 pack major heat, and there’s no signs of slowing down in the future.

Story: 10/10
For me, the story was near perfection. We get to see how each of our beloved characters have evolved since earlier, but we also get to see a slew of new and enticing characters. The thing that really made the story for fantastic for me, however, was the constant questioning of who the enemy truly is. At first, it seems clear, Marley is the enemy, but as you go deeper, you get to see how Eren’s intentions for the rumbling, Historia, etc. are vastly different from the others, and it creates a new common enemy for both the people of Marley, Eldia, and the world. The Yeagerists. We get to see how these people come together against the biggest threat to the entire world, and although the manga hasn’t finished yet, I’m sure Isayama has a lot more planned for the story and how it will evolve. One of my favorite things about Isayama, however, is his genius in showing us so many things in front of our eyes without us suspecting a thing. An example of this is from SnK’s 4th anime ending. We see Historia fall into water as she reaches for Ymir’s hand, similar to how Ymir Fritz fell into the water that made her become the original Founder. Isayama loves to hint at things within something as small as an ending, yet it makes the story that much better for me, as it shows how figures of the past relate to the present day.

Art: 8/10
I feel for the amount of things that happen at once throughout SnK, the art is very good. There are times when there’s so much going on, an example being Paradis’s raid on Marley, yet there is still so much attention to detail, down to every piece of rubble. I’m not one to be able to critique manga art, however, due to the fact that this is the only manga I’ve read, but from I read, I thought that it was very well done.

Character: 9/10
The characters in this portion of SnK encompass every angle of the ongoing conflicts. We get to see how characters, such as Gabi, evolve from being warriors, killing and massacring the proclaimed “island devils”, into being someone who understands who the Eldians truly are, not a race of devils, but humans. We get to see how every single character evolves, whether it be for good or bad. For me, the character development is perfectly captured through a quote by Eren. “You are not a slave. You are not a god either. You are just a human being.” We get to see how every character changes their perspectives on one another. At first, they saw each other as devils without emotion. But as time went on, they realized that they were just like them. Human beings.

Enjoyment: 10/10
For me, SnK chapters 91-130 were incredible. I found myself gawking at the amount of crazy things that happened. I was screaming at my screen as I read. I shared in the emotions each character had. Each chapter had something new for me to consider, and as I read, I kept being blown away by the amount of amazing, exciting, and interesting things. One of those jump out of my seat moments was the awakening of the wall titans. Watching Eren and Zeke go through each memory, and seeing Eren talk to Ymir, it all had me stunned. By the time Eren’s Founding Titan form began showing, while the wall titans began to become free, I was completely frazzled. The amount of times that chapters 91-130 made me feel that was amazing, and it made my enjoyment levels so much higher.

Overall: 10/10
SnK chapters 91-130 weren’t flawless, but with the amount of elaborate story telling, character development, action, and just incredible moments, I believe that it deserves a 10/10. SnK has made me look at other anime and manga differently. SnK, for me so far, is peak manga/anime. It continues to keep me drawn in, always awaiting more to come. Isayama continues to shock me with every chapter, and because of his brilliance, I give SnK chapters 91-130 a decisive 10/10. (Note: this was my first “proper” review, so I’m sorry if I messed anything up)


Shingeki no Kyojin
Shingeki no Kyojin
Autor Isayama, Hajime