Studio: Production I.G
Director: Ibata, Yoshidide | Air Date: 04/10/2015 | Priority: High
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings“
What do you get, when you take an extremely popular series like AoT (SnK). Throw in some chibi style drawing. Remove the gore, horror aspect. And focus primarily on the kids and their education. Well…you’ll get something like this:
“The school comedy story is set in a junior high school and centers on the original manga’s characters such as Eren and Mikasa as they battle with Titans.“
And this is exactly what you get. Attack on titan; junior high is exactly that, a parody of the show itself. It takes the premises of the original show, throw in some gags with them being in high school and this is the end result.
I have to say, the show did an excellent job of making fun of the original series. The cast did a splendid job of not taking themselves too seriously, even Mikasa. Even though they try to be. The episode even pokes fun of anime clichés like Eren; who bumps in to several of the cast along the way. With Mikasa dreaming of having that very cliché herself.
My most memorable part is when the group mistakenly enter the wrong building and end up being chased out of the room by a titan. School equipment like pencils and rubbers are raining down on the group like debris. Jean trips and in his mischievous moment tried to pull down Krista’ skirt, only for Ymir to yank her out of the way, and he ends up pulling down Connie’ trousers. Showing his shiny ass. There were plenty of other instances. The gags come in thick and fast.
I highly recommend watching this. Since AoT S2 will not be out till 2016.
There were other screen shots I’ve taken. But these, I thought were sufficient enough.