Attack on Titan: Junior High Review – A Parody of Shingeki no Kyojin

Attack on Titan Junior High AnimeAttack on Titan: Junior High is a great parody. It definitely nails the original series scenes. The effect, intensity and music are near to perfect in each and every scene. However, the first thing that you must watch the first season of Attack on Titan before watching this parody. If not, you’re going to get spoiled a fair bit and not grab the full potential out of this wonderful parody.

This Attack on Titan: Junior High review will only include:

  • What is Attack on Titan: Junior High anime?
  • Attack on Titan: Junior High anime review

A lot of people may find it pointless and irritating, I know that because I feel the same way in several aspects. However, half of me also feel enjoy it and found it to be fun. So, I’d recommend it to people who like Attack on Titan and wants to enjoy another side of the series.

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Attack on Titan: Junior High Anime


Attack on Titan Junior High Manga

Cover of Attack on Titan: Junior High volume one.

Attack on Titan: Junior High, or also known as Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakko in Japan is the Japanese comedy and parody anime TV series produced by Production I.G. and directed by Yoshihide Ibata. The anime was broadcast on MBS and another networks from October 4 to December 20, 2015.

The anime is based on the Japanese comedy manga series written and illustrated by Saki Nakagawa of the same name, inspired by popular manga series Attack on Titan written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The manga itself was published in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine since 2012 and has been collected into 11 volumes. Kodansha Comic USA acts as English publisher.

Madman Entertainment, Funimation, and Anime Limited licensed the anime series in Australia, North America, and United Kingdom respectively. The latest blu-ray has been released on March 21, 2017 and it’s available in Amazon for $59.99. If you want to get the blu-ray, you can buy through this link.

Attack on Titan: Junior High Anime Review


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Synopsis

The story can be described as parody of the Attack on Titan manga, with younger and chibi version of the characters as they attend the Class 1-04 at the Attack Junior High. The story centers around their hilarious daily lives during the first year at school.

Story

The story follows the original Shingeki no Kyojin story line. The same phrases and music are used for each scene in the show, as it was used in the original Attack on Titan series. With this kind of show, there’s nothing much to say when it comes to story. The whole show is just a parody of Shingeki no Kyojin, it makes fun of the whole series and references the anime in several ways.

Artwork

The art implements a light color palette to create the chibi characters come to life. The art style is fair good. It is low-key when compared to the original one but it is still fantastic. It is a stylized in the cartoonish way to show that this anime is not the real show, it is just light-hearted fun, not designed to be taken seriously.

Attack on Titan Junior High Artstyle

Characters

Akin to their original series, the characters of this show is actually a devolved version of the entire Attack on Titan characters, with each character keeping only one of their vast amount of personalities. Eren is still maniac who wants to eliminate all titans, Mikasa is still overprotective towards Eren, Jean still wanst to be popular among girls, etc.

Sound

The anime has the original music that is used in Attack on Titan, it also comes with its own music. The opening can be a parody of the first opening and the ending song appearing not a parody but each aren’t something I would listen everyday. To be honest, the music for this anime is slack, but I can’t give them any complain since it’s only a parody to begin with.

Overall (50/100)

If you really love Attack on Titan and you’re really a huge fan of it, then this show can be a must-watch, because its got all of the Attack on Titan wrapped up in a several setting package. But if you are not one of those maniac fans, just leave this one! You will be only wasting your time with this series.