Thanks to Madman we had the chance to see Attack on Titan: Junior High on DVD.
The Attack on Titan phenomenon gets its own “chibi kawaii” version, with all the beloved characters (Titans included) struggling with their school life.
The humour is derived from the junior high school being divided into humans and Titans, with the latter as the bullies who keep stealing the humans’ food. This really pisses off Eren, who only wants to enjoy his cheese burger lunch. So, Eren and his friends decide to join an unofficial club to train to defeat the Titans and make lunch time safe.
Attack on Titan: Junior High is a fun take on the series, making it approachable for younger viewers as it’s the complete antithesis of the original hit series. It’s packed with tons of silly jokes, super-deforms and typical schoolday struggles like nasty teachers, crushes and low scores.
The animation is colourful and extremely detailed and each character still keeps their essential features.
This is a fun release, but sadly doesn’t bring anything new to the table, as it follows the same pattern as other shows set in high schools. Eventually the jokes become forced and quite repetitive.