Sankarea + Suisei no Gargantia + Shingeki no Kyojin

After having watched 3 episodes of Sankarea, 7 episodes of Suise no Gargantia and Shingeki no Kyojin (Gargantia on the Verdurous planet and Attack on Titan), there are some things I’ve been thinking about.

Shingeki started off almost on the classic hero/shounen story line. A young child faces adversity and obtains the motivation to strive for power in order to defeat a foe or obtain a goal. However, it readily departed into a Muv Luv Alternative universe where the concepts of life and death drive the plot and characters.

Gargantia started off in that total war of extermination/extinction, just like MLA, but then started providing a cultural glimpse into a different lifestyle of peace and cooperation. Shingeki appeared to be predictable in the plot, but that’s not how it turned out. Gargantia felt like it was going to do the military high casualty war but most of its episodes so far went in the other direction. These unexpected surprises and changes in the plot setup are refreshing and keeps me guessing.

Sankarea is also getting deep on the dramatic moments. Even though on its surface, it appeared like a romantic comedy about utterly fantastic/fantasy elements portrayed against regular teenage high school life.

All of them I like, if only because the power of life cannot be appreciated until one accepts the power of death.

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