進撃!巨人中学校 (Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou)

Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou is a parody series of the events in Shingeki no Kyojin, but set in a wholesome, non-deadly middle school where humans and titans co-exist,albeit separated by a wall. Eren hasn’t lost his original fury against the existence of these giants who apparently took something “precious” away from him. But instead of his mom, it was his cheeseburger bento.

Bigger troubles occur when the colossal titan created a hole which allowed the other titans to enter their part of the school more freely. Hence, Eren’s decision to join a shadowy secret society,led by “the strongest man in the human race”,and rebel against the Titans. And of course, wherever Eren goes, Mikasa follows.The rest of the freshmen also decided to join the squad.

I thought Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou would simply be a run-off-the-mill spin-off since Episode 1 offered rehashed jokes and obvious nostalgia from the actual manga. But Episode 2 became more creative, interesting, and hilarious. Hopefully, it would be consistent for the rest of the series.

This is exactly what I was pointing out when I was ranting about the live action films. It doesn’t matter whether the events get altered into horror, melodrama or in this case, comedy, as long as the essence of the original story as well as the distinct personalities of the characters remain. In Shingeki! Kyojin Chuugakkou, their personalities are magnified. Eren’s rage over Titan’s taking over the school and his enthusiasm to join the shadowy society..

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Mikasa’s devotion to Eren to the point of surreptitiously staging a shoujo manga-like accidental bump moment

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and there’s also her anger at the sight of Levi hitting Eren…

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Armin took an episode off for missing school because of his colds and fear of winter, his reaction reminiscent to his shock when anime Eren got swallowed by a Titan in his stead.

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Levi is as abrasive yet awesome as ever and since it’s a school setting, we get to actually hear them regard him as their “senpai”.

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I’d love to write more about the rest of the characters but their exaggerated qualities and funny moments are cuter when you just see the series yourself.

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