Review: “Attack On Titan: Season 4 part 3” provides astounding adaptation

Most anticipated anime release surpasses fans’ expectations


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With the new release of “Attack on Titan: Season 4 part 3” on Friday, March 3, fans were not disappointed with the anime adaptation of chapters 131-134 from the manga.

As the last part of the season left off with the beginning of The Rumbling, titans were released into the world as apart of Eren Yeager (Yuki Kaji) and Zeke Yeager’s (Takehito Koyasu) euthanasia plan of all Eldian’s outside of Paradis Island through The Rumbling. Though not every Eldian is on Paradis Island, and they are instead living in Marleyan territory inside internment zones such as Liberio’s shown in the anime.

As the last few episodes of season 4 part 2 ends (chapters 117-130), the viewers are left on Paradis Island. The Survey Corps teams up with Marley’s Warriors to defeat the Yeager brothers plan, learning to undo the hatred between the two teams and becoming a cohesive group to save humanity from the looming massive genocide fueled by Eren’s hatred for the Marleyan people. Many fans took either the side of the Yeagerists (those who are in favor of Eren and Zeke) or the Alliance Soldiers (those who do not support the Yeager brother’s genocide).

Eldians are classified as “Subjects of Ymir,” meaning that anyone who is fed spinal fluid from a Titan Shifter (such as Eren or Zeke) can turn into a typical titan, or a human-controlled Titan. The storyline leading up to the reveal of the titan shifters at the end of season 2 and throughout season 3 was superb, especially being able to hear a titan truly speak for the first time. There are nine titan powers that have been passed down from generation to generation. These include: the Founding Titan, the Armored Titan, the Attack Titan, the Beast Titan, the Cart Titan, the Colossal Titan, the Female Titan, the Jaw Titan and the War Hammer Titan. These titans each have their own special skills and abilities to help fight or defend against any kind of enemy, despite being split up between the Survey Corps and Marley’s Warriors. 

Season 4 part 3’s animation was simply superior, consistently proving why Attack on Titan’s rich and fulfilling anime adaptation is consistently considered peak within the anime community for years. The usage of actual animation and 3-D animation is balanced perfectly with the scenes of the Survey Corps using their ODM’s (Omni-directional mobility gear) in order to fight off titans from The Rumbling, as well as getting to see Eren’s Founding Titan up close and personal as the two teams work together in attempt to save humanity. 

Thankfully, MAPPA doesn’t disappoint fans this last go-around. MAPPA sticks with the manga and includes a beautiful homage to the fallen Survey Corps warriors with a heartfelt moment between Zoe Hange (Romi Park) and Erwin Smith (Daisuke Ono).

MAPPA kept the manga’s excitement, surprise, devastation and passionate moments in the anime’s plot and animation. The voice acting by the Japanese cast once again is truly unique and unforgettable, leaving fans wanting more. The most recent part of “Attack on Titan” deserves an elated 9.5 out of 10, because of its consistency with the manga and astounding animation quality.