Hey Mom! What are your feelings about the ending song? I mean regardless of its symbolism and imagery. It sounds like a creepy satanic choir but at the same time its eerily enjoyable. I love it! Also I little thing I noticed is the inconsistency in the drawing of BTs eyes. His sclera change from dark to white with no apparent cause. Do you think this is a simple mistake or does it have deeper meaning? Love from Germany! :)
I’ve seen mixed reviews but I love the ending song. LOVE LOVE LOVE it and I’m going to use this ask to gush about it in great and clumsy detail.
The combination of the cheerful female voice singing over the peppy but creepy and offsetting arrangement with those haunting voices in the background is PERFECT and the implications of what it portrays excites me to no end.
I won’t get into the symbolism or spoil it in anyway, but anyone who is familiar with the Biblical story of Eve or has seen Disney’s Snow White knows that accepting apples from creepy dudes is a TERRIBLE IDEA even when it’s done with good intentions. So we have our optimistic female voice singing over a visual of someone making a decision she things is a good one.
The optimism continues as the mother goddess smiles benevolently at her subjects. So far so good, right?
We get an indication of a time skip, and then we see the image of another benevolent character - a kindly royal figure and his subjects who are staring at something in the foreground.
But then the slow pan begins and HELLO THE CHILDREN ARE CANNIBALIZING A CORPSE!!!
Meanwhile the tune stays equal parts peppy and creepy as the scenes get increasingly more horrifying. The dichotomy of that voice and tune paired with the nightmarish images is just so unsettling. Combined with the art style which to me is a blend of beautiful wood cut art blended with monty python-esque animations with a renaissance feel and I am out of words to describe just how it hits me in the feels and makes me listen on repeat for every bit of 20 minutes while I write this and gather the images.
So yeah, I love it a lot.
As far as BT’s eyes changing, the art team made Eren’s light up and basically shoot lasers last season, so I don’t put a lot of deep significance into titan eye changes except to say it really ups the cool/creepy factor!
Thanks for giving me a chance to gush! And love back to you from my comfy living room :)