On the r/attackontitan subreddit, fans regularly discuss the best fights of the series. u/fahiem123 pointed out the occasionally forgotten first fight between Eren Jaeger (Yuki Kaji/Bryce Papenbrook) and Annie Leonhart (Yu Shimamura/Lauren Landa), sharing a video of the battle with the caption “Underrated fight. Wit Studio at its best. “
The user is referring to the production studio that animated the first three seasons of “Attack on Titan,” Wit Studio. The series has since switched to MAPPA studios due to scheduling and visionary troubles following its third season finale (via Anime News Network). While some of the style and character designs have changed in Season 4, this fits because the season begins in a new location after a four-year time jump.
Other fans were quick to praise the incredible fight between Eren and Annie. One user immediately noted the progress of Eren’s combat skills over the course of the show. “So amazing to see Eren’s evolution throughout the series,” observed u/Shpaggetti in the top comment. “From running head first, flailing his arms around and putting all his weight behind one punch, to fighting off Reiner, Porco, Pieck and the Marleyan military like it’s barely a problem.”
Meanwhile, another user thought the fight had simply been forgotten due to the time that had passed since it occurred. “It definitely was great,” said u/TrashCrab69. “I don’t think it was really underrated, just that it happened so long ago and so many great things happened after it.”