Attack on Titan E25 Wall Assault on Stohess, Part 3

Spoliers !!!

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The Epic battle between Erin Annie begins and while they are fighting we start to see flashbacks of Annie’s past, in these flashbacks Annie seems to be with her father and it appears that he may be the reason that Annie has the titan ability it all seems very similar to how Erin’s father gave him the titan ability, I wonder where Erin’s father is because we haven’t seen him since part 1.

Annie and her father flashback

Annie manages to beat Erin half to death by constantly smashing his head when he trapped in a corner and after he seems defeated she makes a run for the wall in an attempt to escape, but unluckily for her Erin gets back up and he appears to have gained the same amount of power as her, Erin’s eyes have now turned blue, he has strange red markings all over his body and he appears to be on fire, also his voice has now changed from Erin’s usual voice to something more dark and menacing.

Erins new titan form

Erin manages to tackle Annie just before she reaches the wall and he crushes her face with the fist of his new body, after all of this Annie still manages to get away and starts climbing the wall but luckily Mikasa swoops in and slices off all of Annie’s fingers making her fall to the ground, when Annie hits the ground Erin pounces in her and starts ripping her body to pieces like and animal on its prey, he finally sees Annie in her human form but he stops himself from killing her when he sees that there are tears streaming down her face.

Annie crying

In an unusual turn of events both Annie and Erin start to merge bodies which I’m sure would give some pretty awesome results but after realising how dangerous this could be Captain Levi quickly cuts Erin out of his titan body.

After rescuing Erin the scouts notice that Annie has cocooned herself in what appears to be the material that shielded her from attacks in the previous episodes, she also seems to be in a coma which is good because it means that she wont harm anyone but its also bad because now the scouts cant get any information out of her.

Annie’s Cocooned body is now under constant watch both day and night and the episode ends with a narrator telling us that “it would still take much sacrifice and time before humanity learned what it was that held them captive” and during this speech the camera zooms in on Erin’s body showing us the key to his dads basement.

This episode was great and a fantastic end to both part 2 and season 1 of Attack on Titan, it was surprising to see Annie having all of those flashbacks because it helps show that maybe she isn’t as bad as she is portrayed to be and it also shows that there may be a lot more people who have been given the titan ability, we haven’t seen Erin’s dad in a long time so maybe he is part of an organisation that secretly admires the titans and maybe that’s why he gave Erin the titan ability and it is also possible that Annie’s father may be part of this secret organisation as well.

I am certain that there will be a season 2 of Attack on Titan due to its popularity and its many unanswered questions, I cant wait until I can learn more about Attack on Titan and its many dark secrets.

5/5

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Attack on Titan E24 Mercy Assault on Stohess, Part 2

Spoilers !!!

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The episode begins with a flashback showing the scouts planning the trap they set for Annie in the last episode, it was Armin who figured out it was Annie and he gives his theory as too why Annie is the female titan to Erwin.

Erin is disgusted that Armin and the rest of the scouts have agreed that Annie is the bad guy with no physical evidence and he keeps this denial through out the remainder of the episode.

This denial prevents Erin from transforming into a Titan when Annie has himself, Mikasa and Armin trapped in the tunnel she refused to go into, because Erin wont transform Mikasa questions whether he has feelings for Annie which is a possibility but I have my doubts as too whether this is true.

Erin cant transform in the tunnel

Armin realises that a change of plan is needed and both himself and Mikasa exit through opposite ends of the tunnel hoping that Annie will chase one of them giving the other two time to escape, Erin begs them both to come back but Armin keeps running and Mikasa tells Erin that “the world is cruel” a lesson the he taught her very early into the show, unfortunately this plan did not work because instead of chasing either Mikasa or Armin, Annie stomps through the roof crushing Erin under the debris where he remains for the majority of the episode.

Erin under the debris

 

Armin finds Erin and tries to get him out of the debris he calls over Jean to help, but one look at Erin and Jean realises that its too late to save him and the only way he could possibly survive is if  he transforms, Armin tells Erin that “To defeat monsters, you have to be willing to throw aside your humanity” Armin distracts Annie in order to keep her away from Erin, Erin thinks about what Armin says and he has flashbacks of all the people he loved and cared for who had been killed by the titans and after he has a flashback of his mother being eaten he finally transforms and the episode ends with his fist making impact with Annie’s cheek.

Erin transformed and ready to fight Annie again

 

This episode was awesome I really appreciate that we got to see the scouts planning the attack and I also really appreciate that the the episode showed the clues that helped Armin figure out that the female titan was Annie, the animation was absolutely outstanding this time around as it was well detailed and had a very fine use of shadows and shading, the episode was very emotional and as much as I don’t believe that Erin has feelings for Annie I do believe that he has a lot of serious mental health problems such as Anger issues and problems from his past that have left a serious impact on him.

This episode was great cant wait for episode 25

5/5

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Attack on Titan E23 Smile Assault on Stohess, Part 1

Spoilers !!!

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The episode begins with an introduction to the Military Police, we get to see some new characters who all have interesting personalities, we are also able to catch up with Annie Leonhart who is a character that we have not seen in quite a while.

One of the new characters in Annie’s division believes that the Military Police is corrupt, he sees two senior members illegally selling Military Police equipment to a black market and when he questions the two men on this they beat him with the end of their rifles until he can hardly stand up and they are only stopped by Annie who threatens to expose them to the towns people watching the scene they have caused.

annie stopping the superior

It turns out that Annie’s group were heading towards a horse and wagon that is holding Erin inside, their job is to escort Erin and the Survey Corps to what I believe is Erin’s trial, it is at this trial that he will find out whether he will live or die.

During the escort Armin whispers to Annie from within an alley way he is wearing a cloak to cover his body and it is very clear that he is hiding from both the Military Police and the civilians, he asks Annie if she will help himself, Mikasa and Erin out of the city so that they can escape, at first she is against the idea but Armin soon persuades her to change her mind.

armin and annie in alleyway

Annie’s walks Erin, Mikasa and Armin to an outer gate that they can use to exit the city, in order for them to use the gate they all need to go underground for a short while but Annie is very hesitant to do so, she keeps saying that she afraid of the dark and none of them can convince her to follow them Erin starts screaming at her to move begging her to help him survive, this is one of the first times we have seen Erin genuinely this terrified, after a while Mikasa has had enough and tells Annie that she will rip her to shreds just like she did back in the forest.

Annie starts to laugh uncontrollably its honestly very creepy her laughs soon turn into a psychopathic grim and its immediately clear what is going on, a bunch of towns people and Survey Corps tackle Annie to the ground and gag her mouth, but unfortunately the ring on her finger has spike on it, mikasa grabs Arimn and Erin and runs to the city’s exit, the episode ends with an explosion of light and we finally find out that Annie is the female titan which was a very unexpected twist.

The episode started off a little slow and I found difficult to get engaged with what was going on, I really like the new characters especially that one guy who wants to change the Military Police as he reminded me of Erin in the first few episodes of the show, It was really cool to see Erin so afraid of what was going to happen to him as we havent truly seen Erin showing fear at such a high level before although this may have been put on as part of the plan to capture Annie.

3.6/5

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Attack on Titan E22 Defeated The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6

Spoilers !!!

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After the female titan took Erin in the last episode Mikasa wants to have revenge by taking the female titans life, Captain Levi believes that Erin is dead but he also realises that he needs Erin’s abilities so he tells Mikasa that their only objective is too remove Erin from the female titans body before she leaves the forest.

Captain Levi manages to chase down the female titan and he quickly slices at each of her muscles leaving her motionless, Mikasa attempts to kill the titan but Captain Levi quickly stops her knowing that this is impossible, they both spot Erin’s body covered in slime laying on the female titan’s tongue, they quickly grab Erin and leave the forest but surprisingly this has left the female titan quite emotional as a single tear runs down her cheek, who is the Titan and why is she so emotionally attached to Erin?

female titan cryingDuring their escape the survey corps are being chased by a titan who is getting closer and closer to them, they are unable to out run this titan due to the weight of all of the corpses in their wagons, a very emotional scene plays where the soldiers have to abandon the bodies in order to gain more speed to escape, its a very sad thought that the soldiers could be letting go of the bodies of some of their best friends.

We see that Erin is alive during the wagon chase which is a very comforting thought, we get to see sensitive side to Captain Levi who gives a soldier called Dieter the badge of his friend Ivan, he was very upset because he had to throw his friends corpse away and Captain Levi gave him this to help him cope with the loss, its a very touching moment.

Ivans Badge

 

The soldiers return to town after failing their mission, the towns folks are very ungrateful for the sacrifice of the soldiers and they keep complaining about the wasted money and they blame the soldiers for the many deaths that happened over the course of the mission, the criticism upsets Erin but he soon sees a little boy who is very excited and this reminds Erin of himself many years ago.

All of those responsible for the missions failure have been summoned to the capital and Erin is to most likely be handed over to the Military Police who wanted him killed during the court case.

I really enjoyed this episode, there was not as much action sequences as the last episode but the emotional moments were very well directed and left me feeling very emotional, Attack on Titan is a very serious show even if it may seem a little silly too some people, I really hope that Erin does not get handed to the Military Police as that would not leave humanity with much hope at all.

great episode but I did enjoy the last episode just a little bit more

4.6/5

Attack on Titan E21 Crushing Blow The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5

Spoilers !!!

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Even after she was recently devoured the female titan is chasing after the special operations squadron, since all other plans to capture the titan have failed the special opts decide to try blinding her by slicing out her eyes on coordinated strikes, they then start using more coordinate strikes to attack her arm muscles so that she cannot move her arms to protect the weak spot.

female titan no eyes

Unfortunately this plan did not work as the female titan concentrates all of her energy into just one eye and it regenerates in under 30 seconds and she soons kills Petra, Eldo and Oluo of Squad Levi.

Erin sees all of this chaos and he soon comes to the realisation that he should have transformed into a Titan much earlier into the mission but he instead put trust into his comrades who are now all dead, Erin realises that he could have saved many lives if he just listened to his conscience and this thought makes him very sad and very angry.

Erin has had enough and he finally returns to Titan form to tackle the female Titan in a battle to the death.

Erin Titan and female titan fighting Both of the titans fight for what can only be hours and they are both very worn out but unfortunately the female titan knocks Erin’s head clean off and then she pulls Erin out of the body and eats him, Mikasa sees this and she is absolutely distraught Mikasa chases after the female titan and she try’s to slash at her unprotected neck but her blades are completely destroyed, this shows that the female titan might be invincible and that is not good news for the soldiers, Mikasa believes that Erin is still alive and she vows to somehow release  him from within the female titans stomach.

This episode was fantastic, we got to see the female titan at her very worst in an awesome titan battle with Erin, we also see the possibility of the female titan being invincible and I find that to be a very terrifying thought, I really liked that the message of this episode was that you should not always listen to your friends or  comrades as they may be wrong, its little messages like this that make me love this show as much as I do.

5/5

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Attack on Titan E20 Erwin Smith The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4

Spoilers !!!

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Now that the Female Titan has been captured many of the scouts have come to the conclusion that there is a spy among them,I don’t understand where this conclusion came from because the only time this subject has been touched upon previously was when Sonny and Bean mysteriously died and even if that is the reason that they are talking about this possibility, why are they only discussing this now and not when the previous situation took place?

Erwin Suspects that the spy would have become a Survey Corp around five years ago which is approximately when the destruction of Wall Maria took place in the first episode.

if there is a spy it can mean a number of different things, one they are just killing for sport which is very unlikely, two its matter of revenge against some one or just the soldiers in general or three this spy also has the titan ability just like Erin and they are secretly working with the titans but are also working as a soldier to protect them selves from being caught.

As much as I don’t like that the spy thing has only just been thrown into the mix, it does bring a lot of tension and mystery to the table, who is this mysterious killer and why are they helping the titans?.

Erwin is struggling to figure out how they can release the human from inside of the female titans body, this has become a big issue because she has the ability to form a protective shell over her hands and if soldiers try to cut through the shell their blades are completely destroyed

protective shell

After failing to attack the females titans weak spot Captain Levi starts to taunt the female titan threatening to blow off her limbs,a very foolish decision as this causes the female titan to release a deafening scream, no more than two minutes later and an army of titans come rushing through the forest and they all start to devour the female titans body, a few soldiers try to defeat the titans but after realising that they are outnumbered they retreat failing the mission.

while retreating Erwin explains to Hanji Zoe that he saw the female titan being eaten but he never saw the human inside of the body, not long after this we are shown Erin’s group who have a mysterious guest turn up wearing a Survey Corps Hood the hooded figure appears to kill one of the survey corps and that’s where the episode ends

hooded figure

I’m not sure what to think of this episode I am pleased that they have brought in a new antagonist and I am looking forward to finding out who this person is but apart from that I found the whole episode a little boring and uninteresting, there was a lot going on and the episode transitioned extremely well between the two groups of soldiers (Inside the Forest and Outside the Forest).

Apart from these things nothing much about the episode really got me hooked or made me completely engaged with what was going on and honestly I cant see me watching this one for a second viewing.

2.3/5

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Attack on Titan E19 Bite The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3

Spoilers !!!

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We begin the episode where we left off last time, Captain Levi’s group are still running through the forest while getting chased by the female titan, we learn that Captain Levi’s purpose in setting off the smoke signal was simply an act of impulse to confuse or stun the titan, sadly this did not work.

As a last resort Erin attempts to become a titan but is quickly stopped by his comrades who are  telling him that he should trust them, Erin is now stuck between following his conscience and listening to those who are laying down their lives for him.

Cover your ears

 

We are now taken into a flash back of Erin’s training for the current mission, he is stood in a well and is told that when Hanji Zoe sets off her smoke signal he should bite his finger but as he tries to do this he does not transform, he bites his hands many times during his attempt at transformation but he still has no luck and this time his wounds wont even heal.

Later on during dinner Erin drops his spoon and as he picks it up his right arm transforms into the arm of a titan, his comrades get out their weapons and threaten to kill him if he doesn’t convince them that he is safe.

Erins Titan Arm

 

Erin manages to free his arm from the titan flesh,later on that night Hanji Zoe shares a new discovery about Erin’s abilities with the survey corps, it turns out that Erin can only transform when he is trying to achieve some kind of a goal, after learning this Erin’s comrades feel really guilty about shouting at him all of them bite their hands as a way of apologising to Erin, this moment teaches all of Captain Levi’s group about the importance of trust.

Back in the present Erin is still contemplating his big decision but he eventually decides to take the word of his comrades and he keeps moving forward, the female titan is getting very close to Erin at this point but luckily she is attacked with hundreds of harpoons and it turns out that the plan was to capture her alive all along in order to find out who is controlling the titan body

Harpooned Titan

This episode was really cool, it did not have too much action but the emotions and the atmosphere was just fantastic, this is the first episode that really expanded on Levi’s character, the way he reacts to the survey corps when they are trying to kill Erin shows a more sympathetic and caring side to the all out bad-ass we have been shown in previous episodes. I thought that the trust scene was brilliant having Erin’s comrades bite their hands to go through the pain that he goes through every time he wants  to transform was really sweet and in a way shows that even though Erin carries titan DNA they are all very similar and will always stick together.

Absolutely Awesome Cant wait until episode 20

5/5

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