Attack on Titan E24 Mercy Assault on Stohess, Part 2

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

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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

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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

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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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Attack on Titan E18 Forest of Giant Trees The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 2

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Armin, Reiner and Jean are in a bit of pickle due to them being stuck in a open field with only one horse between the three of them. They all agree that one should be left behind while the other two will go out and find help, as you may expect Armin nominates himself to stay behind but luckily Krista Lens turns up with two extra horses after she spots their smoke signal.

Krista Lens

The female titan is now a huge threat, three survey corps attack her at the same time each aiming for a different weak spot but the titan jumps making them all fly off of her and crash and she even grabs one and spins him like lasso before throwing him into the ground, another one of the survey corps tries to run away to warn the others but the female titan soon catches up and stops him.

 

cowgirl titan yeehaw

With just a few survey corps left the plan was a complete failure and Commander Erwin strangely tells the remaining groups to head towards the Forest of Giant Trees, this is very mysterious idea because due to the narrow landscape of the area avoiding titan attacks will be near impossible.

Armin’s group have been told to remain in the trees in order to keep titans from entering the forest.

Titans at the trees

 

Of course this plan wont work for the female titan who manages to run straight through the forest destroying everything in her path, many try to stop her and those foolish enough to attempt to slay her are killed in the process, after realising that the normal titan slaying tactic wont work on this titan Captain Levi shoots a smoke signal knowing that no one outside of the forest will see it, so what could his plan possibly be?

Another fantastic episode, its quite amazing because everything went wrong with the plan due to the intelligence and great strength of this new titan and to be honest I was little scared for the survey corps and even now that the episode is over I am still nervous but also excited about what’s going to happen next.

I am so happy that Krista Lens played an important role in this episode we have seen her in the series before but only as a background character so its really cool to see her as a more important character in the series.

Again this was amazing I hope the next episode is the same

5/5

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Attack on Titan E16 What Needs to be Done Now Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3

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It’s now time for all of the soldiers to make the big decision of which force they will join the survey corps, the garrison or the military police .

Commander Erwin gives a very intense speech about the dangers of joining the survey corps which scares away the majority of the soldiers, he tells the soldiers that who ever wants to join should stay and the rest should leave to join another less dangerous attack force, all of the soldiers make their choice leaving just a handful of soldiers to join the survey corps.

The remaining soldiers

All those who joined the survey corps starts training the next day , the first tasks for the survey corps is too initiate the new recruits as well as test Erin’s titan ability, Erin is given permission to see Mikasa and Armin before they start the training Mikasa gets very emotional and is relieved to finally see Erin again after such a long separation , she is also still very angry at Captain Levi and swears she will get revenge for his violence towards Erin in the court room.

This is also the first time that Erin hears about Marco’s passing which is something that is still haunting Jean.

Marcos Dead

Everyone is pleased to be helping protect Erin on the path to Zhiganshina but they do have their doubts whether they have made the right choice due to Erin not yet having complete control over his titan abilities and because he tried to kill Mikasa while in titan form during the previous battle.

The best part about the scene is that nothing is over the top or over dramatic all of the characters show their emotions in a calm but effective manner and that something that I believe most of the time this show does really well compared to many other anime’s.

This episode was great, all of the soldiers had to make a big decision and you can genuinely sympathise with their final decisions, every emotional scene is played off perfectly these characters are feeling these intense emotions and in some ways I was feeling these emotions with them.

This episode did not have the awesome attack on titan action that I love but it was a very emotional episode which in my opinion was directed perfectly

5/5

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Attack on Titan E14 Can’t Look Into His Eyes Yet Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1

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Attack on Titan is finally back and I am extremely hyped to review all of Part 2, but before we begin I have one question Why did they change the theme song?

I loved the old theme song it was intense and really fun to sing along too,  I still have it stuck in my head from when I reviewed part 1 last year, the new one just doesn’t feel right to me but that’s just my opinion and I wont let this effect my opinion on the actual episode.

Erin is still locked up in that dungeon where we left him last time, some scouts who are unknown to Erin release him from his prison and appear to be taking him somewhere.

Erin being transported to the court roomErin soon finds out that the scouts are taking him to a court room where he will be on trial to find out whether he will end up in the custody of the military police or the survey corps.

Both of these groups want Erin for different reasons and both have very different ideas on what will be Erin’s fate, the military police plan to execute and dispose of Erin as soon as possible because they believe that he is too dangerous to be kept alive, the survey corps plan to use Erin to the benefit of the soldiers by employing him to use his titan ability to take out a large amount of titans and to help with more difficult tasks, such as when Erin moved the boulder back in episode 13.

Erin on trial

 

As you can imagine there are lots of arguments between both of these groups and it does not seem that Erin will be staying alive much longer.

The Judge reminds the court room that Erin tried to kill Mikasa when he was in titan form (This is from episode 11) when he attempted to punch her.

This again sets everyone off but they are quickly silenced by the Judge, Erin does not remember trying to hurt Mikasa and is understandably very confused the Judge asks if this is true and Mikasa admits that it did happen, but she also reminds the court room that Erin saved her life twice prior to this while he was in titan form.

Everyone starts worrying that Mikasa might be a titan too and of course due to this they also feel that she should die, this finally sets off a very quiet Erin, he begs them that Mikasa is innocent but this only scares the military police who aim a rifle at his head and are about to shoot.

Before anything drastic happens Captain Levi walks over to Erin and starts beating the crap into him, he hits him so hard that even one of Erin’s teeth gets knocked out of his mouth. This triggers Mikasa to help but Armin quickly stops her before she gets herself killed.

Armin stopping Mikasa

 

Captain Levi’s strange behaviour turned out to be his plan to get the Judge to turn Erin over to the survey corps.

Because Captain Levi has shown that he has full control over Erin and that he could kill him if needed too, the survey corps explain a plan to take Erin outside of the Walls to see if he really has full control when he transforms, if he is successful they will use him for their main goal of taking back Zhiganshina and eventually getting into the basement of his old home, if he fails they agree with the Judge that they will kill him, the Judge agrees to this and the survey corps win the trial.

While the Survey Corps are celebrating Hanji Zoe (One of the scouts that brought him to the court room) asks to see inside of his mouth but she is shocked to find out that his missing tooth has grown back.

This episode was really intense I had no idea what was going to happen and the arguments in the court room made me very nervous for Erin, the animation was amazing it was very smooth and extremely well done this episode showed some of the best animation I have seen from the show so far, as much as this episode was really intense and fun to watch I will admit that it was a little hard to follow, I wasn’t really sure what was going on a lot of the time because many new characters were brought in all at once and I needed to watch the court scene three times before I truly understood everything that was being explained.

Apart from this the episode was very intense and a great start to part 2

4.2/5

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