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

Spoilers !!!

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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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By Padawan

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

Spoilers !!!

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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

I hope you enjoyed this Attack on Titan review

If you respect my opinion, I will respect yours

By Padawan

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