Attack on Titan E15 Special Operations Squad Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2

 

 

Spoilers !!!

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The survey corps escort Erin to their remote hide out where they can train him privately and away from others, when Erin arrives we are given a quick introduction to all of the members of Captain Levis attack squadron from this we get to learn about all of these new characters personalities and we are also given each characters assist count and titan kills, the only member of the group we don’t learn about is Captain Levi so I hope his character is explored more deeply in future episodes.

We have not yet seen any training in this episode but we do get to learn some more about Hanji Zoe, one night she mentions to Erin that she has been conducting experiments on captured Titans.

Hanji Zoe talking to Erin

Erin asks about her experiments and what kinds of things she might have discovered about the titans, she then begins a very long and very descriptive monologue about her research of the two titans that were captured during the battle of Trost.

Sonny and Bean Captured

The reasons these two titans were captured and not killed was so that the military could run experiments to learn more about the titan species, from the research it was discovered that titans do not need to drink,eat or breath and we also learned that they work in the same way as solar panels because they will fall asleep a few hours after they cut off from sunlight, another interesting fact is that titans are really light in weight which is very surprising considering the amount of damage just one of them can cause.

Most people would be terrified of the titans but the first thing Hanji Zoe did when they arrived was she tried to communicate with them and even though they both tried to kill her she was still not afraid, she became quite fond of the titans she even gave them names Sonny and Bean.

When Erin asked why she treats them so differently to everyone else she says its because she believes that there is something more to the titans that people are not seeing, she wants to give them a chance before she calls them monsters that just want to kill.

Their conversation is cut short though as one of the squad members informs Erin and Hanji Zoe that Sonny and Bean have been killed by a rouge soldier.

Hanji Zoe mourning over her Titan Children

Hanji Zoe is distraught she is screaming and crying as if she just lost her own children, everyone is confused and trying to figure out who could have done this, the episode ends with commander Erwin asking Erin “What do you think the enemy is” the squad member walks away with Captain Levi and the episode ends.

This episode was awesome, we finally got to see some titans this time and even though they were not fighting we got to see the titans from a more sympathetic outlook and it worked, I was a little sad when I found out that Sonny and Bean were killed, sadness is an emotion this show has sparked a lot within me but I never thought I would feel that way about the creatures that I have been told I should hate and despise.

Fantastic episode 4.5/5

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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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