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I haven't read the manga (which I heard is amazing) but I've been keeping up with the anime and don't really want to read ahead and ruin it for myself. My brother introduced me to it when it first started airing. I just finished episode 5 about an hour ago and I'm just in utter disbelief over how something like what happened at the end could happen so quickly in the series.
Contains episode 5 spoilers:
I'm dying to know how Eren gets out of this one seeing how nobody else has survived being eaten by a Titan so far and since the next episode looks like it's going to focus on Mikasa's past, I think I might have to wait two weeks. D: Also, how might this emotionally affect him, seeing how he witnessed his mom getting eaten by a Titan and now it's happening to him? He's really shaken up by that experience and has a lot of will to defeat these seemingly indestructible giants... It just... seems like too soon to kill off the main character. This CAN'T be the end of him.
This show is very suspenseful. There are a lot of cringe-worthy, unexpected twists that will have you saying NO because you know something terrible is about to happen and they hold nothing back. I almost cried at the end of episode 1 but at the same time I was hooked. If you can handle a bit of gore and are looking for something to keep you on the edge of your seat, I strongly recommend following this anime. I haven't been this enthusiastic about an anime in a long time.
Just look above you... If it's something that can be stopped, then just try to stop it!
Haven't seen past episode 3 of the anime but i've read the manga up to the most recent scanlated chapter and it's freaking awesome. Lots of mindblowing twists, solid well-developed characters, and awesome action scenes. It's definitely one of my favourites and I really need to keep watching the anime because it seems like a pretty great adaptation so far. The anime's just getting started though, it only gets better from here.
(With all due respect to those with dwarfism...) My sides went orbital when abnormal Titan Eren punted the midget Titan. Holy shit. I could not stop laughing. Admitably, I got scared when Sasha failed to kill her target Titan because I REALLY don't wanna see her die. She's too funny.
Anyways, now that I know that Eren is a Titan and survived getting eaten, I'm wondering about the process of his survival... why he simply didn't die, and how he came back as a Titan. The brief explanation from this episode isn't doing it for me. Furthermore, I am wondering if there are more people who are Titans and judging by the next episode preview, it's an utter shame that people turn on him because of his newfound power. He hasn't shown himself to be a threat to people... it's a double-edged sword since this power's an asset but at the same time puts a bullseye on him.
That scene with Mikasa was also emotional, in a good way.
I'm really tempted to read ahead now. There's just too many questions I'm dying to know the answers to. Damn you eotens.
Just look above you... If it's something that can be stopped, then just try to stop it!
I'm guessing Titans eat humans and ignore all other lifeforms despite surviving without nourishment because that is how they reproduce.
It would also explain their weak spot; there's humans in the necks of all the titans, just like how Eren emerged from the Titan's neck.
He probably just had too strong of a will to kill all Titans (that's like his only real character trait, the strong will) to turn into one of them and decided to fuck shit up instead.
Blu told me not even the Manga has explained why Titans eat humans yet, so it's something to consider.
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This is probably the first show where I have deeply regretted touching the manga after watching one or two episodes of the anime, I feel (for once in a long time) that the show really out-does everything the manga has done so far; they cut down a lot of the boring dialogues that didn't really fit too well, they have a competent artistic and animation team and - on top of all that - they have a really great soundtrack to match the show. Although I'm behind on both the manga and the anime (lack of time) I gotta say: from what I watched, I was really breathe taken by this show.
But the manga really is a half-assed comic in comparison
Even though the last few episodes haven't been too action-oriented, they were still well-written and interesting. I was impressed with how fast Crunchyroll put out a Shingeki sub. Lately I've been having to wait, so this is pleasant.
Episode 11 spoilers:
I was not expecting him to turn around and punch Mikasa like that. Amazing how quickly he lost control after Armin tried convincing the higher-ups of Eren's strategic value. I can only imagine where it goes from here and I don't think it's gonna be good. They already told us the mission is a failure, but I'm left dying to know what's salvageable and who survives. What makes this really shocking to me is that he's a character who traditionally had such willpower and determination, and he succumbs to this violent urge.
I've chosen not to read the manga until after the anime ends, thanks to the insights posted here.
Shingeki no Kyojin. Wow. I honestly don't know where to start. The only other anime I was ever slightly interested in was Highschool of the Dead, but that didn't exactly last long. As for Shingeki no Kyojin, though, this is the first anime to ever draw me in as much as it has already.
The art is gorgeous, the music is powerful, and the emotion is just indescribable. It's the first of any media, not just anime, to ever evoke so many feelings out of me.
Mikasa's breakdown in EP 8 after discovering that Eren was alive, and the Garrison's anger and fear in EP 9 are two major examples.
I've felt fear. I've felt anger. I've been on edge. I've had my jaw drop. I've even cried. I don't think I can find anything bad to say about it, besides the fact that EP 9, 10, and 11 were slow. They're only setting up for something big in the next episode, though, so it'll all be worth it in the end.
I started watching like a week ago and caught up to the latest episode. I really can't stand how slow the past few episodes have been, which is why I also picked up the manga as well and read it all the way through.
Really, it shouldn't have taken 3 episodes to
plug a hole in a wall.
I understand it's a major event in the story, but they could have handled the pacing a lot better. Even the early episodes were pretty great about this, after the initial
attack on Trost
, which I think was the high point of the anime so far, it kind of just fell apart in my opinion.
Overall, I've been enjoying it though, and I'll definitely continue to watch it. It really taps into that primal human fear of losing our top place in the world very well; I really do feel a lot of despair that the manga itself kind of fails at conveying. The OP is also pretty much the best I've seen in any anime yet (admittedly, not very many). It really succeeds in getting me pumped up for the coming episode.
It seemed like everyone I knew was watching this, even game streamers and friends that normally don't watch anime. So I started watching it around 3 days or so ago, and I normally don't watch anime either.
I wanted to pace myself so I could make it last.
But shit, I'm already at episode 17, and I probably watched like 9 episodes today alone at school during my breaks.
I've had no problems with it being too slow paced, so far, since I haven't caught up, but I'm sure I'm going to feel that way.
This series leaves you with so much questions, and a lot of the time, it gives you the feeling of,
"Holy shit I did not expect that". You think they're safe but them BAM next second, shit hits the fan.
Since I haven't watched all the episodes released so far, there are probably a bit more questions answered in the next few available, so I'm probably going to have questions that have already been resolved.
There are just so much questions going through my head about this right now that I can't even type them all out.
I can't handle this anime anymore, all the failures and then episode 21 to punch you in the gut seeing the elites die to the female titan. Now to episode 22.
My heart shattered at the part where Petra's father spoke to Levi about that... that letter. Levi's face at the end of the scene depicts accurately the worst despair someone could go through. His face was like mine at a funeral of a special uncle, fighting everything inside your mind in order to prevent yourself collapsing while keeping the most emotionless face you will ever form. This writing/pacing is just beautifully written to be the most realistic portrayals of depression of real life.
And people do this in real life when it comes to wars/emergencies/dangerous jobs.
I can't write more because this episode made me feel uneasy.
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I'm sure most of you know about this already, but for those who don't yet, here's some of the english voice cast that were announced by Cuntbag Incorporated. I'm no subVdub type or anything, but I must say I'm not too wild about the clips I've heard thus far.
Eren – Bryce Papenbrook (who I would NOT have picked for such a roll)
Reiner – Robert McCollum
Annie – Lauren Landa
Armin – Josh Grelle
Samuel – Dave Trosko
Thomas – Duncan Brannan
Tom – Tyler Walker
Wald – Barry Yandell
Woerman – Christopher Sabat
Mikasa – Trina Nishimura
Hugo – Tyson Rinehart
Ian – Scott Freeman
Milieus – Joel McDonald
Mina – Alexis Tipton
Mitabi – Kyle Hebert
Mobb – Matthew Ham
Levi – Matthew Mercer
Petra – Caitlin Glass
Hange – Jessica Calvello
Daz – Brad Venable
Bertholdt – David Matranga
Franz – James Chandler
Rico – Morgan Garrett
Pyxis – R Bruce Elliott
Nack – Will Short
Jean – Mike McFarland
Sasha – Ashly Burch
Conny – Clifford Chapin
Anka – Jamie Marchi
Hanna – Tia Ballard
Gustav – Keith Kubal
Christa – Bryn Apprill
Ymir – Elizabeth Maxwell
Keith – Patrick Seitz
Moses – Jeff Johnson
Erwin – J. Michael Tatum
Marco – Austin Tindle
Carla – Jessica Cavanagh
Grisha – Chris Hury
Hannes – David Wald
I still can't believe it's hitting Toonami. If they're gonna clip and censor it(which they probably will knowing them), then I can't say I'm too exited about it.