The Battle for Shiganshina District!

Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Episode 13 Review!

Welcome to my Attack on Titan Season 3 part 2 Episode 1 (or 13) Review!

Just to start out, I should mention that after part 1 ended, I read the manga up until a certain point. So for the most part (unless the adaptation deviates) I already know what is going to happen. I was nervous while watching thinking it would diminish my enjoyment, but thankfully it only enhanced it. It’s always fun seeing a manga you enjoy be adapted; watching the characters come to life.

We were even greeted with the usual monologue from Armin detailing the events that lead them to this point. I will try my best not to spoil anything for anime-only watchers. With that being said, let’s get back into it!

So I’m not even going to lie, I meant to rewatch the earlier portion of the season but ended up just skimming its last episode as a refresher.

The survey corps is on a mission to re-Wall Maria with Eren’s new hardening ability. Within Shiganshina District lies Dr. Yeager’s basement, along with the secrets of their world. I am curious how long they will focus on the retrieval mission, and its aftermath since we only have ten episodes.

Anyway, ever sharp – Armin realizes that their arrival was foreseen, and alerts Erwin. Due to his past actions, Armin is given a position of power and leads the search for Reiner, Bertholdt and the ape titan Zeke. Might I add that while typing this, I have My Anime List open for the spelling of everyone’s names but in my laziness to expand the characters section I googled Bertholdt.

Bertholdt x Reiner BL Results...
Bertholdt x Reiner BL Results…

Why are the first results yaoi uke BL ships?

Nothing against it, just unexpectedly hilarious that this is the first thing people search for. I myself would rather Historia/Krista x Ymir, but I digress…

Upon following Armin’s plan, a random officer finds and is killed by Reiner. Levi tries to murder him right on the spot, but Reiner does a super-secret titan move where he moves his life functions from his brain to his nervous system or something to that effect. It’s been a while since I read the manga.

Levi then explains to the audience and cadets that he failed because Reiner did his super-secret titan move and for once, I actually am happy I understand that bit of information before the explanation.

I usually go in blind, it was nice having background context for a change.

Any who, Bertholdt stays hidden in conjunction with the plan while Zeke destroys Eren and friends’ escape route. Reiner Titan’s up and sets the stage for next week’s elaborate battle sequence. I am excited to see the effects of the battle on Reiner’s psyche, who proves to be unstable…I also love that Armin has a new role in the story. Since Mikasa is the brawn and Eren is the (unreliable) muscle, Armin had yet to have a defined role. Sure, he has been the brains of many operations but he finally has the authority and clout he needs to enact those brilliant strategies.

This episode was just set up so I don’t have anything else to say, but that I’m looking forward to next week’s battle continuation!

Do you think Eren will win the battle against Reiner? What is your theory behind the secrets of the walls? Do you think Levi could take out Zeke? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, I’d love to hear from you! Also be sure to follow us for more Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Reviews!

See you back here same time next week!

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Author: In Asian Spaces

I write in my personal time and I haven't published much at all. I don't know if that qualifies me as a writer or not, but I'd like to change that. I have a deep passion for travel, cinema and (mainly) East Asian things, but I plan on writing various things to keep it spicy. Let's prosper together ~ よろしくおねがいします。

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