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Damnit, they got me.
Sasha and Niccolo brought those long-awaited tears to my eyes.
I thought seeing this animated would make me cry, as in the manga I was very upset after these scenes. Oddly enough, as I’ve mentioned like three times now, Chapters 109 and 111 in the manga are my absolute favorite.
This episode covered the remainder of 111 essentially, with a scene from earlier in the manga concerning Zeke and Levi’s convo about Ragako.
The only thing…I kind of wish they included Zeke’s scene with Kiyomi calling himself the “True Eldian Restorationist”. It would have made more sense than when he causally tells Levi “Marley would have known I was a Restorationist” if he hadn’t murdered Connie’s entire village one beautiful spring day.
Zeke’s glasses immediately going foggy after this when asking to meet with Eren would have made him even more shady than he is now.
I don’t know.
I already mentioned I don’t like Zeke.
We have one more chapter left of the manga, and my feelings haven’t changed regarding him. I understand why he did the things he did, but I just can’t support it.
Speaking of not faking the funk, can I finally admit that I don’t like the Survey Corps anymore? Especially since we’re at this point in the anime…can I be honest without getting a ton of hate?
I can’t stand Armin. I can’t stand Hange. I’m on the fence with Mikasa. I tolerate Connie.
Jean is the only one I like, because he’s not a complete idiot.
I mean my gosh, Hange and the crew are so behind! It’s embarrassing.
Hange’s too busy running around like a chicken with their head cut off to notice what’s happening around her. Or rather, right beneath her nose.
And before anyone writes me a dissertation, I know, I know – Hange was not suited for this.
She even admitted that Erwin made a mistake naming her commander before his death.
Had it been a different time, I’m sure Hange could have flourished as commander. She’s a scientist at heart, and a mad one at that.
Hange is not a leader, and it’s really starting to show.
Also, coming from the last chapter let’s just say it’s really nice to see that all of the chances a certain character had to change truly did go to waste.
It’s almost comical, really.
They can all die as far as I’m concerned. Screw it. Haha. Ah – am I laughing because I’m upset or because I’m in pain? I can never tell while indulging in this series.
Maybe that’s why I like it so much.
It makes the reader and viewer actually feel something beyond shallow shock-factor like most media nowadays.
I have to really evaluate my world view while watching this anime.
Anywho, what about that King Floch ♛ entrance? What about that Eren entrance?
The WWE match should be fun to watch next week.
I’m going to wrap this one up, as I have to go to bed early tonight.
Before I go, I just wanted to say I’m glad that:
- Mappa actually saved what minuscule budget they are still using to animate Attack on Titan for these scenes at the restaurant. Don’t get me wrong, not hating on the animators blahblahblah but – can we honestly admit the quality has dropped as we reach the finale of this season? (or part 1? Still have no clue what’s going on with that.)
- The decision was made to change how Kaya charged at Gabi.
In the manga, Mikasa kind of cradles Gabi in her Arms and grabs Kaya’s arm before Gabi even knew what hit her.
In the anime, they let the knife get a lot closer to Gabi’s head, and she fully saw and acknowledged it.
Loved that touch.
I already know how I feel about this, but were Niccolò and Sasha in love?
Was Mr. Braus right to forgive Gabi and lecture the Survey Corps and Niccolo about the ‘letting the children out of the forest’ analogy?
(Why didn’t Annie kill Armin in season 1? 😏)
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Extras I wanted to add it but they didn’t really fit with the review:
Mr. Braus teaching Sasha to hunt in a single frame flashback from the manga.
And…what Sasha really meant to Niccolo.