Poll: Shingeki no Kyojin Chapter 31 Discussion

Mar 10, 2012 12:13 AM

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"Time to slice up the female giant again." Damn, Mikasa owns.
Mar 10, 2012 1:56 AM

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Liked the chapter and also your signature (where those chars from?).

Can anyone tell me when was Annie last seen in (chapter)?
Mar 10, 2012 2:22 AM

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vansonbee said:
Liked the chapter and also your signature (where those chars from?).

Can anyone tell me when was Annie last seen in (chapter)?
Mar 10, 2012 2:36 AM

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thotian in chap 30 thread said:
The tears of the female giant are interesting. If you add this with its long hunt for Eren through the fields and forest, then it seems more like an urge to find something precious. The emotional part of its actions becomes quite clear, like a mother desperately searching for her lost child with ferociousness. That's why I doubt that it is related to Annie or any other character that we already know. Anyway, there are still lots of interesting mysteries...

My bad! It was simpler than I thought to consider Annie. Well, she is now full of mysteries and I can't wait to see the next chapters.

edit: To answer to your question, I think it was chap 21 p31 when she doesn't choose to enter the scouting legion and opt for the police.
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Mar 10, 2012 2:48 AM

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like couple of ppl predicted Annie is a titan spy next chapter shit going down.
Mar 10, 2012 5:16 AM

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Annie as a titan wasn't unexpected. The plot to deceive and corner her, the countless leads which slowly pile up, and the emotions build-up between Armin and Annie to this revelation. These are done fantastically well.

Annie is a complex and intriguing character. The ring that she put on was probably the source of her giant's power. The very fact that she puts it on immediately after her conversation with Armin at the start shows she had her suspicion on Armin's proposal. She went ahead with the plan anyway. Throughout the story, she seems to hold the belief that she was merely acting for herself or 'going with the flow' under circumstances not within her control. As a titan, she killed countless of people ruthlessly. She acknowledged that she's easily influenced and perhaps 'bad' and 'rotten' people, at least in comparison the likes of Ernie.

However, I'm not sure if it's because of her inner struggle to terms with her actions or she want to be seen as a good person to people she cared for, there are occasion where she breaks her protocol.

Another 5/5 chapter for me, it makes me re-read this chapter over again.
Mar 10, 2012 7:25 AM

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^ wow guess there's nothing left to say after that

Once again an exciting chapter. I love how we can feel the tension... Annie's face in the last pages is so creepy, she's not even in her titan form but she's already as scary. Titan is coming, run for your lives!
I admit I still didn't fully believe Annie was the giant until I saw the 1st page of this chapter, but what else can I say, it's perfect.

Mar 10, 2012 10:08 AM

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The first page of this chapter made me certain Annie was the giant; before the attention her character received. With her hair untidy, she looked too much like the giant not to be.

At first, I didn't realize Armin had lead Annie into a trap--I thought Annie and led the trio into a trap. But when I stopped and thought about it, Annie wouldn't have had any reason to set-up a human ambush when she - as a giant - wanted Eren. And going underground was obviously to prevent her turning into a giant.

I would've preferred Eren to have deduced the identity of the giant based on her fighting style. Armin having said nothing about his suspicions BEFORE everyone went off to die in the failed trap seems off, to me. It didn't strike me as a natural development, and Eren not putting two and two together irritated me.

The first half of the chapter was poor. It told me nothing about Annie's character that hadn't already been highlighted, was full of weak chattering about corruption between stock characters (maybe not Marlo) and Annie's reasons for her actions remain totally unclear. All of the Military Police bit could be cut without anything of note being lost.

live2win is more than likely bang-on about the ring. I didn't think that Annie put it on right after Armin's request due to her suspicions. A nice touch.
Mar 11, 2012 4:44 AM

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May her death be horrible and painful.
Mar 11, 2012 12:32 PM

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so army saw (offscreen) annie killing the titans (offscreen) then reported her (offscreen) to a bunch of (offscreen) characters and plotted (offscreen) how capture her or how to kill her?

so question is, what will that other hiden titans do?
they have to be themselves some sort of high rankin officers that will have to prove themselves in some way

say isn't that high ranked general that saved eren a titan himself? i mean this baldy:
somehow i imagine titans try to group up in order to set things in motion
Mar 12, 2012 12:36 PM

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I AM SHOCKED. But still why did she chase the squad? And why did she go to work in police?
Mar 12, 2012 10:28 PM

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Great chapter. Love this series. Keep forgetting that this isn't a Seinen series but Shonen, yet it's right up their with the Seinen great series like Berserk and Vagabond.
Mar 13, 2012 6:09 AM

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Unbelievably great chapter with fantastic narration, artworks, dialogues, scriptwriting and developments. Isayama Hajime, how awesome can you become ? I can't even imagine how the guy is younger than me and yet so good. Shingeki no Kyojin really is a masterpiece, let alone for a first manga...

In every age, in every place, the deeds of men remain the same.
Mar 13, 2012 6:25 AM

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Annie is the female titan after all!
I though is was going to be her but the way Armin said how he found out, it makes him a very good and smart character.

Her evil grin in the end...I was like:O_O.
Now it's time for a fierce battle inside the walls! Yeah bring it...

And I want to know how she gained her powers and I think that ring of hers is related to her power.
Mar 13, 2012 9:43 AM

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Wow, this was the best chapter in quite some time. I was almost ready to stop caring for this manga, now I love it again O.o
Mar 13, 2012 2:05 PM

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I really liked the previous chapter, but this one is amazing too
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Mar 13, 2012 2:05 PM

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I really liked the previous chapter, but this one is amazing too
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Mar 15, 2012 11:24 AM

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as expected Annie is the female titan...well, time to cut the bitch to pieces.

I hope they capture her alive and torture her for the information
Mar 16, 2012 7:24 AM

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Yea, Annie being the female titan was expected, even more so from the start of this chapter. hopefully they take her out or down and gain some info from her.

Well I look forward to the next chapter ;o
Mar 18, 2012 5:49 PM

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Why didn't the Military police notice that she was gone? I think that's the only thing that's bothering me.

Mar 19, 2012 7:33 AM

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That was great...I'm satisfied.
Apr 7, 2012 5:19 PM

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I fuckin' knew it.
I fucking knew it was Annie.
May 12, 2012 10:16 AM

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Woah, I had some suspicions it could be Annie but dang I was actually right?

Go Mikasa! ^_^ What a strong female character.
May 24, 2012 3:39 AM

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This is not a surprise. Happy about this manga getting better and better)).
Jun 28, 2012 12:19 PM

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I knew all along but cant help
but say WTF nontheless xD

Oct 5, 2012 10:32 AM

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Armin manipulated everything. Nice :)
Jan 30, 2013 8:50 AM

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I knew it was Annie, she was the only one better at combat than Eren. I liked the reveal though. I wonder what made her do all this.
Feb 23, 2013 9:00 AM

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great turn of events
Apr 7, 2013 7:50 PM

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So it was annie
Apr 8, 2013 3:48 AM

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So it was Annie all along. Good detective work by Armin. The other guys in the past threads deducted it correctly. I fell for the diversion that made it look like Christa was the one. How could she and the rest of the other abnormal titans betray the rest of humanity?

She'd rather be exposed than be unable to betray them in the darkness underground, huh. The problem now is that the existence of other human-titan transforming types are only known to the Legion for now. It's going to be hard to use her as evidence to prove the usefulness of the Legion's operations.
May 8, 2013 10:02 AM

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Wait ... so it was Annie? When? How? Was it her father? Is that why she is being surrounded, too be honest I thought it was her who called all of those guard to surround the 3 of them from escaping (hence that flare gun thingy) ... Holy shit this turned sour quickly ...
May 8, 2013 3:17 PM

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Okay I'm sure the answer is out there somewhere but I'm still confused. Why didn't Annie go down the tunnels with Eren, Armin, and Mikasa? Is it because she had already caught onto the fact that something was suspicious before she was asked to go down to the tunnels? Did she know that the three knew her real identity? Is it because she wouldn't be able to transform? Not that it would matter though since I imagine she could just burst through. Or because lack of sunlight? But that wouldn't explain her being able to tolerate night time, or how Berholdt and Reiner can operate at night. And do we just assume the titans that run around at night in the later chapters are all exceptions to sunlight needed rule? I'm just wondering Annie could've technically gone down the tunnels and played it safe. She could pretend to not be the titan, it's not that they had direct evidence. They lured her all the way to confirm she was the titan I thought, not because they knew for a fact. If they knew for a fact, wouldn't they just immediately capture her without going thru the whole plan? Or maybe Annie didn't know how much the humans knew about her and played it safe by transforming? It seems a bit inconsistent.
May 12, 2013 12:43 PM

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I kinda knew that Annie was the female titan just because of the looks nothing else really.
Jul 8, 2013 8:07 AM

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Time to slice up the female titan!
Interesting chapter.

Say something.
Jul 17, 2013 5:19 PM

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pick up the phone because i fucking called it
Oct 27, 2014 4:20 AM

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This scene is much more powerful in the manga than it was in the anime. Loved it.
Sep 11, 4:57 PM

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Yep, Annie's the female titan. Next chapter, female titan fight.