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Jun 3, 2017 8:11 AM

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I miss Annie so much.
 
Jun 10, 2017 3:29 PM

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I enjoyed the...restraint that Shingeki showed these past two episodes. Of course I'm using the word "restraint" very loosely here, because restraint isn't in this show's blood (which isn't necessarily a bad thing and often is a very good thing). But between Reiner casually revealing to Eren the answer to one of the story's biggest mysteries and the battle between Reiner and Eren consisting more of clever strategy than over-the-top spectacle and gore, it feels like Shingeki's finally begun to understand some of the merit in underplaying rather than overplaying scenes. Reiner's reveal of his and Bertholdt's identity surprised because it seemed to have come from a different show. The flippancy of the reveal was so stunning largely because of its contrast with Shingeki's M.O. of EVERYTHING IS INTENSE ALL THE TIME EVERYBODY SCREAM in its approach to storytelling. That reveal was so brilliant because it used understatement to deliver a scene more shocking than any amount of camera-shaking, character-screaming, and music-booming would have been able to achieve. Shingeki's characteristically dramatic pyrotechnics only maximized the reveal's impact, which is why it might be my favorite moment this season.

This episode displayed that same preference for restraint, subverting the expectation of massive spectacle by grounding the fight in a more cerebral tactical contest. I found something delightful in watching a fight between two towering Titans that was not an all-out brawl but an intimate grappling match short on destruction.

I don't expect Shingeki's newfound use of quieter avenues to generating excitement to last long, but I am pleased to see the show recognize that its typical melodramatic excess provides valuable opportunities for maximizing the impacts of certain scenes by scaling back said excess.
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Jun 10, 2017 3:59 PM

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I enjoyed the...restraint that Shingeki showed these past two episodes. Of course I'm using the word "restraint" very loosely here, because restraint isn't in this show's blood (which isn't necessarily a bad thing and often is a very good thing). But between Reiner casually revealing to Eren the answer to one of the story's biggest mysteries and the battle between Reiner and Eren consisting more of clever strategy than over-the-top spectacle and gore, it feels like Shingeki's finally begun to understand some of the merit in underplaying rather than overplaying scenes. Reiner's reveal of his and Bertholdt's identity surprised because it seemed to have come from a different show. The flippancy of the reveal was so stunning largely because of its contrast with Shingeki's M.O. of EVERYTHING IS INTENSE ALL THE TIME EVERYBODY SCREAM in its approach to storytelling. That reveal was so brilliant because it used understatement to deliver a scene more shocking than any amount of camera-shaking, character-screaming, and music-booming would have been able to achieve. Shingeki's characteristically dramatic pyrotechnics only maximized the reveal's impact, which is why it might be my favorite moment this season.

This episode displayed that same preference for restraint, subverting the expectation of massive spectacle by grounding the fight in a more cerebral tactical contest. I found something delightful in watching a fight between two towering Titans that was not an all-out brawl but an intimate grappling match short on destruction.

I don't expect Shingeki's newfound use of quieter avenues to generating excitement to last long, but I am pleased to see the show recognize that its typical melodramatic excess provides valuable opportunities for maximizing the impacts of certain scenes by scaling back said excess.


Its probably because this season is done by a different director, Though Araki is still on the team as chef director, I don't think he has a huge control over this season.
 
Jun 11, 2017 6:06 PM

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It sure has been a while since I saw a giant's arm go flying... (eva)
... and Mikasa with that back-of-the-knee slicing... mmm very nice.

Intense episode was intense.
 
Jun 11, 2017 8:59 PM

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Oh wow. What an episode.
 
Jun 11, 2017 11:20 PM

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Shivers run down my body every time Eren used Annie's moves against Reiner ♥ Seeing the mighty Armored Titan being pinned and ripped apart was so awesome! Comparing Mikasa and the Armored Titan's arm's sizes made me realize how gigantic he is, let alone the Colossal Titan.

Hange Titan fangirling for the first time in season 2 despite being so serious due to the situation at hand. Mikasa with the battle support~

If only they had cannons...It was so close then Bertholdt just came crashing down towards both of them.








 
Jun 16, 2017 1:43 PM

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I still think they should've at least talked it out with Reiner and Bertholdt before an all-out battle D:
Reiner seems like he wanted Eren for something :/

Maybe the smarter, more human like titans can coexist with the humans. But that's being too optimistic, I know ;[

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Jun 17, 2017 2:47 AM

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HANJI'S REACTION TO EREN RESPONDING TO HER WITH A NOD. I DIED. Also, holy shiiit. What a THRILLING episode *q* the fight between Eren and Reiner was so amazing. Eren was impressive being able to use the technique he learned from Annie. Gosh, cliffhanger literally had me screaming eue; SO GOOD.
 
Jun 19, 2017 6:50 AM

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Whooaa Bertholdt fall, what happened to Ymir and the other people that got eaten? are they beyond saving?
also, Connie didn't get a clue the whole time.
 
Jun 19, 2017 9:50 AM

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Fucking EPiC!

Now I could give this a 10


 
Jun 20, 2017 7:34 PM

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That's so good I could cry. I can't really believe what I'm watching.

Mikasa realized pretty fast that she had the best chance to kill Reiner and Berthold to prevent their transformations. However I don't think that she would have been able to do it no matter what. I mean from one to another moment your friends became traitors and you have to kill them? Pretty hard.

Fucking Colossal Titan with his steam made it impossible to attack him. It was also pretty unclear what he intended to do on that wall after he ate Ymir.

The fight between Eren and Reiner was absolute epic. I could imagine that Mikasas blades or normal blows of Eren wouldn't do anything against Reiner. Otherwise he would have never been able to crush the wall all the years ago when Erens mother died and the titans were able to come in.

I loved when they showed the flashback when at first Annie was fighting Eren and then the fight against Mikasa was about to happen. Will they ever show how this ended? A fight between 2 monsters >.<

And with this flashback Eren remembered how to fight an supposedly stronger oponent. Hanges reaction when Eren affirmed what she said was so funny, best moment for her :D
But even Reiner as the Amored Titan has some weak points and Mikasa did a perfect job to cut his hamstrings. At this point it was only a matter of time until Eren would have broke Reiners neck. I was surprised that Reiner even without an arm and the cutted hamstrings had so much power left.

That last scene when the Colossal Titan precipitate to Eren and Reiner was such a cliffhanger. At this point I wonder what will happen because the fight is definitely over.

What I asked myself over the last 2 episodes, what's that place Reiner and Berthold wanted to go with Eren? It must be the same place Annie tried to bring him to. I'm so excited for what I will see in the next episodes omg >.<

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Jun 21, 2017 6:54 AM
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Best episode so far!
A lot of good action, animation was perfect. I hope Eren won't be smashed up xd
 
Jul 1, 2017 3:01 PM

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The fight between Eren and Reiner was awesome but I thought it was a bit convenient that Eren thought about the martial arts at the right time while he was almost completely useless against Annie at the end of season one where he just acted out of emotions.

And I'm still baffled for what reason they animated the colossal titan with CGI when he didn't even move much while the other titans were beautifully animated. Was it because of the tracking shot when they moved around his arm?
 
Jul 3, 2017 6:55 AM

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That was a belter of an episode. Loved the bit where Eren recalled what Annie did in training
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Jul 3, 2017 12:52 PM

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Get rekt fucking traitors but fucking hell that lame cliffhanger! Let's see what's next!
 
Jul 7, 2017 1:53 AM
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intense episode
at the manga , i think it is only a good fight
at anime , I guess I should consider this epic fight !!!
 
Jul 7, 2017 1:53 AM
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intense episode
at the manga , i think it is only a good fight
at anime , I guess I should consider this epic fight !!!
 
Jul 8, 2017 1:57 PM

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That fight with Anne in the past helped Eren a lot in this one.
 
Jul 30, 2017 6:42 AM

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That was one goddamn sweet episode.

1st did they prolonged fight in anime? I would swear it's ending in manga after first Eren's grab while he is trying to pull off Reiner's arm.(dont remember about Mikasa cutting him, did that happened?) That's when collosal titan strikes. Speaking of which.

2nd that CGI collosal titan bothered me so so much. I guess good new Berserk prepared me for worst? Seriously, fok CGI in anime.

3rd remember Mikasa trying stab Reiner intho shoulder? Where is his armor seems thickest?? WHEN there is clearly unprotected neck just right on long of arm? WHAT AN ACTUALL FOK, MIKASA???
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Jul 31, 2017 9:13 PM

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Such an intense fight, as expected.
 
Aug 1, 2017 6:08 AM

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Damn, intense and amazing fight, surprised they didnt figure out that Reiner was calling for Bertholdt.
 
Aug 8, 2017 10:40 AM
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Didn't expect Reiner to be such a poor fighter. Once Eren stopped slugging it was completely one-sided. You'd think he never had any training.
 
Aug 11, 2017 2:27 PM

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Wew, really amazing animation this episode <3
 
Aug 14, 2017 3:25 AM

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Whew this confrontation was a long time coming and didn't disappoint! Sadly Eren was never gonna win against someone who spent much more time being a titan aware of their powers
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Sep 17, 2017 1:58 PM

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I absolutely hate this show for its cliffhangers. And this time it's probably the laziest execution I've ever seen.
 
Sep 18, 2017 8:02 PM

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Ugh, why did they have to use CG for the Colossal titan. Looks weird asf.

Nice fight but not as good as the one with Annie.
 
Oct 9, 2017 11:23 AM

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Looks like Erin has another girlfriend.
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Nov 12, 2017 12:54 AM

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are u for real Hange got turned on by hes Titan form XD
 
Nov 17, 2017 4:14 PM

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Allright I got what I came from.... out of the portion of the manga that I assumed was going to get adapted this was what I wanted to see the most.
 
Dec 10, 2017 12:30 AM
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Eren's titan voice in the dub is awful.

Still wondering what we'll learn about Annie. From what I've heard, the manga's presentation of her was less one dimensional.
 
Dec 10, 2017 12:32 AM

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If you speak about Annie in the new Ovas we will enjoy with her again ;)


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Dec 12, 2017 12:20 AM
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Eren's titan voice in the dub is awful.

Still wondering what we'll learn about Annie. From what I've heard, the manga's presentation of her was less one dimensional.


You can watch the new OVA about Annie
 
Dec 15, 2017 12:36 AM
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0217 said:
Eren's titan voice in the dub is awful.

Still wondering what we'll learn about Annie. From what I've heard, the manga's presentation of her was less one dimensional.


You can watch the new OVA about Annie

I plan to check it out
 
Dec 22, 2017 4:43 AM

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CG Colossal Titan looks like shit.
Oh, Connie.
lol Eren getting fucked up even after his MC speech.
Oh shit. Eren using techniques.
lol at Hange blushing.
Dat Mikasa cut.
Colossal Titan is falling.
Dat ending.
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Jan 7, 2018 6:37 PM
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That was some great mix martial arts!
 
Feb 11, 2018 12:10 PM

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-That epic and intense fight was glorious to watch.

-CGI Colossal Titan doesn't as intimidating or good as in season 1.

-Beautiful maneuver by Mikasa to slash behind the Armored Titan's knees.

-Eren is filled with RAGE.
 
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ACTION! Brilliant action! For the whole episode!
That was some great close quarter fight. Speaking of CQ, who won in the fight between Annie and Mikasa though?
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Super animation quality
 
Sep 7, 2018 1:43 PM

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This series has been amazing with its fight choreography so far.
First off, I was pleasantly surprised when the author incoporated muay thai into Annie's fight stance, made me proud as a muay thai amateur fighter.
Then this episode hit and it was honestly really cool when i could predict each submission hold that Eren used against Reiner before he did it. Felt like i had a sharingan. Too bad titans dont breathe, or that guillotine wouldve made quick work of Reiner
 
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I don't know why but I root for Reiner and Bertolt !!
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God damn this anime is good. That is all I have to say.
 
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