Sep 30, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 25

Amazing…  The only thing wrong with this episode is that it’s the season finale. Having to wait for the manga to get ahead for a new season to appear is going to be pure agony, but I’m going to be patient. Shingeki no Kyojin deserves it.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.12_[2013.09.29_23.08.04]So they wrapped this season up in a neat little bow by putting Annie’s demise in the spotlight. We knew it was coming, we knew that we weren’t going to see much else. Still, seeing Eren lose control like that was absolutely epic. My heart was pounding so heart that the neighbours might’ve heard it, too.

This was another one of those episodes where I kind of think that they could’ve told us a bit more about how the titan transformation works. We know that the titans have regenerative capabilities. We know that Annie can regenerate pretty much any wound in her titan state if you give her enough time, yet Eren’s titan body doesn’t seem to regenerate. That still isn’t very clear and I would’ve liked to know a lot more about how all of that works.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 25 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.25_[2013.09.29_23.08.34]You know, something tells me that the answers to many, many of my questions are all locked away in the basement of Eren’s old home. I’m guessing that we will learn a great deal about the titans, how some people are capable of transforming and why they all have different abilities. I would really like to know more.

That last part where Eren lost control was really epic. I could’ve sworn I laid eyes on the devil. I’m pretty sure I saw fire as he got angrier and angrier. And, which also made me very happy, is that he didn’t beat her thanks to some ridiculous power boost. He had help. I liked that a lot. I can only imagine that the next season is going to involve more characters that are capable of transforming. I can’t wait to see that!

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Sep 23, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 24

Oh god, this is horrible. The thought of having to wait up to a year or two for another Shingeki no Kyojin season is sending the wrong kind of shivers down my spine. The fact that they are dragging things out now isn’t helping either.

[gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_24_[D44C4951].mkv_snapshot_08.31_[2013.09.22_16.03.29]We know its Annie. Annie is the female titan, she can harden pretty much any part of her titan body into some kind of crystal and she can transform at least two times in a row from what we’ve seen. Also, the fact that she has so much control over it proves that she’s experienced and pretty darn intelligent for her age.

It’s safe to assume that Eren is inferior to her in almost every way. He isn’t nearly that smart, he doesn’t possess the fighting experience of knowledge that she does, he lacks a huge amount of experience, and he’s a very unstable character in general. Transforming requires a clear mind. A mind that’s filled with fear just won’t do.

[gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_24_[D44C4951].mkv_snapshot_19.49_[2013.09.22_16.03.56]The thing that annoys me most about this episode is that they are dragging things out. I don’t care about learning the same thing twice. We all realized how Armin came to the conclusion that Annie was the female titan during last week’s episode, but for them to focus on that again during this episode was kind of wasteful.

Eren has a lot of catching up to do. He managed to transform after coming close to death once again, but that just won’t be sufficient. He has a lot of allies standing right behind him and I’m sure Erwin has an ace or two up his sleeve, but for Eren to destroy an arm with just one blow is shocking if you consider that the damage done is absolutely minimal.

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Sep 16, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 23

Dear reader, I must apologize in advance for what you’re about to read. I found this absolutely necessary after all the building up, the secrecy and the pointless flashback scenes. All Shingeki no Kyojin die-hards have been warned.

[gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_23_[38881CD2].mkv_snapshot_06.45_[2013.09.15_22.37.07]This episode may have been the worst one yet. Sure, it contained some action, but I find the way they announced Annie’s true identity rather lame. You could see all of it, much like Oprah Winfrey, from many miles away. I already had my suspicions for many weeks now, and it kept building up because they were so secretive about it. To think that I would find out in such a predictable way… It really, really made me want to rip my eyes out. It was like watching a child play a prank on another child. It really left a very, very bad taste in my mouth.

[gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_23_[38881CD2].mkv_snapshot_20.53_[2013.09.15_22.38.02]The one good thing about this episode was when Annie attempted to transform. Her facial expressions were brilliant. You could clearly see that she was completely insane and had no real interested in humanity. She obviously cared more for the titans than for humanity, which is probably why she killed those two captured titans.

Also, I think it’s nice that this whole transformation sequence has been unveiled. I started to think, because Annie can transform multiple times and can do things that Eren cannot, that her transformation sequence might be different, too. But no, it seems that shedding blood is the most effective way for them to transform into a titan. That’s always nice to know. I can only hope that Eren will start to rely on his own power instead of his ‘team’ again.

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Sep 9, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 22

Well, this pretty much confirmed my suspicions. There is definitely going to be a second season. Three episodes remain, yet we have no idea where Eren’s father is or what it is that’s in his basement, we have yet to discover the female titan’s true identity and now we’re back in the city again. Yeah… There’s definitely another season coming.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.11_[2013.09.08_13.39.48]Despite the fact that I’m still getting pissed off about them still wasting precious air-time at the beginning of every episode by throwing in those brief recaps, I still think this episode could’ve used a lot of work. The pace dropped every further and we didn’t even get to see what most of us wanted to see for the three episodes.

Dammit, we want to see who’s inside that female titan! I am almost one hundred percent sure that it’s Annie, but I would still like to see it with my own eyes before I go absolutely crazy. What happened though? They weakened the female titan, rescued Eren and got the hell out of there. It was their golden chance to take care of her once and for all. What a damn shame…

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.41_[2013.09.08_13.40.41]Also, why is it that this episode contained so many useless recaps? We saw these scenes during the last two episodes, so why? There were so many recaps that it almost made me cry. It’s like they think that our short term memory is shot to hell. I really think that this episode just doesn’t fit in quite as nicely as the others.

I can only speak for myself, but watching an episode where Eren is lying unconscious for most of the episode is kind of disappointing when this season is nearing the end. The only thing that I really liked about this episode was the drama. It never seizes to amaze and it simply forces you to cry. Shingeki no Kyojin will definitely be remembered for that.

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Sep 2, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 21

I cannot believe they wasted another three minutes during the beginning of this episode. Do you have any idea of what we could do with those three minutes? Especially in an episode as epic as this one… My god, what a waste…

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_08.28_[2013.09.01_13.10.02]So we continued where we left off; a traitor managed to infiltrate the recon corps and slaughter many, many good people. Eren caught sight of this but decided to trust in his fellow man to handle it, when suddenly that mysterious person transformed back into a titan and started hauling so much ass all over the place.

So we have someone that can transform twice in a row when Eren practically gets a heart attack after he exists a titan body. You can clearly see that Eren is absurdly outmatched against that titan. He had a hard time landing a hit, he couldn’t keep up at all, plus his self-destructive way of fighting may have cost him his life.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.41_[2013.09.01_13.10.55]Has anyone noticed that that female titan has a lot of characteristics of Annie, one of the cadets that kicked Eren’s ass in hand to hand combat? She has always been one step ahead of Eren. Besides, she made it clear several times that she has her own way of doing things. She would be my number one suspect.

It just brings up more and more questions… How can she, if Annie really is the female titan, transform? We all know that Eren can transform because of what is father did to him when he was younger. Does that mean that the old man did something to Annie, too? This show is absolutely amazing… It continues to blow your mind. I just hope that there’s going to be a second season or a movie, because twenty-five episode aren’t nearly enough to wrap things up.

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Aug 26, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 20

I must say that I expected more from this week’s episode of Shingeki no Kyojin. My expectations keep getting higher and higher now that we’re reaching the end. There is so much left to do, so many questions left to be answered, but we’re running out of time.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.16_[2013.08.25_23.39.56]I was extremely hopeful after they caught that female titan last week. I thought that her time had come and that we would finally find out who was controlling it. It became so much more complicated when it turns out that the one controlling it is one of the people from the Recon Corps. He or she has successfully infiltrated their ranks and has been taking one member at the other, killing captured titans so that they couldn’t find out more about them, and, if that wasn’t bad enough, now he or she is after Eren. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more of them out there, hoping to make Eren one of their own.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 20 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.34_[2013.08.25_23.40.36]Anyway, that titan was captured. Hundreds of hooks were inserted into her body in order to stop her from moving an inch, when she suddenly shouts out to all the other titans. I took them very little to no effort to come rushing in and eat the evidence, allowing that person to exit the titan’s body and blend in with the others.

Everyone now knows that there’s a rat amongst them. The episode ended when one of Eren’s ‘friends’ was killed by that very person right before his eyes. Something tells me that it’s still not going to end next week. That person is probably going to escape again somehow. Please, either schedule another season or pick up the pace!

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Aug 19, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 19

I never thought that I would ever feel as much disappointment as I do now because of a Shingeki no Kyojin episode. I expected so much more out of this episode, but almost none of my expectations were met. What a shame…

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.53_[2013.08.18_23.43.31]Eren had that female titan right on his ass. All they could do was run away and hope that someone would do something to stop her. That’s just crazy. People were getting slaughtered like little lambs by that titan, and Eren actually had the power to put a stop to it. Mind you, I’m aware that Eren can’t fully control those powers yet, and that he doesn’t always transform when he wants to. Should that matter? I honestly don’t think so. I would’ve rather seen an attempt to do something on Eren’s part, instead he just blindly believed his commanding officer and continued to run away.

[HorribleSubs] Shingeki no Kyojin - 19 [720p].mkv_snapshot_20.25_[2013.08.18_23.44.54]Don’t get me wrong; I knew they were going to get that titan sooner or later. They are hell-bent on keeping Eren safe. It’s just… What is the point of having such a powerful ‘weapon’ at your disposal if you don’t even use it when your own people are being killed right before your very own eyes? It’s almost as though Levi enjoys it.

Now, I’m sure it didn’t come as a shock when that titan clearly protected itself as soon as those projectiles penetrated its body. It’s obvious that there’s someone inside that’s been controlling that titan body all this time. There so many questions… Why would she do that? Who is she? Are there more like her? I want those questions answered… Too bad that they decided to focus on different things this week…

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Aug 12, 2013

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Shingeki no Kyojin episode 18

Okay, this is starting to piss me off. This episode ended with yet another ridiculously exciting cliff-hanger, yet they had sufficient time to waste two whole minutes during the opening to tell us about what has happened last week, even though we already know that. Those two minutes would’ve been better spent on showing us what Eren is planning to do about that female titan.

[gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_18_[82E15C2B].mkv_snapshot_08.00_[2013.08.11_23.15.14]I don’t know if I can call this slow-paced, regular-paced or fast-paced. Well, I know I can’t call this fast-paced, otherwise Eren would already be kicking so much titan ass by now. It had come to my attention that the pace has been slowly dropping these past two or three episodes. I don’t like that, especially since there are so few episodes left.

I simply cannot stand the thought of Eren reaching his father’s basement being the end of this story. There’s no doubt that he’ll find answers there, but it’s not like he’ll find a weapon that will allow him to destroy all titans with the push of a button. There are only seven episodes left, so please hurry up with this mission.

[gg]_Shingeki_no_Kyojin_-_18_[82E15C2B].mkv_snapshot_21.44_[2013.08.11_23.16.31]I don’t think I can stand to watch this any longer. That female titan is hauling so much ass that it makes me skin crawl. To see her kill people as though they were flies, even though Eren is so close by and has the power to put an end to it, is starting to agitate me. I’m anxiously waiting for that one fight, a fight that might prove that Eren is the only one that can transform into a titan.

Also, what is commander Erwin thinking? It is known that their 3D manoeuvre gear is highly effective in places where there’s a lot of cover, like that forest. But, and this may just be me, it seems as though they’re actually at a disadvantage. Everyone is immobilized and can only run away. I’m really looking forward to his explanation.

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