Attack On Titan Ep 34 Review

A lot of dialogue in this episode. The conversation with Eren and Reiner is interesting. It’s clear Reiner is suffering from severe mental issues and that’s kind of an explosive mix with someone who can turn into a Titan. Eren’s anger towards him is totally justified but at the same time I understand where Ymir is coming from. Trying to escape their current situation just wasn’t going to happen.

 

Meanwhile, I love how the scouts don’t hesitate to track Eren down. Mikasa and Armin stay positive that they’ll find Eren alive and save him, like they always have done since they were kids.

 

Eren has no pity for Reiner and his mental breakdown. Frankly, I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t either. It’s not easy to deal with the fact that someone you trusted betrayed you. Betrayal is probably one of the worst things you can ever feel. Eren just needs to hold his hot temper in check. I do wonder if he ends up getting himself killed by the end of this story. He definitely doesn’t care about his own life.

 

Bertholdt doesn’t say a whole lot this episode. Ymir can tell that he knows something is not normal with Reiner. His mental state is unstable. Eren’s temper snap’s when Reiner starts playing the victim and I loved it. I love how Eren always speaks up. So many times I watch anime and get frustrated when characters don’t question things I think they should be questioning. With this one, Eren always questions and cuts out the bullshit. It’s one of the things I love about his character.

 

Eren asking what Bertholdt was thinking when he kicked the wall and was the reason why his mother was unable to escape only to be eaten in front of him, ¬†was well written. The raw emotion in that scene was palpable. The animation this season is just breathtaking. They’re really nailing the emotion with the animation and the voice acting. With Attack On Titan I just watch the subs. I’m not concerned about watching it english.

 

Can I just say that Reiner is a total ass? I’m not quite understanding why he’s acting like he was the victim being forced to kill people. I’m wondering whose pulling the strings since he seems to be full of regret. Eren is understandably upset. The shouting match between those too was intense. I liked how Ymir seemed to put a stop to his murderous rage for a few moments. At least someone with a rational head was there to keep Eren from doing something stupid. After she mentioned the monkey titan to Reiner and Bertholdt, their expressions were definitely making me curious. We didn’t get any questions answered but hopefully we will next episode. That damn thing is still a mystery!

 

The episode ends with the scouts closing in on Eren and Ymir’s location. Of course it wouldn’t take them long to find them! I’m hoping we get to see some fighting in the next episode! Did you watching this episode? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!

 

-The Wife Shawna

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Attack on Titan Ep 33

This episode slowed things down a bit and gave us a bit of flash back into Eren, Mikasa, and Armin’s past. At first, I thought it was redundant to see another flashback of Eren getting saved by Mikasa again. Then as it went on, it made sense why they showed it. I liked the transition of her yelling for him after he runs off after the scuffle and her waking up to the present time. It fit with the situation since Eren had been taken away. It reminded her of when he’d always leave them behind. Eren tries so hard to take care of things on his own and not drag anyone else into it. At least, thats the impression that I get.

 

Mikasa is one of my favorite characters and I just knew she would be frustrated once she woke up and found out it had been 5 hours since Eren had been taken away with Ymir. I remembered when she had followed Annie to take Eren back (one of my favorite scenes from last season!) and then of course she remembers that same moment. I love that she just wants to be by his side. It doesn’t matter to her that he always seems to fail. He keeps getting back up and I think that’s what drives her. No matter how dire things get, he keeps standing up and so it inspires her to do the same.

 

The character development can be seen here because there’s not as much fear and terror. There’s worry, sure, but they know that Eren is a fighter and won’t just go down. He’ll keep fighting back until they arrive to rescue him. I love that about the chemistry between them. There’s a bond there. It’s never really spoken too much, you just know its there and can feel it. I love animes that can convey that type of emotion effortlessly without really having to show it.

 

The episode mostly focused on holding onto hope and to not give up even though things seemed dire and unpredictable. This story has become unpredictable with so many things happening and secrets being revealed. I’m looking forward to the next episode but at the same time I’m bummed there’s only going to be 13 episodes this season. Not sure why we’re only getting half of what we got the first season but I guess there’s reasons. I just hope we don’t have to wait two more years for a third season. It’s hard to stay engaged in an anime when the seasons are so far spread apart! I could probably read the manga if I wanted but I’m already reading three different active mangas as it is. LOL

 

So what did everyone think of this episode? It was nice to slow things down before it picks up next episode with Eren in the forest with the titans and Ymir. I’m curious what Reiner and them have to say about why they turn into Titans and why they posed as humans!

 

-The Wife Shawna

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