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Old 2013-04-20, 19:57   Link #1061
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The problem is that the original title implies that the "titans" are the subject of the sentence. "Advance of the giants" is an almost literal translation.
"Rise of the titans" could have been a good way to adapt and render the meaning in English. The emphasis is definitely on how these monsters are subjugating humanity and dethroning them from their position at the top of the ecological pyramid.




Definitely an interesting acid trip, but well I hope no one is going to take that too seriously.
It's interesting to note that the fan translators of the manga chose the term "titan" for "kyojin" even though the only time their name appears romanized in the manga it reads "giant" which is the closest translation of "kyojin".
Then "titan" became the official English translation when the anime was announced. Coincidence, or did they check how the English speaking fanbase grew accustomed to call them?

At any rate I think Titan is a good way to call them. The point is that "kyojin" is a very mundane term in Japanese, "giant" would have been a good translation too for that reason, but titan sounds nicer and more menacing.
ya, i think the translator should just use titan or giant since many people understand it. I literally went to google and try define Eoten. err, maybe im just not well educated.
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Old 2013-04-20, 19:58   Link #1062
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12 year olds that look like they are 20...it's like RL! Only these kids have no fucking make-up >_>

That walk was an excuse for scenery porn......I'm totally ok with it though xD

I think they made a mistake in Mikasa's line about how Eren is happy that he won't be separated from her, she actually said he was happy because he COULD be separated from her now.

Also....POTATO-CHAN!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 2013-04-20, 20:18   Link #1063
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The problem with this is that they assume that the Eoten of legend and the Titans in SnK are the same thing based only 2 episodes of speculation.
From the explanation it seems they have read the manga.

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Then, why Commie don't use "Giant" instead the old English "Eoten"?
Giant is more or less a neutral term, it doesn't say if it is a evil or good being. The word eaton much stronger connote man-eating monsters.
It is explained in the quote.


It seems Commie messed up a line near the end of episode 3.

Mikasa: "He's thinking that now he won't have to be separated from me."

But it should be the opposite of that.

Mikasa: "He's thinking about how he won't have to stay close to me anymore."

Edit: Seems like Randrak42 already pointed this out.

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Old 2013-04-20, 20:22   Link #1064
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Just when I was expecting a straight adaption, was I pleasantly surprised by this episode! I guess after two intense eps, it makes sense to have a bit of comedic reliefs mixed in there, but boy didn't Potato-chan crack me up! Jean was crushed Misaka was already "taken", by Eren no less lol.
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Old 2013-04-20, 20:31   Link #1065
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I think they made a mistake in Mikasa's line about how Eren is happy that he won't be separated from her, she actually said he was happy because he COULD be separated from her now.
Damn, I thought she got the exact opposite idea and cracked up when she said that.

Anyways, I totally did not see the "defective equipment" thing coming, that was really great.
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Old 2013-04-20, 20:32   Link #1066
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Jean is just a little bitch..........he's a 12 year old that got an instant crush on a girl but when he found out (immediately after) that the guy he has hated for a good....5 minutes had dibs on her, he LOST FAITH IN HUMANITY....

He's just a little bitch...that is all.

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Damn, I thought she got the exact opposite idea and cracked up when she said that.
Yea, at first I thought Mikasa was delusional too...but then I read the manga and remembered what she actually said xD
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Old 2013-04-20, 20:33   Link #1067
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Jean is just a little bitch..........he's a 12 year old that got an instant crush on a girl but when he found out the guy he has hated for a good....5 minutes had dibs on her he LOST FAITH IN HUMANITY....

He's just a little bitch...that is all.
Here I was thinking that he lost faith in humanity because Mikasa decided to get her hair cut...
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Old 2013-04-20, 20:45   Link #1068
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Ep 3

Ugh, this is last time I'm watching a sub for this series from those guys again.

Anyway, episode 3 was quite good despite the overall animation drop from the first two weeks. It's not really an issue for a downtime and character driven/development episode like this one though. Most of the cast was introduced here and they all seem to have nicely distinct personalities. Sasha was definitely the show stealer this week and provided quite a bit of light comedy which is nice change of pace from the past. I also noticed the BGM much more this time around particularly during the lake scene with Eren, Reiner and the rest, which was wonderful. Overall very solid.

On a sidenote: While I didn't have a problem Kaji's VA when he did a younger Eren, his older one certainly more pleasant to listen to. It's perfect IMO.
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:00   Link #1069
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Wait... You're telling me these cadets are supposed to be 12 years old?
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:04   Link #1070
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Wow, the last horror anime I've watched and liked was Mirai Nikki but this one got me going on the manga and animation is quite dazzling.

But yeah, for 12 years old they look older. Reminds me of the illustrations of Yu-Gi-Oh where everyone seems younger and older from what they seemed. Welp.
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:04   Link #1071
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Wait... You're telling me these cadets are supposed to be 12 years old?
Yes, they are 12/13...
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:06   Link #1072
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Yes, they are 12/13...


That is seriously one of the funniest things I've heard in months. Almost as funny is, that means they were what - 9 years old before the timeskip? Surely there must have been some kind of evolutionary change in the human species to explain this?
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:10   Link #1073
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That is seriously one of the funniest things I've heard in months. Almost as funny is, that means they were what - 9 years old before the timeskip? Surely there must have been some kind of evolutionary change in the human species to explain this?
Eren and Mikasa were 10 years old, 2 years have passed since the wall fell.
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:13   Link #1074
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But yeah, for 12 years old they look older. Reminds me of the illustrations of Yu-Gi-Oh where everyone seems younger and older from what they seemed. Welp.
Yeah, it's not really unusual as far as shounen manga goes. In Wolf Guy manga for example the characters are actually middle school students despite looking much older.
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:15   Link #1075
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Not as bizarre as Jojo and Dio being 12 at the start of their story .
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:17   Link #1076
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From the explanation it seems they have read the manga.



Giant is more or less a neutral term, it doesn't say if it is a evil or good being. The word eaton much stronger connote man-eating monsters.
It is explained in the quote.


It seems Commie messed up a line near the end of episode 3.

Mikasa: "He's thinking that now he won't have to be separated from me."

But it should be the opposite of that.

Mikasa: "He's thinking about how he won't have to stay close to me anymore."

Edit: Seems like Randrak42 already pointed this out.
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Yea, at first I thought Mikasa was delusional too...but then I read the manga and remembered what she actually said xD
actually the translation in manga is wrong
Mikasa really said that now Eren wont have to separated from her
yep
Mikasa is delusional and now I almost 100% sure she is the culprit who broke Eren's 3D gear
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:26   Link #1077
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actually the translation in manga is wrong
Mikasa really said that now Eren wont have to separated from her
yep
Mikasa is delusional and now I almost 100% sure she is the culprit who broke Eren's 3D gear
I didn't know that

But that still doesn't make any sense, Mikasa would be with Eren even if he didn't become a soldier.
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Old 2013-04-20, 21:28   Link #1078
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actually the translation in manga is wrong
Mikasa really said that now Eren wont have to separated from her
yep
Mikasa is delusional and now I almost 100% sure she is the culprit who broke Eren's 3D gear
Alright, someone get me the RAW version of the chapter, a native Japanese, the mangaka...and a coke. STAT!
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Old 2013-04-20, 22:17   Link #1080
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I think they made a mistake in Mikasa's line about how Eren is happy that he won't be separated from her, she actually said he was happy because he COULD be separated from her now.
The line spoken in here is the exact same line she spoke in the manga, you got that backward. The correct one is Eren is in relief thinking that he won't be separated from Mikasa. Just look at the expression of the other guys when she spoke that
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