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View Poll Results: Attack on Titan - Episode 14 Rating
Perfect 10 22 27.16%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 28 34.57%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 16 19.75%
7 out of 10 : Good 10 12.35%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 2.47%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 2 2.47%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 1 1.23%
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Old 2013-07-14, 01:04   Link #41
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Sexy female titan in the OP

Eren better get some payback for all this abuse he has been putting up with. They should have included a 30 second alternate ending clip where Eren transformed and ripped Levi's head off. Just for fun for course
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Old 2013-07-14, 01:35   Link #42
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Sexy female titan in the OP

Eren better get some payback for all this abuse he has been putting up with. They should have included a 30 second alternate ending clip where Eren transformed and ripped Levi's head off. Just for fun for course
I would love to see anime start a trend with EDs that were sort of an omake version of events.

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However, what was interesting was that near the end, there was a shadowy figure of a titan that looks like a really hot woman
I'm torn. That outline was kind of hot, but at the same time, the very thought of getting it on with a skinless female, no matter how "hot" she was is kind of...the opposite of kinky.
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Old 2013-07-14, 01:39   Link #43
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Yeah, I'm going to give the new OP a Meh rating. It really wasn't all that great. Might just skip it going forward. Had its moments, but at times I wondered what the heck they were thinking with it. Visually it was fine, but not enough to actually watch it week in and week out.

That was certainly quite the gamble played in the court. Could have turned into a complete mess with Mikasa ready to head out and tear Levi's head off. At least it accomplished the goal. Had everyone shaken up and willing to take on the Survey Corps proposal.

Certainly proved the point that even with a great threat people are still morons. Just close up the gates is an idea if they ignore the fact that there is no guarantee another kind of Titan isn't out there that can just knock down the walls themselves. Didn't know about that red monster until he was knocking down their gates after all. Seems like a dumb idea to cross their fingers and hope for the best. Best to just ignore the religious nut entirely.

Curious to see how things go from here. Despite the nonsense from some people there is a real social problem going on within these walls. The focus should be clearing out the Titans, but civil war doesn't seem to be outside the realm of possibility.
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Old 2013-07-14, 02:25   Link #44
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I understand and, I'm sorry for not knowing. I hope you guys find the OPs and EDs more existing as you understand more and more symbolism throughout your watch.
LOL No need to apologize. We are just discussing.

I'll probably skip the OP for most of the show, and maybe look at it later on. For now, it is really nice eye-candy, but just not as nice as the first one.

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I'm torn. That outline was kind of hot, but at the same time, the very thought of getting it on with a skinless female, no matter how "hot" she was is kind of...the opposite of kinky.
There is no guarantee that it will be skinless like the giant titan, and if it is indeed one of our girls in the squad, I'm sure it will be hot as hell.

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Curious to see how things go from here. Despite the nonsense from some people there is a real social problem going on within these walls. The focus should be clearing out the Titans, but civil war doesn't seem to be outside the realm of possibility.
You're right, that they have been hinting about this for awhile. I think this episode really focused a lot of the potential political aspect of the show. The military police are shown to be cowards, who hide in the center of the realm to "protect" the king. I guess Jean pre-invasion was an example of who they are. As such, I wonder if they people do not trust the MP. It also showed in the episode that people inside Wall Sina are elitist and chicken, who care about nothing but themselves. They were willing to sacrifice people within Wall Rose for their "survival". They also viewed Eren Titan as a threat to their luxurious well-being. People from Wall Rose, however, see Eren Titan as a savior and a chance at survival.

So if Eren ever wanted to, he could potentially lead the larger population of people from Wall Rose to conquer the people in Wall Sina, even though I don't think that is likely.

However, considering how the author is trying to portray that the people inside of Wall Rose are scum as human beings, there is a very good chance that those people will be sacrificed at some point in the story.
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Old 2013-07-14, 03:21   Link #45
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You're right, that they have been hinting about this for awhile. I think this episode really focused a lot of the potential political aspect of the show. The military police are shown to be cowards, who hide in the center of the realm to "protect" the king. I guess Jean pre-invasion was an example of who they are. As such, I wonder if they people do not trust the MP.
The MP are also the guys suppressing "rebellion". Just putting that out there. So to their detractors, the Recon are suicidal freaks, the Wall Garrison are useless bums, and the MP are actual oppressors.

The OP threw me off. It's way too triumphant for this anime.

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Sexy female titan in the OP

Eren better get some payback for all this abuse he has been putting up with. They should have included a 30 second alternate ending clip where Eren transformed and ripped Levi's head off. Just for fun for course
Your anger at Levi is misdirected. He did it to save Eren's life, nothing more.
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Old 2013-07-14, 04:15   Link #46
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definitly way better and well paced than episode 13

sad many viewers left (SnK still have many viewers though) because of horrid pacing and recap episode in they past few episodes

and I like current OP better, the vibe and feel is better than the previous one

not to mention many foreshadowing of future event
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Old 2013-07-14, 05:45   Link #47
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The previous OP was way more better than this......

Anyway nice prologue to the new arc. And thank god the freeze frames were rarely seen in this weeks update, No quality issues either
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Old 2013-07-14, 05:50   Link #48
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new OP bring some optimistic feel... clearly different with despairing first one
and new ED showed that we'll get more details about the rest 104th squads' best graduates' background

ya ya... I hate this kind of episode
showing human's true nature... who has been overwhelmed by fear is truly disgusting
I'm glad that Recon Troops can handle this well... together with Eren, Mikasa, and Pixis
just how can someone blamed two nine-years old children who killed their robbers??? what a funny court...

next episode, I think it will be another calm one
I'm expecting another Titan battle soon... with more fair and tense confrontation... not like the previous one which too many soldiers get eaten without doing nothing

the preview didn't showed how many 104th graduates joined Recon Troops.... I hope all of them will join
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Old 2013-07-14, 06:46   Link #49
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With all the weird news going around, it's gonna be even harder for Eren.
This is giving people mixed feelings about his Titan ability.
It's still a mystery if he's originally human or titan.
I'd like them to show us that basement and his dad's research soon.
I understand their fears, but the whole trial thing is a bit much.
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Old 2013-07-14, 07:57   Link #50
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Aren't you happy Eren? Your regeneration means Levi can beat the crap out of you anytime without holding back!

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ya ya... I hate this kind of episode
showing human's true nature... who has been overwhelmed by fear is truly disgusting
Exactly why I loved it.
Didn't expect any less than for the upper echelons of society (or at least the influential people) to try to get rid of someone who destroys the relative stability of their pitiful lives. They'd rather live the rest of their days in "safety" and perpetual fear instead of fighting back.

How great it must be for the soldiers who risk their lives, knowing that they're fighting and dying... for that.
Don't even get me started on priests.
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Old 2013-07-14, 07:59   Link #51
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just how can someone blamed two nine-years old children who killed their robbers??? what a funny court...
I think it's more of the fact that they use it to imply that Eren is mentally highly unstable and could go berserk at any moment.
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Old 2013-07-14, 08:12   Link #52
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The more you listen to the new OP...the more you like it when you watch the FT arc....

There lots of symbolism in the OP....some example:

1) Armin drenched in blood then looking at the one candle burning

2) scenes which showcase Levi team before showing you a strange symbol

3) At the end, you see Mikasa on the left and Armin on the right with Eren in the centre

I`m not gonna spoil this but after this series end at Episode 25, all the strange scenes in the new OP make sense which i find it a masterpieces that is trying to tell the viewer something indirectly.
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Old 2013-07-14, 08:30   Link #53
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The new OP is meh. The visuals are fine but the song is atrocious. New ED is good.

Mikasa's facial expressions in this ep were priceless. So much rage. If Armin hasn't stopped her, she would have killed Levi. Or tried to, at least.
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Old 2013-07-14, 09:22   Link #54
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Jeezus why is this anime so intense?! Its on adrenaline high ever single episode, haven't seen a single scene without tension yet lol
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Old 2013-07-14, 09:24   Link #55
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Wait, will someone that didn't read the manga (if one like that still exists) even understand what's going on in that messy OP?
*raise a hand*

I havenít gave in to temptation yet, even though Iím an avid manga reader. Just want to fully enjoy the anime and the surprises it will give me until itís over, then Iíll read the manga. Itís not that difficult for me to hold the urge considering I already have a long list of other mangas I follow .

As for the OP, meh, don't like the song, and don't give a damn about what's going on in it. Unlike the first OP, I'll probably skip this new OP in every episode from now on.

Anyway, about the episode itself, itís nice that the courtroom-drama is not overlong like those Hollywood courtroom-drama movies. I expected the worst (overlong drama) when I found out that this episode will focus on a trial, only to find that it's pretty enjoyable. The episode does what it should do in a rather quick no-nonsense manner.
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Old 2013-07-14, 10:33   Link #56
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The more you listen to the new OP...the more you like it when you watch the FT arc....

There lots of symbolism in the OP....some example:

1) Armin drenched in blood then looking at the one candle burning

2) scenes which showcase Levi team before showing you a strange symbol

3) At the end, you see Mikasa on the left and Armin on the right with Eren in the centre

I`m not gonna spoil this but after this series end at Episode 25, all the strange scenes in the new OP make sense which i find it a masterpieces that is trying to tell the viewer something indirectly.
I'm a manga reader and I don't know what the strange symbol means...can someone PM me what it means? [If there is a meaning? I don't know if it's spoilers in the future so don't want to risk putting it here]

Really like the Armin scene in the OP though! I was losing faith in SnK adaptation due to the drag of Trost arc but the OP made me hyped about SnK again because of the 2nd arc~
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Old 2013-07-14, 11:01   Link #57
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I'm a manga reader and I don't know what the strange symbol means...can someone PM me what it means? [If there is a meaning? I don't know if it's spoilers in the future so don't want to risk putting it here]

Really like the Armin scene in the OP though! I was losing faith in SnK adaptation due to the drag of Trost arc but the OP made me hyped about SnK again because of the 2nd arc~
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Old 2013-07-14, 12:04   Link #58
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I like the first OP better however the chorus for the second OP is nice.

Hanji popping in the cell was pretty freaky. Also I wanted Mikasa to cut loose lol.

Yeah, I jumped a bit when Hanji did that. lol.

As for the OP, people need to give it a chance. Though I think the full version of the song is much better. But they can only put so much of it in the OP.

The full version, for those who haven't heard it:
http://youtu.be/LsSnswKoRPA
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Old 2013-07-14, 12:14   Link #59
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The new op is flat out horrible. It was difficult to listen to the lyrics and to be honest. I think the op would have been much better if they omit the lyrics to begin with.
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Old 2013-07-14, 12:35   Link #60
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I liked this episode SO MUCH. It was really intense, and after it I found myself unable to watch anything else. I love the tension. It strongly reminds me why i loved Code Geass (first season at least). I also liked the trial. It was GOOD. I am a little bit put off by peoples stupidity but since all of them are actually on the verge of panic it doesn't seem that strange.

I LOVED Pixis again in this ep. Oh boy, I really wish we could see him more. The guy's amazing. The blonde commander got to me as well. As Pixis said, there's more to him than meets the eye. His voice is also very nice. I'd trust him in an instant.

On the other hand I wanted to murder Levi. I'm pretty much sharing Mikasa's thoughts and "warm" feelings for him. I hate the guy, I don't know how much of their previous encounter in prison was act (for me, actually nothing of it but I'm terrible judge of character so I may be mistaken) but all he did (yes, I know, he did it to save his butt) angered me a lot... No. I hate him. Although I laughed a little at Eren's reaction when Levi sat beside him. Usually Eren seems so defiant when it comes to authority (at least that's what I unconsciously felt all this time), it was a nice change to see him genuinely scared of someone (not titans).
Mikasa aggravates me mostly but her glares were hilarious in this episode. I was also shocked Armin actually managed to stop her. It is a pity he did... I'd like to see Levi and Mikasa fight. Which reminds me of one thought that struck me again in this episode which I usually forget about. They're still kids. Quite powerless when it comes to power struggles.
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