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View Poll Results: Attack on Titan - Episode 20 Rating
Perfect 10 23 35.38%
9 out of 10 : Excellent 17 26.15%
8 out of 10 : Very Good 13 20.00%
7 out of 10 : Good 10 15.38%
6 out of 10 : Average 2 3.08%
5 out of 10 : Below Average 0 0%
4 out of 10 : Poor 0 0%
3 out of 10 : Bad 0 0%
2 out of 10 : Very Bad 0 0%
1 out of 10 : Painful 0 0%
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Old 2013-08-23, 19:34   Link #1
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Old 2013-08-24, 13:34   Link #2
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That was the heck of a move by the female titan. Letting herself get eaten in order to free herself, then escape with the maneuver gear. Poor Gunter, getting killed in such a suprise move. The squad is now in trouble, with Levi still away and the person perhaps turning into a titan the next moment.
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Old 2013-08-24, 18:45   Link #3
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Oluo and Sasha were more outsourced off-model than usual... so it goes.

Regarding pacing, the first half, where the recruits (and veterans) all gradually reached their mutual conclusion regarding the nature of the mission, started to really drag. A few more cuts back to the situation with the Female Titan would have at least broken up the talking-head effect that occurred after a couple of minutes. The last few minutes were appropriately tense and informative, but it was a chore to get there.

Also, putting in a few shots of the Female Titan would have lessened the feeling that they'd just spent twelve minutes staring idly at the trapped Female Titan before they got on with their plan.

Erwin seems to be doing a decent job of compensating for an opponent that doesn't just add extra cards to their hand in the middle of the game but changes the rules as the game goes on. After the mission wraps I'd be worried about protecting him.
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Old 2013-08-24, 19:15   Link #4
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Pacing was okay to me, Ymir has a really pretty voice which I didn't notice until this episode.

Next few episodes are going to be awesome and sad at the same time.
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Old 2013-08-24, 19:25   Link #5
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Oh man oh man oh man, the next episode and two are the ones I was looking forward to the most when this adaptation was announced.

It's obvious that the studio is allocating the resources to the episodes that matters.
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Old 2013-08-24, 19:39   Link #6
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This episode ... awesome. I love it. Can't wait for next episode. Those who read the manga know the disguised person and I so CANNOT wait for the ending of this season's anime.

Sales are freaking insane for the BDs and DVDs, I doubt they would let this slide without making a second season. They may even announce it towards the last episode. Urgh ... is chapter 49 going to be out yet?!

Edit -- End of August will ship out the 2nd BD volumes, I already placed my pre-order on it. Going to pre-order Volume 3 now.
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Old 2013-08-24, 19:39   Link #7
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So next episode we will finally, for the first time, see a 3DMG vs 3DMG fight? Interesting. Eren's 3DMG titan kill count is still 0 though.
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Old 2013-08-24, 19:50   Link #8
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Btw anyone like how the first thing that Eren asks after hearing that Uluo and Petra peed their pants is "does that mean you sprayed it everywhere in midair?"
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Old 2013-08-24, 20:00   Link #9
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There are a few things that bothered me this episode.

1) They mentioned that they did not know where Krista was, and then she appears in the end.
2) Mikasa mentioned that Armin predicted that Eren was in the mid-back of the formation, yet I don't believe she met up with Armin at any point in the expedition.
3) The supposed female titan human form person in the end has a Recon Corp uniform.

For the third point, I believe that it is another traitor, and not necessarily the female titan in human form. To prepare clothes, she would have needed to place it somewhere where she can access it, and which she could have worn it, but it seems unlikely with the hood and cape. Also, every time Eren transforms, he loses his 3D gear. Hence, if she has 3D gear, she would have stashed it somewhere in the forest, assuming she knew that they would end up in the forest. So yeah, I think this traitor is a different person.

Either way, this episode was exciting. If the titans were ignoring the corp, I wonder why they didn't just chase after them and cut them down? So does this mean that the female titan cannot control the normal titans, and they all chase human titans regardless of who is inside? Or did she specifically give them all a command when she yelled?

I'm looking forward to the Levi versus assassin next week.
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Old 2013-08-24, 20:01   Link #10
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Btw anyone like how the first thing that Eren asks after hearing that Uluo and Petra peed their pants is "does that mean you sprayed it everywhere in midair?"
It's the little incidents like that which result in pilots getting amusing call signs like "Golden."
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Old 2013-08-24, 20:05   Link #11
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>Mikasa mentioned that Armin predicted that Eren was in the mid-back of the formation, yet I don't believe she met up with Armin at any point in the expedition.

That wouldn't be such a glaring plot hole if the line hadn't been so badly translated.

Manga fan-TLd version is: "Armin's supposed to be to be around the back of the central rows, and Eren is likely to be, uh... Where was it again?"
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Old 2013-08-24, 20:33   Link #12
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There are a few things that bothered me this episode.

1) They mentioned that they did not know where Krista was, and then she appears in the end.
There was only Ymir and Bert, they are scattered across the forest's edge.
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Old 2013-08-24, 20:59   Link #13
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Dammit. Now I have to wait until next episode to see it. Really poor pacing at the beginning again, you'd think they'd find their rhythm by now. And how many stills do you need in a show?

Still waiting for Eren to kick more ass in Titan mode. We seriously need some more of that.
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Old 2013-08-24, 21:31   Link #14
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Things actually happening just took 5 minutes. I wait all week for 5 minutes
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Old 2013-08-24, 21:45   Link #15
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There are a few things that bothered me this episode.

1) They mentioned that they did not know where Krista was, and then she appears in the end.
The teams are separated by trees. Ymir and Christa are most likely located on the opposite sides of the quasi-formation they were in, so it's only natural for Ymir to wonder where Christa is because she has no visual or idea of where she was stationed in the formation. We, the audience, however, do not have that limitation.
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Old 2013-08-24, 21:45   Link #16
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Yeah this is one of those shows where you're probably better off watching it when it's all said and done, instead of waiting seven days to see the plot progress an inch further each time for 235 days.
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Old 2013-08-24, 21:47   Link #17
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Next week is when everything goes down and I'm still happy the anime is still going at a good pace compared to the manga. Can't wait for next week's episode.
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Old 2013-08-24, 21:56   Link #18
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There are a few things that bothered me this episode.

1) They mentioned that they did not know where Krista was, and then she appears in the end.
2) Mikasa mentioned that Armin predicted that Eren was in the mid-back of the formation, yet I don't believe she met up with Armin at any point in the expedition.
3) The supposed female titan human form person in the end has a Recon Corp uniform.

For the third point, I believe that it is another traitor, and not necessarily the female titan in human form. To prepare clothes, she would have needed to place it somewhere where she can access it, and which she could have worn it, but it seems unlikely with the hood and cape. Also, every time Eren transforms, he loses his 3D gear. Hence, if she has 3D gear, she would have stashed it somewhere in the forest, assuming she knew that they would end up in the forest. So yeah, I think this traitor is a different person.

Either way, this episode was exciting. If the titans were ignoring the corp, I wonder why they didn't just chase after them and cut them down? So does this mean that the female titan cannot control the normal titans, and they all chase human titans regardless of who is inside? Or did she specifically give them all a command when she yelled?

I'm looking forward to the Levi versus assassin next week.
Maybe, but let's not forget that Eren is just a beginner at transformation. He can't even harden his skin yet so it is possible that whoever FT is, she can keep the 3D gear.

Also without 3D Gear, I can't picture her escaping hord of Titans unless I'm missing something.

But it would be cool if it was a team of spies.



2nd season wise I'm sure we'll have it but I think it is a bit too soon. This season will take up to about 32 chapters and we only have 48 so far. Not enough for another 2 cour.
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2nd season wise I'm sure we'll have it but I think it is a bit too soon. This season will take up to about 32 chapters and we only have 48 so far. Not enough for another 2 cour.
Then make it one course, problem solved.
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Even though I know who FT is, I don't understand how mythology plays a role here.

Could you possible message it to me?
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