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This article is about the seventh arc of the Attack on Titan anime. For the manga arc, see Clash of the Titans arc.


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It is a fan-given name as substitute for lack thereof, and should not be considered as part of the Attack on Titan universe.

The Clash of the Titans arc is the seventh story arc of the Attack on Titan anime.

Introduction

During the assault on Stohess to capture Annie Leonhart, the Scout Regiment recruits from the 104th Cadet Corps are kept in holding south of Wall Rose under suspicions of a Titan spy among them when Titans are spotted within the Walls.

The recruits and their seniors must spread the word of invasion, find the breach in the Wall, and evacuate the residents of Wall Rose before humanity is cut in half once again.

Episodes

Picture Number Title Air date
26 Beast Titan
 (獣の巨人 Kemono no Kyojin?)
April 1, 2017
The Beast Titan smiles

Hange interrogates Pastor Nick after discovering a Titan within the Wall, but gains no valuable information. 12 hours earlier, Titans are spotted southwards by Miche Zacharius, whilst watching suspect recruits. The soldiers ride out to warn civilians. Miche splits off to engage the spotted Titans alone.

The main Scout contingent is warned of the invasion. Miche kills 5 of the 9 Titans, and goes to leave. However a beast-like Titan throws his horse at him, causing him to fall to the ground. He is questioned by the Beast, but stays silent. It takes his ODM gear, and has the nearby Titans eat Miche.


Picture Number Title Air date
27 I'm Home
 (ただいま Tadaima?)
April 8, 2017
Sasha fights a Titan The Scout Regiment set out for Ehrmich to assist in the crisis, bringing Pastor Nick with them to try to convince him to talk. On the way, Armin theorizes about the Wall Titans. Earlier, whilst riding to alert citizens, Sasha remembers her past with her father after the fall of Wall Maria.

At a village, Sasha saves a girl from a small Titan. She tells the child to run, and blinds the pursuing Titan to escape. She later reunites with her father, who had saved the child. Meanwhile, Conny arrives in his village, to see it in ruins. He rides to his house, but sees an immobile Titan laying atop it.


Picture Number Title Air date
28 Southwestward
 (南西へ Nansei e?)
April 15, 2017
Conny hears the Titan speak Before the Scouts depart from Ragako, the Titan atop Conny's house welcomes him home. Later, Gelgar's and Nanaba's teams begin separately surveying the Wall for a breach. At night, the two Scout teams reunite, having found no breach in Wall Rose. They go to rest at Utgard castle.

Hange explains how Eren may be able to seal the breach, and Nick refuses to talk after seeing refugees, but reveals who can. At Utgard, Reiner confronts Ymir, but is interrupted when Titans are spotted outside. The veterans engage the Titans, and the Scouts under Hange ride for Utgard.


Picture Number Title Air date
29 Soldier
 (兵士 Heishi?)
April 22, 2017
Ymir and Christa at Utgard At Utgard, the Scouts engage the Titans. Earlier, Reiner visits Ymir and realizes she is able to read an unknown writing. When the tower is breached, the recruits are left to halt the Titans advance. After a close call, they barricade a door.

Outside, the Scouts nearly finish off the Titans, but the Beast Titan begins throwing projectiles at them, and calls in reinforcements. The veteran Scouts are killed, leaving the recruits defenseless and lamenting their deaths. Then, Ymir jumps from the castle, transforming into a Titan.


Picture Number Title Air date
30 Historia
 (ヒストリア Hisutoria?)
April 29, 2017
Ymir and Christa making their promise In a 104th training exercise, the cadets notice that three people are missing. In the blizzard, Christa drags Daz through the snow. Ymir realizes that Christa is an illegitimate noble, and sends her ahead whilst she takes Daz. At the base, Christa finds the others had miraculously survived.

At Utgard, Ymir engages the Titans. During the fight, she tears down the tower, and rescues the other recruits. The Titans later emerge from the rubble, and begin to devour Ymir, until the Scouts arrive and cut them down. After the battle, Christa tells Ymir her real name - Historia.


Picture Number Title Air date
31 Warrior
 (戦士 Senshi?)
May 6, 2017
Eren in shock Atop Wall Rose, the Scouts prepare to regroup at Trost. Hange hopes for a co-operative future with Ymir, and Hannes admits they found no breach in the Wall. Reiner takes Eren aside, revealing his and Bertholdt's identities as the Armored and Colossal Titans, and requests Eren comes with them.

Attempting to downplay his suspicion, Eren dismisses the claims, however, Reiner commits by regenerating a wound he sustained. He and Bertholdt are attacked by Mikasa, but manage to transform into their Titan forms, and grab Eren and Ymir. Betrayed, Eren transforms into his Titan.


Picture Number Title Air date
32 Close Combat
 (打・投・極 Da - Tō - Kyoku?)
May 13, 2017
The Colossal Titan at Wall Rose In his Titan form, Eren battles the Armored Titan while the Scout Regiment attacks the Colossal Titan. However, a whirlwind of steam coming from Bertholdt's Titan prevents them from coming close. Meanwhile, Eren is hopelessly overpowered until he recalls a special fighting technique he learned from Annie years ago. He gains the upper hand with Annie's maneuver, but a devastating interference from the Colossal Titan brings the fight to a sudden halt.

Picture Number Title Air date
33 The Hunters
 (追う者 Ōmono?)
May 20, 2017
Armin and Mikasa listen to Hannes Facing defeat at the hands of the Colossal Titan, Eren is taken away by Reiner and Bertholdt. Word is sent to Commander Pyxis in Trost of the situation in Wall Rose, and Commander Erwin gathers Scout Regiment and Military Police reinforcements to assist in the crisis.

At Wall Rose, Hannes comforts Mikasa and Armin, choosing to join them when the time comes to rescue Eren. When Erwin's reinforcements arrive, Hange theorizes on the traitors' new location, and the Scouts and MPs embark on a search for Eren and head for a Forest of Giant Trees.


Picture Number Title Air date
34 Opening
 (開口 Kaikō?)
May 27, 2017
Eren argues in the forest While the Scouts advance towards the Forest of Giant Trees, Eren and Ymir attempt to get answers from Reiner and Bertholdt. While receiving few answers, they discover that Reiner's personality has split under the pressure from living for two different goals.

While Ymir wonders about the Warriors' goal and the reason for the Beast Titan's presence, Eren expresses his rage towards the traitors. The true enemy of humanity remains a mystery to Eren, though the Scouts are closing in on the forest with the intent of saving him from his fate.


Picture Number Title Air date
35 Children
 (子供達 Kodomo-tachi?)
June 3, 2017
Ymir wants to see Historia While Moblit makes a shocking discovery in Ragako, Erwin's scouting formation nears the Forest of Giant Trees. The Warriors make their escape, but Ymir desires to see Christa again.

Seeing similarities in Christa's past and her own, Ymir refuses to cooperate with Reiner and Bertholdt until they agree to take Christa with them. The soldiers arrive shortly afterward, coming across Ymir's Titan. When Christa is captured by Ymir, the soldiers immediately begin pursuit.


Picture Number Title Air date
36 Charge
 (突撃 Totsugeki?)
June 10, 2017
Ymir roars After hearing Ymir's motives, Historia agrees to stay by her side. The pursuing soldiers close in on the Armored Titan and corner Bertholdt, who refuses to give up Eren. Erwin leads a hellish charge against the Warriors in which he is injured, though Eren is rescued. Reiner refuses to let him escape and begins throwing Titans into the retreating formation. When Eren and Mikasa are dismounted in the chaos, they come across the Titan that ate Eren's mother five years ago.

Picture Number Title Air date
37 Scream
 (叫び Sakebi?)
June 17, 2017
Eren's power unleashed After Hannes is eaten by the Titan which killed Eren's mother, Eren suddenly unleashes an incredible power upon the Titan, causing the other Titans to swarm it and tear it to pieces before chasing Reiner and Bertholdt away. For her own reasons, Ymir leaves the Scouts and retreats with the Warriors.

The Scouts later conclude that the Titans which invaded Wall Rose were in fact, the human citizens of Ragako. As Eren devotes himself to discovering how to use his newfound power, a recovering Erwin concludes that the truths of the world will soon be known.


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