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Eve of the Counterattack arc (反撃前夜編 Hangeki Zen'ya hen?) is the fourth story arc of the Attack on Titan anime.


After the struggle for Trost, Eren is assigned to Squad Levi as a member of the Scout Regiment. Along with some of his friends, he gets ready for an upcoming expedition.


Picture Number Title Air date
14 Can't Look into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1
 (まだ目を見れない ―反撃前夜①― Mada Me o Mirenai -Hangeki Zen'ya (1)-?)
July 14, 2013
Erwin explains his idea during Eren's trial Eren is brought before a military tribunal that will determine his fate as a soldier for humanity. The Military Police Regiment wishes to thoroughly investigate Eren's Titan nature before killing him to appease the people, whereas the Scout Regiment wishes to investigate and make use of Eren's Titan powers in an upcoming scouting mission. After heated debate from both sides, it is decided that Eren will be handed over to the Scouts.

Picture Number Title Air date
15 Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2
 (特別作戦班 ―反撃前夜②― Tokubetsu Sakusen-han -Hangeki Zen'ya (2)-?)
July 21, 2013
Levi the cleaner Eren joins the Special Operations Squad of the Scout Regiment and is taken to an old Scout base where they will prepare for the upcoming scouting mission. He meets his squadmates and learns of the Titan research performed by Section Commander Hange.

The next morning, the Scouts learn that Sawney and Beane, Hange's Titan test subjects, have been killed. As the Scouts wonder who is responsible, Commander Erwin asks Eren who the true enemy is.

Picture Number Title Air date
16 What Needs to be Done Now: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3
 (今、何をすべきか ―反撃前夜③― Ima, Nani o Subeki ka -Hangeki Zen'ya (3)-?)
July 28, 2013
Eren rides with Squad Levi After the 104th cadets are investigated concerning the deaths of Sawney and Beane, they are presented with the choice of which regiment they will join. Commander Erwin, informing the cadets of the Scout Regiment's upcoming mission, urges for them to join their cause, and many cadets become official Scouts.

Eren later reunites with his friends and learns of Marco's death. One month later, the Scouts set out from Calaneth District on the 57th Exterior Scouting Mission.