* [[Souda]] strongly advises against Eren joining the Survey Party and going beyond the Walls. In the movie, he is the one to inform Eren of the newly forming Survey Corps and seems to support his desire to see the outside world.
* Mikasa is caught by a Titan when she tries to rescue a young girl and seemingly injures her leg in the chaos. In the movie, she rescues an infant and does not appear to suffer any injury.
* [[Kubal]]'s speech is to the new recruits of the Survey Corps is much more lengthy than his speech in the film, detailing previous attempts to retake the First Wall as well as the briefing on the upcoming mission. Rather than introducing the recruits to [[vertical maneuvering equipment|Vertical Maneuvering Equipment]], [[Hans|Hange]] instead gives precise details for the plan to seal the breach in the First Wall, with her VME introduction being given at an earlier time.
* Armin is much more skeptical of the operation than he is in the movie, noting the type of fuel used for the vehicles which should be unavailable after the fall of the First Wall District's agricultural areas.
* Eren and Armin find Souda in the mess hall before the mission, where he is serving soup to the recruits. In the movie, Souda is instead sitting outside in a drunken stupor.