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    • Glad to see they included the joke about Rod and Levi's similarities. 

      It was a bit sad to see the Garrison helpless though. It's true they certainly havn't seen many Titans,  but it's hard to be unable to defend your city. 

      I was also very pleased by the final scene, there was a good cliffhanger and next is SPOILER: Kenny's time!!

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    • Another really good episode for a really good season of Attack On Titan. Since this is pretty close to end of the Uprising arc I will include my thoughts on the overall arc so far.

      Pros: 

      - I really appreciated that Rod's titan was brought to life primarily with traditional animation and overall it looked like a good and proper Cronenberg abomination.

      - this episode had good conclusions to the character arcs of both Eren and Historia who I think have been stellar in this season and have been elevated by great performances by their Japanese voice actors both in this episode and all season long.

      - the battle against Rod's titan was well executed and another notch on the belt of the action side of this arc which I felt has been consistently great this year with great animation, choreography, and of course Sawano crushing it as usual with his consistenly great soundtrack.

      Cons:

      - nothing too major to really list as I thought there wasn't any crushing flaws here and if I have criticisms there nitpicks.



      Uprising (Manga) vs Uprising (anime): 

      Pacing: Even though the pacing wasn't perfect towards the start of this season I think I ultimately prefer the faster pace of the anime than the slower pace of the manga as it meant we lost a little bit of context regarding things like the Dimo Reeves alliance but it also meant that the worst elements of Uprising were largely dead and gone by like episode 3 and that the better elements got more time to shine (Historia's choice, the sins of Eren's father, Erwin's ace in the hole etc.).

      Action: Both versions are strong in this regard in my opinion as they aren't as action packed as other arcs but the action scenes that are there are great due to the freshness of Kenny's squad in comparison to Titans and Shifters and how exciting they are to behold even on the page but the anime wins here due to outstanding animation and again Sawano's impressive score (special mention to the crystal cave fight as the beginning reminded me a lot of Hans Zimmer's score for Inception which I adore and the rapping elements when Kenny showed up was also a brilliant touch).

      - Drama: I think that I'd have to give the advantage to the anime as while the manga once it got going was also very effective in this department the voice acting, music, and animation of the anime all came together brilliantly to enhance the material to an even higher degree than before especially in the episode "Wish" which is in contention with "Close Combat" from Season 2 for best episode of the show (IMO) and is one of my favourite episodes of the year period.

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    • I think this episode is gonna be banned in China. Mainly because of the visuals shown by Rod's Titan. Great episode and great animation used. Loved it.

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    • The best episode in the entire season so far. There's not much changes from the manga and everything is just right for once... I'm starting to think that the story is not going to deviate from the manga anymore from this point to the end of the Uprising Arc

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    • Senatedude14 wrote:
      I think this episode is gonna be banned in China. Mainly because of the visuals shown by Rod's Titan. Great episode and great animation used. Loved it.

      Don't know where you got that from, but Attack on Titan is already banned from China. Given China hates anime & because of the similarities between China being the Titan & Japan being the walled remnants of Humanity.

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    • Not sure where you're getting the China hates anime part. They have a lot of censorship rules in place, but the people love the stuff. China is currently the largest market for Japanese-produced anime, beating out the United States by a long shot. They have had numerous Chinese-Japanese co-productions for a few years now because the market is so huge and it's only growing. (In fact you can watch a lot of these on Crunchyroll since they air in Japan and have a Japanese cast.)

      It's entirely possible Attack on Titan does not air there for various reasons, but China has multiple streaming services that pay to license anime just like Crunchyroll and Funimation do for English speakers. As a whole, China has no problem with anime.

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    • RuneLai wrote:
      Not sure where you're getting the China hates anime part. They have a lot of censorship rules in place, but the people love the stuff. China is currently the largest market for Japanese-produced anime, beating out the United States by a long shot. They have had numerous Chinese-Japanese co-productions for a few years now because the market is so huge and it's only growing. (In fact you can watch a lot of these on Crunchyroll since they air in Japan and have a Japanese cast.)

      It's entirely possible Attack on Titan does not air there for various reasons, but China has multiple streaming services that pay to license anime just like Crunchyroll and Funimation do for English speakers. As a whole, China has no problem with anime.

      yeah but China regardless bans anime for a lot of reasons, censorship primarily being one of them, but other reasons, just for the sake of it, ban it cause it's Japan.

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    • SPOILER: I dont understand why they killed off rod reiss, he had the potential to interact with the other titans.
      


      also not looking forward to next episode

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    • Tommy,Klaus&Kol2012+ wrote:
      SPOILER: I dont understand why they killed off rod reiss, he had the potential to interact with the other titans.


      also not looking forward to next episode

      SPOILER: This wasn't too obvious in the anime, but in the manga Rod Reiss generated so much heat that everything around him was catching on fire. If Eren were to come into contact with his titan, he would have burned himself/his titan.

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    • SPOILER: I was more talking about interacting with the beast titan, armored titan, etc.
      
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    • Tommy,Klaus&Kol2012+ wrote:
      SPOILER: I was more talking about interacting with the beast titan, armored titan, etc.

      SPOILER: Rod Reiss was heading towards Orvud District and would've annihilated its population if he wasn't taken care of. Obviously, the people of the walls would not like that situation. There wasn't really any way to control him either, as no titans with Fritz/Reiss blood were around (except for Rod Reiss himself; they couldn't interact with Rod Reiss because of reasons mentioned above).

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    • SPOILER: yeah but erens titan didnt get destroyed
      
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    • I found Eren's motivation and the way he found confidence again VERY weak. Compared to the S2 finale atleast. It seemed like Eren realised he had to man up in order to protect Mikasa and "wrap that scarf around her whenever she wants" THAT is motivation. But then a few episodes later he starts crying and doubting himself again and a few episodes after that he's confident again…

      That just felt really weak to me and it made the badass S2 ending meaningless because that was a huge motivation that went nowhere… Just dissapointing me.

      In this Episode he looked at Mikasa for a second and i was expecting a flashback to that scarf moment but nothing. It felt very cheap that he suddenly gets his confidence back.

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    • WhiteOni wrote: I found Eren's motivation and the way he found confidence again VERY weak. Compared to the S2 finale atleast. It seemed like Eren realised he had to man up in order to protect Mikasa and "wrap that scarf around her whenever she wants" THAT is motivation. But then a few episodes later he starts crying and doubting himself again and a few episodes after that he's confident again…

      That just felt really weak to me and it made the badass S2 ending meaningless because that was a huge motivation that went nowhere… Just dissapointing me.

      In this Episode he looked at Mikasa for a second and i was expecting a flashback to that scarf moment but nothing. It felt very cheap that he suddenly gets his confidence back.

      The confidence he had was that he thought he was a chosen one, but realized it was all because of one person's doing, being Grisha his father. He was still thinking mentally as that child the way he was 5 years ago when the Colossal Titan destroyed Shiganshina. 
      He also recognizes Historia as a strong person.
      
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    • Tommy,Klaus&Kol2012+ wrote:
      SPOILER: yeah but erens titan didnt get destroyed

      SPOILER: He wasn't in there for long. The SC made a plan gave him an objective already; it'd be illogical to just go against that at the last moment. Betting everything on being able to control Rod Reiss would be a bigger gamble than the ones Erwin took (they could potentially lose the only known titan shifter on their side). Also, if he called over titans in the vicinity, the Garrison on the ground would probably be as scared as sh*t, lol. That is... if they existed in the manga, I forgot.

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    • yeah i guess

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