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    • Not gonna lie this episode was near phenomenal. The pain, and despair all seen this episode from Sasha and Connie killing Reiner (who was once their friend), then the death of Marco which was really painful to watch, and finally the confrontation between Armin & Bertholdt which was cool to see and see how the characters progressed so far and that kick from Bertholdt. There are so many shades of grey around. 



      I know  there are some issues with this episode with most prominent being the downgrade of animation quality, and the CGI Colossal Titan (although to me personally it is Not as bad compare to before if anything it slightly improved), then there was censorship such as Reiner's discombobulated head and Mikasa cutting Bertholdt's ear which was fast and hardly noticeable. Lastly the episode being too fast but it is 10 episodes and adapting 2 chapters of the arc so yeah.

      All in all great episode not perfect, but Damn good.

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    • Man I was blown, like Reiner lol. The way everything is piecing together is excellent. I'm so tempted to read the manga lol.

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    • I figured Reiner's head was going to get censored, because he's only partially decapitated, and the partial is because the power half of his skull is still there and the top's not! That's too graphic for TV anime. (Just like they removed Hannes's intestines in S2. There are just some things TV anime won't do.)

      I'm not sure if it's just that the performance is in a different language, but the part where Jean was trying to get Sasha and Conny to own up to killing Reiner read a lot differently to me. In the manga it was pretty clear that Jean felt enormously guilty as well and was sharing in their pain, but his voice actor didn't sound like he was on the verge of breaking down.

      This was a good Bert episode though. He's never really gotten his own focus episode, and this was excellent, showing him working on his own and growing a spine. It was nice seeing him snap at Armin for using the cheap Annie ploy on him again. I think when I was reading the manga that this was the chapter when I realized I really like Bert's character. It just took so long to get there.

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    • Though the animation quality was superb as usual, the Marco Bott scene is a painful reminder why I still, and always will, completely and utterly DESPISE RBA. I will NEVER feel any empathy towards their so-called "suffering" and I will NEVER love them.

      SPOILER: And NOTHING about what we know of them in the manga changes that for me RBA are still Colossal pieces of shit (no pun intended)

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    • This was a great episode, and a return to excellence!

      The previous episode was definitely solid, but it lacked the epic feel that the previous titan fights had (Eren vs Annie I and II, Eren vs Reiner I). The destruction of the Shinganshina in the previous one didn't seem as damaging as it had before, because most of the effects used to convey that destruction were foused on flying roof tiles.

      Here though, everything was good.

      -Animation seemed sharp, clean and fluid from beginning to end.

      -The music was PERFECT.

      -The focus on Bertholdt was great, and conveyed even better here than in the manga.

      -The CGI Collosal titan looked fine.

      -I noticed that they reused footage for flashbacks and it was totally appropriate and seamless.

      I guess the episoides vary in quality a bit, because WIT is choosing to alot more time, money and effort to episodes they feel are more important. Taking that into consideration, I'm totally okay with occassional CGI, stills, and flashbacks. 

      Just a great episode and I had the same feeling watching this one as I did watching Season 1.

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    • About the episode itself, the events depicted, I don't have anything to say, it's really good, and a nearly perfect adaptation of the manga. I don't mind that much about the CGI (it looked ugly to me, but I know why they did it, and I know they tried to make it look good). 

      Plus:

      - Most of the musics are rearrangement of previous ones, but I don't mind much, they do the job, and are very good versions of those old themes. I'm thinking about the music used during Bertolt's transformation.

      Cons:

      - It's very minor, but I don't like the Cart's voice at all. It's very robotic, I was expecting something closer to the Beast Titan's voice.

      - I don't understand the censorship. They censor Reiner's head missing with smoke, but his head regenerating (visible brain, no skin on the face, extremely bulging eyes, a face that would litterally give children nightmares) doesn't cause any problem? The instestines of Rod's Titan are not a problem, especially when they fall over the wall (with blood)? From my perspective, Reiner's head regenerating is more horrific/gore (at least to children) than his head simply blown off (which isn't really disturbing, especially as there is no direct view on the flesh/bones/blood), and if between those two things, one needs to be censored, it would be the regeneration. 

      Edit:

      By the way, when do you think that the scene "I always knew you were the bravest of us all" will take place? (I don't say it clearly because there might be anime-only reading this thread). I think that it's a bit short for it to take place in the next episode, unless they shorten some conversations or some actions scene. And I think that this scene NEEDS to be the ending of the episode. And btw, I really hope in this scene we won't get a CGI Colossal.

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    • The episode is getting intense and damn the Reiner scene is so graphic when they show his blown up head and healing inside his Armor Titan. 

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    • I'm not one to immediately notice details aside from the main action, so I can't criticize anything about this episode without having to nitpick at it. Pretty solid imo and I've been really pleased with how things are going at the moment (I would rate this episode a consitent 110%). These fights may not be as brutal (in terms of physical one-to-one combat) as AoT's previous fights (Eren vs Annie (both rounds), Reiner vs Eren), but it manages to hit spot on with the amount of intensity I like. I also want to give props to WIT for some of Bert's screentime. When I first got into AoT he was one of my favorites, and it was slightly upsetting how he wasn't seen often. SPOILER: I'm glad we get more time from him before he dies. I was also surprised by how much CGI Titan managed to scare me. I can't wait to see more of the season, at the same time I don't want it to end!

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    • Allow me to make a reference: War. War never changes.

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    • Penguinluver1431 wrote:
      Though the animation quality was superb as usual, the Marco Bott scene is a painful reminder why I still, and always will, completely and utterly DESPISE RBA. I will NEVER feel any empathy towards their so-called "suffering" and I will NEVER love them.

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      Huh, I take it that Marco was like your favorite character also?

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    • This episode made me a fan of Bertholdt.

      He was just the quiet guy at first. Then he makes a heel turn, and becomes evil and then he's an unsympathetic blubbering mess in Season 2. 

      But with this episode you kind of see it from his point of view. The music and dialogue when he temporarily stops his mission to check on Reiner was the same kind of music and dialogue you would expect for the Survery Corps. 

      Bertholdt has a mission to accomplish, but he still values the life of his friend and fellow "warrior."

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    • Tdfern14 wrote:
      Penguinluver1431 wrote:
      Though the animation quality was superb as usual, the Marco Bott scene is a painful reminder why I still, and always will, completely and utterly DESPISE RBA. I will NEVER feel any empathy towards their so-called "suffering" and I will NEVER love them.

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      Huh, I take it that Marco was like your favorite character also

      Not my absolute favorite, but he definitely did not deserve what he got.  SPOILER: Unlike Bert

      I just really HATE RBA (along with Warriors in general) and don't understand why people actually have any kind of empathy for them. And like I said before, even their "tragic backstory" doesn't change my opinion of them. What they did to Marco just turned my extreme dislike into outright hatred for them.

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    • Penguinluver1431 wrote:
      Tdfern14 wrote:
      Penguinluver1431 wrote:
      Though the animation quality was superb as usual, the Marco Bott scene is a painful reminder why I still, and always will, completely and utterly DESPISE RBA. I will NEVER feel any empathy towards their so-called "suffering" and I will NEVER love them.

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      Huh, I take it that Marco was like your favorite character also
      Not my absolute favorite, but he definitely did not deserve what he got.  SPOILER: Unlike Bert

      I just really HATE RBA (along with Warriors in general) and don't understand why people actually have any kind of empathy for them. And like I said before, even their "tragic backstory" doesn't change my opinion of them. What they did to Marco just turned my extreme dislike into outright hatred for them.

      The reason for the "empathy" they are not bad people at the beginning anyway especially what they have been taught and what they have to go through. I mean you are supposed to hate them but they just stuck in a shitty situation just like the people in the walls.

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