Shingeki no Kyojin | Attack on Titan

Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of giants. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super giant that appears out of thin air. As the smaller giants flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Elen vows that he will murder every single giant and take revenge for all of mankind.

Type: TV (25 episodes x 24 minutes)
Studio: Production I.G
Aired: Apr 7, 2013 to Sep 28, 2013
Watch Online: Crunchyroll | Funimation

Anime Attack on Titan | Shingeki no Kyojin

Attack on Titan Episodes

2013-04-06 ・ Episode 1: To You, in 2000 Years
2013-04-13 ・ Episode 2: That Day
2013-04-20 ・ Episode 3: A Dim Light Amid Despair
2013-04-27 ・ Episode 4: The Night of Closing Ceremony
2014-05-04 ・ Episode 5: First Battle
2014-05-11 ・ Episode 6: The World the Girl Saw
2013-05-18 ・ Episode 7: Small Blade
2013-05-25 ・ Episode 8: I Can Hear His Heartbeat
2013-06-01 ・ Episode 9: Whereabouts of His Left Arm
2013-06-08 ・ Episode 10: Response
2013-06-15 ・ Episode 11: Idol
2013-06-22 ・ Episode 12: Wound
2013-06-29 ・ Episode 13: Primal Desire
2013-07-06 ・ Episode 13.5: Since That Day
2013-07-13 ・ Episode 14: Can’t Look Into His Eyes Yet
2013-07-20 ・ Episode 15: Special Operations Squad
2013-07-27 ・ Episode 16: What Needs to be Done Now
2013-08-03 ・ Episode 17: Female Titan
2013-08-10 ・ Episode 18: Forest of Giant Trees
2013-08-17 ・ Episode 19: Bite
2013-08-24 ・ Episode 20: Erwin Smith
2013-08-31 ・ Episode 21: Crushing Blow
2013-09-07 ・ Episode 22: Defeated
2013-09-14 ・ Episode 23: Smile
2013-09-21 ・ Episode 24: Mercy
2013-09-28 ・ Episode 25: Wall

Attack on Titan Episode Synopsis

Episode 1: To You, After 2,000 Years – The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1

For over a hundred years, humans have been living in settlements surrounded by gigantic walls, which prevent the Titans, giant humanoid creatures who eat humans, from entering. Young Eren Jaeger wishes to see the outside world by joining the Recon Corps, as he likens living in the cities to livestock. Despite this, his foster sister Mikasa Ackerman and their mother Carla are against him in joining the Corps. Even after seeing the Recon Corps returning home with large casualties, Eren expresses his interest to join which impresses his father Dr. Grisha Jaeger. After Eren and Mikasa save their friend Armin Arlelt from bullies due to his views that the walls won’t protect them forever, a Colossal Titan much taller than the walls suddenly appears and kicks down the gate into the District of Shiganshina, allowing smaller Titans to enter. As the city erupts into mass panic, Eren and Mikasa heads to their home in a desperate attempt to save their mother who becomes trapped under their collapsed house by the debris falling from the wall. Despite Carla begging her children to leave her and save themselves, they refuse until City Guard Hannes arrives and takes the children away against their wishes. As Hannes carries them away, Eren, picked up from behind, watches in horror as a Titan kills and eats their mother.

Episode 2: That Day – The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 2

Hannes apologizes to Eren for not saving his mother and admits he was afraid of the Titan and that both he and Mikasa are still weak children. The people of Shiganshina escape to the inner Wall Maria while the soldiers try to hold off the Titans. Fearing the Titans might advance further, the soldiers order the gate to Wall Maria close despite Hannes’ protest that there are still refugees outside. However, an Armored Titan rams into the gate, allowing the Titans to enter the lands of Wall Maria. As a result of the breach, the government orders all survivors from Wall Maria to evacuate into Wall Rose. Some time later, Eren has a strange dream in which his grieving father forcefully gives him an injection and his key before being woken up by Mikasa. Eren grows disgusted with the people of Wall Rose as the latter don’t like sharing their food with the refugees. During the next year, as a food shortage becomes apparent, the government orders the refugees to work at the farms or fight to reclaim Wall Maria which results hundreds of thousands of deaths including Armin’s grandfather. Eren vows revenge for what the Titans did and resolves to kill them by joining the Army along with Mikasa and Armin. A year later, Eren, Mikasa, Armin and many young recruits begin their training.

Episode 3: A Dim Light in the Darkness of Despair – Mankind’s Comeback, Part 1

Drill Instructor Keith Shadis begins inspecting the new recruits by verbally insulting and intimidating the weak ones. When Sasha Blause is caught eating a potato, she is punished to run around the camp. An exhausted Sasha is later taken back to bed by Ymir and Krista Lenz. Eren has a rivalry with Jean Kirstein, as the latter wants to join the Military Police because their only job is to maintain civil order within the inner city walls, whom Eren finds cowardly. The recruits begin training using on the 3-D Maneuver Gear by maintaining their balance while suspended in the air. Eren has trouble balancing his Gear, so he asks Reiner Braun and Bertolt Huber for help. As they give Eren advice, both of them reveal that they came from a town that was not warned of the Titans’ attack. Despite surviving, Reiner wants to go back to their hometown. Bertholt, on the other hand, was traumatized by the Titans and wants to join the Military Police to avoid them. The next day, Eren tries the Maneuver Gear again and succeeds for a few seconds before falling once more. Much to everyone’s surprise, Keith discovers that Eren’s Gear was actually defective and after equipping another recruit’s working Gear, he proves to indeed have the aptitude to use it. The fact that Eren could maintain his balance even for a few seconds with a faulty Gear impresses Keith and the other recruits. Proud of the recruits who succeeded, Keith furthers their training with the Maneuver Gear.

Episode 4: A Dim Light in the Darkness of Despair – Mankind’s Comeback, Part 1

Five years since Wall Maria fell, the time for the recruits’ graduation approaches. While training in hand-to-hand combat with Reiner and Annie Leonhart, Eren learns the contradiction that many among his peers are just honing their abilities to earn a place in the Military Police and avoid confronting the Titans at all. Jean claims that confronting the Titans is pointless, as mankind has never won a battle against them. Despite this, Eren remains dead set on joining the Recon Corps. On the day of graduation, Krista, Sasha, Connie Springer, Marco Bott, Jean, Eren, Annie, Bertholt, Reiner and Mikasa become the top ten recruits of their class. Despite the fact that the top ten are allowed to join the Military Police, Eren joins the Recon Corps as he always intended with Armin and Mikasa to watch over him. Later Sasha, Connie and some of the other recruits follow their example and join the Recon Corps as well, after being inspired by Eren’s speech to have mankind freed of the Titans. They are assigned to the District of Trost, one of the cities near Wall Rose, and are taken by surprise when the Colossal Titan appears before them and breaks through the gate, leaving the city unprotected. Once Eren regains his composure, he takes command and orders a counterattack, climbing back to the top of the wall to have his revenge against the Titan.

Episode 5: First Battle – Battle of Trost District, Part 1

As Eren attacks the Colossal Titan, it destroys the wall’s cannons, making Eren realize it is intelligent. As Eren makes to attack its vital point, it vanishes in the steam. The Army scrambles to evacuate the people of Trost and set up defenses before the Titans enter the city, Eren calms Armin and Jean who both start having nervous breakdowns due to the approaching Titans. Mikasa and Eren are assigned by the Army to different squads with Mikasa’s squad assigned to help the evacuation while Eren and Armin’s squad are to provide backup at the front lines. Despite Mikasa’s protest of wanting to stay and protect Eren, he convinces her to do her duty after promising her he will not die. With the Titans now in the city, Eren recalls his lessons that to kill a Titan, they must strike the nape of their necks. As Eren’s 34th squad attack, one by one his comrades are killed or eaten by the Titans with Eren himself losing his left leg. Armin, paralyzed with fear upon seeing his comrades fate, is picked up by a Titan and almost swallowed. As Eren recalls his past of him and Armin wishing to see the world outside the walls, he manages to drag and toss Armin out of the Titan’s mouth before he is completely swallowed. Armin tries to help Eren, but the Titan closes its jaw and eats Eren, much to his horror.

Episode 6: The World She Saw – Battle of Trost District, Part 2

Armin awakens to find himself surrounded by Connie, Ymir and Krista’s squad. When Armin breaks down into tears after Connie asks what happened to his squad, Ymir correctly deducees that they all died. As Armin heads back to the rear guard, he blames himself for being weak in not saving Eren. Meanwhile, a greedy merchant tries to force his cargo into the city’s exit gate and refuses to allow the refugees to go first. As the crowd grows impatient, a lone Titan starts approaching but is killed by Mikasa at the last second. When she realizes the merchant is the cause of the hold-up at the gate, she threatens him to move his cargo for the refugees. As she is thanked by a mother and daughter, Mikasa starts to reminiscence her past. In the year 844, a year before Wall Maria fell, Mikasa and her Asian mother were targeted by slave traders. The slavers kills her father and accidentally kill her mother. As Dr. Grisha and Eren discover Mikasa’s parents’ bodies at her home, Grisha orders Eren to return home. Instead, Eren tracks down the slavers to a nearby hut and kills two of them in an attempt to save Mikasa. However, the third slaver shows up and strangles Eren, who tells Mikasa to kill the man if she wants to live, which she does after obtaining resolve. Eventually, the children are found by Grisha and the police. As Mikasa laments that she has nowhere left to go home, she is invited by the Jaegers to live with them and Eren gives Mikasa his red scarf. Back in the present, Mikasa slays more Titans and goes to help the other squads evacuate.

Episode 7: The Tiny Blade – Battle of Trost District, Part 3

The surviving squads, unable to climb out to the inner walls due to their maneuvering gears being low on gas, lose their fighting morale while the nearby supply depot becomes overrun by Titans. Mikasa learns from Armin that the 34th squad along with Eren died. Seemingly unfazed, Mikasa rallies the others to reclaim the supply depot and becoming inspired, they join her in the attack. Mikasa ends up running out of fuel and falls into an alleyway, leading Jean to assume command. However, he loses his nerve when he watches some of his comrades being eaten by the Titans. As a Titan approaches Mikasa, she at first accepts her fate but ‎‎‎instinctively starts fighting back after remembering Eren’s words of perseverance. As she prepares to attack with a small blade, another Titan appears behind her, and brutally kills the Titan in front of her much to her confusion. Armin and Connie show up, and they are all surprised to see not only the Rogue Titan fighting other Titans, but that it also shows knowledge of their weak points using hand-to-hand combat techniques while completely ignoring the humans. Armin gives Mikasa his gas tanks and blades so that she can go support everyone at the supply depot. Mikasa, however, refuses to leave him behind and ponders on the Rogue Titan’s strange behavior.

Episode 8: I Can Hear a Heartbeat – Battle of Trost District, Part 4

With the supply depot area swarming with Titans, Armin has the idea of using the Rogue Titan to defeat them. Connie and Mikasa agree with his plan and defeat the Titans attacking it, before rushing there. Meanwhile Jean and the others reach the supply depot, despite suffering more casualties on the way, with Armin, Connie and Mikasa arriving soon after. Armin’s plan works, but while the Rogue Titan fights the enemies outside, seven smaller Titans lurk arround the fuel storage area. With their gears out of fuel, Armin comes with another plan. The survivors draw the Titans’ attention and shoot them in the eyes to blind them, except by seven soldiers who jump from the ceiling to finish them off. Connie and Sasha fail to kill their targets and are saved by Mikasa and Annie. Having sucessfully replenished their fuel, the soldiers prepare to retreat, but they see the Rogue Titan defeating all the other giants and falling down, and much to their shock, watch Eren emerging from its body. Mikasa reaches Eren and cries upon confirming that he is alive, while Armin notices that somehow his severed limbs had recovered as well.

Episode 9: Trace of the Left Arm – Battle of Trost District, Part 5

The Recon Corps led by Captain Levi and his squad successfully retake a town from the Titans until they are called for an emergency at Trost as the Titans have invaded the city. When Eren was eaten and swallowed by the Titan, he finds himself in its stomach along with bodies of its victims, some of whom are still alive. His anger over the Titans causes Eren to burst out of the Titan’s stomach by transforming into a Titan himself and goes on a rampage against them. When Eren regains his consciousness, to his confusion, he, Armin, and Mikasa are surrounded by the Army who are aiming their weapons at him. It is revealed that after Mikasa and the others saw Eren emerge out of the Rogue Titan, they all agreed to keep it a secret and bring him back inside Wall Rose. However, Commander Kitz Weilman and his men did see it and has Eren cornered with Armin and Mikasa defending him. Kitz accuses Eren of being a Titan spy and demands to know what he is, but Eren has no idea since he has no memories of becoming a Titan or how his limbs grew back. Hoping to resolve the situation, Eren honestly answers he is human but a fearful Kitz orders the cannons to fire on them. As the three of them try to escape, Eren remembers his lost memories of his father giving him an injection, telling him to reclaim Wall Maria and go to their home’s basement with his key. In order to protect Armin and Mikasa from the cannons, Eren transforms himself partially into the Rogue Titan.

Episode 10: Answer – Battle of Trost District, Part 6

After partially transforming himself into a Titan to protect Armin and Mikasa, Eren climbs out from the Titan to talk with Mikasa and Armin regarding the basement in his former house and how he believes that the secret to mankind’s preservation and the key to destroying the Titans is located. Commander Kitz is still afraid and once again orders the cannon to be loaded. Eren comes up with two plans of escape: the first is for him to transform into a Titan and run away on his own, forever criminalizing himself in the eyes of humanity; The second is to have Armin convince to Kitz that Eren is an asset, not a danger. Armin has several flashbacks and comes to the realization that even if he is a coward physically, he can still defend his friends mentally and decides to help talk their way out of being executed. Armin tentatively convinces Kitz, only to have him overcome by fear and give the order to fire once more. But the order is halted when Commander Pixis and his men intervene, sparing their lives. In return, Pixis asks Eren if he will transform himself and help block gap in the wall to prevent further Titan invasions. He agrees, regardless of whether or not he is able to control his Titan form.

Episode 11: Idol – Battle of Trost District, Part 7

As Armin helps Pixis’ subordinates coordinate a plan, morale among the troops begin to fade as some of them want to desert and be with their families. Pixis calms everyone by reminding them if they abandon this one chance to finally stop the Titans, their families will be killed by the Titans which convinces the troops to stay. Claiming that Eren is the result of a secret project to turn humans into Titans, Pixis plans to have most of the troops gather at a far corner of Trost to lure most of the Titans away while Eren in Titan form carries the giant boulder needed to seal the hole. Along with Mikasa, Eren is accompanied by three of the best elites of the Garrison, Ian Dietrich, Rico Brzenska and Mitabi Jarnach. They will protect him during this mission. As they head toward the giant boulder, Rico reminds Eren that many lives are at stake for the sake of this mission. Finally reaching the boulder, Eren transforms himself into a Titan, but suddenly attacks Mikasa.

Episode 12: Wound – Battle of Trost District, Part 8

Mikasa tries to reason with Eren’s Titan, but to no avail. Eren’s Titan continues his attack and accidentally incapacitates himself, slumping to the ground. The elites protecting Eren sends up a red flare to signal that the plan has failed, much to the dismay of the troops observing from the wall. As Armin heads toward Eren to investigate, the elite squadron argues and eventually agrees to protect Eren, recognizing him as a valuable military asset. During the operation, Jean gets separated from Connie and Annie after his Maneuver Gear malfunctions, forcing him to hide from two Titans in a building. Armin reaches Eren’s unconscious Titan, but Mikasa calls to him, warning that the Rogue Titan is dangerous. Armin plunges his sword off to the side of the Titan’s neck, which briefly awakens Eren. As Armin talks of the outside world and Eren’s promise to kill all the Titans, Eren leaves his dreamlike-state and regains consciousness.

Episode 13 – Basic Needs: Battle of Trost District, Part 9

June 29, 2013 – 原初的欲求 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑨
Jean manages to get another Maneuver Gear from a dead soldier and escape thanks to Annie, Conny and Marco distracting the Titans. With Titan Eren now carrying the boulder towards the gate, Ian orders everyone to distract the Titans away from Eren, with some of them sacrificing their lives. Eren finally blocks the open gate with the boulder which Rico signals a yellow flare that the operation is a success. As Armin tries to pull out Eren from his Titan body, he is surrounded by two Titans but is saved by the timely arrival of Levi. With the gate finally sealed, the army eliminates all of the Titans in Trost except two which are captured for research purposes. As the army counts their causalities and dead, a shocked Jean finds Marco’s dead eaten body, Sasha’s group are horrified to find a pile of dead bodies regurgitated from a Titan and Annie mourns one of her dead comrades. Meanwhile, Eren is locked up in a cell guarded by the Military Police where he is visited by Levi and Commander Erwin of the Recon Corps. After listening his story and reasons for wanting the Titans dead, Levi allows Eren to join the Recon Corps under his command but warns if he ever betrays or goes berserk, he will personally kill him.

Episode 14: Since That Day

When word spreads about a Titan siding with humankind, the populace is divided over whether Eren is their savior or their end. Eren is brought to a military tribunal to be judged by the Commander-in-Chief of the military, Darius Zackley, who will decide whether Eren should be given to the Military Police or the Recon Corps, both of whom have their own reasons for wanting him. The Military Police want Eren killed as he is seen by them as a menace, while the Recon Corps want to use him to retake Wall Maria. As both sides get into heated arguments over Eren’s Titan powers, one of the merchants siding with the Military Police accuses Mikasa of being a Titan as well, much to Eren’s anger. When Eren calls out the Military Police and their supporters for their cowardice, one of them attempts to shoot him, only for Levi to beat Eren down. Despite being brutally beaten, he does not transform into a Titan, which Levi shows to the court that the Recon Corps can control Eren and proposes that he is to be made part of his squad. In the end, Zackley gives Eren to the Recon Corps where Erwin and Hange welcome him.

Episode 15: Special Operations Squad – Prelude to the Counterattack, Part 2

Levi and his Special Op Squad, composed of Petra Ral, Auruo Bossard, Erd Gin, and Gunther Schultz, who are all elites chosen by him, bring Eren to the old Recon Corps headquarters where Eren will learn to control his Titan’s power under their watch. As Levi orders the castle to be cleaned, Petra assures Eren that despite his rude and harsh demeanor, Levi does care about the people under his command. Meanwhile, Erwin and Mike Zacharius discuss about the new recruits joining the Recon Corps and how they must prove Eren’s usefulness to Military Command within a month. While discussing his powers with Levi’s Squad, Hange arrives and asks Eren to help her in her experiments with the two Titans they have captured, which she names Sawney and Bean. Hange is revealed to have an obsession with Titans where she treats them like people despite the many times she puts herself in danger. In her talks with Eren, she reveals the Titans need sunlight to survive and despite their size, their bodies are disproportionately light. But the next day, the Recon Corps discovers Sawney and Bean have been killed. As Hange mourns for them, the Recon Corps deduce that the culprit is a soldier who escaped using their Maneuver Gear which makes Eren wonder who their true enemy is.

Episode 16: What to Do Now – Prelude to the Counterattack, Part 3

As the recruits are investigated over the killings of the Titans Sawney and Bean, Annie, who will be joining the Military Police later, gives advice to Armin and Connie that it is their choice to decide on which branch of the Army they join. The recruits are later greeted by Erwin who tells them the Recon Corps’ next expedition within a month is to reclaim Shiganshina and find the secret hidden in Eren’s home basement. After telling the recruits of the Recon Corps’ fatalities in each expedition, Erwin tells the recruits that they may stay and join them or leave to join the other branches. As many recruits leave, Jean joins the Recon Corps in honor of Marco with others joining him as well including Mikasa, Armin, Sasha, Connie, Ymir, Krista, Reiner, and Bertholdt despite their fears. As the Recon Corps prepare themselves for the expedition, Eren is reunited with his friends and learns what happened to the others. Jean questions Eren if he can truly control his Titan powers as they are risking their lives for him. With everything ready, the Recon Corps begin their 57th Expedition beyond the walls.

Episode 17: Female Titan – 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls, Part 1

During their expedition, the Recon Corps set up a formation where several scouts spread around the main group where they will report by flare gun if a Titan is nearby so the main group can steer to avoid them. After Armin’s squad manages to kill an Abnormal Titan, a Titan with a feminine body, suddenly appears from the right flank at high speed. Much to Armin’s shock, the Female Titan’s body can withstand their blades and is intelligent enough to kill his seniors easily. The Female Titan captures Armin but after removing his hood and seeing his face, she leaves him alive and continues running. Armin is picked up by Reiner and Jean who reveals that their right flank was wiped out by the Titans, which makes Armin realize it was the Female Titan’s work and she is possibly another Titan Shifter like Eren. When the three of them give conflicting sources on where Eren is in the formation, they realize the Female Titan’s target is Eren and they must stop her. Despite their failed attempts to attack, she leaves them and heads to where Eren is: the center of the group.

Episode 18: Forest of Giant Trees – 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls, Part 2

Armin, Reiner and Jean are left stranded after their encounter with the Female Titan leaves them with only one horse, but are soon saved by Christa who arrives with extra horses. They wait for the order to withdraw, but to their surprise they discover their operation is continuing albeit heading in a different direction. Meanwhile, news reaches the center group about their right flank being annihilated by the Female Titan as the latter continues to wreak havoc within the formation. Soon the whole formation reaches the Forest of Giant Trees with only the center row entering it while the rest defend the forest from Titans. Eren realizes something is wrong when his squad has no idea what Erwin’s orders are and what Levi is doing. As the Female Titan chases them at their heels, the squad desperately await Levi’s command to attack but Levi instead tells his squad to cover their ears as he fires his flare gun.

Episode 19: Bite – 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls, Part 3

Levi fires a noise round and tells the squad to keep moving forward. With more of the rearguard getting killed by the Female Titan, Eren begs his squad to let him fight but they tell him to trust Levi’s decision. As he considers turning himself into his Titan form, Levi tells him to choose to be either a monster or a member of the Recon Corps. Eren starts remembering when Hange, Levi, and his squad had him try to transform into a Titan for experimental purposes but was unable to. During a break when he tried to pick up a teaspoon, Eren suddenly partially transformed, much to the squad’s shock. They almost attacked him but Levi ordered them to stand down. Hange deduced that Eren is able to transform into a Titan not by solely injuring himself but also due to his desire to fulfill his goals. The squad apologized to Eren and told him they should trust each other. Remembering this, Eren decides to trust his squad’s plan. It is then revealed that Levi’s squad is bait to lure the Female Titan into an ambush where Erwin and his men fire hundreds of grappling hooks at the Titan, trapping it. Levi leaves his squad to meet up with Erwin to find out who the Female Titan is.

Episode 20: Erwin Smith – 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls, Part 4

With the Female Titan restrained, Erwin and Levi try to figure out its identity with no success as it is able to harden its skin to prevent them from cutting out the human inside. Jean, Armin, and the rest of Levi’s squad realize it was Erwin’s plan to use Eren as bait to draw out the mole within the army who joined them after the Walls fell and only told his real plan to those who were part of the Recon Corps before the fall. Meanwhile, the others wonder about what is happening inside the forest until the Female Titan gives a loud scream that draws all Titans in the vicinity to her. Despite the Recon Corps’ attempt to stop them, the Titans ignore the humans and eat the Female Titan’s body in a frenzy, which makes Erwin call off the expedition. However, knowing that there is no confirmation that the mole has also been eaten by the Titans, Erwin orders Levi to regroup with his squad while the mole, disguised as a cloaked Recon Corps member, attacks Levi’s Squad, killing Günther.

Episode 21: Crushing Blow – 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls, Part 5

Erwin tells Hange that it was a mistake to think all humans who can transform into Titans are like Eren when the Female has unique abilities that are far beyond a novices, while elsewhere the mole transforms into the Female Titan and chases after Levi’s squad. Armin theorizes the mole is someone who had seen Eren transform during the invasion of Trost. Eren wants to transform into his Titan form, but the squad tells him to trust in their skills and keep moving forward. Petra, Erd, and Auruo manage to blind the Female Titan and attempt to cut off her arms and kill her. However, the Female Titan manages to quickly regenerate her right eye and kills Erd, Petra, and Auruo. Seeing his comrades dead, a grieving Eren transforms into his Titan form which gets Mikasa and Levi’s attention. Believing his comrades and squad’s death could have been avoided if he had transformed in the first place, Eren fights the Female Titan in a long battle. The Female Titan finally defeats Eren by taking off his head and swallowing his human body. Mikasa attempts to stop the Female Titan but to no avail. She is later joined by Levi who tells her to keep their distance, as the Female Titan is getting tired.

Episode 22: Defeated – The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6

Levi orders Mikasa to distract the Female Titan in order to get Eren back. Levi launches a successful high-speed attack that debilitates the Female Titan, but Mikasa leaves herself vulnerable when she tries to finish the Female Titan. She’s saved by Levi, who injures his leg in the process. They retrieve Eren from inside her mouth before leaving the Female Titan badly wounded and slumped against a tree. As the Corps mourn, count their dead, and retrieve the bodies before returning home, Erwin orders that the fallen whose bodies were not retrieved be reported MIA. However, a Corps member, Dieter, against direct orders from Erwin, retrieves his dead friend Ivan’s body, which draws the attention of two Titans to the retreating Corps. Mikasa kills one of the Titans to save Dieter, who loses both Ivan’s body and another friend to a Titan. In order to outrun the remaining Titan, Levi reluctantly orders some of the bodies be disposed of in order to lighten the wagon’s load, including Petra’s body. Later, Eren wakes up from a dream of his past to find himself and the Corps back at town, safely behind the wall. He becomes angry upon hearing the townspeople berate the Corps’ ineptitude, until he sees a boy who admires their bravery, which sends him into tears. All the while, a shocked Levi is questioned by Petra’s father over his daughter’s whereabouts, who reveals that Petra planned on devoting her life to Levi. The townspeople also become enraged and upset at Erwin over the failure of the mission and the casualties that were sustained. As a result of the failed expedition, Erwin and his subordinates are summoned to the capital, where the final decision of Eren’s custody will be made.

Episode 23: Smile – Assault on Stohess, Part 1

Annie has a dream of being trained by her father before waking up. In the Stohess District of Wall Sina, the Military Police are ordered to escort the Recon Corps convoy once they enter the capital. The Military Police are shown to be lazy and corrupt which one of Annie’s colleagues, Hitch, reveals she joined the police for that reason. Another colleague, Marlow, is disgusted, revealing he joined the police so he could reform it to become a better organization which Annie respects since he reminds her of Eren. After the convoy has entered Stohess, Annie is secretly called by Armin in the alleyways. Armin asks for her help as he is helping Eren escape the capital as the one riding in the convoy is actually Jean in disguise. She refuses at first but after Armin begs again, believing she is a good person, she finally agrees. Together with Annie, Mikasa, and Eren, Armin leads them to an underground tunnel. However, Annie refuses to enter as she has noticed Armin behaving strangely and hidden Recon Corps members watching her. Armin finally reveals his suspicion that Annie is the Female Titan since the Maneuver Gear she had after Sawney and Bean were killed is Marco’s and the Female Titan did not kill him during the last expedition. Eren and Armin beg Annie to prove them wrong by following them, but knowing her identity is exposed, Annie laughs sadly and tries to transform. Despite the Corps’ attempts to stop her, she succeeds in transforming using the spike in her ring.

Episode 24: Mercy – Assault on Stohess, Part 2

Days before Eren is escorted to the capital, Erwin and Armin reveal to him they have a plan to capture the person they believe is the Female Titan and is shocked when they tell him it is Annie. Back in the present, Eren, Armin and Mikasa manage to escape a tunnel collapse while being hunted by the Female Titan. Eren tries to transform but is unable to. Mikasa suspects that his feelings for Annie are preventing him. When another tunnel collapse traps Eren, Mikasa and Armin distract the Female Titan away from Eren. Meanwhile, Commander Nile Dawk of the Military Police demands an explanation from Erwin on what is happening as his men hold him at gunpoint. As Mikasa and the rest of the Recon Corps distract and try to capture the Female Titan, Armin and Jean attempt to free Eren from the rubble. Armin tells Eren he has to fight Annie as anyone who refuses to sacrifice anything can never change anything. As Eren thinks about what Armin said, he remembers his hatred for the Titan who killed his mother. Eren finally transforms into the Rogue Titan and charges at the Female Titan in a rage.

Episode 25: Wall – Assault on Stohess, Part 3

Eren and Annie fight each other as Titans throughout Stohess, causing destruction and civilian deaths while Hange orders her men to stand by before they capture Annie. Meanwhile, Erwin tells Nile he will accept responsibility for the damage his plan has caused, for which Nile has Erwin arrested while the Military Police help evacuate the civilians. After exchanging several blows, a berserk Eren completely overpowers Annie who attempts to escape by climbing up Wall Sina. However, Mikasa cuts off Annie’s Titan fingers, sending her falling. As Annie falls, she remembers her father asking for forgiveness, telling her to hate the world and ask her to promise him she will come back home. When it appears Eren is about to eat Annie, he stops once he sees her crying, and her body starts encasing itself in crystal. As Eren recuperates, he admits to Mikasa, Jean, and Armin that he allowed Annie to get herself encased. As Jean and Armin wonder if sacrificing their humanity to defeat the Titans is worth the price, Erwin attends a government inquiry. Erwin reveals he kept his plans secret to prevent leaks. He further explains that despite the deaths and casualties of his plan and how they cannot get any information from Annie now that she is encased, she is proof there are humans that can turn into Titans living within the walls and he plans to find and use them to launch a counterattack against the Titans. In the end, Erwin’s name is cleared, Eren stays with the Recon Corps, Annie is put under the Corps’ custody and the rest of the 104th Top Trainees go on their different missions. In the epilogue, a piece of Wall Sina falls, revealing the face of a Titan within the wall.

Quick Search: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *