17 – 女型の巨人 ~第57回壁外調査①~
Female Titan -The 57th Expedition Beyond the Walls ①-
The Scouting Corp seperates into different squads. Armin’s squad has met a female titan. Reiner and Jean comes to Armin’s aid. Together they confront the female titan, and face numerous near death situations. The female titan mysteriously runs away, towards Eren’s direction -thump thump thump…-
1. with the whole expedition team
2. in his own squad
3. with Armin and Reiner vs. female titan
Ok, this is in the recap. I think he might appear in the recaps from now on. So I won’t be counting his recap appearances in future episode.
and again due to the length of this entry..
Sasha seems to be freaking out a lot, but that’s what makes her fun. She has luck and fans, so she’ll be alright. Levi-han doesn’t get a lot of time in this episode. They have that next week, or two weeks from now, and then it’s bad news for them. For now the focus will be on Armin, Jean-look-alike, and Reiner-look-alike. (but seriously, they look completely different in anime) Somehow I could not imagine he reacting this way back in trainee days. It’s a nice change nonetheless. Armin was totally like ‘Eh..?? You are taking risk (at a titan)?’ And Jean had his own ep. 16 fire scene recap playing in his mind.
A comical scene where Jean comments on the Armin-Eren relationship…but it’s SO true.
Run run away, away to the next episode…
and RIP to all the casualties shown in this episode:
Having read the manga, one would know Reiner wasn’t really being badass in this episode – at least in my opinion. He knows so well he’s not facing any danger of getting killed. But to anime-only viewers, yes, Reiner was totally badass in this episode. Armin was brilliant and Jean was the badass normal. Jean has become one of the more amusing character to watch as he is shown to be way more expressive of his thoughts and emotions than a lot of other characters of the series. (there are other ‘fun’ characters, but for different reasons) Maybe he has higher EQ than others. That may also be why he’s suitable as a leader – once again shown in this episode with his concern for Armin and Reiner. Armin again proved his role in the military. He might lack in combat skills, but any army/military needs their brains, and he fits right in. I think the events are effecting him both positively AND negatively. His mental state does look to head into more volatile territory (this a partial spoiler of some future episodes). I know he wasn’t ‘crazy’ when he yelled at Jean and/or the female titan, but still one could notice the change. As we shall see in future episodes/chapters, his friendship with Jean grows, well, sort of. I’ve always think Armin’s the neglected one in the ‘Ermikasa’ trio. Maybe Mr. K. can acts as a counterweight for Armin. As hotheaded Jean may seem, he’s the person who can sees things most objectively.
up next he might appear in
18 – 100%, 19 – 80%, 20 – 30%