Smile -Raid at Stohess ①-
Annie had a bad night. She intervenes when a ranked MP does some blows on Marlo (same MP squad as her). Armin and Eren wish to believe Annie being human-human. However Annie fails to prove that to them.
SCENE(S) COUNT (of Mr. K.):
1. in a stagecoach, with a wig on, posing as Eren
The anime gives a better character to Hitch. There some similarity to some character, as she is also the kind person who is “honest” about themselves. Heh… In the manga, I thought Jean actually has his hair dyed black. Here, it’s clearly a wig as we can see Jean’s own hair slipping out from underneath. But I guess from afar, they do look a like. Now to see if someone will draw an Eren with Jean’s hair.
And so the “horse face” name is given here, by Eren. So Marco did not die in vain! A number of MP members are given surnames here (exception being Hitch)
end card of episode
The first half of the episode feels a bit slow if you watch raw and happens to not know Japanese – because dun dun dun, a chunk of it is ani-ori material. So they did not expand on Jean’s role in this switcheroo. Not a problem, as the preview states he will have another (ani-ori) appearance in next episode (24)! Wow, will he make it into E25 as well? I sure hope so, but shall have to see how the pacing goes next week. The Annie laugh? That actually did not bother me much.
Oh, I see someone on pixiv had already drawn a partial behind-the-scene look of the plan.
身代り黒髪ジャンが！！ by チロル on pixiv
ウマヅラ by 上州ねぎ on pixiv
P.E.: so if Jean had chosen to join the MP instead, the plan would become totally different because:
He and Annie might be assigned to different towns. Annie would have wondered why haven’t they asked Jean to help instead.
And of course, someone else will have to cosplay Eren…
up next he might appear in
24 – 100%, 25(END) – 50%
and the 4th cover features..
He does not get a solo cover, but he’s still the focus, and Marco and Connie both being closer friends to Jean anyways. Well done! According to the cast list on the official website, a guess for the next cover might be Annie, Sasha, and Christa – although that’s a weird combination.