E25 (end)

壁 ~ストヘス区急襲③~
Wall -Raid at Stohess ③-

why so mad?

why so mad?


As expected, Jean managed to squeezed into the season finale. Kind of a mix bag of reactions for the episode (as a fan of the character) which will be explained later below.

SYNOPSIS:
FT realizes she cannot defeat a rabid Eren titan, but Mikasa spares no time in kicking her back down the wall. All things ends well it seems, except, the wall cracks opened while everyone’s asleep to reveal a titan’s face.

SCENE(S) COUNT (of Mr. K.):
1. in the spectators stand (roof tops)
2. yells at a crystal
3. in the room where Mikasa’s by Eren’s bedside.
4. a talk with Armin while walking in a corridor


FT slapped someone too hard

FT slapped someone too hard

lots of Hange in this ep.

lots of Hange in this ep.

not so sure why Jean reacted to Armin's comment with this face, about "just will power is not enough"

not so sure why Jean reacted to Armin’s comment with this face, about “just will power is not enough”

that's why the need for safety demo on planes

that’s why the need for safety demo on planes

well, unlucky woman

well, unlucky woman

last appearance of them in this series

last appearance of them in this series

learn how not to draw Jean as Nile

learn how not to draw Jean as Nile

someone's caught Jean's attention, away from Mikasa!

someone’s caught Jean’s attention, away from Mikasa!

hm...weird look to be fixed in bd/dvd perhaps

hm…weird look to be fixed in bd/dvd perhaps

nah..I don't think there's eye gouging.

nah..I don’t think there’s eye gouging.

giraffe....?

giraffe….?

lots of "sidelines" for Jean in this episode.

lots of “sidelines” for Jean in this episode.

a scared girl trying to go home

a scared girl trying to go home

the "fall" scene

the “fall” scene

she won't be home anytime soon

she won’t be home anytime soon

down she goes

down she goes

more of the same from the other scene

that pairing machine’s been in full steam for the past 2 episodes

sadly, there will be no "sleeping beauty" comment from Jean (that's a manga exclusive)

sadly, there will be no “sleeping beauty” comment from Jean (that’s a manga exclusive)

where's Mikasa?

where’s Mikasa?

oh..in the centre again.

oh..in the centre again.

animator's made Jean  less collected in this episode....sigh..

animator’s made Jean less collected in this episode….sigh..

never happened in manga

never happened in manga

sort of a "there there.."

“keep your cool. might need you to be future leader.”

at least this anime version of Jean still heeds advice, good enough...

at least this anime version of Jean still heeds advice, good enough…

the first two people Eren saw when awoken

the first two people Eren saw when awoken

I like the manga's version better...

I like the manga’s version better…

Eren didn't talk back this time

to his surprise, Eren doesn’t talk back at him this time

both have to leave (an order)

both have to leave (an order)

never look back

@Jean never look back, or you’ll be heartbroken

he's invisible to them. BUT, not invisible to Isayama

he’s invisible to them, poor guy.. BUT, not invisible to Isayama, thank goodness

have to satisfy some pairing's fans I suppose

have to satisfy some pairing’s fans I suppose

future leader and strategist

the leader and strategist duo

last lines for him in this series

last lines from him in this series

last scene of him in this series

last scene of him in this series

last scene of the series

last scene of the series

This can be a rant..
I like how they added additional scenes of Jean in this episode (as with episode 24); though I do not really like how they have tweaked his character in episode 25. They seem to have made Jean more hotheaded than he is in the manga chapter – such as the stabbing a blade (w/ shouts) at a crystalized Annie. The dialogue in the bedroom scene, huh, the anime version…don’t even wish to say much more…[comment deleted, I blame crappy subs synchronization! LOL.. Jean’s still the nice guy in the anime. Armin though…wohoho…) And remember this scene (shown before in another entry)?

They skipped it completely, along with the “sleeping beauty” (i.r. Annie) remarks from Jean – though I should’ve seen this coming when 1. they added Jean to the planning meeting, 2. revealing the wall’s secret at the very end of the episode after the credits (when no characters are there to witness it). So much so much more to say, I’ll leave it to the “something’s familiar, but…” page.
Something positive? Well, characters’ have been drawn better overall. The episode in itself does flow really well. I enjoyed it even with the stuff I mentioned above.

EDIT: after a rethink, maybe this anime version of Jean does fit with the recent manga chapter (the “ouji-sama” scene. lol..) version of him. Also forgot to mention the anime has helped to boost his popularity tremendously – that itself is more than great! Sure he might not be everyone’s number 1, but he’s most likely to be in their top 5, or top 3.

This concludes the current season (and so far, the series) of the Shingeki no Kyojin anime...so what’s next? There’s the manga, which a new chapter is coming in ~10 days. Let’s not forget those chimi- omake of the bd/dvd. 🙂

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