Wall -Raid at Stohess ③-
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.
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
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. 🙂