No no, not seeing things. This is in the chapter and the chapter is named “Levi-han”; however this is also a flashback in someone’s mind. The Levi squad being mentioned in the chapter title is a new team of people, and those people are none other than….
(Mr. K.) Panels count: 39+
Synopsis of chapter: The 104th-s all returned alive from the mission. Eren regains his determination after hearing what Jean has said. Hanji reports on the findings at Connie's village. Erwin reacts strangely to new information. Levi has reorganized a new team consists of Eren's friends in the 104th class.
This chapter features a lot of pagetime for Jean. In addition, aside from Mikasa, I think most characters are well drawn.
This shows how both Jean and Eren have changed since their trainee days. Jean has become less of a pessimist and learned to motivate people through words. Eren’s become less of a rageholic. above: a scene that lessens the tense mood of the chapter. Jean and his “Mikasa-chan” remarks, and Armin and Connie both jokes about Jean’s thug face.
below: for once Eren’s ageeing to what Jean says
The whole scene goes like this (with added comment):
(Jean gives his “lecture”)
Connie: Jean, your sudden seriousness gives me the chills..
Armin: yea..and with that thug face and all…
Jean: the heck’s that for?! look guys, it was me after all who saved our precious Mikasa-chan, didn’t I?
Eren: Thanks so much, Jean.
Jean: ..hah?! (thanking me for saving Mikasa? )
Eren: Thanks to your words, I won’t be indecisive anymore. You are right, I have to do something: clear out the titans, and reclaim Wall Maria…
Jean: (Oh…..okay.. – -‘ )
The new team heads to a cabin in the woods. Wonder if they have their 3DMG and weapon with them – no sight of those in any of the pages.
These two are the comic relief of this chapter (to a lesser degree, Armin too). Jean reminds everyone that Sasha = potato/yam girl. (Connie won’t be in the mood for any jokes for quite a while)
Sigh of relief now that Jean’s confirmed to be alive and well. We see in this chapter how he has an indispensable role in the story. He can act as the motivator, the comic relief, and the “news reporter”. And also, welcome back Sasha. The interaction between her and Jean is just gold. While this being a chapter without action, I like the chapter a lot. It is a breath of fresh air after like 10+ chapters of non-stop action? This chapter is more like an intermission/interlude in between arcs, which is needed. Now that the new squad is formed, I look forward to seeing more interactions between our 104ths – or maybe should I say, the new Levi-han.
As for comments on the theory behind the titans? I am sure those can be read somewhere else. No need to be included in here. 😛
* might add more later, am sleepy now.
It’s busy time again, because new discs set will come out in around 2 weeks time, then the revealing of the next disc cover jacket, then the cover of v.12. wow..