This is NOT the second part of that au smartpass interview. The one posted in the last entry was missing some pages (well, it is a bit obvious as the whole thing was just about Marco). Here’s an additional “page” – it’s about Mikasa. Not that it’s a surprise.
I think I have an overall idea of the dialogue lines. The translation below won’t be word by word though; as someone had mentioned before, Jean’s way of speech is quite slang-ish = difficult to translate.
– There are good number of questions in regards to classmate Mikasa.
Who the heck asked about that! What’d (they) want to know!(?)
– Eeeh….say, what’s your first thought (of Mikasa? )
S..she’s just a normal classmate…
– Here’s a question of “Please tell us about Mikasa’s attractiveness.”
That hah! Beautiful hair, face; cute even with a slight lacking in the speech department… Why the hell am I answering to that !?
Nothing new that we didn’t know. Makes me wonder what will the 2nd part be about.
still weeks to go
The discussion on the chapter has died down quite a bit – of course, it’s been over a week, what’s to be talked about has probably already been discussed over and over again.
Still about Jean’s future in the story. OK, we have established countless theories/possibilities of how he will survive that close call in chapter 58; but I’ve read comment about how he can still exit from the story even if he lives.
Maybe not the story, but leaving the group? From what we’ve came to know about Jean, it’s a given he hates to be a burden to anyone. Burden not because his physical abilities, but rather his difference in ideals. He will probably blame himself over and over again after this incident for putting the team (or just him? ) in danger. He might disappear from the story say half a year, and return after he has himself sorted out? (I am discounting the fact he’s also a fugitive…)
Of course the other scenario would just be him realizing he has to kill humans from now on. Even though that produces the best overall outcome for fans – because he will remain active in the story, but somehow it just seems way too easy… and as much as I hate to say, he needs some sort of timeout; just for him to sort things out.
Oh well, crazy thoughts end here.
original vs. anime
Armin once said Eren and Jean have thuggish faces – or rather rage-ful look in their eyes. I’m not sure if this picture (below) is accurate on how he’s drawn in the manga and the anime; but I think we can tell the difference.
Ranking would probably be: current manga > anime > older manga chapters. I feel the manga’s art gives a different impression of Jean than the anime’s. Strange…
So why are there talks about possible new character being introduced into the story? I sure hope that doesn’t mean a removal of current character(s)//