So there are people in the story who are just like Jean. Jean’s humanity nearly cost him his life; but that secret ops girl lost hers because of the exact same thing. Header’s back with colours, yep, horse face is safe, and has lived up once again to the title “luckiest unlucky guy”.
1 month 2 weeks and 7 ? days ; probably passed a day since last chapter; at the end of this chapter, should be the night of “1 month 2 weeks and 7 days”.
(Mr. K.) Panels count: 87+ (yes, this is just like OAD2 )
Synopsis of chapter: Nile is informed by reporters of what's happened in the previous chapter. Armin's not feeling well after shooting that girl. Jean and Levi comes to an under-standing. The team captured Marlo and Hitch. Jean uses his "bad guy face" asset to test those two. The team is able to locate the whereabouts of Eren and Historia thanks to intel from Marlo/Hitch.
er what….? who’s the main character?
A big ありがとうございます to Isayama of course. Not only is Jean safe, but also gets tremendous growth in this chapter. Jean’s like the star of this chapter, alongside Levi and Armin. The chapter also reminds us how important is he to the story; maybe not the plot, but…you get the idea. Unless you are hardcore fans of Eren, you wouldn’t find this chapter unnatural at all.
A lot of people thought Jean should die (in last chapter) just to show that his “shall not kill human” philosophy is incompatible in that world of SnK. Instead Isayama managed to use that assassin girl to display that. And even though Jean seems to have changed his mind about not killing people, in this chapter, I am glad Levi didn’t entirely condemn Jean’s way of thinking – which is important, as shown later when Jean tested the two MPs.
EDIT: and there are people suggesting the reason that assassin girl hesitated might be because Jean had shown mercy to her earlier (by not opening fire)…
I am also happy to see the Jean who can come up with ingenious plan, makes a return. This is above what he’s done back in the female titan story arc (well, technically, he only came up with an idea back then, and Armin completed the rest of the plan). The way he and Levi seem to able to know what other’s thinking without much words is just amazing development. Just as recently as last chapter, there’s some doubt on whether or not Marco’s evaluation of Jean’s leadership trait is valid. Here, in chapter 59, it’s safe to say, Jean definitely has the potential. On a related topic, does anyone think…there’s hint that Jean might be in Levi’s position eventually….? (not in terms of fighting role, but leading) Then the whole scene with him and Marlo and Hitch. That’s probably the funniest thing for a while. Now we know how his “thug face” can be useful. Hitch slamming a wooden branch on Jean’s face, and screaming something along the lines of “You f-king horse face!!” ( edit: so the original Japanese wording is “この馬面がぁあああ” ~ “this horse face gaaaahhh” ?? 😛 )… LOL…that made my day.
Oh right, I appreciate that Isayama didn’t make Armin progress into a ruthless person (here); and Jean apologized to him. I think that’s more important than just thanking, because that shows he understands how his (in)action has caused pain to Armin. Just saying thanks to Armin is just too shallow in terms of their friendship.
That’s all for now. Lots of Jean praises, but hey, this is a blog focused on Jean.
What? Blog’s almost one year old? Well, chapter 59 is a big present.