More proof anime staff loves Jean. Technically Eren is the main character in this episode, but Jean is probably the second/third lead. I am sure some will complain about having Jean again in this OAD episode. To that I’ll say, to hell with them. A story needs drama and conflict, and Jean is probably the perfect candidate for that.
makes you wonder if there’s a large lake within the walled realms that can be mistaken for the sea.
: The class is divided into teams for a wilderness training exercise. During the night, Eren’s team (Eren, Armin, Jean, Marco, Connie, Sasha, Mina) are ambushed by thieves, and have all their gears taken, along with Crista. The team works together to carry out the mission. At a critical moment, Mikasa and Annie from the other team come to the rescue, all thanks to Armin fired a signal flare.
anything from the manga? None. All original content. Though what Marco says at the end sort of ties in to his conversation with Jean in chapter 18.
this doesn’t look very Germanic
the other team has the top four of the top 10; but the brains are at the other team
priceless faces from Connie, Sasha, and Jean
looks like recycled footage
that’s the most we hear of Thomas
even a lizard is faster than them
Eren goes to save princess’ pet
“Jean Kirstein interrupted by Eren Jaeger while hunting for food during training exercise.”
lol….yea…him being arse, but that’s really what happened.
scared by Sasha’s fit/outburst
disappointed a game has escaped
seems like they decided to put this in just for the effect (wind blowing thru hair)
I don’t think there’s meat in there.
looks more like an ice cream sandwich (but it’s not)
Jean started with words, Eren with action
I wonder how Armin will write about the situation
no fists fight here
why are the two sleeping beside each other
probably misses her friend
Marco is still asleep
calling on others to fight? flee? call for help?
looks more like trying to cover his head, which won’t help against bullets
confused as ever
survival instinct kicks in ,or is he gonna go get help
more near death exp for Jean
leg shaking vs. hand shaking in chapter 60
First half of the episode – we are served with pre-Trost battle Jean. You’d think people who watch this will just hate Jean afterwards, but as with the previous OVD, he redeems himself in the second half. To be (un)fair, Eren was probably just as annoying in Jean’s perspective – to him, Eren speaks a full load of crap (of course that’s also vice versa for Eren).
I have no idea what happened there with Jean trying to run away. Was he gonna leave his teammates behind? Seems possible since this is the old-Jean. But from what happened in the second half, it’s also likely he will go and find back up; and/or think it’s a better idea than to just fight head on.
rage and righteous mode on
this is what happens, being an ahole in first half of the episode, and 180 degrees turn in the second half
something funny about this scene
okay….this is weird… (don’t forget to listen to the background soundtrack)
she talked for the whole climb up hill
his arm was almost too short for this
before Jean, Armin used to be partnered with Marco
they are their group’s top soldiers
all those close-range combat training.
already learned from Annie
no worries, he doesn’t kill
when was she untied?
horse in charged of a horse
chapter 58 re-enactment
too bad Eren only relies on titan mode now
you’d think that sort of crash will kill them all
too serene for a standoff
help has arrived
alright, enough with eyes exchange
Mikasa and Annie
no nose rubbing
“being in the role of human rather than soldier, I’d have chosen the more difficult path. Now between retreat and pursuit, which one do you think is the difficult path?” – Shadis to Arlert
Marco tells Eren who he thinks would be a better leader; will one day Eren sees Jean as a good leader as well?
flood-prone training grounds
Jean has almost as much screentime in this episode as Eren; though Eren is the official MC. Still being billed as second lead – as seen here with Armin and Mikasa being placed after Jean in the cast list.
why is someone else getting the development?
I think both Eren and Jean received some character development in the episode – though because Jean was being such a jerk (in the MCs perspective) during the beginning, his change is more noticeable. (In a biased opinion) Eren was the hotheaded one throughout the episode, from the desert, to the dinner.
Side note: interesting how in this episode, of the seven people in Eren’s team, five of which was also in that scene in chapter 18.
I like how they tie in Marco’s assessment of Jean’s leadership trait in here. It wasn’t that obvious, but the second half of the episode did hint on this quality of Jean. It’s true that his sharp sense of survival instincts told him to flee from danger, but in the end, he values people. He was also the first to go after Eren to offer help. Would have been good if there’s some sort of conversation between those two after the whole ordeal – although Mikasa’s arrival probably killed that chance. But I think Marco’s talk to Eren will just do. What would Eren think, when those words (“Jean would be the better leader” ) came from someone he respects?
Overall a decent episode. I see they have more budget for the actual episode this time around because they didn’t do a modified OP. What we get is scenes of 3DMG action.
Jean asked Sasha, “You can cook?”. I am not sure if that was supposed to be “You can cook (that)?”, but this episode 3.75 takes place after 3.25. Shouldn’t Jean have known about Sasha’s cooking ability? Well good thing this isn’t the manga.
The narrator says, “our team” + “the one who kept the records was me” during the narration. So it confirmed the narrator is Armin. It could still mean someone other than Armin be reading a journal written by Armin. Keep in mind though, this isn’t the manga, so it’s at best anime-canon.
This will probably be the last time we’ll hear (literally) of the main cast of SnK because the next two OADs will be on the Levi spinoff “A choice with no regret” ; and we also know the sequel to the SnK anime is in pre-production. Maybe they can get some voice work done during those eight months.