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4 is his number, apparently

First of all, tomorrow (or today, depends where you are) is April 7. The horse dude has survived for yet another year! What better present would it be than the new pop. poll results? He’s made the top 10, he’s also made the top 5, he’s….not top 3. That is fine really, because he was #9 last time. This however continues his trend of being “just outside”. Let see, within 104th, he was 6th, so, not making the top 5. In a group scenario, there’s the main trio + him. In the DVD/BD discs set, he was the 4th to be featured on the cover.
Gonna speak more about the results when the image comes out; and I am sure chapter 68 will be here soon enough.
[title is not a reference of some movie’s title]

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66-00“Oh **** this I’ll do it myself”
And with that, death flags just got redistributed.
Just to be clear, this chapter’s actually a mini-rewind – it explains who’s that titan at the end of previous chapter (65).

Timestamp: 1 month 2 weeks and 7 ? days ; is this longer than Trost battle yet?

(Mr. K.) Panels count: 14 (everyone in the 104th gets to say something )

Synopsis of chapter: Call her rebellious, or wised up.  Historia proves she can make her own decision after reflecting on her memories of her sister and what Ymir had said to her.  Rod decides to take up the role himself.  The gang arrives just in good time to help Eren escape.  Eren faces a deja-vu of "forest of big trees".

but technically she did not appear in the chapter

but technically she did not appear in the chapter

titan eyes

titan eyes

he wasn't chosen

he wasn’t chosen

just when we thought she titanified in chapter 65

just when we thought she titanified in chapter 65

this doesn't stop the serum from working

this doesn’t stop the serum from working

training pays off

training pays off

"cry baby" ...or lit.  "cry bug"

“cry baby” …or lit. “cry bug”

so it can also be absorbed for those who does not like needles

so it can also be absorbed for those who does not like needles

who saved Eren?

who saved Eren?

makes you wonder who might die

makes you wonder who might die

toy story 3 (ending)

toy story 3 (ending)

what they do best

what they do best

do not imitate

do not imitate

. One of those slower chapters – considering this being the last chapter of a volume (16) – unless they decide to squeeze five into one. Oh hey Ymir, long time no see, even though this seems more like an imagery from Historia. The princess has been portrayed as easily manipulated and possibly naïve, which turned off a lot of readers. Sort of a surprise Isayama decided to change that in this chapter. On the other hand, what’s with Eren back to being pep-talked by his normal peers (horseface, girl on fire, and monkey)?
The flip side to Mr. Reiss using himself as the vessel is that he might become just another villain of the arc character. Perhaps he will take a few along with him to the graveyard. Sounds familiar. Now add to that the gang might gain new ally – though I am not sure how the reconciliation will be done. I think we can sort of guessed how each would respond to that.
Poll results come next chapter / month. Even though we all expect some to be in the top 3 – don’t think there will be much surprise.
Let me add frequent snowfall is perfect excuse for updating (blog) less.

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65-01This entry’s gonna be short, because, I think the chapter can be better summed up with few sentences rather than images. Lots of talk, quite a bit of clarification. Let’s see what we shall learn from Kenny’s words.

Timestamp:
1 month 2 weeks and 7 ? days
; still going strong.

(Mr. K.) Panels count: 2 ; (his) quote of the chapter – “titan…”

Synopsis of chapter: According to Kenny's grandpa, the majority of the population within walls are from one lineage.  The Ackermans are of another bloodline.  The way the monarch controls people's mind, only effects the "majority".  Kenny tells Historia the ugly "truth" about her father.  Then somehow Eren would like Historia to consume him to save humanity, because "oh it's all my dad's fault!"

so he's always been this way; though I wonder how old is he now

so he’s always been this way; though I wonder how old is he now

basically tells her she's a tool

basically tells her she’s a tool

why so serious

why so serious

I never thought Eren resembles Levi, til now.

I never thought Eren resembles Levi, til now.

she liked the talk (with Eren)

she liked the talk (with Eren)

now two more titans to come

now two more titans to come

I think the guy at the back will die

I think the guy at the back will die

at least she's calmer

at least she’s calmer

oh but does he know who that titan is

oh but does he know who that titan is

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What we can gather from this chapter. The Ackermans are special. So are the “Asians”. Nothing mentioned about the Yeagers (Jaeger). Maybe they are just part of the big majority population. Now we have heard the Ackerman’s side of the story, hopefully we will hear Eren’s dad’s soon ; ’cause I thought his mind would’ve been effected by the memory-alteration thing.
Mikasa becomes super special, because well, she’s both Asian and Ackermans. What comes next, I think it’s time for Erwin and co. to arrive at the scene in next chapter. Then maybe another chapter like 50. Yep, just in time to end this story arc. (casualties, casualties…) I wonder if the memory-altering technique will be used again; would be interesting to see the effect/aftermath of it. Aha, Mikasa will be unaffected because she’s double-immune from that; but Eren will be, although…
What are the next steps for Kenny? No idea what his followers (CMP) will do. Surely Kenny is no longer on the Reiss’ side. Doesn’t make sense for him to join up with SL either. Is that an auto-deathflag?

did Armin just take a sick leave for this chapter..?
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And that was 2014

It was the year of horse, and coincidentally a lot had happened over the course of 12 chapters for our “horse faced” guy. By “a lot”, it doesn’t mean it cannot be summed up with five things, and here they are:

c53p42Disguised as Eren (again)…now that's what would happenChoked on killing…59-07H-t-H talk with Levi…59-17Got smacked with a bat…64-08Sliced someone…

On the anime front, of the three OVD released in 2014. He was the main, or lead character in two of them. (technically, we should exclude the third OVD, since there’s no way he can be included in it)

OAD2 - infamous scene gets animated

OAD2 – infamous scene gets animated

OAD3 - these two add up to drama

OAD3 – Eren’s back to being the main character, Jean’s the other lead.

On to movie(s)…this year we have part 1 of the recap movie. As mentioned in previous news, a “new” scene is included in the movie (which features Mr. horseface of course). I think most of us could have guessed what “new” scene would that be.
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Scenes from volume 1. Movie scenes courtesy of here (remove the ‘%20’.. ).

Not bad at all. Here to hope (just like last year) that he will survive for yet another year! Now to wait for this month’s chapter, coming in a couple of days.

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64-00Sorry jiisan, you don’t look helpless enough for Jean to miss the kill; though one can say Jean had learned his lesson back in chapter 58…but then, the two situations are different, at least here, the old guy’s not in “venerable” position. Oh well to make things easier, let’s just say hands have been dirtied.

Timestamp:
1 month 2 weeks and 7 ? days
; the has got to be one of the longest day.

(Mr. K.) Panels count: 11 (he said.. “ah” )

Synopsis of chapter: The team carries out their plan, using smokes and such as distraction and cover; this allows them to close in on the CMP.  CMP are idiots when it comes to close combat, and so they get slaughtered left and right.  Kenny's right-mam escapes with what's left of her team by injuring Hange.  In the other room, more talks between Rod and Historia, mostly telling her some Reiss history.

you might think they are safe being on the outside

you might think they are safe being on the outside

nice chair

nice chair

Levi: Looking good.

Levi: Looking good.

pocket sized mirror

pocket sized mirror

we see in this chapter which roles Jean, Connie and Sasha plays within the team.

we see in this chapter which roles Jean, Connie and Sasha plays within the team.

compare this to the other panel on the same page

compare this to the other panel on the same page

he probably works better with knives

he probably works better with knives

he is trained to go for the neck /or nape.

he is trained to go for the neck /or nape.

this would be a "miss" if that's a titan

this would be a “miss” if that’s a titan

this would be a big "miss" if that's a titan

this would be a big “miss” if that’s a titan

more hedgehogs

more hedgehogs

you wouldn't know what this is about without looking at the full picture

you wouldn’t know what this is about without looking at the full picture

Kenny the showman

Kenny the showman

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Gotta say thank you to that CMP girl in chapter 58; because she provided the opportunity to hit some sense into Jean, without causing serious physical harm. Without that incident, Jean would probably still be hesitated in killing any humans, even lethal enemies. But as I have said earlier, maybe also that scenario in chapter 58 was the “perfect storm” to make Jean hesitate. I am interested to know what are his thoughts after this mission is over – Isayama does not need to spend half a chapter on that though (even though I personally don’t mind), wouldn’t want that becomes haters bait.
Anyways, happy that Isayama didn’t type casted Jean’s character to be a weak-link; because we know he is not, and this chapter shows that. Once he puts his dilemma aside, he’s probably one of the more capable mid-close range fighter in the group – not that there are many candidates to choose from.
Aha, I forgot Erwin was leading a team to the scene in the previous chapter. I am guessing they might appear as back up? Oh no? Why? What situation would need for a back up? Alright, back to worrying mode. lol…. (but then, maybe the backup team will be in trouble. who knows? There’s still a Kenny as the wildcard)

Tired as hell. Rest time!

let the voting begin | movie related stuff

Special souvenirs of the anime recap movie: first we have Armin, expected, because he’s part of the trio. Now who are the next four to come? Eren and Mikasa will each take one. That leaves two. Levi might (probably) take one – leaves one. I guess that Jean takes the remaining slot. One has to consider they added new scene of him and Eren in this movie – so that’s not really a surprise.

At first quick glance, I thought I saw Reiner….mind you this is anime Jean (drawn by Asano Kyoji), so maybe the eyes are similar?

2nd popularity poll
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Now, we know it’s official. Let the voting begins! (I don’t think it will be a online-enabled vote this time – it was, last time)

Nope, he keeps his arm

namcoxsnkmovie1More collaboration project, this time it’s a crossover of Namco x the first part of SnK anime movie. So far two videos have been released. The second, latest one, has that Armin with St. Nick titan scene (ya know, that Armin’s scream? ), and also Jean holding the titan’s jaw open. Er..what?! no no no, you haven’t read wrong. Unlike Eren in the original scene, no arm is lost here. The video shows why – other than the real fact because Jean cannot do regeneration.
(they’ve brought in the original seiyuu for the voice, perfect.)
*play the video to the very last second, there’s a “surprise”…they’ve did something similar for the first video btw.

Because he’s the John Doe of SnK
Maker of the Sen.ti.nel Snk figures series is starting another new series of SnK figures. On a blog entry, they have included an image which talks about the “process” and other things related to this news.


Funny how they used Jean as the “sample” person in it. They put a note which says the image is of an imaginary scenario. Either, here’s hope that there will indeed be one for him.

congrats?
On an NHK program, which probably talks about the SNK (live action) movie, they have listed popular keywords in relation to the topic (? ). What’s special about this…other than the expected “Levi heichou”, “kyojin”, “shingeki”, there is…

so while in the w/c I realized..hah, I totally mixed up the anime movie and the live action movie in the previous blog entry…I wonder what was I having (or not having)…
season two confirmed for 2016, and 2014 isn’t over yet.

The movie that’s coming

It’s the 21st over at Japan; and so the SnK anime movie part 1 comes out tomorrow. As usual, tv program puts up special feature – here in particular, shows the cast/character design for Jean, Armin and Sasha in the live action version of SnK movie, due next summer.
So why did they mixed up Armin and Jean? I am sure some people will go on and on about that. *their names (ジャン and アルミン) are switched…

By the way, just found out they have another Jean feature story on au smartpass. It’s like those previous “rain”, and “dream” stories; this being vol.1 (oh wow…) of a new series of stories. Like always, the wait begins.spsnkjean02

C63

c63-06More answers this chapter – if we are to assume what we are reading is the truth, and not some lies; but, Isayama still has three chapters more in this volume to clear up some tangled mysteries. Oh, and Kenny has became a semi-comic relief.

Timestamp:
1 month 2 weeks and 7 ? days
; well at least from the looks of some panels, we can assume it’s night time of the same day…

(Mr. K.) Panels count: 6 (everyone on the team gets to say a line or two)

Synopsis of chapter: (According to Mr. Reiss,) Grisha is the big bad and murdered his family, which he stole the "power" after killing and consuming Historia's half-sister.  We learn (from Mikasa, who learned from her parents probably) that the Ackermans were being driven off to the outer settlements.  Meanwhile, Zackly seems to be enjoying being the torturer, and Erwin is leading a team to retrieve Eren and Historia.

it's now clear she's her half-sister

it’s now clear she’s her half-sister

it's unfortunate there's no one to pull her away from shitty situations

it’s unfortunate there’s no one to pull her away from shitty situations

Grisha's titan form isn't as "normal" as Eren's.

Grisha’s titan form isn’t as “normal” as Eren’s.

these titan bodies seem pretty fragile

these titan bodies seem pretty fragile

I guess a normal titan wouldn't have done this.

I guess a normal titan wouldn’t have done this.

so this is another torture device of their time

so this is another torture device of their time

Isayama likes to create danger for some charcaters

Isayama likes to create danger for some charcaters

still sort of getting paired up

still sort of getting paired up

the "me too" moment

the “me too” moment

one big frown

one big frown

now where he got this from?

now where he got this from?

this face tells us he's not telling the whole truth

this face tells us he’s not telling the whole truth

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Eren doesn’t do anything in this chapter – maybe aside from whatever he’s doing in that last panel. Historia has shown to be as easily manipulate-able as people had expected. Well yea, she has her own reason of course, being in such fragile mental state. Too bad they did not do a through background check of the cadet candidates huh. Although it’s true they have considered her special status and was planning to utilise that to their (SL’s ) advantage in the “war”. Maybe they shouldn’t have let her join the military in the first place? But who knew, right?
As with every chapters, discussion is on for who might die in upcoming chapters; I think, base on this chapter alone, Historia and Erwin are probable, and maybe some kids in the squad other than Mikasa and Armin. Oh please Isayama don’t use Jean to do the “I just couldn’t do it (killing someone)” thing again.
If Historia is to be turned into a titan, someone will have to stop her.c63-c52Interesting how this was mentioned back in chapter 52. Back when I read that, I would’ve thought it will be something that involves the Beast titan turning into mindless titans. That’s right, where is he by the way?
There might/can be a reason to believe that neither the Reiss or Yeager are the bad guys? After all, it’s pretty certain there are more than two factions in the story.

not basashi btw

namjatown_jeanhorseThere really hasn’t been much news to blog about. The anime’s not for another year or so, new chapter’s not for another week+ , and I do watch primetime television. That means busy busy schedule.

That doesn’t mean there’s no occasion where I randomly search for Jean related stuff.
They have this promotional event at Namjatown (at Ikebukuro, Tokyo). Now they have special food menu, and the choices are SnK characters themed. Now for Jean, of course a horse’s presence can not be lacking…
Follow the link to see the other characters inspired items.