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Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Count me as another person who picked up the manga immediately after the anime ended. After marathoning it, because I have nothing better to do on a Saturday night, I only have one thing to say: Goddamn.

CaptCommy posted:

So I'm not a manga reader, trying to decide if I really should switch over or not. What was so wrong with how the anime ended though? I've been poking around and I'm not really seeing what was conveyed differently in the manga, except the quick coverup part that I assume will happen scene 1 in season 2. Is this just people hating quick stingers?

It was much too quick, and the angle made the fact that it was inside the wall unclear. When I saw it I thought it was implying that the wall was about to crumble.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:50 on Nov 15, 2013

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Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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BdaaN posted:

I really don't think he has that big of Anger Issues as everyone thinks. He's never really been a ragebeast apart from when he first became a titan which he had no control and the 2nd fight with Annie which was only in the Anime. I think the Anime ending made Eren look a lot more crazy then he really is.



BdaaN posted:

Theres a lot of examples i could give you but i don't want to spoil it for people who haven't read the manga.

This isn't the anime thread, spoil away.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:50 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Deltasquid posted:

I hear people talk about this so often and I have no idea what they're talking about because I just skip credits at the end. Maybe it's better this way.

Pretty much all of the end cards, with the exception of episode 17's, are pretty cool. One of them was even done by Sasha's voice actress. Crunchyroll has a list of all of them.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:50 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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cmykjester posted:

I know this is from a few pages ago, but where can I get this game? It looks pretty fun.

Right here.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


trucutru posted:

Seems to me like the human-giants must be few in numbers since, apparently, they can only get their powers by eating another one.

Wait, what? I must have missed it, when was this said?

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


trucutru posted:

Ymir was a mindless Titan who ate Reiner&Bert's friend, that's how she was able to regain her mind.

Oh, I never thought of it like that. If that's the case, then the question how exactly did she become a titan in the first place? She said she was a titan for only sixty years. So I doubt it has anything to do with the original titan outbreak. However, it doesn't seem like she was a part of Reiner and Bert's village either.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


threeagainstfour posted:

Correct me if I'm missing/forgetting something, but if the original plan was to kill all humans inside the wall, why didn't the shifters press the attack after they breached wall Maria?

There's almost certainly more to the shifters' motivations than the destruction of humanity inside the walls. They wouldn't have infiltrated the military if there wasn't something else going on.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Nelson Mandingo posted:

Oh god, I'm not gonna do it I'm not gonna do it. I'm not gonna link it. Fuuckkk :gonk:

Oh my god. I'm hyperventilating. Why was this made?

On the topic of other safe human settlements possibly existing, I honestly hope not. It sounds cool at first, but it really cheapens the whole "fighting for humanity's survival" aspect of the story.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


flowinprose posted:

Yeah but it possibly fits into the "big secret" the Wallists are keeping from everyone. There's a good chance it would completely destroy their society if people found out that there were other human civilizations out there.

I don't know, "Closed off society that is kept in the dark by elders/nobles due to fear of collapse when introduced to the outside world" seems a little bit cliche. Not to mention they're facing problems a whole lot bigger than the destruction of their society if things continue.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Failboattootoot posted:

Go back and look. Lightning doesn't shoot out of his face, he doesn't command the titans to do anything, and the only vaguely supernatural thing going on at the time was his fists smoking. He yells aaaa real loud and punches a titan and then the other titans jump that one. I would not be surprised at all if it was someone else controlling the titans and that was just clever timing. Which I hope is what happened since giving Eren even more power is boring.

All that said, it's like, 95% chance it's Eren. I am just paranoid.



It's either he did something to freak Bert and Reiner out and make the titans rush them, or he has the best sense of timing in the world.

Failboattootoot posted:

Edit: Is this a spoiler thread? Should I even bother with these spoiler tags?

Don't bother, unless it's a few days after a new chapter releases nobody tags anything.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Torquemadras posted:

Let's hope someone, anyone remembers about that loving basement at this point...

Like, seriously, now you've got some downtime and no titans running after you, investigate already! :colbert:

Didn't Eren say something about retaking Wall Maria with his newfound titan commanding powers? Pretty sure he's just as determined as ever to get to the basement.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Squidster posted:

So... why isn't Connie underground in a cell, surrounded by soldiers? Or being studied and/or dissected?

Every single person in his village turned. His family turned. Logically, they should suspect that he's going to turn in time as well. They finally have a living link to the titan birth process, and they're letting him chill with humanity's only hope, Eren. Connie is awesome, and I want only good things for that poor guy - but his life could always get shittier.

Because he wasn't in the village when they all turned? They're probably assuming that someone did something to them to turn them all into titans right before the "invasion".

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Fister Roboto posted:

I still think it's going to end up being something a little more than just "titans are transformed humans". It's really cliche.

Yeah, considering Hanji stressed repeatedly that they don't have any solid proof for that theory my guess is that there's going to be more to it than that.

(USER WAS PUT ON PROBATION FOR THIS POST)

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Haha, that ended in the best possible way.

Seriously though, I think the whole Tumblr fangirl thing is a small fraction of women who enjoy the anime/manga. I wouldn't use their obsession over Levi as evidence of anything.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 04:51 on Nov 15, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Huh, guess I was wrong. Although to me it sounds more like Levi is just a strangely popular character in general, not just with women.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 03:03 on Nov 14, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


So, I've been thinking about it a lot, and you know what I'm wondering? Why don't they just build giant robots to combat the titans? I mean, they already have the tech to make the 3DMG, why not put some effort researching tech which would allow any solder the power that Eren has? Shingeki no Kyojin would be a lot better with robots, in my opinion.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 02:17 on Nov 16, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


People taking my jokepost seriously aside (seriously, robots? c'mon I'm not that dumb)

The Duke of Butts posted:

You guys might be interested to know that the original SnK oneshot has recently been translated. And, hoo boy, is the art something to look at.

http://www.batoto.net/read/_/206616/shingeki-no-kyojin_ch00_by_kike/2

Wow, and here I thought his artistic improvement between chapter 1 and now was a big leap.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 02:57 on Jan 13, 2014

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Feeble posted:

So I just finished watching the anime, exactly where does that leave me in the manga? I really don't feel like going through a bunch of stuff that's already happened.

Start at chapter 33, you'll be rereading the Eren vs. Annie fight, but it slightly deviates from the anime at the end.

Also, don't read this thread until you're done! Nobody tags anything and you will be spoiled.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Personally, I like the part where the dudes do cool stuff with gas powered grappling hooks and sometimes get eaten.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Elyv posted:

the part where the giant mans punch the other giant mans are clearly better

This is also an acceptable opinion of a comic book aimed at children/teenagers.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 02:28 on Nov 23, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Lestaki posted:

If analysing a comic book aimed at children/teenagers is pointless, I'm not sure why this thread exists.

There's analyzing and speculating on the story, and then there's writing massive gently caress off posts about the politics of a comic book that probably don't even exist.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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this allusion meant posted:

Well in both threads I'm mainly trying to establish why the massive strings of short posts on the subject are not really very good discussions because of their bad or ill-defined premises. If you don't like discussions about those subjects I can't really see why you would object to 1) seeing them in a concentrated, easier-to-avoid form, or 2) trying to shut down the more vacuous lines of discussion on those subjects that clutter up the thread with white noise. It's not like I'm the first one to bring up something like this in the thread.

You can keep making them all you want. I'm not a mod, I can't stop you.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Whoops, wrong thread.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 08:14 on Dec 4, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


KoB posted:

I doubt anyone will die, none of the main characters have so far.

Sasha isn't a main character, though? That is, unless you're considering anyone who has stuck around for more than a few chapters to be main characters. In which case, Squad Levi. Not to mention, as said, she was already slated to die earlier. So it's not like it's never crossed his mind.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Phobophilia posted:

Alternatively this is just a really bad chapter filled with fascist caricatures of child-murderers.

What are you even talking about?

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Yeah, I see now that he was joking. It's just that after Mr. SuperMechaGodzilla wannabe it's hard to tell.

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 01:06 on Dec 13, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Livingtrope posted:

Yeah I am totally gonna play this porn game because of its rich deep story and vibrant characters.

No, you see, they just had to put porn in there for the game to sell. So that makes it totally okay and not creepy as gently caress.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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I am literally too lazy to click a mouse in order to read a bunch of words. Somebody else do it for me.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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MeLKoR posted:

Welcome to the World of Vore :burpcrack:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTvdKLI7Ndo

Saagonsa fucked around with this message at 03:38 on Dec 29, 2013

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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I am sure this game that the developers did not trust would sell well enough without porn being included actually has a "great story"

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Silver2195 posted:

I haven't played Muv-Luv myself, but since a poster above mentioned it as another example, one of your fellow goons has pre-removed the sex scenes from Fate/Stay Night for you: http://lparchive.org/Fatestay-night/

Having said all that, the vast majority of VNs are terrible.

Dude I'm not reading that.

To blatantly attempt to steer the conversation in a different direction, anyone know when the next chapter is supposed to come out? I thought it was next week, but I'm not sure.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Shadow0 posted:

What? Justify it? If anything I find it highly annoying really. I'm just saying it's why some authors do it. It's basically the same thing as when American movies have unnecessary action scenes.

If you can't tell the difference between unnecessary action scenes and full on porn I do not know what to tell you.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Nelson Mandingo posted:

That being said I wish the "It takes 30 humans to kill 1 Titan" is retconned or explained away as to why the main cast continues to survive beyond deteoriating plot armor. That and it doesn't really seem to be the case that it takes 30 humans to kill one titan. Perhaps it should be "It takes 30 humans on foot to kill one titan."

Pretty sure that meant 30 "normal" people. The majority of the main cast was either in the top 10 of their class or are elite soldiers. I don't seem to remember many normal soldiers doing anything other than getting squished.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Kaleid Stardust posted:

Whoops! I should definitely tag it, though the damage is already done in Genocyber's case.
Isn't that curious? Everything is obscured. It looks like something you'd see in a shounen where they don't want to be 'explicit.'
If this is a hoax, it's gone above and beyond elaborate.

I am sorry, but I very much doubt Isayama is going to fulfill your fantasy of seeing these two underage characters loving.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Kaleid Stardust posted:

(unrelated: they aren't even underage)

They are 15 years old

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Yes, let us discuss Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition in the Attack on Titan thread. This is a good idea.

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

It means everything.


Captain Backslap posted:

Or they don't understand basic human behavior so they come up with weird theories about why someone would react a certain way to something.

Anime fans misunderstanding basic human emotion/interaction? Well, I never

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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Squidster posted:

As for the swords being made of Titan gunk, Hanji said Annie's shell was like nothing she'd ever seen, and I assume she would draw a parallel to their blades composition if there was one.

Not to mention it's been shown that the blades are pretty fragile, while the hardened titan stuff seems to be pretty indestructible

Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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You want to start at chapter 33

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Saagonsa
Dec 29, 2012

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This girl, who lives in a world that doesn't seem to have created the light bulb, has candles in her room. Conclusive evidence.

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