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Had Eren died in Ep5 and stayed dead. It would have been a brilliant bit of misdirection. They set this guy up as the protagonist while also establishing the other characters, then the first battle comes along and they're like, "Nope, titans don't give a shit if you swear revenge through gritted teeth every morning before breakfast. No plot armour for you. You really are just chaff for the mill, like everyone else." Then the story could have followed the much more compelling characters of Mikasa and Armin, both of whom would be crazy motivated by Eren's death. And the audience would have been on the same page since they were expecting this guy to be the hero.

But nope. Superpowers!

This anime is a piece of shit. I'm sick of listening to that whiny pussy Eren cry about not being able to save his comrades when he can. All he's done is get eaten. Twice. Bitch. Cry. And get rescued by Mikasa. Tell this faggot to shut the fuck up and get in the titan already.
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b-but its well made and the p-plot is amazing
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>>101066928
I find your opinion to be shit good sir.
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I completely agree.
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I'm pretty sure Mikasa was trying to commit suicide when she thought Eren died. Would be really hard for her to be the protag.
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>>101067067
Yeah, considering she has no characterization at all.
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My eyes shot open in surprise when Eren got eaten and I was expecting a super dark action horror manga showing that the monster needn't just be some creature slinking in the shadows, but could be the unstoppable approach of a near impossible to stop behemoth.

I was thinking that Armin would've manned the fuck up and have taken the place as MC and tried to kill the titans in Eren's place, but unfortunately we got UAREBIDANS. I'm in it just to see how broken Eren is going to get now, but it's definitely not what I wanted or expected from the series.
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Would've been better if Eren died and Jean became the protagonist after that. Armin is cute and she is also much more enjoyable to watch than Eren's bitchassness.
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>>101067532
>She
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>>101066928
Well said.

TL;DR ahead story ahead: I backup a lot of anime, a lot of it is shit that I never even plan on watching ever again for the purpose of possibly giving it to others or making a gif, and into the trash this show went. There is nothing of value for this show, and I've been likened to a hoarder.
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I don't think Armin and Mikasa would have been enough to carry the plot on their own. And killing Eren would just kill Mikasa's dedication to live and way too much time would have to be spent focusing on her moping and learning to get over it (that's if she didn't kill herself). And if I recall correctly it was established that titans don't give a shit and yelling your motivations still got your ass handed to you. Even when Eren powered up, he was still utterly useless for like, ever. I haven't read the manga in half a year but I can't actually remember him doing anything noteworthy other than not dying and killing a slew of titans the first time he transformed.
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>>101067532
>Armin is cute and she
this
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>>101067768
>>101067673
>Denial
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So what's up with this guy? Obviously knows Grisha. Got to have a bigger role.
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>>101067735
He blocked the hole in the wall with a rock.
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>>101068491
He ratted out Nick.
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>>101068491
I thought he was Colossal way back because of baldness, but whatever. Part of the secret society no doubt.
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>>101068559
Didn't that take 10 years and a whole bunch of people died in the process because he was incompetent and unable to control himself?
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>>101068755
it was the first time he's done it. It took an hour or so and it had lasting repercussions as it made the armored titan not show up to smash the second door.
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>much more compelling characters like Mikasa

HAHAHAHHAAH

The only thing compelling about Mikasa is her ass.
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>>101066928
But if Eren died then Isayama would be admitting defeat to all the people who bullied him.
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Eren is a useless shit.
But you're still a faggot for using the live-action poster as OP.
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>>101068621
Stop shifting the blame, Ricofag.
WE ALL KNOW WHO THE SPY IS.
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>>101068491
He's the old commander, and the SL used to pass through Grisha's town. Erwin probably knew Grisha too.
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>>101068491
He was the 12th Commander.
Grisha was a doctor.
the SL uses Shiganshina all the time to go outside.
Go figure.
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>>101066928

A twist for the sake of a twist is seldom good.
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I hope Jean yells something like that at Eren when he fumbles someday.
>JUST GET IN THE FUCKING TITAN YOU USELESS FAGGOT
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>>101067067
But right before she went through with it she had an epiphany and realized that she wanted to live on even if Eren couldn't be with her. That moment was the most character development she's received in the entire series. And then Eren pops out of nowhere and reverts it all so she's back to being completely dependent.
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Agreed

This was my biggest disappointment upon reading the manga...
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/tg/ please go.
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>>101068491
Looks like that evil douche from kingdom hearts lol
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>>101067024
>sir

Kill yourself.
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>>101074717
>lol

Stop.
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I also thought that Eren coming back with superpowers was bullshit. But titan shifting does become a compelling part of the plot later. Well, actually, Eren's ability never becomes that interesting. It's the others.
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>>101074941
It's complete fucking bullshit.

Why can't anything ever just start out with an interesting hook and then just fucking stick with it?
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The first time I read Shingeki no Kyojin was during a storytime dump. The first thread (and consequently the first volume) had already fallen off the board, so I was stuck with starting from the second volume. Let me tell you, starting from the second volume gave me vastly different expectations of what the series was going to be then starting from the first. For starters, I thought Mikasa was the protagonist. I had no idea who Eren was and thought the titan he'd become was just a deranged deviant that turned on its own kind. I thought the whole comic was gonna be the stoic, serious action girl teaming up with the berserking monster for the sake of the humanity in a weird kind of beauty and the beast riff, only for the deviant titan to dissolve into...some guy? Oh wow, what is even going on. Then I went back and read the first volume and all that kinda faded away.

Shingeki's okay, but I still kinda miss my version, where it was 100% humans against 100% monsters with just one crazy boxing monster on their side. I also still think Mikasa would make a better protagonist.
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>>101075010
Because impotency.

Its a fucking staple of anime/manga.

You guys seem to herald NGE as the new new testament,but overlook that it has some of the very same short comings as aot.

I can understand and agree the internets backlash on aot. But you can honestly admit, its a pleasure to watch, and the manga is an easy read with not much thinking involved.

Yes, a lot of fucking people like aot, so a lot of people dont as well. Get used to it. Its going to keep happening.
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>>101066928
SnK has some of the most wasted potential I have ever seen. Also what especially pisses me off about it is how almost every character, even background characters, is given gruesome, overly drawn out death scenes to the point of becoming routine. Isayama needs to learn that shit like that has no effect unless you actually gave enough depth and development to those characters to make us care about them before he killed them off. It's what separates him from Gen Urobuchi and George R.R. Martin.
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>>101068491
Jesus that artwork is horrible. How can people actually defend these scribbles?
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>>101067024
Kill yourself.
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>>101074738
>>101077554
Only if it's a triple suicide.
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100% wish they killed Eren off cause I hate Eren and I hate Mikasa.
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>>101077921
Please stay in one thread.
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whys does /a/ hate popular anime?
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>>101077465

>Isayama needs to learn
from you oh great master

You tried.
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>>101075322
What the fuck are you even talking about?



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