SnK thread. Why is Armin a canon trap now?
First for Connie
Because Isayama is a fag.
xth for Annie. We love to see you do well
>wrecks gooks on daily basis
It doesn't fit nigga.
He's a fucking tranny, homo, fetishist and an ass. And he's moe as fuck.
Which is the best foursome and why is it LEHM?
Mike is dead.
>In regard to characters’ genders, I personally differentiate gender about as much as I do blood type* so I think whatever you think is fine. Because of that, I think it’s fine if you’ve decided upon genders while you were reading. Like Armin might be read as a girl too, right?
That's not BRAY
Remove Mike and Levi and we're all good
Tranny, homo, whatever.
Wrecking koreshits doesn't connect with being a fag.
>Implying those were meant to be insults
Because Armin has th power of Gay.
He seems like a regular hetero dude tho.
>Lesbians are a-ok, cause they're hot,
>Gay dudes are disgusting perverts and molesters.
Reminder that Isayama said Ymir is his 'favorite' character because she is a simpleton - easy to write, no need to think about her actions. Historia, on the other hand, is the most complex character in Shingeki, so she gives him headaches all the time, so he doesn't like her as much.
This is far from what I implied.
Only good ones in that foursome are RY.
What about Reiner?
He said that he likes Ymir because he doesn't think much to express her potential, and that Historia gives him headaches.
He's not gay.
>doesn't need to think much*
Oh and Historia being hard for him to write doesn't translate to her being his least favorite character
>Annie and Ymir fucking Bert and Reiner in the ass while BR are kissing
>Mfw it will never happen
Ymir is complex, but she's also well-defined in terms of her backstory and motivations. At least to Isayama. Obviously we still know little about her true history.
So, /a/ let's try to imagine what the ending of SNK will be like.
Some questions to help your imagination:
1. Who out of EMA will live?
2. Will all titans be exterminated by the end of the series?
3. What will the the state of humanity in general?
4. Will any shifter survive?
5. Any mental images for final or closing scenes?
1. MA is alive, Eren is dead.
2. I think the titan population might be significantly reduced, maybe due to some OP power Eren unlocks?
3. Not so good. I believe that another wall will be definitely breached, so until the end, humanity will have been reduced to even smaller numbers.
4. I can see Annie making it for some reason, but BRY are dead.
5. I alwsy pictured MA saying goodbye to whatever's left of the 104th. After that they set out to see the ocean, for Armin's sake and to honor Eren. Credits roll.
Isayama seems to really like joking about his non-homosexuality
>Lesbians are a-ok, cause they're hot,
He doesn't seem to be the type to use lesbian characters as a form of fanservice and made the only lesbian character into one who's important to the plot.
>Gay dudes are disgusting perverts and molesters.
I don't think this was him being homophobic, the fact that he even included a guy turning gay for Armin means that he's very open-minded about it.
>Gay dudes are disgusting perverts and molesters.
Actually the dude wasn't gay, he thought Armin was a girl. He was already horny as fuck so he didn't mind him being a boy but that doesn't make him gay. Just a pedophile.
And this is exactly why you can't say a character in SnK is "straight" or anything. We just don't know.
>1. Who out of EMA will live?
Armin no doubt, and Eren will leave Mikasa impregnated before he dies.
>2. Will all titans be exterminated by the end of the series?
That's the whole point and Eren's motivation. So yes, titans will be exterminated. But not the shifters, or the shifters will stop being shifters.
>3. What will the the state of humanity in general?
A total wreck. Reduced to only hundreds.
>4. Will any shifter survive?
I can only see BAY surviving, Eren and Reiner will die.
>5. Any mental images for final or closing scenes?
Armin looking out at the sea, Mikasa next to him with her and Eren's baby in her arms
I always picture Reiner as redeeming himself, possibly through sacrifice. Bert is screwed, Ymir is sadly screwed, Eren's dead as a doornail by the time it ends.
I think it will end with the 104th rebuilding after some huge catastrophic final battle or event, and Armin just says 'fuck this shit' and goes off traveling and writing about his experiences. Oh and the titan population will be massively reduced if not entirely destroyed.
He likes her because she's a complex character with a lot of potential who is also easy to write, while Historia is a complex character who is, however, hard to write, because she feels lost and she doesn't know what to do.
>Actually the dude wasn't gay, he thought Armin was a girl. He was already horny as fuck so he didn't mind him being a boy but that doesn't make him gay. Just a pedophile
He simply discovered the fact that he has a trap fetish, nothing else. Also, boys and girls at the age of 15 are probably considered adults, since they're even old enough to become a titan's meal.
>I believe Mikasa is the one who's most suited for that role. I could actually see her killing Eren to spare him a fate worse than death.
>You're right, this actually fits Mikasa more. It would also tear her apart, so that would be like one of the most depressing endings.
Mikasa is the girl from chapter 1, and the reason why she said goodbye to Eren and he woke up crying was because he was hurt because Mikasa was forced to kill him.
I'm calling it.
>do something about it.
Or maybe because Eren was already on his deathbad and his last image was of Mikasa telling him she'd see him later.
>Jean will take care of it.
Goddamn that would be depressing.
Why are you doing this to me anon? Now I want to draw it.
She'd keep on living, but she'd be an utter wreck.
Fuck. So is Eren confirmed to have weird premonition powers yet?
>1. Who out of EMA will live?
Eren dies like the bitch he is, Armin will definitely live, Mikasa will only live if she gets the D.
>2. Will all titans be exterminated by the end of the series?
Of course. The last titan/shifter left alive will be Eren, and he will die right after he defeats the final boss.
>3. What will the the state of humanity in general?
They will have a pyrrhic victory, so most of them will be dead, but at least they will be free, just like Eren wanted.
>4. Will any shifter survive?
>5. Any mental images for final or closing scenes?
Armin writing this letter for future generations to read, or Mikasa giving her child a tattoo like the one she got herself from her mom, assuming she got the D.
I would cry so damn hard.
We have titan control, memory fuckery and possible human control/human superpowers.
With that combo, premonition would be next to nothing.
Considering how the coordinate power seems to involve memory manipulation, I believe Eren has had some really bad memories erased from him.
It might still be Mikasa who did this to him, since she looks very suspicious, especially because she seems to be concerned about hiding her clan symbol on her wrist and there's also the whole headache deal.
I can only see the shifters surviving if they decide to help out humanity and redeem themselves that way.
Do it, anon, follow your heart.
Are we getting answers any time soon? I'm getting real sick of this shit. If this keeps up I may let the chapters pile up.
We'll probably have some answers by this time next year, but even more questions.
I think it's a bit more likely that Mikasa herself has had her memory altered and perhaps her physical abilities enhanced. It might be that her clan symbol acts as a totem for her to remember everything suddenly, or she could just be self-conscious about it.
But certainly she is superhuman, it's undeniable at this point. She beat three fucking shifters in military training.
I've always wondered why the background looks so empty, almost like an endless field. Not a single tree or building in it, only grass.
Four, Eren was already a shifter.
Mikasa confirmed for Grisha's version of Captain America.
Maybe it's inside a time machine
There seems to be some kind of grass, though.
doesn't look like one to me
Who won the Armin bowl? Eren or Jean?
>implying Eren gives a shit about anything other than DIDANS
Jean obviously won the boypussy.
A perfect way to sum up this manga.
Eren/Mikasa will happen through rape?
Indeed, forgot that.
Is it confirmed that Shifters are better physically than normal humans? It would certainly appear that way given the trainee results.
>Eren getting a boner for anything other than titan murder
Eren will end up reciprocating her feelings.
Jean. Even if not in a romantic sense, he'll probably become better friends with Armin than Eren ever was. It always felt like Armin was just following Eren around to be protected by Mikasa.
Even for titan murder, Eren can't get hard.
>implying it didn't happen already when they were children and the only reason why Eren is always so angry isn't because he has a trauma due to Mikasa's rape
My OTP is finally getting some attention.
Why is manlet's hair flipped?
>implying Jean has a chance
>Is it confirmed that Shifters are better physically than normal humans? It would certainly appear that way given the trainee results.
Having regeneration of entire limbs in mere hours can only help with building physical strength.
Fuck I hope so. Mikasa deserves the D.
Because it's a shoop
He's branching out his style. He doesn't like being tied down. His parting also moves on its own when he gets nervous.
Quite likely, considering it's a shonen, but it will most likely happen in the background, and we'll find out in the ever-after chapter(assuming he lives through) or we're gonna find out after he's dead or something.
>implying Mikasa deserves something as petty as the genitals of a rage-crazed teenager
Ha. Actually you're probably right, their muscles must grow like fuck in response to exercise.
Considering they're the protagonists I'd assume it will happen on-screen and right before the end after a great battle.
Yeah, that would be hot too.
>implying Mikasa won't confess right in the middle of a battle, right before she's killed by MT.
But Mikasa already sort of confessed in the middle of a battle, so we can't get that twice in a series can we?
She already tried to confess right in the middle of a battle, now she'll try to confess after one and maybe she has a bettter chance at kissing him.
Mikasa/Levi has more potential for sexual tension though.
Mikasa/Erwin has more potential for pure awesomeness.
Personally, that's why I like it.
Some chapters might seem confusing in the beginning, but after you get the answers and read them again, they look like they have an entirely different meaning.
There aren't many series that manage to pull this off in a nice way, which is why I appreciate SnK.
Remember that one time we thought we'd have a hotspring chapter after the FT arc but in the final pages we have Armin talking about the Colossals taking a walk out. And that's when I realized that no chapter is really relaxing, there's always a lot of tension going on.
>a few seconds apart
I fucking love you, anons.
No, but I agree, Mikasa can't do it again in the middle of a battle, it wouldn't feel right.
Instead, we could have it switched and have Eren confess right in the middle of the battle with the End Boss or before he dies or both.
But Eren can't die before impregnating her.
Very true. I'm currently retreading it and noticing all sorts of shit for the first time. Particularly all the little shit Bra was doing/ saying.
Is it just me, or will someone of the 104th kill an actual human in this arc? (Though I thought it would happen sooner, maybe with Armin killing Molester-kun.)
It just seems thematically appropriate, what with the whole "titans are human and humans are monsters" deal.
>implying the shingekis have ever even seen a hot spring in canon
So, anyone else think the anime is actually pretty good? I really enjoyed it despite having read the superior manga already.
It was really neat to see some of the more action-packed sequences animated. Levi taking down the female titan for example was excellent.
Jean will backstab Erwin, it's already been foreshadowed.
I somewhat agree.
I mean, I don't really see the point of Mikasa's mother telling Mikasa to pass on her tattoo to her own children if she never has any assuming, of course, she wouldn't marry/have children with anyone but Rage-kun
I liked it overall except for the slow-paced ones and the final two episodes.
So Jean will become a kings layer? (Assuming that Erwin succeeds with his coup d'etat.)
No, Erwin will fail, cause a lot of his soldiers to die in vain and Jean will backstab him.
>He likes her because she's a complex character with a lot of potential
>who is also easy to write,
He only said the last part. The first part is your projection.
I guess Jean will seal his own fate with this one then, unless he has someone to protect him or help him cover it up.
>implying Jean won't backstab them all, switch sides and join the King's side for a honorary place in the capital's MP.
Yeah he will, unless people agree with why he backstabbed Erwin and he'll end up taking Erwin's place.
Spellcheck fucked it up, I meant to type "kingslayer". Well, at least I made you laugh?
All fake previews along with translations are here.
A character with a lot of potential isn't a ''simpleton'' character which is what the anon was implying.
I don't think he'll actually do it.
>the new Erwin
If that happens, everyone is fucked.
He is nowhere near as intelligent and sly as Erwin.
Armin is a much more suitable choice.
Then that means that he'll end up backstabbing Armin. Armin doesn't seem to be afraid of throwing away his humanity and sacrificing lifes if it's for what he thinks is right.
Yeah, I hate when that happens. And thanks for making this incredibly immature person laugh.
>Special Skill: Slicing up meat
>Strong Point(s): Following through with what I've decided ☆
>Weak Point(s): Cutting up people I dislike without warning, Actually a scatterbrain ☆
t-thank you anon
And then Jean gets murdered by Eren or Mikasa. 104th bloodbath confirmed.
If something like that were to happen it would probably be both Armin and Jean doing what Erwin used to. Jean wouldn't be very good at planning but Armin probably wouldn't very good at actually giving orders and organizing people either. Or at least he'd prefer not to.
Eren and Mikasa killed humans when they were 9.
Goddamn ultra edgy manga.
>in a schoolgirl uniform
"Jean… we can rule together"
>Let's defeat the "bad titan"!
>moe Mikasa, Armin, Historia and Connie
Isayama went all out, didn't he?
I liked this one, and how it was supposed to be an "It was all a dream" ending.
Alright guys, time for round two
Last time Reiner went full armor titan and crushed his friend under his ass. Now you get to take a piece out of him.
3 decides his fate
Jean and Sasha are kill.
He could have said the same stuff for Connie, Jean or Sasha, if it was just a question of him liking a character because he/she's a simpleton.
>arrow pointing at the bad titan
A rat and 2 snakes up his ass.
It's the preview of volume 11, and volume 10 ends before Jean joins up.
A loving kiss from Eren
Rolling is against the rules.
Also, since no one apparently told you to fuck off the first time, fuck off.
Erwin forcing him to suck Levi's cock.
clan symbol on her wrist?
Christa brutally rejects him.
I like you drawfag, but not this shit again.
And just when we were having a good thread, Richard appeared to turn it to shit.
3 for two snakes up your own ass.
Bert untie him and they get married.
Animeonly fag or what?
If you are, then it was censored into the embroidery her mother taught her, if you aren't an animeonlyfag, then re-read the manga, especially Mikasa's flashback.
So, you both won, and he leaves with two snakes up his ass?
That was way better than expected.
damn I guess I missed this part somehow
Anon, I have a higher quality preview for the Sasha one. It's already translated, though.
The compilation wasn't mine. I just found it and thought I'd share.
>implying Meat-based dishes are the most calorie-rich ones
Obviously, Isayama has never heard of carbohydrates.
Oh, okay. thanks a lot anyway.
That was so satisfying.
Sorry >>102031793 but >>102031773 beat you too it.
You guys are soilsports; I was looking forward to see what you would do with Annie.
What if Mikasa's tattoo was actually a code, and her mom actually meant for Mikasa to pass on the coordinate stored inside her to Eren, like she did in chapter 50?
Holy shit dude I've never seen this before. thanks for posting
>Interviewer: So Mikarin, what do you like to do in your spare time?
she likes to do Eren in her spare time
Eren's dad figured out how to put his Titan's regenerative abilities into serum form. That's how he was able to cure everyone before.
Why didn't MT just take Mike in for questioning? Mike could have provided him with a lot of information about the military and stuff
IT'S HABBENING AGAIN
There were a couple that were seriously slow. Some character would spend ten fucking minutes debating their next move in the middle of an action-packed scene. For the most part it was really, really good though. Also the animation was insanely impressive, I got dizzy just watching their 3DMG stunts.
What was Jean doing when his mom went into his room?
Will we get to see Mikasa's abs this time?
>Implying Mike would've talked
Isayama's reply to a question about Levi and the way he holds the blades on his blog.
Another one of his little details that usually go unnoticed.
>I’ve been wondering if there was some meaning behind the way Captain Levi holds his swords…!
>There are scenes where he switches his grip in the middle of a battle, and no one else holds theirs like that, so I thought maybe it’s a peculiarity of his or something…
>So you noticed! I’m glad since this is the first time someone has pointed it out!
>It’s one of the behind-the-scenes settings for his character where wielding the single edged blade with a reverse grip puts less of a burden on the wrist and allows him to cut through flesh using the rotation of his body, I think.
>But things like the triggers are also reversed, and operating the 3DMG becomes harder, and so on.
Too late, was posted in the previous thread.
I feel like this has already been bounced around as a theory already? Either way it's definitely worth pursuing.
Readin a porn mag
I think this artist posting only one page every other week is probably the biggest cockblock I have ever had in years.
didn't see it sorry
>More boring questions about Levi
Why none of the other characters? Why Japan?
Well, I personally liked this one, it wasn't about his underwear at least.
I like seeing these details usually.
And since your pic reminded me, notice that his pillow isn't in it's place here, a reference to his sleeping habits before Isayama had Jean spell it out.
To this day, never has a page turned me on more than this, and the next one, especially with Mikasa looking overwhelmed in pain and asking him to stop, and he just pins her down harder and goes on until she screams fuck I'm hard again.
What translation is this? I haven't seen this version before.
And now I'm hard too.
Funny enough, I knew it was going to be that image before I opened it.
I may spend too much time in these threads...
The official one, meaning Crunchyroll.
Wait, on one page she's wearing the scarf, on the other she doesn't? I know it's porn, but it still irks me...
They're not from the same doujin anon.
On one page she's still wearing clothes and on the other page she's completely naked.
Okay, you're obviously new but I'll go along with it.
The one I posted is from chapter 1, and the one without her scarf is the teaser we got today for chapter 2.
So are we going to have another "is Reiner gay" debate? (I think the official translation leans toward "yes", unless he was lying to gain Ymir's trust.)
Yeah, it was Ymir saying that Reiner seemed gay, but he didn't exactly deny it, and his counter-gay implication to her was bullseye. However, Reiner clearly demonstrated an attraction to Krista right after that, so it was probably just a joke.
Actually, I've seen it before, but never the whole thing and never in the right order. So thanks for clearing that up anon.
>pixiv id both in the title and on the page
>hey guys what is going on here?
Didn't he sleep on the same bunk as Reiner? Some mornings must have been embarrassing.
No, Reiner is clearly attracted to Krista. He's definitely a guy interested in women.
However, that doesn't rule out him also being interested in men, since Isayama seems like someone who considers all characters to be potentially bi. Just look at Jean and Armin in the latest chapters.
Soldier Reiner is straight, warrior Reiner is gay.
No, I'm just bored and I'm dumping interesting pages and compilations I have found, in case some people haven't seen them.
The meaning changes entirely depending on which word he put emphasis in.
Seems unlikely when warrior Reiner still ships Bertholt with Annie.
Do you think we're going to see any scenes in the new OVA?
A gay man can't support his best friend?
But isn't his crush on Historia a part of his solider persona? It always pops up in moments when he forgets that he's warrior. So it might be a lie he started to believe.
Where's the evidence that Reiner is gay, if he isn't into Bertholt?
All Reiners are straight
Why should he be into Bertholdt? He could've been lusting after the other guys for all we know.
We might get some manga scenes the anime left out plus some filler material.
But are we sure that it will be trainee days stuff? I mean, that would probably be the best cash cow since you can have everyone in it, but still...
Again, where is the evidence of this? Beyond Ymir's joke.
Gay Reiner isn't
There was this one thing in a magazine where it said that the boys needed to look out for him.
The only evidence for Reiner's gayness is that scene with Ymir. We have no evidence of him digging any particular guy, though.
The one that no one translated?
It was translated
How do we even know that Annie is still alive?
How do we know she didn't commit suicide by sealing herself in a crystal away from oxygen, water and everything else necessary for human survival?
I believe that keeping him sexually ambiguous is part of the joke(both SnK fans and SnK characters believing that he's gay), but in the end he's actually straight.
When he's that handsome, of course homos want him to be gay.
It's not really enough, since she didn't even directly call him gay. She said that he didn't seem like the type of guy who's interested in women, even though he'd been crushing on Krista for volumes, and did so even more blatantly right after that.
Reiner's birthday being Yaoi Day is stronger evidence (of Isayama trolling the fandom).
I wasn't talking about the one with the BRA compilation.
There was one that had the 4koma style, I saw it posted countless times, yet no one translated it.
I searched the archives, and I didn't find anything.
Because anniefags want to believe
If the wall titans can stay alive, Annie can too.
A translated draft of Isayama's original storyboard.
Not the vol0 one.
Annie isn't in her titan form
>Reiner was going to join the SL anyway
He actually never said that he wants to join MP in canon too.
S2 never. Chapter 55 never.
Is Isayama kill?
Yes. He was suffocated by the thighs of the most recent cosplayer he banged.
I bet it was a Reiner cosplayer
So, Reiner was paying attention.
So was Armin.
Ymir was a turbodyke from the get go
On another note, what the hell are we supposed to discuss now? We're out of new info, and we've exhausted every theory from Shifters on the moon to being in the same universe as Kill la Kill. I'm tempted to actually save up the next few chapters, the questions are killing me.
Maybe you need to get the fuck out of here.
This your first wait for a new SnK chapter? We always have threads up, even if there's nothing to discuss.
>what the hell are we supposed to discuss now?
What the fuck Levi actually is.
You can always fuck off.
A completely ordinary human, who has a weirdly large following?
>babby's first monthly mango
Jesus' coming in this manga.
he knows whats up.
yes, that's it
So Armin wants to bang Bert?
What does his hair taste like?
>A completely ordinary human
Hue hue hue.
Isayama said that he didn't have much trouble expressing Ymir's potential, that doesn't mean that she's a one-dimensional character. And him saying that Historia causes him a lot of head aches doesn't mean that he doesn't like her. Maybe Ymir is easy for him to understand if she's the self-insert.
The real question: Is manlet homo?
Levi is just a bullshit character that is overpowered for no reason and gets away with using impractical and inferior techniques because fuck it he's fujoshi bait.
Iron, sweat, and cum.
Walls and despair
No, now fuck off back to where you came from and never return.
Strawberries and delusion.
Take it down a notch, son
>Ymir is easy.
Ymir a slut who jumps on the first hung guy she can get.
O-Okay, simply leave then.
>not little penis
His schlong goes all the way down that darkie throat of hers.
Ah I see I thought wrong for thinking this was a serious discussion.
Am I being rused in a comical way? Everyone else on /a/ considers this the worst thing since big three.
>you will never be blown by ymir
I wondered why no one talked about the cleaning battle, but I found this preview and cringed enough to understand.
Translation and download link are here, for anyone that might want to listen to it.
Yes now fuck off since you clearly only came to shitpost.
And I suck cocks, the link didn't work.
Shame on me for not checking what I find.
In any case, the preview and the translation are still there.
Egyptianfag just end yourself, you'll save the world from a lot of suffering.
Armin makes a better Historia than Historia
Wasn't it only a dream?
what if all the fake previews aren't fake at all?
And he finally admits that he doesn't even like SnK.
I don't know, I never saw it discussed here.
The reason is pretty obvious anyway.
Why, did you even think that egyptianfag might have been anything more than just an underage shitposter?
Everyone wants to bang Bert.
Some more violently than others (see Eren and Mikasa).
This whole time I thought it was a buttdevastated fujoshi Jeanfag
Armin has a dark secret. What is it?
Is he a pervert? Does his grasp of knowledge feed his superiority complex? Does he secretly hold his two best friends in contempt and will betray them if they get in the way of his dreams to see the ocean?
>Reiner clearly demonstrated an attraction to Krista
He doesn't really.
He demonstrates an interest in marrying her because she's so lovely, but not that he finds her attractive
I don't know. All I know is that I don't trust him anymore.
>Eren and Mikasa angrily double teaming Bert
>Levi: Live commentary is you, Mushroom-Head.
Well, that made me laugh.
No, that's just what he pretended to be this month. Usually he tries something new each month because he's butthurt for no apparent reason.
"Marry me" usually means romantic interest.
But we're talking about Isayama here, so we can't really know.
>Mikasa: Eren’s brain isn’t rotten at all.
Love really does make one blind.
Was it rape? No really was it rape? It looks like rape.
>the justice Titan
It didn't get that far.
It was definitely sexual assault, though.
So it's rape? It is rape according to tumblr.
>"Marry me" usually means romantic interest.
Not at all.
Many people marry because of social obligation.
In l land like the one where Reiner come from, which sends children to war and is fighting for survival it's to be expected that they want everyone to get married and have children, and Reiner is the kind of person to feel the responsibility for that.
So, since he has to anyway he can at least choose a nice girl to marry.
And no, I'm not saying that he's actually gay, I'm saying that he expressing a desire to marry her isn't proof of the contrary.
Tumbler consider everything rape. Shit they called the one character that kisses a tried up girl on legend of Korea rape.
I saw the while "marry me" thing as a running gag, as well as Christa being called the "goddess"
>Eren: What was that?... A dream?
>The boy wakes from a dream to live in reality. >Mikasa: Wake up, Eren. We're going to be late.
>mfw it is actually true
>tried up girl on legend of Korea
you typed this on a phone, didn't you?
Armin and Historia look exactly alike in this one
Long post coming through, it might be interesting.
Source is pic related.
>Excerpt from Bessatsu Shounen Magazine Official Blog, 8/30/2010
Attack on Titan has a variety of settings.
Even among the current settings, there are many “settings that have already been revealed in the work”, “settings that are being foreshadowed”, “settings that are not quite foreshadowed but sharp-eyed readers will pick up on”, and “completely unpredictable settings”.
Each of these were decided on before the publication of Chapter 1.
About one of the "completely unpredictable settings".
I wrote this beforehand already, but what follows is, of course, not a story which would reveal this setting.
It is also not a story meant to irritate you by giving a hint without telling you the correct answer.
Because this is only a story about “Isayama-sensei’s attitude towards creating manga”, please read with peace of mind.
[T/N: As Isayama’s editor had a deadline for updating the official blog, further discussion on the above topic was postponed for a week]
>Excerpt from Bessatsu Shounen Magazine Official Blog: 9/6/2010
Regarding Attack on Titan’s “completely unpredictable setting”. Let’s continue from last Monday’s post.
It turns out that from here on out, a particular character will come to know a particular important truth. Though it isn’t quite accurate to say “know”. It is the kind of truth that, for a person, would greatly affect even their personality. In short, it’s traumatizing.
Let’s put aside what that truth is.
Actually, before serialization started, while the preparations for the launching of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine were going forward, that setting was one where “At the time of chapter 1, that particular character already knows that particular truth”.
With that setting, storyboards for 2 chapters were made.
That version, too, had characters with interesting depths.
But Isayama-sensei seems to have arrived at the thought that actually illustrating the moment of truth would be more shocking and make the manga more interesting.
He might have held a desire to see people’s reactions to whether that character would grow or be destroyed when the truth was revealed.
And so, the manga took the form we see today.
Even aside from that, with changes like today’s Chapters 3 and 4 originally being Chapters 1 and 2 (That was the structure presented at the meeting. After serialization was decided upon, a new Chapter 1 and 2 were written), Attack on Titan’s story advances according to Isayama-sensei’s instincts.
[T/N: The early storyboards in question may have been the one released with the Shingeki no Kyojin OUTSIDE Kou Guidebook]
Fuck he even drew the bandage and everything, this is Isayama
Yes. Yes I did. How did you know?
psychic coordinate powers
>the truth about the titans is traumatizing
I just tried it out. O-okay.
So, tl;dr is that there's a character who knows everything that's going on, but hasn't said anything.
When that character says that thing, the story will change.
Also, Isayama has all revelations (foreshadowed or not), planned from the beginning.
the truth is what happened to Eren's father
Didn't it say that there's a character who knows everything but apparently these character's memories were erased. It could either mean Eren or Historia.
>Actually, before serialization started, while the preparations for the launching of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine were going forward, that setting was one where “At the time of chapter 1, that particular character already knows that particular truth”.
So I suppose it's Eren
It was about Eren being able to turn into a titan. In the original conception, Eren was aware that he could transform from the start. It was changed in the actual manga to a shocking revelation when Eren uses it instinctively, Super Saiyan style.
She could be in suspended animation
Was that supposed to be a personality switch in the middle of sex? Brilliant.
He is nothing, just a very talented solider, and has a fetish for bowel movements
>He might have held a desire to see people’s reactions to whether that character would grow or be destroyed when the truth was revealed.
So he knew that people would be annoyed when Eren would turn out being alive?
Drawfag made quite a few of these.
It was obviously two different drawfags.
So basically this didn't happen at all.
Levi exists mainly as proof that there are people, or at least one person, stronger than Mikasa out there.
You can bring up Mike, but he was never directly compared with Mikasa.
Fujoshits ruining everything as usual.
More tolerable than yurifags, at least.
All of the events are part of his plan for world domination
Isayama himself is both, though. Or else he wouldn't be writing Ymir/Historia and that bizarre trap!Armin subplot at all.
Isayama can't be a fujo. He's probably a fudanshi.
Lookt at this
There's a page where Hannes asks Eren about his father, and Eren's answer has been deleted by the editors.
>You can bring up Mike, but he was never directly compared with Mikasa.
B-because he never had the chance ;_;
Saw this on the wiki page
You post this in every fucking thread. Can't you give it a rest?
He's just a bright but misguided kid who's lost a lot.
Armin is going to betray them at some point
where do you get this,anon?
I rather want to give her a blowjob.
Would you /a/?
I would do that too.
Who wouldn't? She's perfection.
But I can't get pregnant!
I'd hold hands with her
he's never gonna stop is he?
Isayama a shit I'm glad MikaEren has the best drawfags
You can do both at the same time.
Instead of asking him about Levi they should ask him if this is really his work
>Isayama a shit I'm glad MikaEren has the best drawfags
I don't understand.
If it has the best drawfags, how come this looks identical to Isayama's art, yet he a shit?
You have a point but I'm mainly referring to him giving out nothing between Eren and Mikasa in the last 3 chapters not the art-style itself.
But he gave us a lot, just in doujin form.
I hate the fact that those two havent spoke to each other since the incident
If it's not him then my point still stands but if it is him then I'm wrong
I don't mind either way, him being behind it makes it canon which makes it a win/win situation in the end
Maybe they haven't had the time to. Or Mikasa is so embarrassed about it that she preferred not to talk about it while Eren has no idea that anything romantic happened?
Yea I was thinking the same thing. Mikasa was so embarrassed about it that nothing happened or was even mentioned ever again. But she still hung up on Eren is she? After that rejection, I dont even know why she bothers.
They obviously talked.
It's just not fucking important enough for us to see, and it isn't a fucking love story.
We get some romantic parts, but that doesn't mean that the whole manga needs to revolve around romance now.
Bertfags tend to spam the same shit en every thread, "bert did nothing wrong", "so can we all agree that..." just like bots.
Sure m8. Sure.
We believe you.
Animefags don't understand that.
What. You mean to day that a moment that was given so much importance suddenly turned into something irrelevant that was discussed off-screen? I don't think so at all. They haven't said a word to each other about the incidente and Eren probably even thinks that nothing of importance happened. Maybe for Eren it's natural to take care of and protect Mikasa.
You mean just like every characterfag shitposter?
I was sad when Mike died, because he looks a lot like a friend of mine. I wanted him to stay alive until the end of the manga.
Yeah. Mike was the everyman.
Right, I'm the one who's shit posting
>>102035856 >>102039399 >>102039473 >>102039697
while you're giving us quality discussion (I would bet my right hand that the posts I quoted are all the same people). People like you is why it's impossible to discuss anything seriously in this thread. Not even Isayama himself can stop you.
Or this. Insult the great author himself, spit on his work... all for the sake of your cancerous ship.
Always the same with you. Tough words, throwing around "shitpost this", "shitpost that" when you in fact are the worst shitposters in history. Anniefags were quality compared to you, because at least those people were probably doing it as a joke.
>implying that I think calling someone a yurifag and fudanshi is an insult
>replying to egyptianfag
Wait, who are the worst shitposters?
Disliking Ymir/Yumikuri does not make you Egyptianfag.
Neither does calling out the shitposting habits of Ymirfags.
Yes it fucking is. If you call Isayama a mere lesbian fanfiction writer, you are spitting on his work and undermining it. I can't wait for the moment when he finally blows up the remains of your ship (it's already sunk to the bottom of the fucking ocean, but that will never stop you) by killing Ymir. It's a shame that it has to come so quickly, she had some potential as a character.
Ymirfags. Don't let them fool you, they blame everything on some "Egyptianfag" but they really are the worst. I was pleasantly surprised the other day when I read that the majority of /a/'s fanbase shares my opinion about them. The only problem is that the majority probably doesn't post now since it's a long time after the last chapter was released. Instead, only deluded shippers (Ymirfags being the maximum deluded ones right now) post about SnK. That's why it's impossible to have quality discussions as well - all the good men are gone / don't care / are in other thread.
I mean, Jesus, just look at the first five post.
>>102028255 >>102028305 >>102028343 >>102028384 >>102028389. Now look up the archives for threads that were made just when chapter 45 was relased and compare the quality. The juxtaposition is mind blowing.
It used to be Anniefags, Bert/Anniefags, and Petrafags with their imagedumping but they've been quiet lately, which is good.
Oh I see, so you're samefagging now.
If you want discussion, bring up a provocative topic. There are a shitton of lurkers, myself included most of the time.
Oh this is just getting sad now.
No one derailed the discussion in this thread though, except maybe that torturefag for a while, and well, you.
If you want to discuss something, why don't you just say it instead of blaming irrelevant people?
Every character has shitposters.
Yes, Ymirfags included. Saying I'm samefagging for this >>102043359
is really pathetic and hinting at a severe persecution complex.
That was a reply to the wrong post. Disregard the second comment anon, if you would.
How will the first epidode of S2 start?
Jeanfags, Anniefags, Bertfags, Reinerfags Erwinfags, Arminfags and so on also have shitposters. Stop blaming just one characterfag.
They've (and by they I mean probably just one shitposter) moved on to Erwin/Annie.
Has S2 even been announced?
104th OVA should be arriving sometime in April, last I heard.
I hope it will start from when they get Annie out of the titan.
I don't really care about who will see the titan, but that scene was really important, and I'll be buttblasted if they just omit it like that.
No one is blaming one set of characterfags for all of the shitposting. They're commenting that the particular set has a small group of specific shitposters and the group in general seems to enjoy blaming everything negative comment about them on one prominent shitposter when it clearly isn't the truth.
People are allowed to dislike Ymir and Ymirfags.
>Has S2 even been announced?
No, and it probably won't be until the end of 2014, or in 2015.
Well, there is a difference between people who are just pretending to be a specific characterfag or actually like this character.
But you shouldn't call everyone who makes a comment against Ymirfags, Yumikuri and Ymir in general Egyptianfag.
It's poor form.
I don't, but you can tell, if someone is just pretending to be an Ymirfag or are trying to bait them.The same goes for other characters.
They're probably only doing it because of the fags who say that the post makes it easier for people to find snk threads in the archives. At least they don't dump 150 pictures after the post.
Let's talk about the normalfags.
Connie, Sasha and Jean.
You can omit Jean if you'd like, I'm aware some don't really like him.
But has Sasha escaped her deathflags from her previously planned death? I never realized I missed her until she came back.
Connie seems to be over his angst over his family. Until he enounters MT, of course. Was this a show of resilience, or just Isayama wanting to leave the focus on EH and Armin?
They only did it to annoy the Bert/Annie shippers.
Sasha has had an odd number of panels connecting her with titans. I don't know if these were red herrings or if they imply that she could become a titan-shifter (or just a titan) in the future. She also wasn't shown as a titan in the fake preview of Titan Force.
There will be no S2.
Like Historia's pussy, because he ate that.
I believe they're still going to die, I mean Sasha and Connie.
Jean will probably hang around for a while more.
Jus because Connie is forgettable does not mean he is deathflagged.
Sasha's capabilities on the other hand make her more worthy of a sudden death now that she has means of facing the enemy in a way that seems significant.
>Sasha sniping from a distance
>Someone sneaks up on her
>uses her as a meat shield/hostage
Well, I'd read that.
Wait, so what's this from?
I NEED MORE
From Isayama, obviously.
Pixiv you fucking moron.
I don't want to live in a world where there is a manga whose fictional world ends denying Erwin's fictional existence.
Does anyone else think that the first page of the manga is kind of similar to the thing Historia remembered on page 54? Could Mikasa be the one that makes Eren forget shit?
>mikasa is actually the person who knows everything that's going on
What's Annie's relation with the church? She seemed affected when she crushed the church when fighting against Eren.
Yeah, that's the general idea around here.
Either that, or it's Geographia in the first chapter and not Mikasa. It looks more like Mikasa though.
I'm pretty sure it was all of the squished corpses that made her react.
Isn't the current standing that the Wall Cult and BRA are opposing factions?
I mean, she didn't look _sad_, just, I don't know, wierd. I can't into facial expression really.
Is that a fan nickname or did I miss something like the faggot I am?
Just because we needed a name to refer to her, and she looks like Historia.
>read chapter 0
>titans were created by a scientific and religious group
>they can turn people into titans
>people live within walls that are trees
So this was a zombie mecha manga all along.
Anyways, could the creation of the titans part still be cannon? What about the trees, the "good guys" obviously live within the wall but maybe BRA's village is on trees or something?
"I'll take care of this"
Is Jean going to stomp the yard out this guy's body for molesting his bro? Or is he going to comply with his wishes and jerk him off
He'll goin to beat the shit out of molester-kun for touching his waifu.
He's going to adjust the gag and let Armin get his revenge later on.
>implying Jean does unnecessary dangerous shit
I was really hoping we'd get to see Jean beat that guy up.
was that "censorship" or just the anime people (perhaps wrongly) assuming it was of no consequence. While they couldn't show the outright mutilation in the manga what would be wrong with showing some inking?
It still really bothers me that hasn't been shown or even mentioned once. Pull of your sleeve to scratch your forearm or something, you cunt.
WHAT IF THINGS DIDN'T HAPPEN THE WAY THE TELL US
WHAT IF PEOPLE INSIDE THE WALLS RELEASED THE TITANS, AND THE WALLS WERE MADE BEFORE THAT, AND THE PEOPLE OUTSIDE JUST WANT REVENGE OR SOMETHING
blew my mind
who would have ever thought that the king the and church were the real villains all along?
>they tell us
THEY HAVEN'T TOLD SHIT YOU SONOFABITCH
You're confusing me, elaborate.
We don't know if they really are villains though. They may just be shitheads for a reason.
Well, they say that noone knows where the titans came, and how all of humanity fighted together and got fucked.
I0m not as sure that walls were made before the unleashing of the titans though.
>We don't know if they really are villains though. They may just be shitheads for a reason.
Please. They are totally the descendants of the ones who unleashed the Titan Plague or whatever in the first place.
Though Monkey Trouble's faction is probably worse right now due to attempting genocide.
A religious/scientific/politic group created the walls and unleashed the titans upon the world because reasons (power? humanity a shit? I don't know). There were survivors outside and they want revenge so they learned how to titan.
I don't know how coordinate/Historia/whatever the fuck fits into this though, but it fits with the whole "what they see it's not what's happening" thing.
>OUTSIDE JUST WANT REVENGE OR SOMETHING
So they are still the bad guys anyway
Ja, but know we would know their motives at least.
The coordinates were the ones controlling the titans when they were making the walls I suppose
>AND THE PEOPLE OUTSIDE
Are you referring to BRA's faction here?
Makes sense. Maybe one of the coordinates rebelled and gave the outsiders the secrets of the titans?
Or he defected to a nearby village possibly Ymir's and started from scratch
Whoa, Eren's dick is bigger than I expected. And Reiner has pencil dick.
Woah. What if there's another walled city? Doesn't seem too likely, but hey.
That's just perfect, oh my god
There has to be I am we still dont know how Ymir's village looks like or BRA.
How in the fuck did BRA get to the wall? Did they have help that got killed along the way? Was there a coordinate that helped them?
Also, what was the function of the other kid that was with BR? Like, Bert breaks the bigger gate, and Reiner the inner one. What was the other kid suppossed to do? And was Annie with them?
WHAT IF IT ISN'T ACTUALLY MIKASA
BUT ANOTHER GIRL WITH THAT SCARF
AND EREN GOT THE SCARF OFF HER IN THE FIRST PLACE
FUCK I WANT ANSWERS
We discussed it earlier I think. Annie could have been Marcel's replacement. Or she was with them the entire time too, but it wasn't shown because it'd reveal too much.
I hope we get a BRAM backstory soon.
I thought Annie was his replacement and probably did the same thing and call the Titans
Awwww. I just want them to be happy... ;_;
Oooooooh, that makes sense.
I still want to know how did they get to the walls in the first place though. I mean, they were titans, but they can only last so much.
Or maybe I'm talking out of my ass and they did something similar to what they did a few chapters back, bert on reiner's titan shoulders just charging away.
I am sure they know they dont walk around at night so they traveled at night.
Reminder that Historia belongs to patriarchy now. She will have a penis inside her.
How does it make you feel, Tumblrfags?
I dont know why dont you ask tumblr?
As long as it's Ymir's penis, I'm happy.
Is it just me or does Allan have it inside her pooper while she's riding a bike?
Why bother going there where we have a lot of them in this very thread right now?
So how in the fuck did bert survive when he turned back after breaking the wall the first time? Did his titan get smaller and smaller till he could get out?
Just read Mikes chapter again. God damnit, it's not fair, he was supposed to last longer.
Nah they would of start imagedumping some gay shit already
Did the SL ever find what's left of him? Or did they just assume he's dead?
They just assume he is dead and they dont care ;_;
I wonder if they'd notice he was missing some of his equipment, or if they'd just think it was eaten by the titans. That is, if they even found anything left.
I mean, they couldn't have 3dmg, right? The MT doesn't seem to know about them. Unless there are multiple titan faction, which is unlikely.
Titans don't digest their food. They spit them back out. They probably found his saliva drenched corpse somewhere. ;_;
Oh yeah, that's right. I more of meant he might be scattered in unidentifiable pieces. No one will know how he died. :(
What's up with Mikasas face here? Is it hinting that she knows something about the basement?
You're now aware of the fact, that Lehm is mud/clay in German.
They'll all die a brutal death in the dirt.
Remember when this manga was fun? Remember when the threads were shit, but at least tolerable?
Remember when spoiler-time threads actually were good and not the piece of shit they've lately become?
Mikasa is one of the clones that Grisha was hiding in basement. Those clones were supposed to be used as the ultimate weapon against titans.
>mfw fine as fuck Bertholdt cosplayer on tumblr with an ass that won't quit is straight
Bert best shingeki
People bitching about shitposters can be just as annoying as shitposters. And now I am contributing to the bitching. Fuck. Can't we just talk about the manga and ignore the shit that we don't like? Seriously people, I mean come on.
Ah fuck, I'm still doing it.
Stop bitching about the bitching about the bitching!
NO FUN ALLOWED ANON
No but Egyptianfag admits to being a shitposter in general in this very same thread and you guys keep replying to him. That's just hilarious.
This is wonderful.
You know. He also samefags a lot. But yeah, people do keep replying to him.
Name a song that reminds you of this manga/anime.
I have one, but it's dumb and obvious. This is also a dumb request, but I'm bored.
It's silly but this song
Do the titans usually attack each other, or was this just because they are the special MT titans?
Aw shit, forgot the picture. My fault.
Almost certainly due to being newly made titans.
The one that got attacked must have had enough of a human body left inside it to register as a human target or something.
I think you're right. I wonder what the titans outside the wall are, people who have been titans for a long time?
Reminds me of BRAM, especifically
I think also because they're special MT titans. Just going by the fact that they're still active at night unlike the ones we've met so far.
That's a neat theory. I never thought about it like that.
What happened /a/?
Are you referring to Reiner joining SL or something else?
Were all the titans at the castle ill gets from Connie's home? If so that is pretty fucked for Connie, along with all the other fucked uppedness of Connie's situation.
Villagers from Connie's home, I mean fucking autocorrect.
Reiners chiseled looks and dual personality, the fact that the fans call him "gorilla" overseas. Is Reiner Isayamas satire of a white man?
White people have duel personalities?
No, butto someone steeped in yamato damashii i think firuthi gaijin might come off as "flaky"
So can we all agree that the only reason the titans look like they do, is because Isayama just wants to draw stupith humans.
draw a retarded looking human, make them big and viola got a titan.
Both the embroidery scene and the credits were animeonly. It probably doesn't mean anything...maybe.
Ackermans confirmed for Templars
So this being animeonly and all how will this come into play in the manga? Or will the anime have an animeoriginal ending?
I hope not. But considering how S1 ended it wouldn't be surprising if it did.
Azns has square walls.
Reiner's song, kind of..
This is wonderful.
Oh fuck, that's what I would have posted too.
Also woodkid in general, I would say.
So, if Mikasa is the last one of them, does she know about it, or are her memories erased too?
The tattoo might still be the same symbol, and you can still have the same story.
That is clearly a target some kind,and humans fighting over it.
So maybe target is the wrong word, perhaps more likely is coordinate?
Oh, that would be nice.
The word "coordinate" always bugged me, I mean why pick that name if it isn't an actual coordinate?
And since I've seen it called "coordinator" before, what is the right translation?
So Mikasa and Levi being the last of their race should start procreating even if it can be considered incest.
We don't know if Levi is related to Mikasa, or if he's asian at all.
I don't think he's either.
Mikasa knows that Eren ate Grisha and tries to hide it from him because she knows that it would fuck him up.
Then why doesn't she fucking say anything?
Is this a legit page?
Of course she knows. Eren was taking away by his dad, there's no way Mikasa wouldn't have followed. And who do you think took him back after Eren ate his father.
>I will finally learn where I should direct the anger boiling in me
So what do you think it is?
I wonder how angry Eren would be if he'd learn that he ate his father and that Mikasa didn't tell him.
Mikasa did it for his own good. How would she be able to just tell him that HE ate his father which would automatically make him into the things he despises the most.
Wait nevermind, it doesn't make sense, since Mikasa saw titan Eren for the first time back then at Trost.
Well, at least we shot that theory down.
Maybe she already knew it was Eren
No, Levi is Erwin's son and Historia's twin sister. Also the king/Monkey Troubles is his mother.
I hate to admit it, but I've seen worse theories.
Maybe she knows something but her memories were manipulated like Eren's/Historias?
The Japanese word is "zahyou" which translates directly to coordinate. Also, in the clash of the titans arc, when Eren wards off the titans, Reiner speculates that he is the worst person to possess the coordinate so it must be a skill/ability/inherent nature.
also >valentine's day captchas
But doesn't he also say that he will get it back from Eren? If its a natural ability, how would hey get it back?
>>valentine's day captchas
I haven't gotten any, unless you count ''irritation'' as Valentine's day related.
The coordinate is Eren's key
Hasn't he transformed without it?
Maybe that would explain the headaches
His transformation has nothing to do with the key. His coordinate powers do.
Most probably not.
>tfw no titan qt for valentine's day
So can anyone be a Titan? Like, is it just a matter of willpower? Or is Eren somehow connected to the people outside the walls?
Eren was injected with the titan serum.
>you will never have a romantic dinner with the female titan
Yes, anyone can be, but it's not a matter of willpower.
You probably need to be injected with a substance that will make you a titan, and then eat a shifter or something.
>me when I'll never be double teamed by Reiner and Bertholt
Damnit, I wish we knew more about where BRAY came from already.