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Title: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2013, 01:18:21 PM
Oh man that latest chapter... Sometimes it's easy to forget that this isn't a shounen manga in many aspects. Ugh. It somehow managed to be tragic and amazing at the same time.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: KagePen on October 12, 2013, 02:25:35 PM
Man, I gotta begin reading this again. Once I started watching the anime I kinda dropped it, but now I've even started falling behind on that :/
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: DBNext on October 12, 2013, 02:44:39 PM
I only read the first few chapters, then the anime was made, so i switched, got super busy and stopped at episode 14.
I'm just in love with his art style. The sketchy and messy lines work so well. This and One Piece proves that you don't need to be the best artist out there to succeed, you just need a personal style that's unique enough.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on October 12, 2013, 03:24:55 PM
Haha! Someone else thought the same thing huh? Yeah i really love his sketchy style. It's amazing that he got such a great adaptation. Story really takes a large part in making a great story. I even noticed some mistakes in human proportions. I know it's not safe to be inspired because of this, but I can't help but feel a little relieved.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: DBNext on October 12, 2013, 03:39:00 PM
Yes and i've noticed he's really bad at drawing eyes too lol
But i don't know, his style is appealing to me
Yeah seeing his art kinda takes away the pressure of trying to be perfect
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: CyberGuy on February 15, 2014, 09:11:55 PM
Sorry in advance for digging up this topic, but I have something to say about this manga and I think it would be necessary to just merge it with this topic. Well here goes; this manga hit me in my heart bad. It made feel all different kinds of emotions, I hated the writer for some time because he killed off characters quicker than any other manga I ever read! I lost my favorite character Franz so quickly! :sadbye: I just started reading it this morning and it already has me in a state of hard thinking. Its hard for me to even smile right now. And call me a wuss if you like, but I cried on the chapter when Eren's entire squad was devoured by the titans. I also think this manga has the most gory deaths of all. The reality of this manga is 7/10 seeing how titans could most likely easily be killed by the world armies and such in real life. But I will continue to read this manga to the very end because as of now it may take over FMA's spot as my favorite.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lumaria on February 16, 2014, 01:05:12 AM
If you ever read Gantz, you get used to it. 

there are other seinen manga out there that just make characters that expendable. but the difference between Gantz and Attack on Titan is simply that the main characters manage to stay alive but important significant characters manage to die.

Attck on titan they at least make every death really important.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: CyberGuy on February 16, 2014, 02:07:02 AM
Gantz, I never heard of it but if its anything like AOT, I might want to read it. As for the AOT deaths being important, some of them are more important than others of course. I think *SPOILER ALERT*,
Spoiler
that Hannes death was really important but that might just be as it saddened me.
One thing I will say about Hajime Isayama is that he has great character development and he might have created one of the bravest characters manga have ever seen, Eren Jaeger. His determination to wipe out the titans is second to none, but I do have a prediction for the ending of the story.

Prediction: Eren Jaeger, now surrounded by titans attempting to protect the now breached Wall Sina alongside The Military Police Brigade and the remaining forces of The Survey Corps, fights in an advanced state of Rage Mode that allows more strength than before also increasing his speed. Fighting alongside Mikasa, Levi, Armin, and Grisha Jaeger also a Titan Shifter with a 25m class. After a futile attempt at saving mankind, Eren becomes a titan once more but has achieved the height of 70m! Once receiving such an height, he then uses his titan in order to create a wall, along with a controlled army of his titans creating a new wall surrounding Wall Sina.

After the creation of the 70m wall, the humans could live in peace once again, but they will ready themselves for the next breach and this time reclaim humanity. Following the sacrifice of Eren, the new wall was named Wall Kalura after Eren and Mikasa's mother. Mikasa saddened at the loss of her brother, becomes the new Trainer of a Scouting Legion Trainees Squad. Armin becomes a Scientist in hopes of discovering all of the titans information in order to get an upper hand the next time they encounter one. After years of preparation, Mikasa and her trainees numbering in around 500, set out to reclaim the world lost with Mikasa wearing the "Wings of Freedom" on a cape.[/b][/font]

Other Prediction: Nearly everyone important dies and the titans succeed at wiping out the human race.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on February 16, 2014, 07:36:16 AM
Use spoiler tags please, but yeah the grimness of the manga is what attracted me as well. He's pretty merciless with the characters against the titans.

To be honest with their sort of technology they shouldn't have even that much of a fighting chance. 3D Maneuver gear is something that he allowed for regular foot soldiers to at least have hope of a battle.

Right now the manga seems to be entering more thriller than a horror, but it seems related to the main plot as a whole I guess. I'll definately need to reread it at parts to understand fully
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: CyberGuy on February 16, 2014, 12:42:50 PM
Oh sorry about that lego, I fixed it.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lumaria on February 17, 2014, 06:34:21 PM
i'm not so far in, but i'm already getting the idea that Eren is secretly a woman.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Nabe Man on February 17, 2014, 06:41:51 PM
While we are talking about attack on titan i was browsing through interesting mythologies for my manga today and i cam up to an african myth depicting the look of the titans( similar). And its ability to vomit undigested corpses. They say the corpses transform  the a creature   
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2014, 10:00:45 AM
Which myth is that? That'd be interesting


Guess the political thriller thing was building up to something. Glad to see that the collosal titan hasn't shown up in a while. The author's art has significantly improved as well...



i'm not so far in, but i'm already getting the idea that Eren is secretly a woman.

Eh? How?

Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lumaria on February 22, 2014, 12:40:48 PM
WHen Historia is introduced or rather revealed, we get to see some memories of her with a woman and she leaves. the weird thing is that she looks exactly like eren but with longer hair.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2014, 01:32:00 PM
I would quit on so many levels if that really happened. Yeah I remember that scene. I don't remember what the mother looked like it couldn't be her?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lumaria on February 22, 2014, 01:44:34 PM
no, it seemed like she used to be her sister. not her mom.

either way. thats just the impression because the moment we see that, we go back to historia and Eren. i'm not so sure. she could just bare some resemblance to him.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Nairbons on February 22, 2014, 02:26:19 PM
i'm not so far in, but i'm already getting the idea that Eren is secretly a woman.

Oh, man. I thought that this was meant to be a sick burn on Eren's character. Then it turned into an actual fan-theory and the post got EVEN BETTER.

As for my thoughts on the show: It's pretty decent. The fandom caught on like a wildfire, but I don't think Attack on Titan is the gem that the internet wants it to be.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lumaria on February 22, 2014, 02:53:37 PM
i think it gets what it deserves, many anime fans that i know still havent heard of it however have heard of SAO (a series far more overrated than Naruto, bleach, one piece and even Attack on Titan)

Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on February 22, 2014, 04:58:00 PM
The hype has disturbed me for SNK but I forgive it more than SAO
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on May 17, 2014, 05:28:45 PM
Oh AOT. I love you, but I wish I didn't have to wait every month to read a new chapter. = /

(http://www.gameguyz.com/sites/default/files/pictures_images/21.05.2013/1369122287_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on May 17, 2014, 05:40:57 PM
No kidding...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on May 17, 2014, 05:58:31 PM
But at least the fanbase keeps us busy!

(http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/593/951/c9f.png)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on May 17, 2014, 06:05:21 PM
That's true. The more the merrier. ^^

(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/137/1/a/1373027730360_by_ipop99-d7iqm4v.jpg)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on May 17, 2014, 06:06:18 PM
What if... Armin was a titan?

(http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/comics-anime-armin-shingeki-no-kyojin-863242.jpeg)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on May 17, 2014, 06:09:21 PM
That'll be a major plot twist!  :o

(http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/137/0/b/tumblr_mtm0mfvvjo1shj9ioo1_500_by_ipop99-d7iqmwj.gif)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on May 17, 2014, 06:15:50 PM
Haha, would've made much better comedy :D

Although, I'm still rooting for Jean x Mikasa... Dang these love ambigious love triangles!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/2f5832ad801c0c23743e535edc14c743/tumblr_mw5wtfR46V1shtp7wo2_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on May 17, 2014, 06:22:45 PM
Awww, but what about Sasha X Mikasa?

(http://data3.whicdn.com/images/64659109/large.jpg)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on May 17, 2014, 06:28:10 PM
Ohhhh Mein Gutt! They are so perfect! *squeals I'm delight* I now have a sudden urge to read some fanfiction  :clapping:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on May 17, 2014, 06:30:02 PM
I have never read a fanfiction in my life.

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/b4b31134523a5b964c2b16b6b387e51e/tumblr_mx58rkgevp1s7emi7o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on May 17, 2014, 08:35:26 PM
They're good fun to read :D although can be a bit repetitive... There's too many Levi x Eren shots with amid outfits -_- I wish they had more the less mainstream couples like Eren x Hanji or Armin x Sasha
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on May 17, 2014, 09:23:16 PM
Well, Armin is a bit...

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/137/7/2/4709028__323e7f7902e283147fe100b5e47f1747_by_ipop99-d7irgc6.png)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on May 18, 2014, 05:24:49 AM
This meme level is way too high.

And SNK's fanbase really exploded after the anime. I wonder how that happened.

Are you on the latest chapter?

Spoiler
People keep on dying. Seriously. That anti-human squad is something else.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on May 18, 2014, 04:36:56 PM
*me this morning*
Me: "I think I'll get an attack on titan background for my computer"
*browses images happily*
Me: "What the-"
Spoiler
Sees manga image of Erwin with one arm
Me: "SPOILERSSSSS!!!!"

And that's how I started my campaign for spoiler alerts on google images  :angel: And also why I'm more motivated to read the manga...

Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on June 11, 2014, 05:04:07 PM
My word Levi is freaking awesome. My word.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on June 11, 2014, 05:08:48 PM
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/6b/af/06/6baf0653bbb4130f629e1fe7ae29dbd9.jpg)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on July 08, 2014, 07:09:38 AM
Is it me or does the character art get worse every chapter???
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on July 08, 2014, 12:42:46 PM
For the Levi fans:

http://www.mangareader.net/shingeki-no-kyojin-birth-of-levi-kuinaki-sentaku
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on July 08, 2014, 01:19:22 PM
I think the change in art is to do with the printing? Or time constraints. I love the sketchiness though, always have, always will.

I like that I can't predict the way the arcs will go, but I feel the grimness returning again. People tend to die in this manga alot...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on July 08, 2014, 01:20:48 PM
(http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2014/189/d/7/snickernokyojin_by_ipop99-d7prt6k.jpg)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on July 08, 2014, 01:47:50 PM
The anime art is better imo.

And that meme is hilarious :P
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on July 08, 2014, 01:48:49 PM
(http://cdn.i.ntere.st/p/6165248/image)

Did somebody say attack on titan meme?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: WorldBeyondFantasy on July 22, 2014, 10:34:44 PM
I really want to complete reading the manga! (I've reached the part where
Spoiler
The armored titan and the colossal reveal themselves
But i also want to wait for the anime..  :-\
And i read the reply here about Sao being overrated, how is it overrated?
It gets what it deserves, Reki Kawahara the light novel's author took a "not-so-interesting" plot and crafted it into a masterpiece, how is that overrated?
I respect Masashi Kishimoto by LEVELS, but i find some of his manga (& the anime) really boring, the ideas are amazing, he's a genius but he crammed too many stuff into his story.
Eiichiro Oda also made something impressive using only pirates (which if i never read One Piece, i'd think 'Something like Pirates Of The Caribbean', i wouldn't pick it up) but the idea of Devil fruits and such is the one thing that straightened it's path to popularity.
So again, how is it overrated? Sword Art Online is my favorite anime personally, however this new Gun Gale is rather lame (until now).
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on July 22, 2014, 10:47:19 PM
Haha, that should probably be in an SAO thread or the anime talk thread, but my personal reasons are because I felt the characters and story were bad.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on July 23, 2014, 05:56:22 AM
For SNK, the manga releases are really slow... the artwork is also better in the anime, but it may be just as long to wait for a second season to air that follows the manga.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 05:49:11 AM
That was a really rich chapter. Still strange that the titans are staying behind waiting for this all to play out
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on August 15, 2014, 06:14:28 AM
I think itd just get too messy and all over the place if they did. I like the direction they have gone in. They get back to the Titan mystery soon enough.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 06:21:07 AM
Oh I don't mean the mystery, but the attacks. When Wall Rose fell it looked like they were really being pressed daily for survival. Just remembered though that for now they've withdrawn.

Love the CQC. I'll definitely watch this when it's animated if I get the chance.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: WhiteCrow on August 15, 2014, 06:32:26 AM
Where are you madmen (and women) reading the manga at?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on August 15, 2014, 06:40:32 AM
Just online at the usual sites... im a student, im too poor to buy the volumes
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 07:45:26 AM
*Cough *cough

I never read manga online...

I download it.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: WhiteCrow on August 15, 2014, 08:54:12 AM
the USUAL sites...

I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THOSE ARE   :noidea: :( :confused:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 15, 2014, 09:02:41 AM
mangareader mangainn mangapanda (for recent releases)

If you're really interested though just get Dom Dom Manga downloader and read all the back issues you can ever get through. I stopped reading online when it found it.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on August 24, 2014, 01:38:19 PM
*Finishes chapter 34 of attack on titan*

Well... I didn't know what to expect.

Spoiler
WHY THE HELL ARE THERE TITANS IN THE WALL? WHY THE HELL IS WALL ROSE BREECHED? WHY THE HELL IS THAT CHURCH SO SUSPCIOUS????

Anyways, good thing I brought the next book too. I'm going to read that now.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on August 24, 2014, 02:31:03 PM
Oooooooooooooooh don't worry about that, Ginger. As you keep going, you're going to have a lot more questions then answers; and in a good way.  ;)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2014, 02:36:31 PM
The conspiracy levels are very high in that manga. Honestly, you will see worse.

You're so lucky to have a buffer of 30 chapters to catch up to...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on August 24, 2014, 03:51:13 PM
I know right the monthly releases are freakin killing me!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on August 24, 2014, 03:54:42 PM
30 chapters? I dunno if I can buy that many straight away... it does take me a while to get each volume  ::) I think the creator said he'd end it after 20 volumes... scary...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on August 24, 2014, 03:57:14 PM
what's that? 8 chapters a volume? 160 chapters total? oh boy... at this rate we will not finish this story until I'm 30! (9 years!!!)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on August 24, 2014, 03:59:33 PM
Nah, four chapters a volume (Unless I'm getting ripped off...) So it's only a couple more years now  ::) Still though, with that being quite short for a popular series, I wonder how the anime will adapt it?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on August 24, 2014, 04:02:57 PM
Oh well thats a bit better, the chapters are fairly long anyway. So only roughly 80 chapters total? hmmm that sounds a bit too soon to me, but we will see. I hope they don't rush things. I don't think I'll watch the future seasons of the anime though, I've found I can't concentrate so well when I've already read it... I like the art in the Anime better though... what a predicament...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on August 24, 2014, 04:06:57 PM
Well, considering the creator writes and draws the whole thing, he no doubt has to rush sometimes  :push: But still, that is a remarkable achievement... at such a young age...

*Feels horribly jealous*

But he said around 20 volumes so it could be more, could be... less... *gulp* He might even kill all the characters because it's original plan...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 24, 2014, 04:08:47 PM
It's great that he has a goal in mind. Perpetually extended series do not end up well.

Ugh, all those talk of years and numbers makes me feel ancient. I do not want to know that.  But I'm sure it'll be something else to see unfold.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on August 24, 2014, 04:12:21 PM
Ancient... it has been out for a while hasn't it?  :hmm:

But it's got a good future ahead of it! Haha, I mean, I'm starting to like some of the other characters like Mike Zacharius  :thumbsup: He'll no doubt sniff out the trouble! Hahahaha-

Spoiler
*Reads next chapter*

ahah...ahah...ahhhhh...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on August 24, 2014, 04:26:49 PM
hehe
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on August 28, 2014, 09:47:39 AM
http://www.christianpost.com/news/attack-on-titan-season-2-release-date-latest-news-july-august-2015-date-a-hoax-manga-to-end-in-3-to-4-years-125296/#! (http://www.christianpost.com/news/attack-on-titan-season-2-release-date-latest-news-july-august-2015-date-a-hoax-manga-to-end-in-3-to-4-years-125296/#!)

I knew it, the main manga series is gonna end soon!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 08, 2014, 06:38:49 PM
*Reads volume 12*
 :sadbye: Everyone is dying... so much failure... so much depression...
*Sees Reiner throwing titans*
Hehehehe....  :santa:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 15, 2014, 09:56:15 AM
Finally caught up to chapter 61  :sleep: I have to say, the amount of twists in the plot up to this point is... a lot  :unsure:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on September 15, 2014, 10:55:46 AM
Haha well said!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 05:21:48 PM
So I've been thinking lately about Attack on Titan and how weird it is Marco Bodt is listed as deceased but he still remains on the character page...
(http://media.tumblr.com/7e8b94268abb3b517049dc26eabd4208/tumblr_inline_n8b003S6R51rjguye.jpg)

And it's lead me to think that he might not be 'dead' in a technical sense...  :hmm:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on September 17, 2014, 05:28:10 PM
Who knows... apparently the writer has changed their mind about the direction of the story and who will survive... so we will see. It seems like the artwork has been touched up a lot on that page...??
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 05:43:39 PM
That is true but I'm looking up some theories now, some say he is a titan shifter, others say that wasn't his body!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 05:55:38 PM
Man Marco's death was  grisly enough without pondering about it. Still feel grim from it.

Chapter 61, that was so long, and satisfying. For some reason I thought the king was more terrifying than that. Had no idea he was senile
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 06:27:07 PM
It's still interesting though... he looked rather peaceful and well placed for a titan injury... Does nobody else think that?

Throughout history weak kings have been manipulated by those around them. It's almost as worse as a weak king taking charge himself. I'm glad some measure of hope came through, though I doubt it'll last for long. I have a feeling that Sasha or Connie are gonna wind up dead sometime soon.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 06:37:34 PM
He was just so badly dead he didn't even have fear on his face. Also, remember that they burned the bodies, and a titan's vital is their brain stem... (right?) so half of that was munched.

And what titan doesn't transform with a pain response like that?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 06:41:10 PM
There's a theory stating that the body isn't Marco's, it's just one of the minor characters seen in the series who looks like him. It also theorises that he's in league with the titans because of a moment with him and Annie, Reiner and Berholdt. It goes as far as to say he's the one killed that guy in Levi's squad before the female titan got the rest!

Right or wrong, it's food for thought  :sleep:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 06:43:58 PM
Food for thought is an odd phrase to use in a series where giants eat people but yeah indeed.

Eren's dad though. Where the heck is he. Also when will Eren stop being a damsel in distress in like every  situation and man up to become a shounen protagonist who defeats titans with the power of friendship.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 06:48:52 PM
Haha, that's true  ::)

Maybe his dad is developing some weapon against them  :ohmy: Or he's just a deadbeat dad. Either way, I'm a big fan of Eren, he may have that Shonen vibe to his character which isn't exactly original but the execution of it is very good!
Remember when he got controlled all those titans and saved everyone?! That was an epic moment of his!

Also I just noticed that this guy;
(http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130913025739/shingekinokyojin/images/7/7c/Vlcsnap-2013-09-12-23h56m11s48.png)

And this guy;
(http://media.animevice.com/uploads/1/18405/637611-shadis.png)

Are the same person!!! HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT >.<
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 07:46:28 PM
Lies!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 07:52:36 PM
IT'S TRUE >.<

The wiki confirms it and it's the same voice actor! I felt so insignificant upon discovering this!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on September 17, 2014, 08:11:16 PM
But his eyes are different >.>
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 08:13:48 PM
Probably ageing and stress  :hmm:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on September 17, 2014, 08:14:52 PM
They are just more inset... its something that comes from stress, tiredness and malnutrition... my Aunt is a bit like that, it's like looking at a skull...

I see it, the nose is the same and the face structure. Even the lines and wrinkles are pretty much the same.

Didn't take much notice in my readthrough though so thanks for pointing that out!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on September 17, 2014, 08:22:13 PM
I only found out just now >.< It's also explained in the new prequel about Levi. Keith Shadis was the former head of the survey corps but quit when the whole thing went wrong.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on October 10, 2014, 09:56:43 AM
My reaction to the latest chapter:

Huh.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on October 10, 2014, 10:11:59 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on October 10, 2014, 10:21:52 AM
Well if what happen is true, it would explain one of the main questions in the story. :hmm:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on October 10, 2014, 10:42:23 AM
Spoiler
So wait, his father was a titan shifter and Eren turned into one and ate him? Or was it that the syringe had the titan shifting stuff in it?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on October 10, 2014, 10:57:42 AM
Spoiler
It could be that whatever is in that syringe gives the user one chance to transform into a titan. And to make sure the user can transform again, the user has to eat another titan? :hmm:

What happen to Eren may have happen to Annie with her father, too. :hmm:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on October 10, 2014, 10:59:47 AM
Spoiler
Maybe... Mr. Jaegar likes children and syringes!!!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Vio on October 10, 2014, 11:03:43 AM
Spoiler
If what I'm thinking is true, and that guy with Eren is Christa\Historia's father, could he be planning to turn Christa\Historia into a titan and then sacrifice himself for her permanent ability? :hmm:

It's all theories for now... :hmm:   
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2014, 02:17:39 PM
That chapter was something else
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 10, 2014, 03:33:42 PM
This is one of those times that the anime is better than the manga.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on October 10, 2014, 05:13:46 PM
Really? I'm for the manga all the way. What wasn't so good?

In any case I've seen the spinoffs for this, so i'm going to try them out. Not sure if they belong to the same mangaka though
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 11, 2014, 03:27:33 AM
The manga looked kind of messy to my eyes... after watching the clean and outrageousness of two human titans battling it out... what was it... still wins with one arm and a mouth?

Outrageous.

I find it awesome when characters fight with no arms (or the full use of their body) and still go at it with all they have. Like Alexander Anderson in the Hellsing OVA or Zabuza in Naruto.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on October 11, 2014, 03:34:13 AM
Anderson was a character man. Zabuza truly embodied the old school shinobi spirit of naruto. Before it became DBZ
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on October 11, 2014, 01:40:00 PM
http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/10/10/is-attack-on-titans-armin-actually-a-girl-the-series-creator-seems-to-think-so/ (http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/10/10/is-attack-on-titans-armin-actually-a-girl-the-series-creator-seems-to-think-so/)

First it was Hanji, and now Armin might turn out to be an unexpected gender... This writer is seriously trying to screw with his audience!
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Lovus Eternius on October 11, 2014, 02:23:53 PM
Armin will always be Armin. Just like Mikasa's abs will always be Mikasa's abs.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on November 09, 2014, 02:13:30 AM
I failed to follow the chapter after seeing that nasty torture...

Eren sure took his sweet time to react though. And to think that his father was bad through and through
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on January 12, 2015, 09:37:08 AM
Just read chapter 65... I'm so lost T_T Can somebody explain what is going on?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Aozora on January 14, 2015, 08:24:53 PM
Just read chapter 65... I'm so lost T_T Can somebody explain what is going on?

I'll have a go at it...but in all honesty, I was confused by it too  :o

So, the last chapter ended with Kenny the Ripper all of a sudden showing up at the cave with Eren, Historia, and Rod Reiss, and seemed to have plans to want to eat Eren and steal the Titan's Power, thereby screwing the Reiss Family over. So then this chapter wanted to start by explaining Kenny's desire to steal the power and screw over the Reiss Family with a flashback, in which it is explained that tensions were growing between the royal family and the Ackermans as well as the "Asian" race. The royal family feared these two groups of people (Ackermans and Asians) because their memories could not be altered because they did not originate from the majority race. Rather, the Ackermans and Asians were considered part of the minority races. Side note: Don't know if you noticed but Mikasa is both Ackerman and Asian, meaning she's double the badass^^.

Because of these tensions between the royal family and the Ackermans, Kenny comes along and basically tries to ruin Rod's plans. He tries to turn Historia against her own father and he even tries to turn Eren into a titan to give him a fighting chance. Of course the whole history between Kenny and Rod Reiss hasn't been revealed yet because there is still some connection between Kenny and Rod's brother "Uri" that still needs to be explained.

Anyways Kenny tries to help Eren but Eren, being the dumbass/damsel-in-distress that he is, prevents himself from turning into a titan and asks Historia to eat him. I'm thinking this is because he feels guilty for his father's actions of taking the power from the Reiss family but what both Eren and Historia (for who knows what reason) don't realize is that her *censored*ty family has done nothing to save humanity with the titan power and that is why Eren's father forcefully took the power from the Reiss family. So while Eren is feeling guilty about all the people who died because of him and his father, Historia is over here injecting herself with some next-level drugs. She turns into a titan and well...I guess, *censored* is about to go down. Great chapter overall but it bothers me that Historia is portrayed as such an air head. I would have thought she'd be smarter. Hope this terribly long rant made sense to you  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on January 15, 2015, 08:45:49 AM
That's pretty much what I got from the chapter. Nice explanation.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on January 15, 2015, 06:29:30 PM
Eren is a side-character masquerading as a protagonist. I hope he's eaten. He'll probably taste like chicken *badum-tiss
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on January 15, 2015, 06:32:02 PM
Haha not a fan then Lego?

SnK seems to be losing it's focus to me... although that may be just because we are lucky if we see a new release every 2 months...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on January 15, 2015, 06:35:58 PM
Well they've actually made a big reveal and i'm enjoying the battle, but yeah it would've been nice if there were more expeditions outside the wall, but like they said humanity needs to deal with its politics first before venturing out there again
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on January 15, 2015, 06:36:57 PM
True but it feels like the Titans have just disappeared for the time being...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on January 15, 2015, 06:38:29 PM
I think it's getting to the phase outside of the "original planning". The Walking Dead for example when first written was already drafted up to issue 48, and those issues were amazing! Afterwards though, it started to drop in quality, seeing as the writer had less time to think things through and ect.
I think that's what is happening to AOT right now.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on January 15, 2015, 06:42:23 PM
Oh? It was going to be shorter than intended?

Yeah and originally in SnK  everyone was supposed to die. He really did change things according to fan response.

I've learnt to see how that's a bad idea for anything. When a show gets milked it tends to go bad.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on January 15, 2015, 06:45:17 PM
Attack on Titan is bound to get milked; you have a show with millions of fans, then an extra few chapters of fillers will make you lots more money rather than getting straight to the plot. An effective business tactic, but shouldn't be used too much...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: MK on January 15, 2015, 07:01:42 PM
Well the author said he planned the ending but you are right, he lost focus...  The thing people liked is that the titans ate humans (just goes to show how brutal we humans are), I get the author wanted to overthrow the government but he needed to mix in some titan ambushes (maybe lose a couple walls to scare more people)
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on January 15, 2015, 07:07:47 PM
It's just that it's suffering from a bit of disjointedness from the original story... You'd expect all this to be happening while still under siege from Titans, giving a sense of urgency and moral dilemma because characters would be deciding then and there who they need to fight. At the moment all we hear is that "it's not the humans we should be fighting" but it doesn't feel like there is anything else to fight at the moment that lends levity to those words...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: MK on January 15, 2015, 07:15:36 PM
*After getting past around chapter 50*  Titans???  What were those things again???  EREN CAN TURN INTO ONE WHEN HE GETS HURT??? *Eren gets hurt..."  I must have been thinking of another story that involved giants roaming around and eating people...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on March 06, 2015, 08:05:12 AM
You know it's real when Sasha is not hungry...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Aozora on March 07, 2015, 12:07:39 AM
Gosh, I have nothing against AoT but I gotta say it's doing something that One Piece is infamous for - dragging out the climax. There have been already three or four instances where I expected Eren to turn into a titan and engage in a major battle with the enemy titan, but each time the possibility of that happening was thwarted by some other event, Historia refusing the injection, the wall caving in, and whatnot. Now we have the whole Survey Corps and Central Police mobilized ready to fight so another two chapters will be on how they are totally powerless against the Rod Reiss's titan to show his power and then finally Eren will go titan mode and fight him. But until then  :sleep:
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Sukebe on March 07, 2015, 04:45:45 AM
Gosh, I have nothing against AoT but I gotta say it's doing something that One Piece is infamous for - dragging out the climax.

Actually, all mangas in general. That's one of the many methods used how you want your readers tuned in.

That applies with writing and in webcomics - end a chapter with a cliffhanger. Just don't overdo it.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: NO1SY on March 07, 2015, 06:30:37 AM
They are finally back! Sort of...
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: TomBombadil on March 19, 2015, 08:14:14 AM

I think it got derailed and then put back on track a bit. I think it has slowed down though do to the tempo it was going after the big reveal of what is inside the walls. My major qualm at this point is the mystery of the ape titan, I fear that this might not be something that gains relevancy for another ten issues or so and might be slapped on somewhat haphazardly (maybe after they go to the basement it is revealed he is some sort of God, or connected to the King family etc).
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on March 19, 2015, 01:09:06 PM
I couldn't even understand the whole King family and what not. I have to say, I got really confused after the Ape Titan because I felt really jarred when it got sidelined. At least the latest chapter has picked things up again, though after what Sasha said... I fear she'll be offed  :(
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: GingerStark on March 27, 2015, 03:15:45 PM
Now here is a theory that may get your head cogs turning  :ohmy:

Eren accidentally brainwashed Mikasa into being the perfect fighter with the Coordinate.
 A supposition (by Commander Erwin to Dot Pixis):
• Eren can (as Coordinate) control Titans.
• Humans can become Titans (evidence: Connie's mom)
 
Therefore: Eren (as Coordinate) may be able to control Humans.
• Evidence: in two seperate cases, we have seen Mikasa act to protect her life when she was but a moment earlier unable to:
 ? At age eight, Mikasa is ordered by Eren to fight to save him from being strangled by her kidnapper. This scene is accompanied by a flash of green lightning around Mikasa's body and a shot of what appears to be Mikasa's brain. Then, Mikasa engages the kidnapper with such ferocity that she, an eight year old, crushs the handle of her knife.
 
? Mikasa, in the battle of Trost, has just run out of gas for her 3DMG and has given up hope, declaring she has lived a good life and seems ready to die to the hands of a nearby Titan. Then, we get another shot of her brain, and suddenly she dodges the Titan's swipes, all the while monologuing mentally at how she is shocked that she isn't letting herself be killed.
 

• Events explained by conclusion:
? The presence of lightning: almost regularly, whenever we see a Titan-Shifter transform, we see a flash of orange lightning. We've seen it with Bertolt at the gates, Eren when he emerged from the Titan for the first time, and when Annie transformed. However, we have also seen colored lightning before: Mikasa was surrounded by green-lightning when Eren ordered her to fight her kidnapper.
 
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on May 08, 2015, 04:42:55 PM
Shingeki no Kyoujin... Where the titans are killed off camera and we have more flashbacks to fill the chapter.

The titans sure are patient to allow this entire political art unfurl aren't they? But was still interesting to see Levi smile I guess
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 07, 2016, 07:38:02 AM
Wow, it has been a while, but that was finally a tough chapter that reminded me of the start of SnK. I still think Armin is being paraded as a genius when he hasn't done that much, but that whole face off between choosing between the two sure was tough as heck. I liked the chapter.

Spoiler
I had a distinct feeling of evil joy at Berthold becoming breakfast. So deserved. 
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Forlorn Serpent on October 09, 2016, 09:11:29 AM
So things have dramatically changed.

Never trust a blonde boy in a nazi theme era!

There goes the modern world theory. I'm glad that didn't happened because I hated it. But, was it actually a devil or is that just propaganda? Because there is no way they had biochemistry 1700 plus years ago right? They are just getting into fossil fuels after all.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on October 09, 2016, 04:59:18 PM
Gamechanging level chapter here. This was an amazing chapter. I kept on feeling like the author changed way too much because of fans and anime adaptation, but this feels like one of the good old original stuff he was talking about. Love it.

I actually thought it was the mordern world and a dystopia came along. I love dystopias.

Could definitely be some form of biochemistry. I mean the memories of the kings are passed down over the generations, right? Perhaps the 'devil' was from an earlier era. Definitely interested in knowing more.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on December 08, 2016, 06:19:12 PM
Now that... Was a brilliant chapter. A flashback done right. I now forgive the whole political intrigue and stuff, because this feels like a huge missing block that explains just so much.

I... Forget why they're in prison though?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Forlorn Serpent on December 10, 2016, 09:00:18 AM
I forgot why they are in prison too.

13 year lifespans!!! Mikasa doesn't have much time to ride her horsey. Ah, that was too crude.

Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Zeldro on August 10, 2017, 07:46:33 AM
Man I like the Warriors and all but by now their backstory feels like it's been dragging on. I hope the Walldians come back into play soon
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: Forlorn Serpent on August 10, 2017, 08:02:58 AM
Remember that fan theory that Eren was that crippled dude and was about to go rampage mode? Yeah, me neither.

I just wonder what all this back info will serve later on. Is it just pathos so when Reiner dies, we will weep?
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on August 10, 2017, 09:00:06 AM
I still smell extension shenanigans. Shingeki came out a lean mean harrowing machine when it first started, now it feels unfortunately like info dumps and flasbacks, and the worst is it seems the sort of mystery the author is going for is actively withholding important facts that the reader actually want's to know. Who started this whole titan mess? How big is the wider world? Where are we even now on the timeline in relation to all these characters in the flashback and what have you? Is there anything to do to eradicate the titans or not?

I'll see if this whole manga goes down easier on a second read but to be honest I'm super lost haha.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: aexiel on October 05, 2017, 03:23:24 PM
A spin-off manga has actually been released where the characters are in a high school.

Story-wise though, Shingeki no Kyoujin has changed perspective to outside of the island and the mysteries are being revealed one by one. There still some gaps though. Ymir's character disappeared during the timeskip, Annie's crystallized titan was never mentioned again, and how did they fill the walls with titans?

Even the manga Before the Fall doesn't have much answers.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on November 04, 2017, 09:40:20 PM
Yeah I'm definitely lost on the SnK front. I think it's a trend that just won't stop. I actually thought leaving the wall would be the end-game, but yikes the world got a lot bigger, and it feels a lot like the author is padding the story with unecessary stuff, but I guess I'll just have to see what happens...

Daaamn dat time-skip though. That's a biggie
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on January 14, 2018, 04:53:48 PM
Did I mention Mikasa looks badass? SnK has left me in the dust in terms of trying to convince me about it being a horror-like manga, but I'm looking forward to what comes along next.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on February 09, 2018, 06:35:25 AM
Well Eren has straight up become a terrorist, and even in the middle of that soul gnawing experience - Mikasa crying hit me in the feels - And the epicness of the new and improved 3DMG, they're suddenly outnumbered like this. Damn. SnK has no chill.

I really hope the political intrigue has done all it wanted. That was a good 40 chapters or so? Of flashbacks and historical exposition and a freaking time skip too if you could imagine it. We're a far way from the start, but I think we're back to the good old tragic murderverse that SnK started out as.

Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on May 22, 2018, 05:44:29 AM
Well that happened... SnK
Spoiler
Sayonara... Potato girl. That was brutal.
Title: Re: Shingeki no Kyoujin
Post by: legomaestro on June 12, 2018, 06:32:05 PM
Surprisingly, this chapter was quite good even though it was a flashback. It put a lot of things into perspective.