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Shingeki no Kyojin ep. 25: Annie and Mysteries

I don’t like the way Shingeki no Kyojin ended.

No, I absolutely loved it!! But…I didn’t at the same time. It shouldn’t have ended at all. I want to have a reason to look forward to next Saturday. But I don’t have a reason anymore. My life has lost some of its meaning. No, that’s too dramatic but the point is I really love this series, even when it was dragging itself along like an old person would with a lame foot; it still built and told its story well.

Annie pastI was beginning to hate Annie, for all the senseless killings she caused – and not to mention my beloved Petra, who shall forever be missed. But getting a glimpse into her past, I feel as if I need to excuse her actions – as wrong as it all was. She seems to have a situation similar to Eren’s: her father placing a huge responsibility on her that she come back, no matter what the cost. Why? Maybe I’d have to read the manga to find out, but as it is I’m a bit too stubborn to turn to the manga to quell my curiosities.

To an extent, it makes some sense why she was so persistent in getting Eren. Maybe she didn’t think approaching him about her situation would be enough – knowing the type of person he is – so maybe she thought she had to take him by force; have him see for himself to understand her situation. She seemed to have some reservations about Eren from the start, even though she seemed detached from everyone and removed from what was happening around her; she did have a particular interest in Eren. And I also think Eren liked her; which was why it was so hard for him to digest the fact that Annie was the female titan this entire time.

AnnieAnd why would she go as far as to crystallize herself just so the military and Recon couldn’t get to her?? To what en is she doing all of this?? There has got to be more at stake here than just her dad wanting her to come back. I need to know why. How dare they end SnK here?

Eren titan form 2Eren’s second titan transformation is the best – the fiery like threads along his face and body. Amazing. And the fight was just too good. In the end though, Eren couldn’t take her and as Armin said, it was his fault why Annie escaped. But Eren hasn’t yet reached the stage where he can sacrifice his humanity to win; which is apparently the only way to victory in this.

ErwinErwin is, hands down, my favorite character of the series (then Armin). The man is just down to earth, almost to a fault. He understands what the stakes are and is willing to take any risk necessary to bring humanity at least one step closer to overcoming this battle with the titans. I ended up missing Pixis a little during the later episodes but Erwin made up for his absence well enough. I really admire his character and I hope nothing happens to him – that he lives to see an end to this whole titan warfare.

Also…

Hidden titanWHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!

THIS! This is why I don’t like the way SnK ended. End it on a plot twist??? Really, is that how it’s going to go down??

We have titans living in walls now. It all makes sense about that folklore tale that was told during the break period of this episode, about the miner, who dug deep underground but came upon something so hard that he could dig no further. Then he went missing. So did his friend. Sweet Buddha.

Well if this is the turn Shingeki no Kyojin is about to take then…as far as I see it…humanity is fucked.

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4 comments on “Shingeki no Kyojin ep. 25: Annie and Mysteries

  1. shiizumi
    September 30, 2013

    Well, my friend, in my case, I gave in to the temptation of reading the manga right after watching the finale and I find it really satisfying. Gosh, there’s a whole lot of mysteries being uncovered and new mysteries introduced to the readers!

    I hope that there’ll be a second season, which is most likely, but I hope that they’ll take their precious time rather than rush things and put some crappy fillers along the way.

    • charlmeister
      October 1, 2013

      >.> I feel the need to read it but I’m just waiting for the second season. The only way I’ll turn to it is IF there is no second season ;-;

      Yeah, I agree with that: Quality > quantity.

  2. Jen
    July 20, 2014

    I chuckled rather loudly at that humanity is fucked line! Ha! I am rather late to the party I didn’t watch as it’s called in the states Attack on Titan until it started airing on Adult Swim. The first episode I saw was when the beard titian snaps off Eren’s arm. *cue jaw on floor and tears*. I could not wait another week so thanks to my crunch roll app *cues horrible dance moves* I was able to watch episodes 14- the end of season 1. *nooooo* netflix to the rescue and I have completed all of season 1. This show is just AMAZING! It has politics, horror, storylines, plot twists, mystery you name it! I cannot wait for season 2 and yes that hidden titan haunts my dreams, ugh!

    • charlmeister
      July 21, 2014

      It was amazing while it lasted but I don’t think there will be a season two ;_; at least not for now it would seem…

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