Attack on Titan is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same title by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls due to the Titans, gigantic humanoid beings who devour humans seemingly without reason. The story follows the adventures of Eren Yeager,[a] his adopted friend Mikasa Ackerman[b], and their friend Armin Arlert[c], whose lives are changed forever after a Colossal Titan breaches the wall of their home town. Vowing revenge and to reclaim the world from the Titans, Eren and his friends join the Survey Corps, an elite group of soldiers who fight Titans.
Produced by IG Port's Wit Studio and directed by Tetsurō Araki, Attack on Titan was broadcast on the Mainichi Broadcasting System from April 7 to September 29, 2013, and later aired on Tokyo MX, FBS, TOS, HTB, TVA and BS11. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll have streamed the series with subtitles on their respective websites. Funimation has also licensed the anime for home video release in 2014. Episode 1 of the English version premiered at Anime Boston, with other episodes put on Funimation's subscription services. On television of the series has broadcast weekly on Adult Swim's Toonami block on May 3, 2014, starting at 11:30 p.m. EST.
From episode 1 to 13, the anime's opening theme song is "Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen" (紅蓮の弓矢 Guren no Yumiya, lit. "Crimson Bow and Arrow") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai" (美しき残酷な世界, lit. "A Beautiful Cruel World") by Yōko Hikasa. From episode 14 to 25, the anime's opening theme song is "Die Flügel der Freiheit" (自由の翼 Jiyū no Tsubasa, lit. "The Wings of Freedom") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "great escape" by Cinema Staff. The opening themes were collected on Linked Horizon's single "Jiyū e no Shingeki" which sold over 100 thousand copies in its first week of sales.
A second season premiered on April 1, 2017 on MBS and other television networks. Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the second season on their respective websites, with Adult Swim airing a dubbed version. The opening theme song is "Opfert eure Herzen!" (心臓を捧げよ！ Shinzō o Sasageyo!, lit. "Dedicate Your Hearts!") by Linked Horizon and the ending theme song is "Yūgure no Tori" (夕暮れの鳥) by Shinsei Kamattechan.
On June 17, 2017, a third season was announced at the close of the second season's final episode, with a release date slated for April 2018.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||25||April 7, 2013||September 29, 2013|
|2||12||April 1, 2017||June 17, 2017|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||English airdate|
|1||1||"To You, in 2000 Years: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 1"
"Ni-sen Nen-go no Kimi e -Shiganshina Kanraku (1)-" (二千年後の君へ ―シガンシナ陥落①―)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||April 7, 2013||May 3, 2014|
|For over a century, humans have been living in settlements surrounded by three gigantic walls, which prevent the Titans, giant humanoid creatures who eat humans, from entering. Young Eren Yeager, of the town of Shiganshina, wishes to see the outside world by joining the Survey Corps, as he likens living in the cities to livestock. Despite this, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and their mother Carla Yeager are against him joining the Scouts. Even after seeing the Scouts return home with large casualties, Eren expresses his interest to join which impresses his father Grisha Yeager. After Eren and Mikasa rescue their friend Armin Arlert from a group of delinquents due to his views that the walls will not protect them forever, a Titan much taller than the walls (later named the Colossal Titan) suddenly appears and knocks down the gate to Shiganshina, which lies in the outer edge of Wall Maria), allowing smaller Titans to enter. As the town erupts into mass panic, Eren and Mikasa rush to their home to find their mother pinned under their collapsed house. Carla begs them to flee, but they refuse until the city guard Hannes arrives and takes them away. Eren watches in horror as the Smiling Titan eats Carla.|
|2||2||"That Day: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 2"
"Sono Hi -Shiganshina Kanraku (2)-" (その日 ―シガンシナ陥落②―)
|Masashi Koizuka||Yasuko Kobayashi||April 14, 2013||May 10, 2014|
|Hannes apologizes to Eren for not saving his mother, admitting he was afraid of the Titan and that both Eren and Mikasa are still weak children. Some of the Shiganshina townsfolk escape to the inner Wall Maria while the soldiers try to hold off the Titans. The soldiers try to close the gate, but one of the Titans (later named the Armored Titan) rams the gate, breaching inner Wall Maria, and causing those inside to retreat even further inside Wall Rose. Some time later, Eren has a strange dream in which his grieving father forcefully gives him an injection and his key before being woken up by Mikasa. Eren grows disgusted with the people of Wall Rose as the latter do not like sharing their food or homes with the refugees. During the next year, as a food shortage becomes apparent, the government orders the refugees to either work on the farms or fight to reclaim Wall Maria. About 250,000 people, 20% of the populace choose to fight but they are wiped out by the Titans. Eren vows revenge and joins the army along with Mikasa and Armin.|
|3||3||"A Dim Light Amid Despair: Humanity's Comeback, Part 1"
"Zetsubō no Naka de Nibuku Hikaru -Jinrui no Saiki (1)-" (絶望の中で鈍く光る ―人類の再起①―)
|Kiyoshi Fukumoto||Hiroshi Seko||April 21, 2013||May 17, 2014|
|The drill instructor Keith Shardis inspects the new recruits and provides a barrage of verbal insults. When he comes across Sasha Braus, who is eating a potato, he punishes her by having her run around the camp until sunset and not giving her any food or drink. Eren develops a rivalry with Jean Kirschtein, who desires a safe and easy position in the Military Police within the inner city walls. The recruits train on an Omni-directional Mobility Gear apparatus, where they have to balance themselves while suspended on cables. After Eren has trouble balancing, he asks Reiner Braun and Bertolt Hoover for help and discover they too are among the few who have personally encountered Titans. The next day, Eren balances on the apparatus but falls, however Keith discovers that Eren's apparatus was defective and passes him after a retry with different equipment.|
|4||4||"The Night of the Closing Ceremony: Humanity's Comeback, Part 2"
"Kaisan Shiki no Yoru -Jinrui no Saiki (2)-" (解散式の夜 ―人類の再起②―)
|Makoto Bessho||Yasuko Kobayashi||April 28, 2013||May 24, 2014|
|Five years since Wall Maria fell, Keith evaluates the recruits for their strengths and weaknesses. After training in hand-to-hand combat with Reiner and Annie Leonhart, Eren learns later that night that Jean and several other recruits hope to join the Military Police to avoid having to fight Titans. On graduation day, Eren and Mikasa rank among the top ten of their class. They are eligible to join the Military Police, but Eren declines and announces that he is joining the Survey Corps on the front lines, leading Armin and Mikasa to join him. They are assigned to the Trost District, one of the cities which is at the outer edge of Wall Rose, where they discover other classmates have joined. The Colossal Titan appears and breaches the gate. Once Eren regains his composure, he takes command and orders a counterattack.|
|5||5||"First Battle: The Struggle for Trost, Part 1"
"Uijin -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (1)-" (初陣 ―トロスト区攻防戦①―)
|Shinpei Ezaki||Hiroshi Seko||May 5, 2013||May 31, 2014|
|As Eren attacks the Colossal Titan, it destroys the wall's cannons, revealing itself to be intelligent. As Eren prepares to attack its weak point, it inexplicably vanishes in a burst of steam. The Military Police scrambles to evacuate the people of the Trost District and set up defenses before the Titans enter the city. Eren calms Armin and Jean, who both start having nervous breakdowns due to the approaching Titans. Assigned by Commander Kitts Woerman of the Garrison to different squads, Mikasa helps with the evacuation while Eren and Armin provide backup at the front lines. Despite Mikasa's protest of wanting to stay and protect Eren, he convinces her to do her duty after promising her he will not die. With the Titans now in the city, Eren recalls his lessons that in order to kill a Titan, they must strike the nape of its neck. As Eren and Armin's squad attack, one by one their comrades are killed or eaten by the Titans, with Eren himself losing his left leg. Armin, paralyzed with fear upon seeing his comrades' fates, is picked up by a bearded Titan and almost swallowed. As Eren recalls his past, where he and Armin wished to see the world outside the walls, he manages to drag and toss Armin out of the Bearded Titan's mouth at the last moment. Eren reaches for Armin with his left arm out of the Bearded Titan's mouth, but the bearded Titan closes its jaws, severing Eren's arm and swallowing him.|
|6||6||"The World the Girl Saw: The Struggle for Trost, Part 2"
"Shōjo ga Mita Sekai -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (2)-" (少女が見た世界 ―トロスト区攻防戦②―)
|Tomomi Ikeda||Hiroshi Seko||May 12, 2013||June 7, 2014|
|Armin awakens to find himself surrounded by Connie Springer, Krista Lenz and Ymir. When Armin breaks down in tears after Connie asks what happened to his squad, Ymir correctly deduces that they are all dead. As Armin heads back to the rear guard, he blames himself for being weak and not saving Eren. Meanwhile, a greedy merchant tries to force his cargo into the city's exit gate and refuses to allow the refugees to go first. As the crowd grows impatient, an Abnormal Titan suddenly approaches but is killed by Mikasa right before it can reach the crowd. When she realizes the merchant is the cause of the holdup at the gate, she threatens him into moving his cargo for the refugees. As she is thanked by a mother and daughter, Mikasa has a flashback. In the year 844, a year before the fall of Wall Maria, Mikasa is targeted by slave traders, who murder her parents in a struggle. After Grisha and Eren discover the dead bodies while making a visit, Grisha orders Eren to return home. Instead, Eren tracks down the slave traders to a nearby hut and kills two of them in an attempt to save Mikasa. However, the third slave trader appears and begins strangling Eren, who tells Mikasa to kill the man if she wants to live, which she does after overcoming her fear and gaining resolve. Eventually, the children are found by the Military Police. As Mikasa cries that she has no home to go back to, she is invited to live with Grisha and Eren, who gives her a red scarf to wear. Back in the present, Mikasa slays more Titans and goes to help the other squads evacuate.|
|7||7||"Small Blade: The Struggle for Trost, Part 3"
"Chiisana Yaiba -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (3)-" (小さな刃 ―トロスト区攻防戦③―)
|Yuzuru Tachikawa||Hiroshi Seko||May 19, 2013||June 14, 2014|
|The surviving squads, unable to reach the inner walls due to their Omni-directional Mobility Gears being low on gas, lose their fighting spirit as the nearby supply depot is overrun by Titans. Mikasa learns from Armin that his entire squad perished, including Eren. Seemingly unfazed, Mikasa rallies the others to reclaim the supply depot, and they are inspired to join her in the attack. Mikasa ends up running out of gas mid-air and falls into an alleyway, leading Jean to assume command. However, he loses his nerve when he sees some of his comrades being eaten by Titans. As a blonde Titan approaches Mikasa, she at first accepts her fate but instinctively starts fighting back after remembering Eren's words of perseverance. As she prepares to attack with her only remaining broken blade, another Titan appears behind her and brutally kills the blonde Titan, much to her confusion. Armin and Connie show up, and they are all shocked to see the Rogue Titan not only fighting other Titans, but also showing knowledge of their weak point and using hand-to-hand combat techniques, while completely ignoring the humans. Armin gives Mikasa his gas tanks and blades so that she can support the others at the supply depot. Mikasa, however, refuses to leave him behind and ponders on the Rogue Titan's strange behavior.|
|8||8||"I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4"
"Shinzō no Kodō ga Kikoeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (4)-" (心臓の鼓動が聞こえる ―トロスト区攻防戦④―)
|Noboru Takagi||May 26, 2013||June 21, 2014|
|With the supply depot area swarming with Titans, Armin has the idea of using the Rogue Titan to defeat them. Mikasa and Connie agree with his plan and defeat the Titans attacking it, before rushing to the depot. Meanwhile, Jean and the others reach the supply depot despite suffering more casualties on the way, with Armin, Mikasa and Connie arriving soon after. Armin's plan works, but while the Rogue Titan is able to attract the enemies outside, seven smaller Titans remain in the fuel storage area. With their equipment out of fuel, Armin devises another plan. The survivors draw the Titans' attention to an elevator and shoot them in the eyes to blind them, while seven of them jump from the ceiling to finish them off. Sasha and Connie fail to kill their targets but are saved by Mikasa and Annie. Having successfully replenished their fuel, the soldiers prepare to retreat, but they see the Rogue Titan defeating all of the other Titans before collapsing, and much to their shock, watch Eren emerge from its body. Mikasa reaches Eren and cries upon confirming that he is alive, while Armin notices that his severed leg and arm have somehow regenerated as well.|
|9||9||"Whereabouts of His Left Arm: The Struggle for Trost, Part 5"
"Hidariude no Yukue -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (5)-" (左腕の行方 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑤―)
|Yoshiyuki Fujiwara||Yasuko Kobayashi||June 2, 2013||June 28, 2014|
|Captain Levi of the Survey Corps and his squad successfully retake a town from the Titans until they are called to an emergency at the Trost District as the Titans have invaded the city. It is revealed that when Eren was eaten and swallowed by the bearded Titan, he found himself in its stomach along with the bodies of its victims, one of whom was still alive. His rage at the Titans caused him to burst out of the bearded Titan's stomach by transforming into a Titan himself and going on a rampage against them. To Eren's confusion when regaining consciousness, Kitts's men aim their weapons at him. Although Eren's comrades saw him emerge from the Rogue Titan, they all agreed to keep it a secret and bring him back inside Wall Rose. However, Kitts also witnessed this and has his men corner Eren, but Armin and Mikasa defend him. Kitts accuses Eren of actually being a Titan in disguise, but Eren has no memories of becoming a Titan or how his limbs grew back. Even though Eren claims he is human, Kitts fearfully orders the cannons to fire on the three of them. As they try to escape, Eren recalls hazy memories of his father giving him an injection, telling him to reclaim Wall Maria and go to their home's basement with his key. In order to protect Mikasa and Armin from the cannons, Eren partially transforms himself into the Rogue Titan, sheltering them inside his ribs.|
|10||10||"Response: The Struggle for Trost, Part 6"
"Kotaeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (6)-" (応える ―トロスト区攻防戦⑥―)
|Hiroyuki Tanaka||Hiroshi Seko||June 9, 2013||July 12, 2014|
|After partially transforming himself to protect Mikasa and Armin, Eren climbs out of the Titan to talk with the two regarding the basement in his former house and how he believes that it holds the secret to mankind's preservation and the key to destroying the Titans. Kitts is still afraid and once again orders the cannon to be loaded. Eren comes up with two plans of escape. The first is for him to transform into a Titan and run away on his own, forever criminalizing himself in the eyes of humanity. The second is to have Armin convince Kitts that Eren is an asset, not a danger. Armin has several flashbacks and comes to the realization that even though he is physically weak and cowardly, he can still defend his friends, and decides to try and talk their way out of being executed. Armin tentatively convinces Kitts, only to have him be overcome by fear and give the order to fire once more. The order is halted when Commander Dot Pyxis and his men intervene, sparing their lives. In return, Pyxis asks Eren if he will transform himself to block the gap in Wall Rose to prevent more Titans from getting in. Eren agrees, regardless of whether or not he will be able to control his Titan form.|
|11||11||"Idol: The Struggle for Trost, Part 7"
"Gūzō -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (7)-" (偶像 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑦―)
|Kiyoshi Fukumoto||Hiroshi Seko||June 16, 2013||July 19, 2014|
|As Armin helps Pyxis's subordinates coordinate a plan, morale among the troops begin to drop, as some want to desert and be with their families. Pyxis silences everyone by reminding them that if they abandon this chance to finally win against the Titans, they will be subjecting their families to their terror, which convinces the troops to stay. Claiming that Eren is the result of a secret project to turn humans into Titans, Pyxis plans to have most of the troops gather at a far corner of the Trost District to lure most of the Titans away while Eren in Titan form carries the giant boulder to seal the hole. Along with Mikasa, Eren will be guarded during the mission by three of the best elites of the Garrison: Ian Dietrich, Rico Brzenska and Mitabi Jarnach. As they approach the giant boulder, Rico, who is doubtful of the mission's success and does not completely trust Eren, reminds him that many lives are at stake. Finally reaching the boulder, Eren transforms himself into a Titan, only to suddenly attack Mikasa.|
|12||12||"Wound: The Struggle for Trost, Part 8"
"Kizu -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (8)-" (傷 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑧―)
|Shintaro Itoga||Noboru Takagi||June 23, 2013||July 26, 2014|
|Mikasa tries to reason with Eren in Titan form, but to no avail. Eren continues his attack and accidentally incapacitates himself, slumping to the ground. The squad protecting Eren sends up a red flare to signal that the plan has failed, much to the dismay of the troops observing from the wall. As Armin heads toward Eren to investigate, the elite squadron argues and eventually agrees to protect Eren instead of abandoning him, still recognizing him as a valuable military asset. During the operation, Jean is separated from Connie and Annie after his Omni-directional Mobility Gear malfunctions, forcing him to hide from two Titans in a building. Armin reaches the unconscious Eren, but Mikasa calls to him, warning that he is in a dangerous state. Armin plunges his sword into the side of Eren's neck, which briefly awakens him. As Armin speaks to him of the outside world and reminds him of his promise to kill all the Titans, Eren leaves his dreamlike state and regains control.|
|13||13||"Primal Desire: The Struggle for Trost, Part 9"
"Genshoteki Yokkyū -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (9)-" (原初的欲求 ―トロスト区攻防戦⑨―)
|Masashi Koizuka||Noboru Takagi||June 30, 2013||August 2, 2014|
|Jean manages to acquire another set of Omni-directional Mobility Gear from a dead soldier and escapes, thanks to Annie, Connie and Marco Bott distracting the Titans. With Eren in Titan form now fully awake and carrying the boulder towards the gate as planned, Ian orders everyone to protect Eren from the Titans at all costs, with many of them sacrificing their lives in the process. Eren finally blocks the open gate with the boulder, and a tearful Rico, the only remaining member of the elite squad, fires a yellow flare to signal that the operation was a success. As Armin tries to pull Eren from his Titan body, they are cornered by two Titans but are then saved by the timely arrival of Levi. With the gate finally sealed, the army eliminates all of the Titans remaining in the Trost District except two, which are captured for research. As the army counts their casualties, a shocked Jean finds Marco's dead and half-eaten body, Sasha's group is horrified to find a pile of corpses regurgitated from a Titan, and Annie mourns one of her dead comrades. Meanwhile, Eren is chained in a cell guarded by the Military Police, where he is visited by Levi and Commander Erwin Smith of the Survey Corps. After listening to his story and reasons for wanting the Titans dead, Levi allows Eren to join his squad under his command, though Eren is warned that Levi would personally kill him if he ever betrays the squad or loses control again.|
|13.5||13.5||"Since That Day"
"Ano Hi kara" (あの日から)
|Hiroyuki Tanaka||—||July 7, 2013||—|
|This is a recap episode of the events during the first thirteen episodes.|
|14||14||"Can't Look Into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1"
"Mada Me o Mirenai -Hangeki Zen'ya (1)-" (まだ目を見れない ―反撃前夜①―)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||July 14, 2013||August 9, 2014|
|When word spreads about a Titan siding with humankind, the populace is divided over whether Eren is their savior or their end. Eren is brought to a military tribunal to be judged by Commander-in-Chief Darius Zackly, who will decide whether Eren should be given to the Military Police or the Survey Corps, both of whom have their own reasons for wanting him. The Military Police wants Eren killed as he is seen by them as a menace, while the Survey Corps wants to use him to retake Wall Maria. As both sides get into heated arguments over Eren's Titan powers, one of the merchants siding with the Military Police accuses Mikasa of being a Titan as well, much to Eren's anger. When Eren calls out the Military Police and their supporters for their cowardice, one of them prepares to shoot him, only for Levi to beat Eren down. Despite being brutally beaten, he does not transform into a Titan, which Levi uses to show to the court that the Survey Corps can control Eren, and proposes that he is to be made part of his squad. In the end, Zackly gives Eren to the Survey Corps where Erwin and Hange Zoë welcome him. As Eren is getting treatment for his wounds, they discover that he grew back a tooth knocked out during Levi's beating.|
|15||15||"Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2"
"Tokubetsu Sakusen-han -Hangeki Zen'ya (2)-" (特別作戦班 ―反撃前夜②―)
|Kiyoshi Fukumoto||Hiroshi Seko||July 21, 2013||August 16, 2014|
|Levi and his Special Operations Squad, composed of Petra Ral, Oluo Bozado, Eld Jinn and Gunther Schultz, who are all elites chosen by him, bring Eren to the old Survey Corps headquarters where Eren will learn to control his Titan's power under their watch. As Levi orders the castle to be cleaned, Petra assures Eren that despite his rude and harsh demeanor, Levi does care about the people under his command. Meanwhile, Erwin and Mike Zacharias discuss the new recruits joining the Survey Corps and how they must prove Eren's usefulness to Military Command within a month. While discussing his powers with Levi's squad, Hange arrives and asks Eren to help her in her experiments with the two Titans they have captured, which she named Sawney and Beane. Hange is revealed to have an obsession with Titans where she treats them like people despite the many times she puts herself in danger. During her all night talks with Eren, she reveals that the Titans need sunlight to survive and their bodies are disproportionately light despite their size. But the next day, the Survey Corps discover Sawney and Beane have been killed. As Hange mourns for them, the Survey Corps deduce that the culprit is a soldier who escaped using their Omni-directional Mobility Gear, which makes Eren wonder who their true enemy is.|
|16||16||"What Needs to be Done Now: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3"
"Ima, Nani o Subeki ka -Hangeki Zen'ya (3)-" (今、何をすべきか ―反撃前夜③―)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||July 28, 2013||August 23, 2014|
|As the recruits are investigated over Sawney and Beane's deaths, Annie, who will be joining the Military Police later, gives advice to Armin and Connie that it is their choice to decide on which branch of the military they join. The recruits from the 104th are later greeted by Commander Erwin at the 'Decision Ceremony', where he tells them that the goal of the Survey Corps's expedition the following month is to reclaim Shiganshina and find the secret hidden in Eren's home basement. After telling the recruits of the Survey Corps's high mortality rate during each expedition, Erwin tells the recruits that they may stay and join them or leave to join the other branches. Most recruits leave, but Jean joins the Survey Corps in honor of Marco with others joining him as well including Mikasa, Armin, Reiner, Bertolt, Connie, Sasha, Krista and Ymir, despite their fears. As the Survey Corps prepare themselves for the expedition, Eren is reunited with his friends and learns what happened to the others. Jean questions whether Eren can truly control his Titan powers as they are risking their lives for him. With everything ready, the Survey Corps begin their 57th Expedition beyond the walls.|
|17||17||"Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1"
"Megata no Kyojin -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (1)-" (女型の巨人 ―第57回壁外調査①―)
|Hiroshi Seko||August 4, 2013||September 6, 2014|
|As the expedition gets underway, the Survey Corps assemble into their 'Long-Range Scouting Formation' wherein the Scouts spread out around the main wagon train and report by flare gun if a Titan is nearby so the group can steer to avoid them and avoid conflict if possible. After Armin's squad manages to kill an Abnormal Titan, a Titan with a feminine body suddenly appears from the right flank at high speed. Much to Armin's shock, the Female Titan's body can withstand their blades and is intelligent enough to kill his seniors easily. The Female Titan captures Armin but after removing his hood and seeing his face, she leaves him alive and continues running. Armin is picked up by Reiner and Jean, who reveals that their right flank was wiped out by the Titans, which makes Armin realize it was the Female Titan's work and she is possibly another Titan Shifter like Eren. When the three of them give conflicting sources on where Eren is in the formation, they realize the Female Titan's target is Eren and they must stop her. Despite their failed attempts to attack, she leaves them and heads towards the centre.|
|18||18||"Forest of Giant Trees: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 2"
"Kyodaiju no Mori -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (2)-" (巨大樹の森 ―第57回壁外調査②―)
|Hiroshi Seko||August 11, 2013||September 13, 2014|
|Armin, Reiner and Jean are left stranded after their encounter with the Female Titan leaves them with only one horse, but they are soon saved by Krista, who arrives with extra horses. They wait for the order to withdraw, but to their surprise, they discover their operation is continuing albeit heading in a different direction. Meanwhile, news reaches the center group about their right flank being annihilated by the Female Titan as the latter continues to wreak havoc within the formation. Soon, the whole formation reaches the Forest of Giant Trees with only the center row entering it while the rest defend the forest from Titans. Eren realizes something is wrong when his squad has no idea what Erwin's orders are and what Levi is doing. As the Female Titan chases them at their heels, the squad desperately await Levi's command to attack, but Levi instead tells his squad to cover their ears as he fires his flare gun.|
|19||19||"Bite: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 3"
"Kamitsuku -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (3)-" (噛み付く ―第57回壁外調査③―)
|Noboru Takagi||August 18, 2013||September 20, 2014|
|Levi fires a noise round and tells the squad to keep moving forward. With more of the rearguard getting killed by the Female Titan, Eren begs his squad to let him fight, but they tell him to trust Levi's decision. As he considers turning himself into his Titan form, Levi tells him to choose to either rely on his own strength or believe in his squad mates. Eren starts remembering when Hange, Levi and his squad had him try to transform into a Titan for experimental purposes but was unable to. During a break when he tried to pick up a teaspoon, Eren suddenly partially transformed, much to the squad's shock. They almost attacked him but Levi ordered them to stand down. Hange deduced that Eren is able to transform into a Titan not by solely injuring himself but also due to his desire to fulfill his goals. The squad apologized to Eren and told him they should trust each other. Remembering this, Eren decides to trust his squad's plan. It is then revealed that Levi's squad is bait to lure the Female Titan into an ambush where Erwin and his men fire hundreds of grappling hooks at the Female Titan, trapping her. Levi leaves his squad to meet up with Erwin to find out the identity of the Female Titan.|
|20||20||"Erwin Smith: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 4"
"Eruvin Sumisu -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (4)" (エルヴィン・スミス ―第57回壁外調査④―)
|Shintaro Itoga||Yasuko Kobayashi||August 25, 2013||September 27, 2014|
|With the Female Titan restrained, Erwin and Levi try to figure out its identity with no success as it is able to crystallize its skin to prevent them from cutting out the human inside. Armin, Jean and the rest of Levi's squad realize it was Erwin's plan to use Eren as bait to draw out the mole within the army who joined them after the Walls fell and only told his real plan to those who were part of the Survey Corps before the fall. Meanwhile, the others wonder about what is happening inside the forest, and Levi taunts the Female Titan, prompting her to give a loud scream that draws all Titans in the vicinity to her. Despite the Survey Corps's attempt to stop them, the Titans ignore the humans and eat the Female Titan's body in a frenzy, which makes Erwin call off the expedition. However, knowing that there is no confirmation that the mole has also been eaten by the Titans, Erwin orders Levi to regroup with his squad, while the mole, disguised as a cloaked Survey Corps member, attacks Levi's squad and kills Günther.|
|21||21||"Crushing Blow: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 5"
"Tettsui -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (5)-" (鉄槌 ―第57回壁外調査⑤―)
|Noboru Takagi||September 1, 2013||October 4, 2014|
|Erwin tells Hange that it was a mistake to think all humans who can transform into Titans are like Eren since the Female Titan has unique abilities far beyond that of a novice, while elsewhere the mole transforms into the Female Titan and chases after Levi's squad. Armin theorizes the mole is someone who had seen Eren transform during the invasion of the Trost District. Eren wants to transform into his Titan form, but the squad tells him to trust in their skills and keep moving forward. Petra, Oluo and Eld manage to blind the Female Titan and attempt to cut off her arms and kill her. However, the Female Titan manages to quickly regenerate her right eye and kills the three. Seeing his comrades dead, a grieving Eren transforms into his Titan form, which gets Mikasa and Levi's attention. Believing his comrades and squad's death could have been avoided if he had transformed in the first place, Eren fights the Female Titan in a long battle. The Female Titan finally defeats Eren by taking off his head and swallowing his human body. Mikasa attempts to stop the Female Titan, but to no avail. She is later joined by Levi, who tells her to keep their distance, as the Female Titan is getting tired.|
|22||22||"Defeated: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 6"
"Haisha-tachi -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (6)-" (敗者達 ―第57回壁外調査⑥―)
|Noboru Takagi||September 8, 2013||October 11, 2014|
|Levi, who orders Mikasa to distract the Female Titan in order to get Eren back, successfully debilitates the Female Titan at high speeds, but he injures his leg in the process when saving Mikasa from the Female Titan after leaving herself vulnerable when attempting to finish off. Mikasa then goes with Levi, who retrieves Eren from inside the mouth of the Female Titan, leaving it badly wounded and slumped against a tree. The Survey Corps mournfully retrieve the corpses of their fallen comrades, with Erwin ordering that the lost corpses be reported missing in action. However, a Scout named Dieter retrieves the corpse of his friend Ivan against this direct order, which draws the attention of two Titans to the retreating Survey Corps. Mikasa kills one of the Titans to save Dieter, who loses both Ivan's corpse and his friend Jurgen. In order to outrun the remaining Titan, Levi reluctantly orders some of the corpses, including Petra's, be disposed of in order to lighten the wagon's load. Later, Eren wakes up from a dream of his past to find himself and the Survey Corps back at town, safely behind Wall Sina. He becomes angry upon hearing the townspeople berate the Survey Corps's ineptitude, until he sees a boy who admires their bravery, which sends him into tears. All the while, a shocked Levi is questioned by Petra's father over his daughter's whereabouts, who reveals that Petra planned on devoting her life to Levi. The townspeople also become enraged and upset at Erwin over the failure of the mission and the casualties that were sustained. As a result of the failed expedition, Erwin and his subordinates are summoned to the capital, where the final decision of Eren's custody will be made.|
|23||23||"Smile: Assault on Stohess, Part 1"
"Hohoemi -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (1)-" (微笑み ―ストヘス区急襲①―)
|Hirokazu Yamada||Hiroshi Seko||September 15, 2013||October 18, 2014|
|Annie has a dream of being trained by her father before waking up. In the Stohess District of Wall Sina, the Military Police are ordered to escort the Survey Corps convoy once they enter the capital. The Military Police are shown to be lazy and corrupt; one of Annie's colleagues, Hitch Dreyse, reveals that she joined the police for that reason. Another colleague named Marlowe Freudenberg is disgusted, revealing he joined the Military Police so he could reform it to become a better organization, which Annie respects since he reminds her of Eren. After the convoy has entered the Stohess District, Annie is secretly called by Armin in the alleyways. Armin asks for her help, as he is helping Eren escape the capital, and the one riding in the convoy is actually Jean in disguise. Although refusing at first, she finally agrees after Armin begs again, believing she is a good person. Armin leads Eren, Mikasa and Annie to an underground tunnel. However, Annie refuses to enter as she has noticed Armin behaving strangely and hidden Scouts watching her. Armin finally reveals his suspicion that Annie is the Female Titan, noting that she used Marco's Omni-directional Mobility Gear to kill Sawney and Beane and that the Female Titan did not kill him during the last expedition. Eren and Armin beg Annie to prove them wrong by following them, but knowing her identity is exposed, Annie laughs sadly and tries to transform. Despite the Scouts' attempts to bind and gag her, she succeeds in transforming using the spike in her ring.|
|24||24||"Mercy: Assault on Stohess, Part 2"
"Jihi -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (2)-" (慈悲 ―ストヘス区急襲②―)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||September 22, 2013||October 25, 2014|
|A few days before Eren is escorted to the capital, Erwin and Armin reveal to him they have a plan to capture the person they believe is the Female Titan and is shocked when they tell him it is Annie. Back in the present, Eren, Mikasa and Armin manage to escape a tunnel collapse while being hunted by Annie in Titan form. Eren tries to transform but is unable to, and Mikasa suspects that his feelings for Annie are preventing him to do so. When Eren is trapped in another tunnel collapse, Mikasa and Armin distract Annie away from Eren. Meanwhile, Commander Nile Dok of the Military Police demands an explanation from Erwin on what is happening as his men hold him at gunpoint. Mikasa and the rest of the Survey Corps distract and try to capture Annie, while Armin and Jean attempt to free Eren from the rubble. Armin tells Eren that he has to fight Annie as anyone who refuses to sacrifice can never change anything. As Eren thinks about what Armin said, he remembers his hatred for the Smiling Titan who killed his mother. Eren finally transforms into the Rogue Titan and charges at Annie in a rage, smashing into a cathedral.|
|25||25||"Wall: Assault on Stohess, Part 3"
"Kabe -Sutohesu-ku Kyūshū (3)-" (壁 ―ストヘス区急襲③―)
|Yasuko Kobayashi||September 29, 2013||November 1, 2014|
|Inside the cathedral, a group of worshipers are crushed to their deaths, leaving the surviving priest awestruck. Eren and Annie fight each other in their Titan forms throughout the Stohess District, causing destruction and civilian deaths while Hange orders her men to stand by before they capture Annie. Meanwhile, Erwin tells Nile that he will accept responsibility for the damage his plan has caused, for which Nile has Erwin arrested and orders the Military Police to help evacuate the civilians. After exchanging several blows, a berserk Eren completely overpowers Annie, who attempts to escape by climbing up Wall Sina. However, Mikasa cuts off Annie's fingers, sending her falling. As Annie falls, she remembers her father asking for forgiveness, telling her to hate the world and asking her to promise him she will come back home. When it appears Eren is about to eat Annie, he stops once he sees her crying, and her body starts encasing itself in crystal. As Eren recuperates, he admits to Mikasa, Armin and Jean that he allowed Annie to get herself encased. As Armin and Jean wonder if sacrificing their humanity to defeat the Titans is worth the price, Erwin attends a government inquiry, where he reveals that he kept his plans secret to prevent leaks. He further explains that despite the deaths and casualties of his plan and how they cannot get any information from Annie now that she is encased, she is proof there are humans that can turn into Titans living within the walls and he plans to find and use them to launch a counterattack against the Titans. In the end, Erwin's name is cleared, Eren stays with the Survey Corps, Annie is put under the Survey Corps's custody and the rest of the 104th Top Trainees go on their different missions. In the epilogue, a piece of Wall Sina crumbles, revealing the face of a Titan within the wall.|
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"Kemono no Kyojin" (獣の巨人)
|Hiroyuki Tanaka||Yasuko Kobayashi||April 1, 2017||April 22, 2017|
|As the encased Annie is taken into custody, Hange and her team discover the Titan sealed inside the walls. Pastor Nick of the Wall Cult appears, urging them to cover it from sunlight. After the Titan is covered with sheets, Nick refuses to tell Hange why it is there, even after she threatens to kill him. She suspects that more titans are hidden within the walls. Meanwhile, Erwin is informed that Wall Rose was breached and Titans are roaming inside. 12 hours earlier, the rest of the 104th Trainees are stationed at an outpost when Titans are seen advancing from the south. Mike Zacharias orders the soldiers and trainees to spread out and inform the nearby villages and the capital about the Titans while he stays behind to delay them. In Stohess, Eren wakes up with Mikasa at his bedside and Armin tells them the Titans have breached Wall Rose. Back at the outpost, Mike buys enough time and prepares to escape, but is captured by a mysterious ape-like Titan covered in fur that is capable of speaking. The Beast Titan inquires about his three-dimensional maneuvering equipment (立体機動装置 Rittai kidō sōchi), but Mike does not answer, so the Titan strips Mike of his gear and leaves him to be eaten by the other Titans.|
|Yoshihide Ibata||Yasuko Kobayashi||April 8, 2017||April 29, 2017|
|Hange and Armin deduce that the Titans encased within the walls provide its strength. The Survey Corps depart from Stohess to deal with the Titans that appeared inside Wall Rose, and Hange takes Pastor Nick along intending to gain more information from him. Meanwhile, Sasha rushes to warn her father and her village. She arrives to find the entire village deserted except for a woman being eaten by a Titan, and her daughter nearby in a state of shock. Sasha takes the girl and flees but they are chased by the Titan. Sasha decides to stay and fight while urging the girl to run away. Sasha succeeds in blinding the Titan with her arrows just as a group of villagers, including her father and the girl, return to pick her up. Meanwhile, Connie arrives at his village, only to find that it had already been attacked by Titans. Upon reaching his house, Connie discovers a Titan on its back trapped inside. He and the others wonder how it got so far from the walls when its short, thin legs seem too weak to support its body.|
"Nansei e" (南西へ)
|Kenji Imura||Hiroshi Seko||April 15, 2017||May 6, 2017|
|Connie grieves for the death of his family while his senior Lynn tries to assure him they might be still be alive since no bodies nor blood was found despite Gelgar's suspicions since the village horses are still at their stables. As Connie rejoins his group to find the breach in the wall, the Titan in his house speaks to him, saying "Welcome Back." Elsewhere, Ymir asks her seniors Nanaba and Henning to allow her and Krista to leave their group since they don't have their gear which the latter tells Ymir not to worry about her. Eventually, both groups meet up but are surprised to discover there were no breaches at the Walls and rest up at Castle Utgard. Meanwhile, Hange explains to Eren that she discovered the hardened crystallized skin that Annie created from her Titan form is the same material that the Walls are made of which might help them seal the breach at Shiganshina if Eren can learn to do the same thing. After witnessing the flight of the people of Wall Rose due to the Titans, Pastor Nick relents and tells Hange that a 104th Trainee can help her find the answers she seeks; this is none other than Krista. Following this, an out-of-breath Sasha arrives and hands Hange a report. Shortly thereafter Hange and her group head to Castle Utgard. In the meantime, Titans, led by the Beast Titan, attack Castle Utgard despite it being night time, forcing Gelgar, Lynn, Nanaba and Henning to defend the 104th Trainees.|
|Hitomi Ezoe||Hiroshi Seko||April 22, 2017||May 13, 2017|
|Two hours before the attack by the Titans at Castle Utgard, the 104th Trainees rest as their seniors keep watch. Connie mentions the Titan he encountered at his village resembled his mother, but Ymir plays it off. Reiner becomes suspicious when Ymir is able to read the unknown language on a food can. The Titans soon appear, and Nanaba and the Senior Scouts hold them off from the outside while Connie, Reiner, Bertoldt, Ymir and Krista defend themselves against smaller Titans that have breached the castle. In the process, Reiner has his arm badly injured after it is bitten by a Titan. After clearing the area of Titans, the Beast Titan throws chunks of Wall Rose at the castle, killing the group's horses. A second wave of Titans subsequently attack the castle, and the senior soldiers are soon overwhelmed and killed. As the Titans surround the tower the unarmed Trainees are on, Ymir, in order to save Krista's life and honor the promise they made, jumps off the tower, and transforms into a Titan.|
|Tetsuya Wakano||Yasuko Kobayashi||April 29, 2017||May 20, 2017|
|During their winter training in the mountains as cadets, Krista and Ymir become lost while saving fellow cadet Daz during a blizzard. Ymir accuses of Krista of having a death wish rather than saving Daz for selfless reasons. She also reveals she knows that Krista is an unwanted illegitimate child of a nobleman's mistress who was forced by the Wall Cult to change her name and join the army. Telling Krista that they were both given a second chance in life, Ymir makes Krista promise that should she ever reveal her true name, she should live her own life. Back in the present, Titan Ymir fights off the other Titans as Reiner and Bertholdt recognize Ymir as the Titan who ate their childhood friend in the past. Realizing Ymir is trying to help them, Krista tells Ymir to destroy the tower instead in order to crush the Titans. As the tower begins to collapse, Ymir orders Krista and the others to grab on to her. Despite this effort, the Titans overwhelm Ymir; only the timely arrival of Hange and the other Scouts saves them. With the battle over, Krista attends a gravely injured Ymir as the rest of the 104th Trainees learn Ymir is a Titan Shifter. Just before Ymir loses consciousness, Krista reveals that her real name is Historia.|
|Hiroyuki Tanaka||Hiroshi Seko||May 6, 2017||June 3, 2017|
|After the battle, the Scouts climb the wall nearest to Castle Utgard and prepare to take the comatose Ymir to Trost for medical attention. They are surprised that there are no titans in the area, especially when a patrol led by Hannes reports that the walls were never breached. As the Scouts prepare to set off for Trost, Reiner takes Eren aside and casually reveals that he is the Armored Titan, Bertholdt is the Colossal Titan, and that their mission to destroy all of humanity can be avoided if Eren would simply come with them. The episode flashes back to 12 hours earlier in Ehrmich District where Hange explains that the scroll she received earlier from Sasha contained a background report on Annie which suggests a connection with Reiner and Bertholdt, as all three are from the same area but otherwise have little background information available. After reaching into their memories of Reiner and Bertholdt, they begin to suspect that they may have helped Annie find Eren's location within the formation during the 57th Expedition. Hange therefore orders everyone to keep an eye on Reiner and Bertholdt without raising undue suspicion. Back in the present, Reiner and Bertholdt both shift into their respective Titan forms despite a quick intervention by Mikasa. The Armored Titan grabs Eren and heads down the wall as the Colossal Titan grabs Ymir. Feeling betrayed, an angry Eren shifts into his Titan form and begins to fight the Armored Titan.|
"Da tō kyoku" (打・投・極)
|Takayuki Hirao||Hiroshi Seko||May 13, 2017||June 10, 2017|
|As the Armored Titan and Eren's Titan Form engage in battle, Mikasa regrets not having succeeded at killing Bertholdt and Reiner before they shifted into Titans. Hange orders the Scouts to attack the slow-moving Colossal Titan after it "eats" Ymir and another Scout, but it releases an enormous amount of steam, wounding several Scouts and preventing further attacks. Meanwhile, the Armored Titan gains the upper hand in his fight against Eren, and despite the best efforts of Mikasa to help, the situation seems desperate. Fortunately, Eren remembers the hand-to-hand techniques taught to him by Annie during their training and he begins to seriously damage the Armored Titan. Armin implores Eren to fall back to the wall for his own safety, and much to everyone's surprise, he obliges. Hannes' patrol returns, and Hannes is shocked to see the Colossal Titan, not to mention Eren's Titan Form as well as the Armored Titan. The latter charges at Eren once more, who again utilizes grapple techniques to overcome his strength disadvantage and regain the upper hand. With the encouragement of his comrades, he is nearly successful at beheading the Armored Titan and extracting Reiner from within, only to be foiled when the Armored Titan roars for assistance. To the Scout's horror, the Colossal Titan begins to deteriorate and plummets towards Eren and the Armored Titan.|
|Yūmi Kawai||Yasuko Kobayashi||May 20, 2017||June 17, 2017|
|The Colossal Titan's falling body hits the ground, releasing a massive amount of heat and steam and enabling the Armored Titan to free itself from Eren's grasp and extract Eren from his Titan form. Bertholdt, carrying the still unconscious Ymir, uses stolen 3DMG to leave with the Armored Titan. The blast seriously injures many of the Scouts, including Mikasa and Hange. Several hours later in Trost District, Commander Pyxis, Erwin, Jean, and the other military forces are informed about the battle with the Colossal and Armored Titans as well as the capture of Eren and Ymir. Back at the walls, Armin watches over the unconscious Mikasa. While unconscious, Mikasa has a dream about the past, wherein she rescued Eren from the neighborhood bullies. She wakes, and is distraught to find that Eren is gone. There is nothing they can do about it in their current state, but Hannes gives a rousing speech reminding them of Eren's steadfast resolve, and vows to help them rescue Eren. Erwin soon arrives with reinforcements. Hange, now awake, posits that Reiner and Bertholdt may seek the relative safety of a nearby Forest of Giant Trees to rest until nightfall, assuming their goal is to relocate outside of Wall Maria. Eren and Ymir are shown waking in the forest as their bodies begin to regenerate their missing and damaged limbs while Reiner and Bertholdt watch over them. The episode ends with the soldiers departing from Wall Rose to mount a rescue operation.|
|Yoshihide Ibata||Yasuko Kobayashi||May 27, 2017||June 24, 2017|
|As Erwin leads the expedition away from Wall Rose, the badly injured Hange demands a horse to ride to Connie's town to see the captured Titan who was unable to walk. Her assistant Moblit refuses and goes in her stead. Meanwhile, in the Forest of Giant Trees, Eren realizes that he has no arms, but his attempts to Titan Shift are stopped by Ymir. She points out that they are they deep within Titan territory, surrounded by Titans, weakened from their earlier battle, and only Reiner and Bertholdt possess 3DMG. When questioned, Reiner says that they are taking them to their hometown, and are waiting until nightfall, when the surrounding Titans cannot move. Eren remains unconvinced, but Ymir reminds him that they are not in a position to fight until they regenerate. Reiner begins to ramble about his duty as a soldier and warrior, which Ymir figures indicates confusion between his undercover and real personas. This infuriates Eren, who confronts Reiner and Bertholdt about the death and destruction they have caused as Titans. Ymir however, is more concerned about the ape-like Titan that caused the recent Titan invasion and who may be their real enemy. Reiner then uses Ymir's concern for Christa's safety as leverage to drive a wedge between Ymir and Eren. The discussion is interrupted by the sound of flare guns, signalling the arrival of the Scouts, which angers Reiner and Bertholdt.|
|Kenji Imura||Hiroshi Seko||June 3, 2017||July 8, 2017|
|At Connie's village, Moblit assumes the Titans destroyed it without killing any humans. However, when he is handed a portrait of Connie's parents, it appears that the disabled Titan is Connie's mother. At the Forest of Giant Trees, Reiner continues to press Ymir to join them, but she'll only help if they agree to take Christa with them. In a flashback to Ymir's childhood, she is taken in and worshiped by a cult, who insist she has royal blood. She lives this lie until the cult is apprehended by soldiers, who punish the cultists and Ymir by injecting them with something and throwing them off a wall, resulting in them Titan Shifting. Ymir then spends the next 60 years as a Titan, only to happen upon Reiner, Bertholdt, Annie, and their friend Marcel. Marcel saves Reiner, but is eaten by Ymir, allowing her to return to human form. She realizes the freedom she felt in accepting who she was instead of living a lie was why she developed such empathy with Christa. Returning to the present, Ymir convinces Reiner and Bertholdt to allow her to Titan Shift and take Christa with them. When the 104th Trainees enter the forest, Titan Ymir singles out Christa and envelops her in her mouth before rejoining Reiner and Bertholdt. At the edge of the forest, Reiner shifts into the Armored Titan, and with Bertholdt, Eren and Titan Ymir on his shoulders, he flees, with the Scouts in hot pursuit.|
|Hiroshi Seko||June 10, 2017||July 15, 2017|
|As the Armored Titan flees, Ymir removes Christa from her mouth and exits her Titan Form in order to explain her actions to Christa. She claims she is doing this only to save herself, as she believes that by handing Christa over to those outside the Walls she will be granted amnesty, though in secret is trying to save her. Their conversation is interrupted by attacks from the Scouts, who have caught up to the Armored Titan. Christa convinces Ymir not to intervene as Mikasa desperately throws herself at Bertholdt to save Eren, only to be foiled when the Armored Titan surrounds the two with his hands. The rest of the 104th Trainees catch up with Mikasa and attempt to reason with Bertholdt to give up Eren but he refuses, distraughtly professing he and Reiner have done too much harm to let their mission be a failure. Hannes then orders them to scatter when he sees them charging straight towards a group of Titans baited by Erwin. As the Armored Titan is attacked by the arriving Titans, Erwin orders a charge but is carried away in the mouth of a Titan. Reiner, realizing he has no choice but to use his arms to defend himself, releases Eren and Bertholdt, but Mikasa is severely wounded by a Titan while trying to save Eren. Desperate, Armin distracts Bertholdt by infuriating him with the revelation that Annie was captured, allowing an opening for Erwin - now missing an arm - to cut Eren free of Bertholdt, allowing the injured Mikasa to finally rescue him. As the Scouts retreat, Connie and Sasha retrieve Christa and explain that Ymir is lying as she would never harm her. The retreat is hampered by the Armored Titan, who begins to throw Titans at the group, successfully knocking Eren and Mikasa off their horse. Helpless, they hear an approaching Titan and turn to face it, coming face-to-face with the same Titan that ate Eren's mother.|
|Yasuko Kobayashi||June 17, 2017||July 22, 2017|
|With the Scouts in a losing battle as more Titans thrown by the Armored Titan surround their position, Eren tries but fails to transform and is forced to watch Hannes get killed protecting Mikasa and him from the Smiling Titan. Despairing, Mikasa comforts Eren and thanks him for always being there for her. Rekindling his spirit by vowing to protect Mikasa, Eren throws a punch at the Smiling Titan, activating an unknown power within him that suddenly causes the non-sentient Titans to attack and kill it, avenging both his mother and Hannes. Ymir realizes Reiner and Bertholdt want Eren because he possesses the "Coordinate", the ability to control other Titans. The survivors escape after Eren causes the Titans to stop the Armored Titan. Feeling guilty for them, Ymir decides to leave Historia, believing she will be safe within the Walls, and saves Reiner and Bertholdt, letting them take her back to their hometown so they won't come back empty-handed. A week after the Wall Rose incident, Hange gives her report to Levi, Erwin and Pyxis, revealing the Titans that appeared within Wall Rose were in fact the people of Connie's village, shocked by her theory that all Titans were once human. Remembering how many died to rescue him, Eren vows to use his new power to help humanity, while Erwin is determined to learn more of the truth behind the Titans. Elsewhere, the Beast Titan looks out from atop Wall Maria as a mysterious blonde man with glasses emerges from its back uttering the words, "not just yet".|
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|3.5||"Ilse's Notebook: Memoirs of a Recon Corps Member"
"Iruze no Techō -Aru Chōsa Heidan'in no Shuki-" (イルゼの手帳 ―ある調査兵団員の手記―)
|December 9, 2013|
|In the year 850, whilst Eren and the others are in training, the Recon Corps go on a mission, with Hange deciding to pursue a Titan spotted in the forest in the hopes she can capture it. Curiously, as Hange gets the Titan to chase after her, it suddenly retreats to the forest. Hange follows it to the center of the forest, where she finds it banging its head against a certain tree. The Titan turns hostile when Hange gets close to it, but Levi and the others arrive and kill it, much to Hange's dismay. Upon inspecting the scene, they discover the decapitated body of Ilse Langnar, a soldier from the 34th Recon Corps division, resting inside of the tree, and find a notebook belonging to her lying on the ground. The notebook details Ilse's records, as she escaped on foot after her squad was killed by Titans. She eventually became cornered by a Titan, but instead of killing her right away, it started to speak to her in the human language, calling her "Ymir". Ilse attempted to communicate with the Titan, but it inevitably became hostile again and bit off her head, curiously choosing not to devour her body but instead rest it inside the tree. Having read through all of Ilse's notes, Hange uses the notebook as leverage to convince Erwin to approve of operations to capture Titans alive and study them, before returning Ilse's belongings to her grief-stricken family.|
|3.25||"The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth"
"Totsuzen no Raihōsha -Sainamareru Seishun no Noroi-" (突然の来訪者 ―苛まれる青春の呪い―)
|April 9, 2014|
|In the year 849, Jean returns home after two years in training. After Jean gets into a dispute with Sasha following a training exercise, Commander Pyxis suggests they settle things in a cooking contest. With Armin and Annie joining Jean's team and Connie and Reiner teaming up with Sasha, the two groups head into the forest in search of a notorious giant boar to use as meat. Sasha's group come across the boar first and engage it in battle, with Sasha managing to kill it and claim it for her group. Later, after Jean is visited by his mother, shouting at her when he feels she is embarrassing him, he concocts a plan to steal some quality beef from the office so he can beat Sasha, but Armin and Annie refuse to help him. After inevitably giving up on his plan, Jean opens a lunchbox his mother left him containing an omelette, remembering all the times his mother stood by him. The cooking contest soon takes place, with Sasha presenting a prime boar steak whilst Jean presents a humble omelette. Although wowed by the taste of the steak, Pyxis declares Jean the winner as he showed more skill in cooking. Content with his victory, Jean considers paying a visit to his mother.|
|August 8, 2014|
|In the year 848, the recruits are split into two groups for a wilderness exercise to learn how to sustain themselves in times of peace. Marco has trouble leading his group due to the arrogance of both Eren and Jean. Meanwhile, Mikasa's group learns of the presence of a gang of thieves, who managed to steal their maneuver gear. That night, the thieves ambush Eren's group, taking Krista hostage along with their equipment. Putting aside their petty squabbles in order to rescue her, the group discover the thieves' hideout, using each of their talents to come up with a plan to ambush them. After Eren and Jean manage to recover the group's maneuver equipment and put a stop to the thieves' wagons, the thieves hold Krista at knifepoint, but she is rescued by the arrival of Mikasa and Annie after Armin had signalled for help. As the thieves are arrested, with no casualties taken, Armin wonders if the thieves' attack was part of the exercise all along.|
Chibi Theater: Fly, Cadets, Fly! (ちみキャラ劇場 とんでけ！訓練兵団 Chimi Kyara Gekijō – Tondeke! Kunren Heidan) is a series of flash animated gag shorts included with the Blu-ray Disc/DVD releases, featuring the characters in chibi form based on designs by Yuupon.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Day 01 / Day 02"
"Ichinichime / Futsukame" (01日目 / 02日目)
|July 17, 2013|
|Eren has trouble getting to school on time, before he and Armin find themselves in the nurse's office.|
|2||"Day 03 / Day 04"
"Mikkame / Yokkame" (03日目 / 04日目)
|August 21, 2013|
|Eren tries to make a strong impression before his instructor, whilst Jean becomes jealous of Eren's closeness with Mikasa.|
|3||"Day 05 / Day 06 / Day 07"
"Itsukame / Muikame / Nanokame" (05日目 / 06日目 / 07日目)
|September 18, 2013|
|Sasha is accused of a crime she didn't commit, whilst Armin finds a rather dubious book. Later, Eren and Mikasa try to learn about the Titan's weakness.|
|4||"Day 08 / Day 09 / Day 10"
"Yōkame / Kokonokame / Tōkame" (8日目 / 9日目 / 10日目)
|October 16, 2013|
|Eren accidentally stumbles into the classroom as the girls were taking off their clothes, Mikasa competes against Ymir for Eren's pudding, Krista and Ymir discuss who they should spend the day with.|
|5||"Day 11 / Day 12 / Day 13"
"Jūichinichime / Jūninichime / Jūsannichime" (11日目 / 12日目 / 13日目)
|November 20, 2013|
|Eren attempts to improve his body by following Reiner's every move, Bertolt tries to improve his confidence, Mikasa and Annie compete to see who can inflict more pain on Eren.|
|6||"Day 14 / Day 15 / Day 16"
"Jūyokkame / Jūgonichime / Jūrokunichime" (14日目 / 15日目 / 16日目)
|December 18, 2013|
|Connie and Sasha attempt to prank Shadis, Eren decides to shave his hair, Armin tutors Eren, Sasha, and Connie when they failed their test.|
|7||"Day 17 / Day 18 / Day 19"
"Jūshichinichime / Jūhachinichime / Jūkunichime" (17日目 / 18日目 / 19日目)
|January 15, 2014|
|Eren struggles to balance himself on the Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear, Jean gets lost during training, Marco sneaks into the Girl's Dormitory to return a lost pink bag.|
|8||"Day 20 / Day 21 / Day 22"
"Nijūnichime / Nijūichinichime / Nijūninichime" (20日目 / 21日目 / 22日目)
|February 19, 2014|
|Franz and Hannah try to help Eren reconcile with Mikasa after an argument, Mikasa tries to act on her feelings with Eren, and Hanji tries to communicate with a Titan.|
|9||"Day 23 / Day 24 / Day 25"
"Nijūsannichime / Nijūyonnichime / Nijūgonichime" (23日目 / 24日目 / 25日目)
|March 19, 2014|
|Erwin tries to change his appearance to appeal to cadets, Levi analyzes himself from another's point of view, and the graduation ceremony of the 104th Trainee Corps takes place.|
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