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Old 05-04-18, 04:56 AM
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Looks good!
Old 05-14-18, 04:18 AM
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What's up with Attack on Titan: Lost Girls OVA?
It's already out, but is it only available in Japan. I think it was a DVD that was bundled with one of the AOT volumes but I don't know which. The trailer for it looks awesome!

I wasn't too interested at first, since it was a side story that wasn't even written by Isayama but now I gotta see it.
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Originally Posted by brayzie
What's up with Attack on Titan: Lost Girls OVA?
It's already out, but is it only available in Japan. I think it was a DVD that was bundled with one of the AOT volumes but I don't know which. The trailer for it looks awesome!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14jDYciXqJc

I wasn't too interested at first, since it was a side story that wasn't even written by Isayama but now I gotta see it.
Just like the 5 OVAs before Lost Girls, the 3 Lost Girls OVAs are bundled with the manga and only available via DVD with no subtitles. Gotta know Japanese and import them if you wanna watch legally, else there are fansubs online, but this forum frowns upon speaking of such things.
Old 05-16-18, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Koby
Just like the 5 OVAs before Lost Girls, the 3 Lost Girls OVAs are bundled with the manga and only available via DVD with no subtitles. Gotta know Japanese and import them if you wanna watch legally, else there are fansubs online, but this forum frowns upon speaking of such things.
Thanks for letting me know.
That's a pretty cool exclusive for Japan.
Old 07-30-18, 07:33 PM
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I'm two episodes in of Season 3.

I didn't like the way they made Levi look in the first episode, but he's back to looking normal in episode 2.

I think this story arc of the manga was my least favorite, but they're handling it in the anime is pretty exciting.

The intro doesn't feel very AoT-like but I guess it's supposed to remind us of the innocence of the main characters. I liked little Eren meeting soldier Eren.

Like I said, I thought Eren kidnapped and stuck in the trees, as well as this story arc were way too drawn out in the manga. But I'm actually enjoying the cloak and dagger/suspense thriller vibe of this season. It helps get a better sense of the world in which the characters live in.
Old 08-29-18, 03:35 AM
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This latest episode, "Sin" was NOT a good one.

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This chapter, in the manga, was portrayed very dramatically. We find out that Grisha was a titan, and get to see his Titan form for the first time. We also see Frieda Reiss's Titan form for the first time, and a brutal battle between the two.

So far, just about everything in the anime has been done better than it was in the manga. The scenes are in motion, dramatic music, etc.
In this episode though, they must have run out of budget or saving it for later in the series because it was poorly animated.
They managed to make the introduction of Titan-ized Grisha and Frieda, and their battle look dull. It looked like some Saturday morning cartoon animation from the 80s.
This should have been epic looking, just like every single appearance of the Female Titan/Annie's titan.

Then we found out that Eren ate his own father. This scene and the previous one had static stills combined with brief, poorly animated scenes.

The whole thing felt rushed and not dramatic at all.
Maybe they should have stayed at 12 episodes if the quality was going to go down this much.

I'm sticking with the manga only from now on.

Old 10-05-18, 01:29 PM
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Wow, I still got the first "season" of the AoT series, and was hoping if anything else was available on Blu-ray. Kinda sucks they haven't ported anything else over to the US or at least in subtitles.
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Wow, I still got the first "season" of the AoT series, and was hoping if anything else was available on Blu-ray. Kinda sucks they haven't ported anything else over to the US or at least in subtitles.
Not sure what you mean? The second season should be out on Blu ray and you can watch it subbed as it comes out on Crunchyroll.
Old 10-05-18, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
Wow, I still got the first "season" of the AoT series, and was hoping if anything else was available on Blu-ray. Kinda sucks they haven't ported anything else over to the US or at least in subtitles.
Second season IS out on Blu-ray...

and Third season is being released weekly in English dub on Toonami and FUNimationNOW.
Old 10-16-18, 11:22 AM
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So far I'm not feeling season 3 all that much. The plot device of Eren getting kidnapped every season is getting old. Eren went from a bad ass who was ready to single handedly slaughter every Titan in his path. To whining and crying that Christa and/or her dad should eat him because reasons.
Old 10-17-18, 12:05 AM
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That episode in the underground caverns was a serious dive in quality. So much so that I was thinking of quitting the show. But since then the quality is back to being top tier.

This latest episodes, including "The Night of the Battle to Retake the Wall"...
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have been exceptionally good.
The previous one with Keith Sadies telling how he first met Grisha was great. I was worried it was going to be crappy animation and voice acting like the Grisha/Rod Reiss revelation, but no, it was great.
The moment when Grisha has his back to Keith and is leading Eren into the woods was perfect.
It left out some stuff from the manga, like Keith noting that there was an unusual lack of Titan activity in the area when he found Grisha wandering outside the walls.
Not much happened in "The Night of the Battle..." but I enjoyed the characters discussing and theorizing about Grisha Jaeger's motives and what's outside the walls.It adds some additional mystery and atmosphere to the story.



I thought my computer was fucked up when watching the end credits song of the "The Night of the Battle..." episode but apparently other people had similar issues when watching it.

About the production of Attack on Titan...
Apparently this last episode had like 52 animators on it. I was reading a Reddit thread on it and apparently, that's not a good thing. They were saying that there's been some issues producing the episodes since the first season, and apparently it's not uncommon for these types of shows to finish an episode the day they're supposed to turn it to be aired.

I always thought that Attack on Titan had exceptional animation, but it sounds like the production team is putting blood, sweat and tears into this thing just to keep it going. Supposedly working in the Japanese animation industry does not pay well, and the workload is insane. That's why the quality is so high.
Damn.
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Wait, this show's gone until April?!
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Wait, this show's gone until April?!
Yep, 6 month hiatus for the second half of season 3.
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That episode in the underground caverns was a serious dive in quality. So much so that I was thinking of quitting the show. But since then the quality is back to being top tier.
Thats good to hear. That ep was indeed terrible.
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Ohhh, I love Attack on Titans manga and the anime series! Just discovered it and can't stop watching and reading! Trying not to spoil everything out too soon, but there are so many unanswered questions!I hope it will stay as good as it is in the beginning
Old 10-31-18, 03:16 PM
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Just some things I've noticed flipping between the manga and watching the anime:

The manga is more explicit in the violence and gore. Watching Season 3 though, you can tell that they cut away before we see any real gore.

And yet, in the manga, they sometimes inconsistently shy away from using curse words.
Annie calls Eren a "suicidal blockhead." "Blockhead" seems like a very child-like insult for soldiers, who regularly say "shit," and deal with death all the time.
Eren was referred to as a "suicidal bastard" in the anime.

And yet, when Armin yells that the Female Titan stomped on "the one who rushed to soon to his death..." I didn't get it. He was apparently referring to Eren.

I'm pretty sure it was "John" in the early episodes and not "Jean."

I could have sworn I've seen it both called Survey Corps and Scouting Regiment.
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They've just announced there will be a Hollywood live action adaptation of Attack on Titan, with the director of IT at the helm.
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Originally Posted by brayzie
Just some things I've noticed flipping between the manga and watching the anime:

The manga is more explicit in the violence and gore. Watching Season 3 though, you can tell that they cut away before we see any real gore.

And yet, in the manga, they sometimes inconsistently shy away from using curse words.
Annie calls Eren a "suicidal blockhead." "Blockhead" seems like a very child-like insult for soldiers, who regularly say "shit," and deal with death all the time.
Eren was referred to as a "suicidal bastard" in the anime.

And yet, when Armin yells that the Female Titan stomped on "the one who rushed to soon to his death..." I didn't get it. He was apparently referring to Eren.

I'm pretty sure it was "John" in the early episodes and not "Jean."

I could have sworn I've seen it both called Survey Corps and Scouting Regiment.
I mean, isn't that more due to the translators than the source material?
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I mean, isn't that more due to the translators than the source material?
Yeah, I'm sure.

I just assumed in the case of "blockhead" they were trying to avoid saying "bastard."

But now that I'm reading some more details of the manga, the literal translation of Eren's nickname is "the one who is in a hurry to die."

So far I'm reading in other forums that it's suicidal bastard/suicidal maniac/suicidal blockhead.

I don't even remember now where I heard "suicidal bastard from." I could have sworn they call him that in the early episodes, so it's weird that later on it's not used.

Probably different translators for different episodes.
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They've just announced there will be a Hollywood live action adaptation of Attack on Titan, with the director of IT at the helm.
I was thinking they were going to make it into a supehero-styled movie, but if the director of IT is behind it, then it's probably going to be closer to the source material, horror and R-rated.
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Awesome.
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Second season IS out on Blu-ray...

and Third season is being released weekly in English dub on Toonami and FUNimationNOW.
That's so weird, as I was looking for S2 but couldn't find it at all, even on the anime websites. However, found the LE on Right Stuf and ordered it (I have the first two part LEs). Can't wait to watch it. Thank-you!
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Watched S2 over the last 3 days. Wasn't bad. Ended much earlier than I hoped it would. A little dramatic in areas that I would have preferred otherwise and the volume levels are dramatic in scenes where they scream over each other. Still, a good series.
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I love how this show will take answers to questions you've been wondering about the whole time and just dumps it on you with zero fanfare. It's like, "Wait, did they just say what I think they said?! WTF!?!!?"

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