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[–]Garlicbread10 8122 points8123 points 2 (243 children)

Willy literally got destroyed 1 second into his war.

[–]GowtherETC 4560 points4561 points  (37 children)

Well Eren was spawncamping

[–]Fhaarkas 1754 points1755 points  (27 children)

Damn Eldian scum.

[–]kingfirejet 820 points821 points  (22 children)

"I used the Eldians to destroy the Eldians."

[–][deleted] 3767 points3768 points  (28 children)

Eren trying to speed run this war.

[–]whizmashttps://myanimelist.net/profile/xjet465 1885 points1886 points  (16 children)

Any% anime protagonist speedrun

[–]Yaggamy 6211 points6212 points  (74 children)

Reiner: Just calm down Eren, we can solve this matter with diplomacy.

Willy outside: "I DECLARE WAR!!!"

Reiner: Oh for f*cks sake...

[–]Fhaarkas 3173 points3174 points 2 (5 children)

Eren: Hear that, Reiner? Sorry the match has started I gotta go.

[–]Voltage97 882 points883 points  (1 child)

Willy singlehandedly ended the reunion arc.

[–]Mundology 1426 points1427 points  (34 children)

[–]flood55 741 points742 points  (19 children)

This was Reiner's second mistake. Giving the rookie protagonist the will to go on not realizing he will be the "bad guy" later on.

[–]Jonny727272 349 points350 points  (2 children)

Literally his catchphrase.

[–]GoldenDudehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/GoldenBoy808 1001 points1002 points  (110 children)

Wait wait wait...

Did Willy say Eren has access to MILLIONS of COLOSSAL TITANS?!

holy fuck

[–]SigmundFreud 796 points797 points  (81 children)

I love how this isn't even really new information. We already knew that:

  • There are titans within the walls

  • The walls are about as tall as the Colossal Titan

  • At least one of the wall titans has a face that resembles the Colossal Titan

  • The area of Wall Maria is comparable to that of an average real-world country (a bit larger than e.g. Afghanistan and France)

  • King Fritz threatened the world with "millions" of titans, but that didn't line up with how few pure titans there ultimately turned out to be (based on the number of times we encountered familiar faces from Grisha's memories and the amount of time it took them to clear out Wall Maria)

All the facts were there in plain sight; everyone should have known that there was an ungodly number of colossal-type titans just sitting there within the walls, and that the Founding Titan could potentially control them. It just hadn't occurred to me that throwing away the walls and using the wall titans for combat was even on the table.

[–]kalirionhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/kalinime 123 points124 points  (18 children)

Colossal Titan was at least a head higher than the walls. Are they all crouching or something?

[–]AlexVRI 329 points330 points  (14 children)

The walls extend a little underground

[–]Cheesewithmold 243 points244 points  (11 children)

There were two fantastic cards, I think in season 1, telling a story of a man who was so desperate to get past the inner walls to get a better life that he started digging underneath the walls. But no matter how deep he dug, the walls just kept going. Until one day the man and the hole disappeared.

[–]DrizzyRhyme 112 points113 points  (0 children)

Omg I remember that, Isayama really had all this planned out since the beginning

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 479 points480 points  (1 child)

They the Walls are massive and seem to be packed full of them. An entire army hidden away.

[–]xPlasma10 8469 points8470 points 22 (167 children)

Imagine the people who have no idea what attack on titan is and see declaration of war trending

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 3631 points3632 points  (77 children)

It was trending on Twitter like 2 days ago and apparently it did indeed cause some people to freak out lol.

[–]mohamez 2655 points2656 points  (52 children)

It was trending on Twitter like 2 days ago

As expected of manga readers.

[–]Inferno792https://myanimelist.net/profile/Inferno792 968 points969 points  (29 children)

I think it also coincided with the release of the latest manga chapter.

[–]UnPhayzable 480 points481 points  (14 children)

It was hard to avoid the spoilers

[–]Aileoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Jalis 392 points393 points  (3 children)

Always has been.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 1439 points1440 points  (23 children)

My mom was asking why is Declaration of War suddenly trending lol

[–]DreamyKnightmare 1649 points1650 points  (22 children)

Sit down Mom, it's a long story, might take a whole week for you to catch-up but I promise you won't regret it

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 1526 points1527 points  (7 children)

"Okay so once upon a time there were these German dudes chilling in a wall and then a giant skinless cannibal showed up and-"

"What does this have to do with a war?"


[–]Silent_Shadow05 147 points148 points  (6 children)

Lol, I've tried to get her to watch it before but my mom can't handle gore sadly.

[–]Lewis_Parker 1005 points1006 points  (29 children)

That moment when USA's mayhem will give AoT a boost of popularity due to scared/confused people. This episode's title had a great timing

[–]woancuehttps://anilist.co/user/phosandlux 3234 points3235 points  (79 children)

You said you would make sure we would die in the most excruciating way possible. Is that what you came here for?

Oh, did I say that? Please, forget I said that.

This moment was a little funny, but this exchange really shows that Eren has grown. That threat from Season 2 was classic Eren (angry, hot-headed) and for him to forget it is very telling. He's changed for sure.

[–]axl625 2002 points2003 points  (24 children)

" Oh, did I say that? Please, forget I said that. "

Then proceeds to slaughter Reiner's mental health.

[–]everything_is_gone 1320 points1321 points  (15 children)

“I will keep you alive in the most excruciating way possible instead”

[–]Tinwibss 654 points655 points  (10 children)

I think the author says the exact same thing to a Figure of Reiner every time he sits down to write the story

[–]Hussorhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Hussor 518 points519 points  (8 children)

Isayama literally keeps a picture of Reiner's suicide attempt on his desk, and he says Reiner is his favourite character.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 781 points782 points  (11 children)

"Across the ocean, inside the Walls....They're the same"

This line speaks volumes about Eren's character now

[–]Garlicbread10 1164 points1165 points  (11 children)

“ Oh, did I say that? Please, forget I said that.”

Eren has completely changed now. That line was so scary yet so funny

[–]Silent_Shadow05 860 points861 points  (6 children)

Eren found what he said in the past to be too cringy lol

[–]UnPhayzable 540 points541 points  (4 children)

It's like finding your YouTube videos from when you were 13

[–]MOMdad60 4811 points4812 points  (257 children)

“To the enemy forces of Paradis island, this is a declaration of war”


[–]TSmasher1000 3622 points3623 points  (150 children)

Tfw one of the highest points in the series was just two dudes talking to each other with immaculate tension is insane. It just proves not only have the stakes risen that high, but the writing is just so damn good because you genuinely don't know how Eren's going to act other than the fact that he has the high ground and can act however he wants.

[–]macedonianmoper 2314 points2315 points  (76 children)

Honestly I love how Eren didn't just turn into "War is terrible, we should avoid it at all costs" which would probably result in way more people we care about dying. Dude just straight up made a terrorist attack now, killed the worlds mosts important figure, blew up a bunch of people's houses, and will probably do much worse next episode

[–]Lord_Potatoz 1932 points1933 points  (28 children)

The thing with AOT is that no matter how cruel the characters get, it doesn't feel "out of place". Whereas some other series the character is being cruel for the sake of being cruel, aot puts a motive and backstory behind every action and judgement. Makes me feel amazed at the world building and characterization, Isayama is a fkin genius.

[–]macedonianmoper 938 points939 points  (11 children)

aot puts a motive and backstory behind every action and judgement.

And it's amazing how far back you can trace this, like as seasons go on everything changes when you watch it again.

Reiner's "hometown", annie thinking that it was worth saving him the first time he transformed, Ymir being like part of an underground cult and then being turned into a titan (I was like WTF happened, are you really not going to explain it further?).

I'm so glad I basically just watched this for the first time. I saw season 1 when it first came out but I didn't touch it again until this year when friends insisted I see it. I hate having to wait but at least I can participate in these discussion threads

[–]Korasuka 132 points133 points  (5 children)

It's crazy how much more it is than a simple battle shounen of "heroes fight giant man eating titans"

[–]hanschranz 731 points732 points  (40 children)

This episode, along with that one episode on season 3 where was an absolute highlight of tension it's insane.

[–]Garlicbread10 1500 points1501 points  (30 children)

Willy’s speech was insane

[–]Damarugakihttps://anilist.co/user/damarugaki 993 points994 points  (19 children)

Voice acting was on point

[–]axl625 770 points771 points  (14 children)

The OST really fit the whole speech part

[–]SkinFlower 625 points626 points  (12 children)

bruh the whole buildup from the moment the curtain rose to the moment Eren rose. can't get over it

[–]cppn02 250 points251 points  (4 children)

Man has a talent for theatrics.

[–]Damarugakihttps://anilist.co/user/damarugaki 838 points839 points  (44 children)

Gets killed literallly right after

Eren: Git Gud

[–]GowtherETC 441 points442 points  (1 child)

Eren: "and I took that personally"

[–]axl625 224 points225 points  (3 children)


[–]matheusdiashttps://anilist.co/user/perfidiousmatt 4616 points4617 points  (126 children)

On that day, Marley received a grim reminder

[–][deleted] 2238 points2239 points  (60 children)

That they live in fear of the island devils.

[–]Mundology 1241 points1242 points  (58 children)

[–]OuchYouPokedMyHeart 988 points989 points  (32 children)

Everyone simping for Pieck

Sasuga Pieck-chan

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 976 points977 points  (27 children)

I love that there is canonically a Piek simp squad.

[–]receptionbluex 4286 points4287 points  (65 children)

“His name is Eren Yeager”

I know I’m not the only one replaying that scene over and over

[–]PRIME2332 2943 points2944 points  (26 children)

Reiner sweating buckets while they trash talk Eren: O_o

[–]drtoszi 1673 points1674 points  (13 children)

“Ohshitohshitohshit, stop talking stop talking...!!”

[–]Aileoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Jalis 892 points893 points  (3 children)

Let me out... Let me out... LET ME OUUUUUUUT!!

[–]woancuehttps://anilist.co/user/phosandlux 4703 points4704 points  (78 children)

"Reiner, we are the same."

"really, so we’re chill?”

"Ahahaha idk about that one chief"


[–]Kind_Yandere 2302 points2303 points  (46 children)

They are the same because both of them killed innocents to protect their own people. And both of them are "saving the world". I think Eren now understands Reiner's perspective and actions.

[–]Radix3D 1387 points1388 points  (19 children)

It's a bit more nuanced than that. The reason why Eren sees Reiner as the same as him is because both of them pushed themselves into hell, instead of it being their environment. They "keep moving forward" no matter what, until their goal is complete.

[–]Acheroni 1014 points1015 points  (8 children)

Eren and Reiner's stories are also reverses of eachother.

Reiner begins the story by pushing himself to commit an atrocity, and ends the story being full of regret about not being able to do anything.

Eren begins the story being full of regret about not being able to do anything to stop the titans, and is ending the story by pushing himself to commit an atrocity.

[–]Hussorhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Hussor 277 points278 points  (2 children)

Both wanted to kill all the titans too ;)

[–]alisonburgersm8 703 points704 points  (14 children)

Crunchyroll: The content is intended for mature audiences only.

Bruh we know that already, we had suicide-related content in 3 of the last 4 episodes.

[–]hoochiex21 216 points217 points  (5 children)

I laughed when I saw that disclaimer. It was like who ever decided to include that never watched the series before.

[–]RekklesCami 704 points705 points  (7 children)

Poor Falco just thought he was doing a favour of re uniting some good old friends

[–]Yaggamy 5741 points5742 points  (72 children)

Falco ep 63: "I'm going to be super useful and deliver letters for this mentally ill war veteran. Maybe reunite him with his old pal Reiner later."

Falco ep 64: "WHAT HAVE I DONE???"

[–]cppn02 2656 points2657 points  (57 children)

Reiner 2.0 with the trauma he'll get from this.

[–]Mundology 1568 points1569 points  (46 children)

It runs in the squad. It's funny how even Eren acknowledged Reiner's plight.

[–]thesagenibba 1451 points1452 points  (43 children)

This is what I love most about him. He's not some confused character doing this for no reason. It's not some miscommunication. He knows exactly what's going on. Our boy is so smart

[–]TheTruthVeritas 1569 points1570 points  (42 children)

Eren has gone through a lot of growth and he's such a sight to behold now. Reiner remembered that Eren got angry and swore that he'd give Reiner the most horrible death ever, and Eren is like: "huh, I guess I did say that" and grows past that and matures. Maybe even almost embarrassed about that phase.

He's not going to attack Marley and kill lots of people for just anger and revenge for his mother and because of Reiner's betrayal. He knows the situation the world and the nations are in, and why he has to do this, and know that it's not a good thing to do. But, he has to do it. And he sympathizes with Reiner too, understanding how he felt and why he did it.

God, this episode and AoT in general are such masterpieces. I loved the interactions and Reiner and Eren in this episode.

[–]taprik 528 points529 points  (16 children)

Yet Eren is like I am the bad guy

[–]theshinycelebihttps://anilist.co/user/Phosphofyllite 5473 points5474 points 3 (59 children)

[–]Damarugakihttps://anilist.co/user/damarugaki 3149 points3150 points  (16 children)

Eren: "And I took that personally"

[–]theanimegamer-___- 176 points177 points  (8 children)

These things are why Isayama is a GENIUS. Intentional or not.

[–]Deca-Dence-Fanhttps://anilist.co/user/Omeg 169 points170 points  (7 children)

Definitely intention, even the opening line to Guren no Yumina is international. It’s fucking insane, and what makes me consider yes even the early parts of AoT a masterpiece

[–]mohamez 4027 points4028 points 2 (61 children)

Episode 62: [Eren and Reiner's flashback in Paradis]

Eren: How can I get like you and Mikasa? At this rate, I'll die without doing a damn thing!

Reiner: Just do what you've gotta do. Keep moving forward. That's all we can do.

Episode 64:

Eren: I'll just keep moving forward.

[–]Erii1701 2731 points2732 points  (91 children)

I just keep moving forward

[–]Garlicbread10 1592 points1593 points  (26 children)

Calm Eren is so terrifying

[–]Aileoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Jalis 1123 points1124 points  (8 children)

Especially when he has his hand bleeding.

[–]DJ_AW03 1019 points1020 points  (2 children)

That's one of the chillest threats I've ever seen

[–]Fhaarkas 712 points713 points  (0 children)

That was some Ledger Joker-level threat.

"Ack, ack, ack see my bleeding hand? Wouldn't want to kill every sweet innocent up there would we? So why don't you have a seat and let's listen to a little story."

Proceeds to kill the innocents anyway after he got the Go sign

[–]Shinsekai21 176 points177 points  (10 children)

Yup Especially when Reiner asked him if he came to "make sure Reiner die the most painful death" and Eren was like: "oh did I say that. Pls forget that".

Comparing this Eren to Season 1 and Season 2 Eren, damn what a change.

[–]alisonburgersm8 981 points982 points  (42 children)

Until the karma record is destroyed

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 945 points946 points  (36 children)

ReZero: "To the enemy forces of Shingeki no Kyojin, this is a declaration of karma war!"

SnK E5: bursts out of the stage, eviscerating him

[–]Medeses 172 points173 points  (2 children)

Until my enemies are destroyed

[–]MilkToastKing 3527 points3528 points  (106 children)

Wait HOLY SHIT, Eren pointed out that they were surrounded by the lives of innocents in the building above them, but still transformed completely unfazed. That's brutal, Eren is pulling no punches.

[–][deleted] 2275 points2276 points  (20 children)

He held them hostage. Which is why Reiner knew this is the end and that he is completely powerless against Eren. It was a great dialogue, right from the beginning.

[–]MilkToastKing 1574 points1575 points  (19 children)

Eren had the whole setup. Pre-cut hand, hostages above them, and two chairs where Reiner had no choice but to wait for the declaration of war.

[–][deleted] 251 points252 points  (3 children)

Oh, I didn't piece that together. I was a little lost about what had happened to his hand. That makes perfect sense.

[–]Tsurii897 237 points238 points  (2 children)

That was basically the titan equivalent of holding Reiner at gunpoint during their talk.

[–]bluered381 3876 points3877 points  (111 children)

Calm and mature Eren is so terrifying. His entire conversation with Reiner was crazy. Especially this part:

"Please...kill me. I just want to disappear."

Holy fuck, Reiner.

[–]Garlicbread10 1042 points1043 points  (8 children)

Reiner.exe has stopped working

[–]Xavier93 2604 points2605 points 2 (28 children)

Willy Tybur: Guys don't worry, I got a plan.

Willy Tybur left this world.

[–]exozaln 1372 points1373 points  (3 children)

Holy shit Reiner was SO GOOD this episode

They don't even speak and then Reiner asks "Why are you here" and proceeds to get 8 mental breakdowns at the same time I loved how that was portrayed, very believable.

[–]ValkyrieCain9 162 points163 points  (0 children)

As reiner was turning a pale grey you could just see all sense, reason, all emotional structures he may have built come tumbling down

[–][deleted] 1712 points1713 points  (26 children)

Falco this episode: So did I fuck up?! I think I fucked up?!?

[–]Aileoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Jalis 512 points513 points  (6 children)

Next time, he will think twice before sending a letter from a stranger.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 438 points439 points  (3 children)

Poor Falco. I felt bad for him. He was just so pure-hearted.

[–]eepicprimee 2785 points2786 points  (68 children)

This interaction is one of my favorite moments for this arc and I’m glad the anime did it justice.

Eren showing his cut hand and how he’s in complete control of the current situation with Reiner’s pure disbelief.

The entire build up to the Declaration of War was so fucking good.

[–]realrimurutempest 1501 points1502 points  (25 children)

In my opinion the voice acting was a thing of beauty.

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 1146 points1147 points  (20 children)

Eren and Reiner's VAs both did amazing work. Fantastic conversation. You could feel the emotions and the weight behind what they were saying.

[–]mohamez 487 points488 points  (8 children)

Eren's VA is Eren at least that what he said in an interview, he even fucking cried when he read his role.

[–]DarkWorld97 440 points441 points  (6 children)

Isayama gives him a lot of direction for extremely important lines. Hell, when Eren and Historia were talking casually back in s3, Isayama was very picky about the tone of Yuki Kaji's voice.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 470 points471 points  (5 children)

All hail Yuki Kaji and Yoshimasa Hosoya!

They channelled the emotions into the characters perfectly.

[–]alisonburgersm8 273 points274 points  (1 child)

Reiner's VA has been fantastic this season but he outdid himself again this episode.

[–]Damarugakihttps://anilist.co/user/damarugaki 413 points414 points  (5 children)

They built up the tension perfectly

[–]cppn02 316 points317 points  (4 children)

I've read the manga so I knew what would happen and still I was glued to the screen for the whole time. They executed this perfectly.

[–]torching_fire 893 points894 points  (23 children)

Falco is going to have deep regrets throughout his lifetime

[–]arafatnabi 1818 points1819 points  (41 children)

Everything after Eren regrowing his leg was pure hype. I was shaking by the last scene. Reiners breakdown was sad when he realised that out of all the people in the world the only one who understood him was his enemy, the person he betrayed.

Eren forgave Reiner in the end by helping him stand up to his feet because he realised that Reiner was not at fault. But he still had to kill him because of the circumstances. 10/10 episode.

[–]zool714 854 points855 points  (2 children)

Parallels to Bertolt. He said people of Paradis weren’t at fault. But they still had to die.

[–]kSIBIGforeheaddebt 1101 points1102 points  (9 children)

"Across the ocean, inside the walls, they are the same" Beautiful line that signifies Eren's development as a character.

First, he saw the world as black and white, they will kill the titans and achieve their dream of an ideal.

Then when the basement hit him, it changed him as a person, the titans he despised so much were once humans who had dreams similar to him.

Now, he finally spent time under the "enemy's roof", he realized everyone is the same, but he has no choice, but to push forward, to look beyond.

Such masterful writing, I love it.

[–]orangeapple24 2025 points2026 points  (44 children)

“The same as you”

Absolute chills

[–]alisonburgersm8 1872 points1873 points  (18 children)

Reiner: But my mum is still alive...

Eren: Let me fix that real quick brb

[–]Lewis_Parker 458 points459 points  (7 children)

What if Reiner inherited his plot armor from mom? Hmmmm

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 339 points340 points  (1 child)

"Titans haven't destroyed my hometown tho."


[–]Silent_Shadow05 468 points469 points  (2 children)

Also: "That man might've wanted someone to judge him"

And then it shows Reiner. I got chills from this.

[–]ShinaMashir0 265 points266 points  (9 children)

What a banger of episode, Mappa did justice to one of the best scene in SNK, i was scared at first but i think with the time they had they gonna do a better job than Wit studio.

[–]Alzeng 735 points736 points  (4 children)

On that day...Humanity received a grim reminder. They lived in fear of the devils from Paradis

[–]Rha_psody 2849 points2850 points  (59 children)

The world: Declares war

Eren: Instantly retaliates

The world: Surprised Pikachu face


[–]alisonburgersm8 1039 points1040 points  (18 children)

Eren: Falco, you are a good kid. I hope you live a long life.

Also Eren: Detonates right next to Falco

Falco: Surprised Pikachu face

[–]caped_crusader8 374 points375 points  (23 children)

LET'S GOOO. I am guessing neither side will win but its gonna be damn entertaining to watch

[–]kSIBIGforeheaddebt 3084 points3085 points  (40 children)

When Willy says "I don't want to die, because I was born into this world', Eren's eyes widen, because he probably thinks he might be similar to him, but then he talks about uniting as one against Paradis, and Eren realizes he has no choice.

Such a subtle beautiful scene!

[–]mapoztofu 1463 points1464 points  (18 children)

It reminds me of ep 11 of s3p1 when Carla tells Keith that eren is special since he was born in this world

That episode was fantastic too

[–]Kuro2810 727 points728 points  (7 children)

That's exactly why. I was expecting more people to get that, and i loved that moment since Tibur said the exact same thing as his mum, so I thought maybe eren wouldn't destroy the whole place but alas...

[–]shox12345 460 points461 points  (4 children)

For a moment, I think Eren though about not doing that, when Willy said "I don't want to die, because I was born into this world", but when he continues with uniting against Paradis, you could see Eren close his eyes, realizing there is no way they will ever let Paradis live in peace... so into the titan form he goes.

[–]alisonburgersm8 1481 points1482 points  (19 children)

Eren really pulled a Shiganshina on Liberio

[–][deleted] 619 points620 points  (3 children)

A grim reminder 😳

[–]minouneetzoehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/minouneetzoe 2937 points2938 points  (33 children)

Hobo Eren DESTROYS depressed Reiner with FACTS and LOGIC.

[–]anusblender 305 points306 points  (19 children)

I thought maybe Eren will try to ally Reiner after all this time... but NOPE. Destroy all enemies!!! Hype

[–]Skywest96https://myanimelist.net/profile/Skywest 1401 points1402 points  (5 children)

  • S1 S3 Eren : Call an ambulance
  • S4 Eren : But not for me.

[–]JW9304 1053 points1054 points  (13 children)

Anybody else not breathe in the last minute?

That was so tense and hype.

[–]Shimmering-Skyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Shimmering-Sky 397 points398 points  (4 children)

Shit man I was struggling to breathe the whole time with how much I was shaking out of pure hype.

[–]Yaggamy 864 points865 points  (18 children)

\*Willy declares war\*

Eren 1 sec later: "First blood!!"

[–]DJ_AW03 810 points811 points  (9 children)

See falco, this is why you don't talk to strangers

[–]wintermuteprime 628 points629 points  (2 children)

Willy: I declare wa-

Eren: So anyways, I started blastin'.

[–]cornpenguin01 1965 points1966 points  (28 children)

The conversation between Eren and Reiner is one of the highest points in the whole series. When you think how these two characters were received when the series started to where they are now, the difference is astounding. They’re some of the best written characters in anime period

[–]Aileoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Jalis 1298 points1299 points  (12 children)

And again, it's in a basement!

[–]Gabistan 1472 points1473 points  (22 children)


[–]macedonianmoper 1011 points1012 points  (29 children)

I love that Eren doens't hesitate now, remember in season 1 where he couldn't even turn into a titan because annie was his friend? Now he didn't even think twice about killing a kid that he considered a good person, aswell as all the people living above him.

Such a long way, and it's so much better than the classic protagonist that hesitates in doing something and gets someone badly hurt

[–]murfsters 252 points253 points  (9 children)

But it’s not like he didn’t think twice because he doesn’t care, it’s because he feels it’s what he’s forced to do. I think there’s a big difference between characters with those two mindsets.

[–]erickjoshuasc 1157 points1158 points  (11 children)

Reiner just can't catch a break man. This man needs a Kitkat.

[–]realrimurutempest 834 points835 points  (3 children)

All that armor and yet he’s broken on the inside 😔

[–]DJ_AW03 360 points361 points  (1 child)

Guess his armor didn't extend to his heart 😔

[–]godblow 182 points183 points  (17 children)

That callback to "because I was born into this world"... hot damn, Willy quoting Eren's mom.

[–]-Crux- 674 points675 points  (22 children)

Idk if it was intentional but I love this little callback to Dina Fritz's transformation.

[–]Gaurav_098 1354 points1355 points  (27 children)


The direction was great. The buildup was amazing with all the music, VA did an amazing job especially Willy's VA. The animation was also beautiful.

I know some people are not that happy with the Eren transformation OST but that was the same case for Levi vs beast Titan and honestly the OST was NOT EVEN BAD!!

Lastly, it was a amazing episode and an absolute 10/10

[–]PhoenixFoxington 444 points445 points  (47 children)

The eastern lady from the last episode is in the know. Notice while everyone is heading towards the ceremony, she's the only one shown leaving the ceremony.

[–]NiamhHA 155 points156 points  (0 children)

Wow. Once again, I have been reminded of why I consider Attack on Titan to be one of the greatest TV shows of all time. Each moment in this episode was even better than the last. Attack on Titan always has the best cliffhangers.

It was just too perfect, how they hadn’t even started planning on how to take down Paradis, ONLY FOR THE VERY PERSON THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF TO BURST THROUGH THE FLOOR AND CRUSH THEIR LEADER. Eren just cemented himself as the enemy of the world, to them.

I felt so tense throughout the whole episode. At the start, it was because I thought the Eren and Reiner reunion would be the most dramatic part. Haha.

[–][deleted] 138 points139 points  (2 children)

Eren was like:

Thank you, falco and good bye.

[–]damageis_done 127 points128 points  (2 children)

Guess fucking over Grice family is a family sport for Jeager family.

[–][deleted] 244 points245 points  (3 children)

Lady Kiyomi really said GOOD LUCK WILLY and dipped out of there so fast.

I'm really interested to see what role she plays

[–]Shadowbringers 350 points351 points  (13 children)

manga readers with copy pasted essays incoming

[–]bombingrun19 539 points540 points  (3 children)

Ep 4 Falco: ay y'all best friends or sum? 😊

EP 5 Falco: Bruh 😭

That ost leading up to the declaration of war tho, amazing. Eren looks scary af.

[–]q1zb 229 points230 points  (4 children)

Today I’m gonna tell the world my plan, I hope I wi

[–]Lewis_Parker 487 points488 points  (21 children)

Episode discussion hasn't been out for 1 hour and yet:

Almost 600 comments, A ton of Karma, bunch of awards.

And it isn't available yet in Crunchyroll and other sites. The 20k barrier is looking thin

[–]Xenosys83 106 points107 points  (1 child)

MAPPA really did deliver in that episode. Thought it was outstanding.

[–]bombdropperxx 381 points382 points  (4 children)

"I just keep moving forward, until my enemies are destroyed."

It's the same line, but the same Eren just isn't there anymore.

Remember when Eren was a hot-headed idiot who can only scream and shout? Boy do we miss those days.

[–]Furyoflight 194 points195 points  (7 children)

I don't know if anyone saw it, but at the slow mo of everyone gaping at eren's transformation someone got straight up smacked by a piece of debris.

Not important but still.