Misekake no kibō wo toite Yume wo chiratsukase wa shinai Sanjō dake ga genjō sono mono
Toki ni saizen no saku wa Tōtoi inochi kirisutete Saki e susumu michi wo shishu Senjō no seorī
Owari naki crisis no naka Hei wo michibiki tsuzuke Nani wo sutesatta toshite mo Tsunagi tomeru Hope Of Mankind
Akiru hodo mitsumete kita Jinrui no oyobanasa wo Soredemo mada hirobite wa inai
Gisei harawanu jakusha ni Donna shōki ga aru to iu? Mukiaubeki aite to wa Hyaku nen no kyōi
*Owari naki crisis no naka Nando demo tobikonde Kakushin no danpen sagasu Sore dake ga Hope Of Mankind
Owari naki crisis no naka Hei wo michibiki tsuzuke Yuru ganu shinnen tsuranuku Tsukiru sono hi made
Muzan ni chitta ejiki to natta Yūshi ni itsuka tsugunaeru nara Inochi hitotsu ja fuzoku darō ga Jigoku ni ochita sono ato de nara… Kagiri aru ima kudasu ketsudan ga Asu wo tsukuru to shinjite iru
Suteta mono wa kagiri naku Eta mono wa wazuka demo Idomu kagiri zero ja nai Kanōsei wa mada
I do not offer false hopes
By dangling dreams in front
It is nothing but bleak, but that is the way things are
Sometimes the best policy is
To sacrifice precious lives
Defending until the end the path forward
It is the theory of the battlefield
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will continue to guide the soldiers
Even if I have to abandon everything
I will hold onto the hope of mankind
I have stared myself sick gazing upon
Nevertheless we have not yet perished
For the weak ones who have not paid with sacrifice
What sort of chances of winning are there?
The opponents we must face
Have been a menace for 100 years
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will dive over and over again
To search for fragments of the truth
That is simply the hope of mankind
Into the midst of this endless crisis
I will continue to lead the soldiers
I will cling to my unwavering faith
Until my days come to an end
It is cruel how the victims have fallen
If I were to atone for these volunteers
One life is not enough, but
Perhaps it would after I have fallen into hell
There is a limit to the decisions I make now but
I believe we can build a tomorrow
There’s no end to the things I’ve thrown away
Even though the things I’ve gotten in return were few
The ability to challenge is not down to zero
There is still a possibility
Monologue English Translation
My father was a teacher. The course of my life was set in the classroom one day where my father was giving a history lesson.
Having doubts about the story of how humanity had been driven into these walls, I asked my father a naive question.
At the time, my father stayed silent, but after we returned home, he answered my question.
There were a great number of inconsistencies in the history book distributed by the monarchy.
Moreover, he had a theory that they were hiding an astounding truth.
I spread my father’s theory around to the neighborhood children.
There was no ill intention, it was an innocent act.
However, on the day in which those details were investigated by Military Police, my father died in an accident in a faraway town he had left for.
Of course, it was only ostensibly an accident. My father was killed at the hands of someone who disapproved of his theory.
Inside the walls, there are a portion of humans who indulge in a privileged life– their desires, as well as a foolish son tempted by innocent questions killed my father.
And then my father’s theory became my truth. Proving my father’s theory became my life’s mission.
Humans become titans, and titans become the walls.
In this world full of harsh paths, answering the question I put forth on that day is the meaning of my life, the reason why I was born.
It is for that reason that I came to lead the Survey Corps, giving commands to numerous subordinates: “Give up your life.”
Almost all humans who join the Survey Corps will die.
On their first expedition outside the walls, the probability that new recruits will become food for the titans is roughly 50 percent.
1 in 2 people will lose their life.
Just in the last 4 years, the Survey Corps lost the majority of its soldiers, and with the fall of Wall Maria, all of the results we had gained crumbled in an instant.
There is no guarantee that Survey Corps soldiers who dedicate their hearts for the sake of humanity will live tomorrow. The current condition is bleak.
However much we try to discuss our hopes and dreams, all of them will be easily crushed.
No matter how much we champion some great cause or become a sacrifice for someone else’s sake, the pay off is almost nothing.
And yet I have been ordering many soldiers to die.
I have been using gamble-like military strategies in order to fight against this cruel world.
A comrade who formerly aspired to join the Survey Corps with me fell in love with a girl from the bar we frequented, and he chose to protect her.
I too thought I could perhaps walk along that same kind of path.
But I chose the path of fighting titans over a girl I loved.
Even a person who chose a peaceful life and could spend their life happily will eventually die.
Hope? Or despair? When this small world is about to change, I am the only one who will choose my own path.
I am the only one who will choose the path I believe in.
Who is the enemy of this world?
The key that will save humanity from this despair is none other than humanity’s determination.
This firm determination is, above all, mankind’s hope.
Therefore, I have no choice but to go see the answers I want to know.
Even though I have lost my arm as well as many of my subordinates while carrying the wings of freedom on my back¹, I must continue to advance beyond the walls by fighting against this cruel world.
If we can manage to reach the basement of Eren Yeager’s home, surely we will be able to seize the key to freeing ourselves from control by titans which has lasted for 100 years.
The answer to the question I brought forth on that day is at a place right before my eyes, a place I can reach my hand toward and grab.
Everything is for the sake of my dream– my very own dream. For that purpose I have guided many soldiers, and have ordered them to die.
As well as every other soldier who has tragically fallen.
My one life is not enough, but eventually I will make up for it. After I have fallen into hell, certainly I will have the privilege to atone.
Certainly, without fail. But now is not the time.
No matter what it takes, I have to be present to witness the moment that the truth about this world becomes clear.
Even if I have to abandon everything.
My conviction is unwavering.
¹ Here the phrase 自由の翼を背負い/jiyū no tsubasa wo seoi (“carrying the wings of freedom on my back”) has a connotation of it being a heavy burden to bear. It looks similar to another phrase in Japanese, 十字架を背負う/jyūjika wo seō, which means “to have a cross to bear” or more figuratively, “to carry a heavy burden”.
Ways to describe a smile? Other than the generic smirk or smug expression.
Describing A Smile
Smiles are unique to the individual and the dependent perspective. If you’re speaking from the first person about someone you love, you might describe their smile as one that lights up the room and brings joy to the world. However, if you’re writing about a particularly villainous character, you may describe their thin lips twisting into something that only resembles a smile.
A beautiful smile - “her eyes shone as her lips curled into a widespread grin” - “a chuckle escaped his throat and he beamed at her” - “the second she lay eyes on her her cheeks reddened and an involuntary smile settled on her face”
A malicious smile - “a shallow smile was his most notable feature” - “her vicious grin was enough to make her uncomfortable” - “something sinister was hidden behind his seemingly innocent smile”
He’d heard the phrase before, many times in fact, from various members of the family. He’d always held the comparison quite close to his heart. His father, his idol, the man who (alongside his mother, of course) taught him everything he knew.
But, somehow, each time he heard it - he gained a fresh sense of pride.
Draco, darling, come over here.
I hear you’re in your first year of Hogwarts, are you? What have you been up to? Making the right kind of friends I hope?
Of course I am.
Why, I hope I don’t even look like the type that would hang out with…
Wouldn’t expect anything less, dearie. Are you still friends with Pansy? That’s her name, right? It’s been so long my dear. She’ll be a powerful witch someday.
Of course, I am!
She’d probably tell you I wouldn’t last a day without her. Lying, git.
How is your mother? Look out for her, my dear, one day you’ll have to look after her.
Draco: She’s doing well, I assure you.
You’re growing up to be just like him - aren’t you?
I appreciate it.
It’s a wonderful thing to be pure and strong, dearie, remember that.
Well, run along - I hate to take up too much of your time. Merlin knows, you’re destined for some big things.
Just checked my stats and saw that I’m about to break 800 subscribers … which is insane!
When I started this blog late last year I thought I would just post a couple of drawings to get things out of my system and eventually I would just stop and abandon it, cause that tends to happen with a lot of creative endeavours I get started with. But somehow I stuck with it, and it’s been half a year now and I have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Keeping a thing like this going is kind of a big deal for me. So I just wanted to thank everyone for your support and encouragement, for the messages you send and for all the kind words you leave on my drawings. Especially over the last couple of days I’ve gotten so many super nice replies and comments, I read them all and they make my day so THANK YOU! It’s a blast being part of this community.