anonymous asked:

Do you think Hanji is dead?

No, but Moblit might be. You can see him reaching to Hanji just before the explosion, so I believe he grabbed her and tossed her away to protect her.

Isayama has never killed an important character until now so Hanji is going to be safe, at least for a while.

Hanji: Levi! Yooo, Levi!

Levi: Mhm?

Hanji: Is a gravestone with chemical formulas better than that with titan’s prof…

Levi: Four-eyes, please…

Hanji: I’m serious, it’s better to decide before…

Levi: I’m serious too, next time a drunk idiot foretells you death I’ll personally take care to make it come true.

Isayama’s new blog post and comment on Hanji (’s gender role?)

Isayama just made a new post on his blog recommending a new album by Shinsei Kamattechan, a Japanese rock band from Chiba city. He also specifically recommended one of their songs “Jibun rashiku”, meaning “Just like oneself/ True to oneself.”

He later commented “もしハンジのキャラソンみたいなものがあったら、こちらの「自分らしく」なイメージですね、前にも言ったかもしれないけど”.
This sentence means “If there is something like a character song for Hanji, it will be this 「Jibun Rashiku」-ish image. I might also have said this before.” 

The English lyrics of “Jibun Rashiku” can be found here, translated by renai-junkie with translator’s notes. (I used Google to look for an Eng. translation of this song and found your post. Please let me know if you prefer me to take it down!) I will paste a short version below.

They all say to live life like a man, like a woman
But that’s not something I can do
They all say to live life like a man, like a woman
But that’s not something I can do

I could never be a man, a woman
So it’s tough having everyone’s stern eyes on me
I’m hated by men, by women
So I’ll live life as myself

They all say to live life like a man, like a woman
But that’s not something I can do
Some people wanna be effeminate
Some people wanna be brawny
But I,
But I,
more

I could never be a man, a woman
So I wanna rock out my hairstyle and lifestyle
I’m “boku”, and an “atashi” too
Even if they hate me for it, right now,
I wanna sing honestly, like a human being

Now I’m a boy, now I’m a girl
Now I’m a boy, now I’m a girl

yeah!

I could never be a man, a woman
So I wanna rock out my way of life, my lifestyle
I’m hated by men, by women
So I can’t even lie about it
‘Cause I’m an idiot

I wanna keep on rockin’ out my way of life, my lifestyle
As myself, who could never be a man, a woman
So

I’m “boku”, and an “atashi” too, even if they hate me for it,
Right now, I wanna sing honestly, like a human being

So it may be confirmed that Hanji is gender-neutral!