Shingeki no Kyojin and Kochakaden are having a collaboration right now, where if you buy them and scan the qr codes on the bottles you can listen to the characters voices (most of them are about telling you not to push yourself too hard and to get some rest) on your smartphone/tablet. If you collect all the five characters (Eren, Mikasa, Armin, Levi and Hanji) you can listen to a special drama.

I am lucky to be able to listen to the special drama :D Here’s a summary of it.

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good things come in threes

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Shingeki no Kyojin has had a lot of silly merchandising campaigns and in honor of the new 7-11 campaign, I’ve decided to compile a few images of other … memorable merchandising collaborations. 

They are in order:

Pizza Hut (2013)

Schick Razors (2014)

AquaClara “Hydration Corps” (2015)

MyNavi Baito (2014)

Pucho Candy x Shingeki no Kyojin Second Collaboration (2014)

New 7-11 Collaboration (2015)

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!