anonymous asked:

Your thoughts are very nice but I just dont want Reiner to die how he and Berthold had a mental breakdown was just too heartbreaking he has to at least die a frigging heroic death protecting Eren or sth

I, subjectively, absolutely don’t want Reiner to die, especially not by simply being fodder for another warrior or getting killed at the hands of his former friends. Bert’s fate was far too cruel already, Reiner suffering from the same outcome just doesn’t sit well with me. 

One thing I’ve talked about in the past is that Reiner had the closest bonds with the 104th (their “big bro”), yet he there has not really been any emotional confrontation between the 104th and post betrayal Reiner; except for Eren and Reiner in 46. But ever since then, the rather silent, taciturn Bertholdt has done the talking, his outburst in 48 and then the confrontation in 78-he’s been the voice of the warriors, despite being the one who was further distanced from the others compared to Reiner. However, now only Reiner is still around, and, unless a warrior inherits his power, a confrontation between the 104th and him seems inevitable.

I have no clue how the upcoming conflict will play out, but if it were up to me, I would love for Reiner to somehow overcome his split personality issue, I would love his wounds to be healed, and yes, I would love to have him join forces with his old comrades one more time. This seems like a really optimistic outcome, almost downright cheesy but–idk, I love Reiner and I would love him to at least spend some time with peace of mind and a clear conscience, even if he doesn’t make it in the end. 

Him dying to save his old friends by going against Marley would definitely be heroic, emotional and overall awesome, I totally agree^^

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snk stickers! you can buy them on my redbubble here (x) in these groups or just one character by themself, and I’m gonna add more combinations than just these ones (like levi & eren together, mikasa & annie, etc)

I might make some more of side characters like petra, marlo, zeke, and whoever else, if anyone wants!

The Nine Titan Shifters List (Updated - Chapter 91)

Whew. Keep in mind at the time I’m making this the official translation isn’t out yet. Names and potentially other slight factors are subject to change.


Eldia (Paradis Island)

1. The Founding Titan/Progenitor Titan/Coordinate - Ymir Fritz > 145th Fritz King > Mr. Reiss > Uri Reiss > Frieda Reiss > Grisha Jaeger* > Eren Jaeger

2. The Attack Titan/Rogue Titan - Eren Kruger > Grisha Jaeger* > Eren Jaeger

3. The Colossal Titan - Bertolt Hoover > Armin Arlert

4. The Female Titan - Annie Leonhardt (Neutralized)

*After eating Frieda, the Founding and Attack lines merged into one before being passed to Eren Jaeger.

Marley

5. The Armored Titan - Reiner Braun

6. The Beast Titan - Zeke Jaeger

7. The Dancing Titan - Marcel > Ymir

8. The Cart Titan/Quadrupedal Titan - Peak

9. The Jaw Titan - Galliard


From what we have been told, Colt has been selected to inherit the Beast Titan from Zeke in the near future, while the remaining Eldians serving the Marley Military in the war against the Easterners are “competing” to decide who will eat Reiner and inherit the Armored Titan. That’s all for now until the future chapters, or the official translation in case it reveals anything new.

News: Shingeki no Kyojin Collectible Manga Illustration Bookmarks (2017)


Original Release Date: March 2017
Retail Price: N/A (Reward)


To commemorate the upcoming SnK season 2 in April, various retailers and bookstores in Japan will be giving away bookmarks with purchase of the tankobon manga!

There will be a set of five different bookmarks featuring colored versions of Mikasa, Levi, Jean, Eren, Erwin, Armin, Annie, Hanji, Beast Titan, Bertholt, and Reiner drawn by Isayama Hajime. When collected, all five complete a single collage-type image.

Connie: Eren and Levi sittin` in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

Eren: Come on you guys, quit it!

Jean: Yeah man, that was messed up.

Eren: Wow Jean, I-

Jean: It goes, Eren and Levi sittin` in a tree,  F-U-C-K-I-N-G!

Eren: Shut up!

Reiner: No no, it`s, Levi has Eren down on his knees, S-U-C-K-I-N-G!

Eren: GUYS!

The SnK World Analysis

So one thing which I find interesting about the official translation is that the Middle East fortress isn’t a slavery camp, but instead “Slava” is its name. I’m 99% sure this is the case with all slavic languages as I’ve seen this on multiple occasions that do not include my native language. Slava means “glory”.

One thing which I’m not quite sure about is that the fact that the “Middle East Union” is represented by what appears to be inspired/based off the Ottoman Empire. At least the uniforms if anything.

Now, unless Isayama is purposely mixing languages and nations (which he has sort of already done.. there aren’t typically Germans on Madagascar speaking Japanese, you know), including words of Slavic origin into a Middle Eastern theme is.. quite interesting. This hasn’t necessarily been anything new, but it gives some more insight on the world that this series takes place in.

Isayama has already confirmed in an interview that he based the SnK world off of the real world, but made it an upside-down mirrored variant, as we’ve seen with Marley and the island of Paradis, and the fact that sun rises from the West and sets in the East.

However, despite the nations and clothing being all over the place, the world itself is actually sightly bigger. Chapter 88 confirms that the ocean covers 70% of the planet’s surface, like in our real world, but… here’s something else.

Actual frame of Paradis Island from the atmosphere:

Madagascar from space:

You would think that the Walls, or at least the outline, would be visible on the Island from that far away.. but they’re not. I am still trying to figure out how long it actually took the SCs to get from Wall Maria to the Ocean, but I’m saving this talk for a future meta video.

Also, although the manga never gives the exact distance and size of the Walls territory, the anime gives the distance between each wall. With that, you can add it up to a radius and think of the outline of Wall Maria as a perfect circle. If you do, the total territory inside the Walls is BIGGER THAN THE SIZE OF MADAGASCAR IN REAL LIFE.

Also, Paradi itself, from a distance, looks to be of massive size considering how many plain fields there are inside the Walls… but the utter scale of it makes it too hard to notice. Knowing Isayama and well.. thinking logically, I’m guessing the Walls would be here:

And if I’m right, that little spot over there is the entirety of the Walls which is bigger than real-life Madagascar. If I’m right, then this Earth is dozens of times larger than the earth in Real Life, despite having the same (upside-down-mirrored) layout of continents. Also, that’s quite the height. It would explain why the climate inside the Walls doesn’t go very high, even in Summer days.

All of this is subject to change of course, and it may just be Isayama’s art style, but think of it like this: How far and how long did the SCs have to travel to reach the ocean? And then: What about the Eldians turned into Titans? How long would THEY need to reach the Walls? Gross made a joke when he threw Grice down and told him to head North. “If you’re lucky, you may reach the Walls”. But Kruger says that it’s impossible without being a Titan, meaning you’ll probably starve to death before you get there. Titans were able to take their time for the past 100 years, and the Eldia Restorationists plus Dina managed to reach Wall Maria in 18 years or less. Grisha, as a Titan, may have sprinted his way towards it before reaching Shiganshina and being found by Shadis… it definitely looked like he went a long way.

Then there’s the question of the Warriors. If all I’m saying is in fact correct, then I highly doubt they traveled the whole distance by foot from the coastline. My guess would be helicopters, as the first one dates back to 1939, and we know Marley already has planes and advanced military technology for their time, so… that would be my guess.

Again, if I’m right, this Earth may be even bigger than Jupiter.. which is just absolute madness, but we know that’s nothing compared to what Isayama has done so far. I’m looking forward to more surprises :D

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News: Shingeki no Kyojin x Ensky Merchandise Sets (2017)


Original Release Dates: June to July 2017
Retail Prices: Various (See below)


Ensky has release previews of their upcoming merchandise sets for Shingeki no Kyojin!

Releases in June 2017:

  • Nokkari Rubber Clip set featuring Eren, Levi, Mikasa, Erwin, Armin, Hanji, Jean, and Rogue Titan - 650 Yen each, 5,200 Yen for boxset of 8
  • Chimi Chara acrylic keyrings featuring Eren, Levi, Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Erwin, Bertholt, and Reiner - 600 Yen each; 4,800 for boxset of 8

Release in July 2017:

  • Omanjuu Niginigi Mascots featuring Eren, Levi, Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Historia, Erwin, & Hanji - 700 Yen each; 5,600 for boxset of 8