the entire snk fandom:
yes, eren's mother is dead, we know, she has passed on, she's been gone since episode 1, you love showing this so much, you're showing us her death AGAIN, we KNOW, his mom is dead, she was fucking killed, ok we know, we get it, EREN'S MOTHER IS DEAD. WE GET IT.
The Character Shop shared a photo of this adorable chibi Levi cutout and some of the merchandise from the Shingeki no Kyojin x The Character Shop event, taking place at Shibuya Marui and currently ongoing until August 7th!
» Updated: A new photo was released, this time of chibi Eren and his merchandise :)
» Updated: Added Mikasa and various photos from the store!
Anime News Network just published an interview with Trina Nishimura and Yui Ishikawa (Mikasa Ackerman’s english and japanese voice actresses) that took place at Anime Expo!
In this interview they talk, among other things, about their work in Season 2, their expectations regarding Season 3, and Mikasa’s relationship with Eren.
Here’s an excerpt of some of the most relevant questions:
Season 3 is coming next year. Since the manga’s been out for a little while, are the two of you going in blind or have you spoiled yourself for what’s coming next?
Trina: I don’t actually read the manga until after we finish recording because I don’t want to mess anything up and I like to go into each season and each episode fresh, not knowing what’s happened. And it’s awful. (laughs) Because I’m dying to know, and I know she reads the manga so I want to ask her questions, but I don’t want to spoil it. But I’m really excited.
Yui: Yes, I’ve read what happens in the manga in the future.
Is there a moment coming up that you’re the most excited to perform?
Yui: I’ve read what’s available so far, but I try not to reread too much ahead before the production of a season, because if I knew too much of the story, that could get in my way of performing for the story that’s being presented right now. I think that season 3’s going to take us to a certain part of the storyline where we can perhaps expect to see more struggles within humankind than humankind against titans. That story development will probably be very interesting in season 3 and would bring in more mystery to be resolved with some more clarifications on some mysteries. So I’m very excited and looking forward to taking part in season 3.
Season 2 ended with a big moment for Mikasa, when she finally confessed her feelings for Eren. In your opinion, do you think they make a good couple? Some fans say Mikasa needs someone more mature than Eren. What do you think of that?
Yui: Eren is not really reciprocating her feelings right now. So I’m not sure if they’re going to make a good couple at this time. For Mikasa it’s probably a little bit—it’s not enough for her, maybe? But hopefully. At the end, Eren did say to Mikasa “Yes, I’ll put this scarf on you over and over again.” Until that point, Mikasa’s always been chasing after Eren, but that was the first time Eren actually turned to her and said something like that to her instead. So maybe there is hope that they could make it.
Trina: I mean, I hope that they end up together, I hope that he—I don’t want to say “mans up” because that’s inappropriate—but I hope that he calms down a little and they ride off into the sunset together. That moment where she’s not straight-out saying “I love you!” obviously, she’s just kind of expressing how important he is to her and all of her motivation has been to keep him alive. For him, that moment says “I will always be there.” That’s such a touching moment, after the mental anguish of the scene prior, and then turning around and seeing her for the first time was so beautiful, and I hope that it works out, but he’s not the most reliable guy, so who knows?
Okay last question. Is the wait between seasons as hard for you as it is for the fans? Do you wish that it was a little bit more often than a year between twelve episode chunks?
Trina: Every day. I only know what the fans go through from what they tell me, and they’re very excited, and some even angry. Like, it’s not my fault! But it’s awful. It’s like the worst. I’ll talk to the English dub director, Mike McFarland, and I’m like “Is it here yet? Do we have it yet? Is it next month?” And he’s like “I don’t know, stop asking.” I’ll text him randomly, “Hey happy Tuesday. When’s it coming?” I’m very excited, very excited.
Yui: Yes, there were four years between season 1 and 2, however during that four years, the cast of Attack on Titan in Japan worked on a lot of different projects, games and various events and various collaborations, and also there was Attack on Titan: Junior High, so it didn’t feel like there was actually four years of waiting, because we were always involved somewhat. So it felt like when season 2 was decided it was like “oh finally!” but it also didn’t feel like it took four years. And within that four years, we had a deepened understanding of the characters, and I think we were able to bring that to season two and make it better, hopefully.
Original Release Date: May 22nd to July 21st, 2017 & August 28th to September 29th, 2017 Retail Price: Various (See below)
The official merchandise for the upcoming SnK IN THE DOME: Soldiers’ Soldiers’ Starry Sky screenings have been unveiled! Attendees will receive sticker sheets featuring new chibi visuals of Mikasa, Connie, Reiner, Bertholt, & Levi for one set and Eren, Armin, Jean, Erwin, & Hanji for the other.
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Ymir’s birthday is only a few days away, so here’s a quick reminder post to help anyone who wants to follow the celebrations.
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Wait did they confirm 25 episodes for the next season? I kinda assumed it would be another 12 episodes since that would give the manga some breathing room to make more chapters.
The PV that announced the Season went through all unanimated manga covers (13-20) and then climaxed at the basement and ocean covers, proceeding to reveal the 2018 season 3 release date. That’s a pretty heavy indication of what’s to come, isn’t it?
“I once loved a girl and she thought well of me we thought we’d be happy together but now I’m alone as you can well see she’s cold in her grave forever” -”That’s Not How the Story Goes,” A Series of Unfortunate Events
“You always station me away from Titans, have you noticed that?” Petra asks one night when they’re in his room as he’s reading over documents from Erwin. She’s here to give him tea like she normally does (although she disapproves of him drinking it so late at night since “the caffeine will keep you up and you already get so little sleep as it is”), setting down the teapot and two cups, one for him and one for her if she ends up staying to keep him company, onto his desk.
He avoids her gaze, pouring out a cup of tea for him and for her, and takes a sip. It’s strong and earthy, although it’s a tad too hot since he drank it hastily in order to avoid answering her right away. “Do I?” he finally responds. “Must be a coincidence.”
She wrinkles her nose at him and takes her own cup, taking a dainty sip herself. She leans against his desk instead of taking her usual seat on his bed. (“You don’t have anywhere else to sit,” she pointed out to him one time, leaving him to grudgingly allow her to just sit wherever the hell she wanted unless he give up his own chair for her.) “You don’t think I’d be able to handle myself on the field?”
He scoffs at the ridiculousness of the question. “You wouldn’t be on my squad if you couldn’t.”
“Hmm,” she says in reply, sipping more of her tea and pretending to be grumpy at his blunt tone. “I always thought Eren was going to be our special weapon – special Titan shifting powers and everything – but maybe it’s going to be me since you seem to like to keep me hidden. Are you perhaps saving my skills for something special?”
He isn’t, not really, but he does prefer to keep her from the more dangerous areas during expeditions although he’s reluctant to admit that it’s his affection for her. The way she dances around it, hinting that she probably – no, definitely – knows, makes him feel rather stupid though and he always finds himself stammering and fighting off a blush. “I can’t see how you could joke about something like that,” he grumbles.
“Captain Levi,” she sighs, “always so serious.”
“How can I not be when we’re getting eaten left and right every time we step outside of the Walls?”
“You could at least allow yourself a smile every once in a while. Maybe it’d look nice on you.” She ignores his scowl. “Our situation is grim but allowing yourself to laugh isn’t a bad thing. Is it terrible to dream that we might even have a chance at happy ending, Levi?”
He wants to ask what she means by “we.” Is it a general “we,” a “we” that encompasses all of the lives that lived in the Walls, or did she mean “we” as in him and her?
He never gets the chance to ask for a clarification. It’s either because he’s too scared or because she leaves far too soon, taking a glance at how much his candle has burnt and declaring that it was much too late for her to be occupying her captain’s time, but the affectionate glance that she graces him before she leaves hints that she might have meant the latter “we.”