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I'm just gonna start reading the comics. From what I've gleaned so far they aren't finishing everything up in 4 episodes so there will be a final season part 2. I'm not gonna be able to go a year or two without being spoiled.
Yeah depending on how long before the final part comes out I might just have to start the manga. That's what happened to me before the last season of MHA.
 

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Newest Episode of Promised Neverland season 2 (8) brings back some of the darker tone from the first season. Very good
 

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The second season of Promising Neverland feels like a fan fiction. I can't believe a legit writer actually wrote this? Plot devices appearing out of nowhere just to progress the plot and character development happening over the night and making no sense at all. Pacing is awful and goes from a slog in an episode to speed running in another.

Yep, this must be a fan fiction. They must be trolling us. Either that or whoever wrote this story is a bang average writer or outright bad.

Newcomers should only watch first season and skip the feck out of this train wreck. Just treat this second season as it never existed.
 

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Do you watch the dub version? I watch the subs, but can't handle the wait in between so I started waiting for 10-15 episodes to release at a time before bringing them :lol:

The Sabo reveal is one of the most heart warming moments in any anime. The happiness Lucy (:smirk:) must have felt after loosing Ace a few years prior.
Yeah, been watching the dubbed version for over a decade. Since October, Funimation have been releasing 13 episodes a month, and the next 'instalment' I was referring too has now been released. Fair enough, I see you aren't worried about receiving spoilers then!
 

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Yeah, been watching the dubbed version for over a decade. Since October, Funimation have been releasing 13 episodes a month, and the next 'instalment' I was referring too has now been released. Fair enough, I see you aren't worried about receiving spoilers then!
I didn't know that, how is the dub? I guess you enjoy it haha, yeah I've watched one piece since I was younger so roughly 15/16 years, I've not long finished the arc after the one your on, just on a break at the minute, waiting for the latest arc to finish.
 

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I watched Weathering With You two days ago. Good movie but not really as good as Your Name. Couldn't really relate to the characters or story as much as Your Name.
Spot on. I'm still waiting to watch Your Name on Sky or Prime but was really excited when Sky movies had Weathering With You after all the hype I was reading. But like you say I found it hard to relate.

It's not that I'm impatient, I was able to relate to all the characters in anime series After the Rain and The Great Passage, which were also drawn better by the way, and boy were they slow burners.
 

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I didn't know that, how is the dub? I guess you enjoy it haha, yeah I've watched one piece since I was younger so roughly 15/16 years, I've not long finished the arc after the one your on, just on a break at the minute, waiting for the latest arc to finish.
Yeah, love the dub. From the current arc, I really like the voice of Kin'emon, and Leo. Prior to Funimation, the company dealing with One Piece were 4kids and they were sublimely charmless. For example, 4Kids had Sanji sucking a lollipop instead of smoking a cigarette, and the voice acting just seemed out of place. I was going to quote post #1996 (as I mentioned the voice actor of Luffy) and then I realised that was a post to you in the first place. Apart from the comment about Erza being one of my favourite female characters (she wouldn't even make my top 20) , I still hold the views from that post. You're a bit like me in that you watch some shows dubbed (Steins Gate, and AOT in your case) and some shows subbed.

If I understood correctly, it wasn't too long ago you finished the arc after Dressrosa, and you've taken a break as you're waiting for the latest arc to finish? I was always under the impression that the subbed version were at least 5 arcs above the dubbed version. Just an impression I had, as there was no reason for me to check how many episodes were released in the subbed version.
 

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Yeah, love the dub. From the current arc, I really like the voice of Kin'emon, and Leo. Prior to Funimation, the company dealing with One Piece were 4kids and they were sublimely charmless. For example, 4Kids had Sanji sucking a lollipop instead of smoking a cigarette, and the voice acting just seemed out of place. I was going to quote post #1996 (as I mentioned the voice actor of Luffy) and then I realised that was a post to you in the first place. Apart from the comment about Erza being one of my favourite female characters (she wouldn't even make my top 20) , I still hold the views from that post. You're a bit like me in that you watch some shows dubbed (Steins Gate, and AOT in your case) and some shows subbed.

If I understood correctly, it wasn't too long ago you finished the arc after Dressrosa, and you've taken a break as you're waiting for the latest arc to finish? I was always under the impression that the subbed version were at least 5 arcs above the dubbed version. Just an impression I had, as there was no reason for me to check how many episodes were released in the subbed version.
I seen some images referring to the cigarette difference with Sanji in the past :lol: I enjoy watching dub to but I don't have the patience with some shows, knowing the sub is there waiting, but I do enjoy them both, especially AOT, both were phenomenal, I would ride to my death after an Erwin speech.

Sorry, I am two arcs ahead of you, completley forgot a story about a little elephant, which you shall get to, then it's the arc I just finished. The latest arc is still being released and I think they may have had some hold up on production for a few weeks once the pandemic struck.
 

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I finally caught up with AOT final season and watched the 15th episode. Dare I say, the CGI in episode 14 was terrible and ruined a moment that could have been legendary if done right. Weird, I didn't have a problem with the CGI in the big fight in episodes 5-8 but in episode 14 particularly it was godawful. Unfortunately it's bound to affect my rating of this season.

Story is starting to become a little bit convoluted with how much information thrown at you every episode then a sudden twist happens the next one that shuffles things again but it's alright, not impossible to be understood or anything. Though kinda feel it's becoming a completely different show in comparison to previous seasons. :lol: All characters seem different, the tone and atmosphere is different, everything is different. This isn't a criticism by the way.
 

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AoT latest episode spoiler Eren is a cnut.
Can't be the only one who's thinking Eren is basically giving Lelouch vol 2 vibe ? The scene in which he broke both Mikasa's and Armin's hearts made me remember when Lelouch was trying on purpose to get everyone to hate him to ultimately save the world. I feel like Eren is going on the same route and is doing this on purpose to force them to not follow him anymore.
 

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I finally caught up with AOT final season and watched the 15th episode. Dare I say, the CGI in episode 14 was terrible and ruined a moment that could have been legendary if done right. Weird, I didn't have a problem with the CGI in the big fight in episodes 5-8 but in episode 14 particularly it was godawful. Unfortunately it's bound to affect my rating of this season.

Story is starting to become a little bit convoluted with how much information thrown at you every episode then a sudden twist happens the next one that shuffles things again but it's alright, not impossible to be understood or anything. Though kinda feel it's becoming a completely different show in comparison to previous seasons. :lol: All characters seem different, the tone and atmosphere is different, everything is different. This isn't a criticism by the way.
The animation has been weird this season.

In the early episodes there was some really nice rotoscoped animation but it was done in relatively unimportant scenes like Udo talking, Colt and Zeke talking, Gabi with her family and some fancy camera angles with Reiner but the later episodes have been fairly still. The CGI was also fine in the early episodes but Beast Titan looked terrible in the latest episode.

I presume time and money ran out.
 

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The animation has been weird this season.

In the early episodes there was some really nice rotoscoped animation but it was done in relatively unimportant scenes like Udo talking, Colt and Zeke talking, Gabi with her family and some fancy camera angles with Reiner but the later episodes have been fairly still. The CGI was also fine in the early episodes but Beast Titan looked terrible in the latest episode.

I presume time and money ran out.
This is the scene I was talking. The way he moved his face was so fake it was hilarious. I don't have a problem with CGI in particular, but I have a problem with CGI done poorly and thrown in your face. Usually when a show uses CGI they try to mask it or make you not notice it's CGI but this one was straight in your face and so obvious.

Re-watching the scene again I even feel like the rap music they used in this scene didn't suit the tone at all ?

Overall a big shame such a very likely memorable scene was ruined.
 

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This is the scene I was talking. The way he moved his face was so fake it was hilarious. I don't have a problem with CGI in particular, but I have a problem with CGI done poorly and thrown in your face. Usually when a show uses CGI they try to mask it or make you not notice it's CGI but this one was straight in your face and so obvious.

Re-watching the scene again I even feel like the rap music they used in this scene didn't suit the tone at all ?

Overall a big shame such a very likely memorable scene was ruined.
The rap was odd. They usually nail the music too.

It's a credit to the story that can add all these new characters late on and get me invested in them. Falco is a pure soul and if anything happens him, I'll be gutted.
 

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The rap was odd. They usually nail the music too.

It's a credit to the story that can add all these new characters late on and get me invested in them. Falco is a pure soul and if anything happens him, I'll be gutted.
This is true. I'm actually more interested in Falco and Gabi plot line than the whole Zeke plan.
 

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Wow, the ending of Promised neverland was even more atrocious than the rest of this already terrible season. It's as if they were challenging themselves how to make it worse as it went on and saved the worst for the last! Good fecking bye, one of the worst sequels that I have ever seen.
 

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Okay, just caught up with Attack on Titan (will watch the last episode on Monday and then marathon the manga), and I need to get something off my chest. A bit on Mikasa...

After a promising start with the 104th Training Corps, she has plateaued in a significant way despite hogging a loooot of screen-time as a member of the core trio — and her individual development arc hasn't progressed beyond two rudimentary aspects: being a tragically broken Levi-lite badass with some stereotypical tsundere traits, and her near-complete dedication to Eren instead of having major aspirations of her own. As things stand, the likes of Hange, Ymir, peak Krista/Historia were either more compelling on a consistent basis or at least had more prominent zeniths...and to be completely honest, I'd be more interested in the further exploration of Annie or Gabi than much of the same with ever-so-predictable Mikasa. Hope Isayama has something grander and more intriguing in store for her — for example, her killing Eren in the end (after saving his bum a million times to complete the circle of life)! Something along those lines would be great for her static character as she would be central to the conflict while finally going against her typecast in a complex and emotionally charged affair — can't think of a better person to tie up all the loose ends and put Eren to rest after all his misdeeds (a more gruesome version of Levi with The Devil Erwin if you will), apart from maybe Armin (but he has already had a lot of moments to shine so I dunno).

Anyhow, fanfic/rant over!
 

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Okay, just caught up with Attack on Titan (will watch the last episode on Monday and then marathon the manga), and I need to get something off my chest. A bit on Mikasa...

After a promising start with the 104th Training Corps, she has plateaued in a significant way despite hogging a loooot of screen-time as a member of the core trio — and her individual development arc hasn't progressed beyond two rudimentary aspects: being a tragically broken Levi-lite badass with some stereotypical tsundere traits, and her near-complete dedication to Eren instead of having major aspirations of her own. As things stand, the likes of Hange, Ymir, peak Krista/Historia were either more compelling on a consistent basis or at least had more prominent zeniths...and to be completely honest, I'd be more interested in the further exploration of Annie or Gabi than much of the same with ever-so-predictable Mikasa. Hope Isayama has something grander and more intriguing in store for her — for example, her killing Eren in the end (after saving his bum a million times to complete the circle of life)! Something along those lines would be great for her static character as she would be central to the conflict while finally going against her typecast in a complex and emotionally charged affair — can't think of a better person to tie up all the loose ends and put Eren to rest after all his misdeeds (a more gruesome version of Levi with The Devil Erwin if you will), apart from maybe Armin (but he has already had a lot of moments to shine so I dunno).

Anyhow, fanfic/rant over!
Mikasa doesn't have a personality. Everyone likes her because she's the perfect waifu material : strong, pretty and over protective. If I find a girl like that I'll marry her without a second though! Otherwise story wise she has zero character, like literally zero. Everyone knows that deep down I believe. ( I even find her current drawing to be ugly in comparison to how pretty she looked like in the last 3 seasons ).

Though the current arc seems to set her up for a possible character development and her finally breaking out of Eren's bonds and becoming her own free will when she inevitable faces him on battlefield with how his characters is developing.

I have been thinking lately about who will end up surviving or dying at the end, actually. I didn't read the manga, so these are all assumptions not spoilers :

Eren : No way the story ends up with him living. He's destined to die, and as I said in a post above, I feel he's going Lelouch route volume 2 from Code Geass from his actions, setting everyone against him for a grand scheme.
Mikasa : No reason to kill her, considering how they seem to be setting her up. Will survive I believe and probably play a major role in the ending.
Hange : Will survive too, since I don't see another worthy commander at the end.
Jean and Conny : Won't be surprised if they end up dying close to the end of the series with how the author is ruthless with side characters.
Levi : Unsure all honestly after what happened in episode 15. Will be underwhelming if he ends up dying by being caught in such explosion - that happened thanks to his stupid plan from the start - as it will feel like a character completely wasted, I think he'll survive somehow, but on the other hand, can see him sacrificing himself at the end. Feels like his character arc deserves an honorable death.
Zeke, Reiner and whoever the other titans holders are called : Pretty sure they will all die. Won't surprise me if Eren ends up eating all of them, lolz. Reiner already escaped a lot of deaths. Also Zeke's plan won't happen, because Eren will be scheming things behind his back.
Historia : Just like Mikasa I see no reason to kill her, I think she'll still be around.
Falco and Gabi : I think Falco will end up dying somehow, but Gabi will survive.
 

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Eren : No way the story ends up with him living. He's destined to die, and as I said in a post above, I feel he's going Lelouch route volume 2 from Code Geass from his actions, setting everyone against him for a grand scheme.
Mikasa : No reason to kill her, considering how they seem to be setting her up. Will survive I believe and probably play a major role in the ending.
Hange : Will survive too, since I don't see another worthy commander at the end.
Jean and Conny : Won't be surprised if they end up dying close to the end of the series with how the author is ruthless with side characters.
Levi : Unsure all honestly after what happened in episode 15. Will be underwhelming if he ends up dying by being caught in such explosion - that happened thanks to his stupid plan from the start - as it will feel like a character completely wasted, I think he'll survive somehow, but on the other hand, can see him sacrificing himself at the end. Feels like his character arc deserves an honorable death.
Zeke, Reiner and whoever the other titans holders are called : Pretty sure they will all die. Won't surprise me if Eren ends up eating all of them, lolz. Reiner already escaped a lot of deaths. Also Zeke's plan won't happen, because Eren will be scheming things behind his back.
Historia : Just like Mikasa I see no reason to kill her, I think she'll still be around.
Falco and Gabi : I think Falco will end up dying somehow, but Gabi will survive.
Ooh, an intriguing thought experiment! :drool:

Mix of what I think will happen and what I hope happens, as I can't separate the two for the life of me...
  • Eren: agreed, too far gone and desperately needs closure; rest in peace sweet antihero prince, you did what you had to do in a barbaric world. Hope he ultimately taps into the paths to rids the world of Titans and the curse of Ymir.
  • Mikasa and Armin: both of them survive methinks, if only to give Eren Yeager a deep sense of relief in his death bed and fulfill Eren Kruger's wish/premonition? Hope Armin is cleansed of the 13 year limit with the nullification of Ymir's curse and becomes the cool-minded head strategist of Eldia, while Mikasa travels the world at her leisure (and stumbles upon a compassionate lover-friend) after escaping Eren's unintentionally vice-like and tainted grip.
  • Hange: reckon she will pass away in the near future, and be reunited with Moblit in Eldian heaven; her acumen as a researcher will be thoroughly missed, but the new generation of Armin and Jean possess the qualities to lead Eldia as strategists/generals if it comes to that.
  • Levi: reckon he's alive for now too. As the battle-scarred and PTSD/guilt-addled bridge between the old and new guards, I hope he's around to shoulder the legacy/dreams of Erwin, Hange, Mike, Kenny, Isabel, Furlan and co. beyond the climax, and becomes a pacifist who dedicates himself to the emancipation of disenfranchised people (like those from the underground).
  • Reiner:
He can't keep getting away with it! — Señor Pinkman
Die die die, plot armor titan — be gone with you!
  • Annie: hope she survives and is healed of Ymir's curse, as she volunteered a semblance of retroactive contrition for her actions as a warrior — way before Reiner/Bertoto. Pieck, on the other hand, needs to be blown to smithereens — mostly out of pettiness on my part as Cart Titan is the most annoying of all, and irreparably broke by heart with Zeke's rescue in Season 3.
  • Historia: agreed, think and hope she will survive. On a side note, do we reckon Eren is the sire of her yet-to-be-born kid...and not that no-mark red herring bumpkin?
  • Radamel Falcao and Gabi: the latter should live on yep...evolving into someone who is measured and can reflect upon her actions (as well as those around her in difficult conditions) would be anear-perfect trajectory for her story arc as she is depicted as a child that can be salvaged and draws parallels with Eren. The former might have a heroic death (as a clichéd sacrificial pawn to save Gabi perhaps, ugh?) as that would suit him, but hope he lives on too — we would need as many idyllic souls as possible to spearhead the post-Titan world, won't we?
 

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Ooh, an intriguing thought experiment! :drool:

Mix of what I think will happen and what I hope happens, as I can't separate the two for the life of me...
  • Eren: agreed, too far gone and desperately needs closure; rest in peace sweet antihero prince, you did what you had to do in a barbaric world. Hope he ultimately taps into the paths to rids the world of Titans and the curse of Ymir.
  • Mikasa and Armin: both of them survive methinks, if only to give Eren Yeager a deep sense of relief in his death bed and fulfill Eren Kruger's wish/premonition? Hope Armin is cleansed of the 13 year limit with the nullification of Ymir's curse and becomes the cool-minded head strategist of Eldia, while Mikasa travels the world at her leisure (and stumbles upon a compassionate lover-friend) after escaping Eren's unintentionally vice-like and tainted grip.
  • Hange: reckon she will pass away in the near future, and be reunited with Moblit in Eldian heaven; her acumen as a researcher will be thoroughly missed, but the new generation of Armin and Jean possess the qualities to lead Eldia as strategists/generals if it comes to that.
  • Levi: reckon he's alive for now too. As the battle-scarred and PTSD/guilt-addled bridge between the old and new guards, I hope he's around to shoulder the legacy/dreams of Erwin, Hange, Mike, Kenny, Isabel, Furlan and co. beyond the climax, and becomes a pacifist who dedicates himself to the emancipation of disenfranchised people (like those from the underground).
  • Reiner:

Die die die, plot armor titan — be gone with you!
  • Annie: hope she survives and is healed of Ymir's curse, as she volunteered a semblance of retroactive contrition for her actions as a warrior — way before Reiner/Bertoto. Pieck, on the other hand, needs to be blown to smithereens — mostly out of pettiness on my part as Cart Titan is the most annoying of all, and irreparably broke by heart with Zeke's rescue in Season 3.
  • Historia: agreed, think and hope she will survive. On a side note, do we reckon Eren is the sire of her yet-to-be-born kid...and not that no-mark red herring bumpkin?
  • Radamel Falcao and Gabi: the latter should live on yep...evolving into someone who is measured and can reflect upon her actions (as well as those around her in difficult conditions) would be anear-perfect trajectory for her story arc as she is depicted as a child that can be salvaged and draws parallels with Eren. The former might have a heroic death (as a clichéd sacrificial pawn to save Gabi perhaps, ugh?) as that would suit him, but hope he lives on too — we would need as many idyllic souls as possible to spearhead the post-Titan world, won't we?
Nice, will be interesting to see what others also believe.

Regarding Historia, yeah, the story about this boy who became the father of her child is way too far-fetched and impossible to believe, feels like a cover up. Also, Eren being the father will go up well with Zeke's plan, who wanted to breed the founder with royal blood to keep the rumbling threat on till the euthanasia is complete, though I don't know when him getting her pregnant could have possibly happened, and more importantly, why she agreed on the plan of eradicating all the Eldians. Maybe he told her a false story too.
 

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Mikasa doesn't have a personality. Everyone likes her because she's the perfect waifu material : strong, pretty and over protective. If I find a girl like that I'll marry her without a second though! Otherwise story wise she has zero character, like literally zero. Everyone knows that deep down I believe. ( I even find her current drawing to be ugly in comparison to how pretty she looked like in the last 3 seasons ).

Though the current arc seems to set her up for a possible character development and her finally breaking out of Eren's bonds and becoming her own free will when she inevitable faces him on battlefield with how his characters is developing.

I have been thinking lately about who will end up surviving or dying at the end, actually. I didn't read the manga, so these are all assumptions not spoilers :

Eren : No way the story ends up with him living. He's destined to die, and as I said in a post above, I feel he's going Lelouch route volume 2 from Code Geass from his actions, setting everyone against him for a grand scheme.
Mikasa : No reason to kill her, considering how they seem to be setting her up. Will survive I believe and probably play a major role in the ending.
Hange : Will survive too, since I don't see another worthy commander at the end.
Jean and Conny : Won't be surprised if they end up dying close to the end of the series with how the author is ruthless with side characters.
Levi : Unsure all honestly after what happened in episode 15. Will be underwhelming if he ends up dying by being caught in such explosion - that happened thanks to his stupid plan from the start - as it will feel like a character completely wasted, I think he'll survive somehow, but on the other hand, can see him sacrificing himself at the end. Feels like his character arc deserves an honorable death.
Zeke, Reiner and whoever the other titans holders are called : Pretty sure they will all die. Won't surprise me if Eren ends up eating all of them, lolz. Reiner already escaped a lot of deaths. Also Zeke's plan won't happen, because Eren will be scheming things behind his back.
Historia : Just like Mikasa I see no reason to kill her, I think she'll still be around.
Falco and Gabi : I think Falco will end up dying somehow, but Gabi will survive.
I don't think Hange is a worthy commander. She's great and she's actually one of my favourite arcs now because she was the fun oddball researcher and now she's the Commander who seems hopelessly out of her depth with everything going on around her and losing everyone like Moblit, Erwin and possibly Levi? (Although I doubt it, you don't kill him off in that fashion although he's probably fecked).

Also, I think it's stupid how they killed Ymir off-screen. Feels like she was treated as a literary nuisance in the end that just had to be gotten rid of. There was opportunities to have some interesting scenes with her before she was killed.
 

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I don't think Hange is a worthy commander. She's great and she's actually one of my favourite arcs now because she was the fun oddball researcher and now she's the Commander who seems hopelessly out of her depth with everything going on around her and losing everyone like Moblit, Erwin and possibly Levi? (Although I doubt it, you don't kill him off in that fashion although he's probably fecked).

Also, I think it's stupid how they killed Ymir off-screen. Feels like she was treated as a literary nuisance in the end that just had to be gotten rid of. There was opportunities to have some interesting scenes with her before she was killed.
Think he's writing Hange in a way that she'll grow up in the role as it goes on, as she found herself a commander without asking. She still didn't get her character development arc I believe. As for Ymir, I kinda agree they wasted her. Even her version of the Jaw Titan was weak after what we have seen this season !
 

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The final episode of AOT was just released. Great episode but ended with a massive cliffhanger.

Second season was confirmed to be released winter 2022 so either December or January. God help me wait all this time without being blasted with spoilers.
 

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Gonna have to start the manga soon. Don't think I'll be able to avoid the spoilers on twitter or youtube comments.
 

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What an amazing season, so many great moments, the wait is going to be so difficult.

I've tried my best to avoid spoilers but it's going to be impossible with the manga ending in the near future, I think I'm going to have to read it before the internet gets filled with spoilers.

If anyone else is interested and want to carry on reading from the end of this season, they should start from chapter 115.
 

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I'm 60-ish chapters into the comics now. The anime seems to have adapted them exactly as is as so far.

Kick his head in, Reiner.
 

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What an amazing season. AOT is great in that it just keeps getting better and better. The wait for winter 2022 will be painful, but I'm glad that they're taking their time and getting it done properly. After Game of Thrones scarred me, I no longer have any qualms about shows taking a while before releasing their next season.
 

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Ok, I decided to jump into AOT manga since some douchebag on MAL posted a thread title in the forums with spoilers to ruin it for everyone. I realized it'll be impossible to stay 9 more months without being blasted with more spoilers unless I leave the internet completely.

Already read chapter 115. Will try to finish it within the next week.
 

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Finished chapter 127, 11 more to go. Finally I'm becoming anti spoiler ! I'm now the spoiler myself ! :lol:

The manga is as fun as the anime. Isayama's drawing and dialogue are awesome.
 

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I finished the manga, will be waiting with the others for the final chapter, though it made me feel terrible and sick. I'll probably save my opinion here till the anime returns.

On another hand, I have been watching the first season of Re:Zero recently. Watched up till episode 16. Quite decent overall, some episodes were fun and some were boring, though dare I say I don't see where the hype about this series coming from ? As I did get the feeling it's treated as something of mainstream anime ? Did I just got the wrong feeling, or is the reasons for the hype I felt from people talking about is yet to come ?
 

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Has anybody seen Penguindrum? I watched about 20 (out of 26?) episodes a year ago but never finished it. I don't know why because it was really getting going and had some strong Utena vibes, which I absolutely loved. Keep meaning to re-watch and finish it sometime...
 

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I love Dragon Ball, but aside from that and Gundam Wing I have never really been into anime. I got a 3 month Funimation free trial via Playstation so wanted to give something else a try.

Started watching Darling in the Franxx because its one of the few shows on the platform that I have heard of (No Dragon Ball Super L :( ) and im conflicted. I quite like it and the mech combat is cool, but I could do without the hyper-sexualised kids.


There is Gundam shows on Funimation, but not the one I remember https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Suit_Gundam_Wing I guess some of the shows like DBS are on Crunchyroll? But as Sony now own both I hope the libraries are merged at some point
 

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I love Dragon Ball, but aside from that and Gundam Wing I have never really been into anime. I got a 3 month Funimation free trial via Playstation so wanted to give something else a try.
Try maybe Gundam Seed or Code Geass.

Has anybody seen Penguindrum? I watched about 20 (out of 26?) episodes a year ago but never finished it. I don't know why because it was really getting going and had some strong Utena vibes, which I absolutely loved. Keep meaning to re-watch and finish it sometime...
I love Mawaru Penguindrum, it was a fun anime to watch every week and to try to understand it or guess what it will happen or just read theories. It has the same director than Utena.
 

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Finished the first season of Re Zero. Honestly my opinion didn't change much, quite decent show but for me wasn't as good as I was expecting it to be. Also, unfortunately the show has a lot of cringe either some dialogue or characters. Still some episodes were quite fun and I enjoyed some emotional scenes so won't say bad by any means. About a 7/10 show. Will watch the second season later but not any time soon.
 

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I haven't seen the new AOT yet, but just want to know is the final season over yet? Going to binge watch it at some point.
 
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I haven't seen the nrw AOT yet, but just want to know is the final season over yet? Going to binge watch it at some point.
As expected, the ‟Final Season“ was split in half; Part 1 (which consisted of 16 episodes and covered chapters 91—116) wrapped up on March 29, and now we will have to have to wait till the new year for Part 2 (which will presumably cover chapters 117—139)...
The teaser trailer for Attack on Titan season 4, part 2 revealed that the next episode ("Judgement") would be coming in Winter 2022. While the announcement might panic western viewers into thinking Attack on Titan won't resume until the end of 2022, the Japanese winter TV season traditionally runs from January to March, meaning Attack on Titan season 4 will continue in early 2022. Given that Attack on Titan season 4, part 1 premiered in December 2020, part 2 could arrive closer to the New Year than spring 2022.
https://screenrant.com/attack-titan-season-4-part-2-release-date-story-updates/
 

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Whelp, after reading AOT's last chapter I can definitely say I'm not looking forward to seeing this again in anime.

The second part of the season will be fantastic for the first 5 or 6 episodes then it'll go down hill non stop from there up till the end.
 
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Whelp, after reading AOT's last chapter I can definitely say I'm not looking forward to seeing this again in anime.

The second part of the season will be fantastic for the first 5 or 6 episodes then it'll go down hill non stop from there up till the end.
Holy shit I just read it and cannot believe how stupid the ending is, unbelievably bad. At this point I'm hoping for original anime ending
 

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Holy shit I just read it and cannot believe how stupid the ending is, unbelievably bad. At this point I'm hoping for original anime ending
Yes, the last arc was very underwhelming and the ending was ridiculously dumb.

Making Eren a puppet for Ymir all along who was just moving on the destined path and killed his mother from the beginning to kickstart the journey ruined his character completely beyond repair, threw all his development out of the window and made ton of scenes from old seasons look laughable now after they were emotional previously. Ymir's target being out of her love for the king and she wanted to learn to move on was dumb. Eren's plan of killing 80% of humanity then get killed to paint alliances as heroes was dumb as feck and ended up solving nothing and serving no purpose because the world still hates Paradis and the war will still go on so what's the point exactly? The alliances now being the peace negotiators from the world towards Paradis is dumb, and lolz at the end that seems to hint at Eren becoming a bird or something, how can a random bird be so intelligent to wrap the scarf around Mikasa's neck then fly again? So dumb. Actually how did Mikasa travel from Marley to Paradis on her own holding the head? Did she ride a plane or a boat with the head alongside her? Dumb.

Honestly the entire rumbling shit arc was very underwhelming. The series was great up till this arc, after that it was just clichéd save the world bullshit, turning the conflict into a simple everyone against Eren, turning Eren into an off screen main villain just to pull out a Code Geass rip off ending and throw all the build up you did for the character in the previous 3 arcs is underwhelming conclusion to such long journey. To make him be the one who killed his mother was the final straw. Eren went on from being a potentially great protagonist to a terrible, underwhelming one in space of one arc
 
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