The Attack on Titan Challenge #6 Hoped for moment in season 2

Season one of Attack on Titan gave us a largely fleshed out world within the walls of humanities existence, a cast of dynamic and generally interesting characters. That means, going forward to season two, there’s a lot that could happen, and a lot that we might want to happen. I’ve kinda ruined this challenge article for myself as I’m actually up to date with the manga which has gone past the end of what anyone is expecting for the conclusion of the second season. So, with that in mind, I’m going to do my best to pretend I don’t know what’s going on and I’ll be attempting to be quite vague in the specifics of things.

There are loads of things a person might want to happen in season two. As I mentioned, we’ve got lots of interesting characters and the world has been nicely developed for lots to happen going forward, that said the thing I’m looking forward to seeing in the next twenty-five episodes or so is to do with the titans.

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The Attack on Titan challenge #5 Favourite Titan

I’m not actually one of the people that think Titans are the most important aspect of Attack on Titan. I’ve always thought that the relationships between the characters and the fear they feel by being trapped is much more interesting than the humanoid, man eating giants themselves. That said: they’re still pretty cool.

When I came up with the one I wasn’t entirely sure if I wanted to choose a mindless titan or a human titan. After all, just because of the two, possibly four human titans we’ve met so far in the show are the most intelligent it doesn’t mean they would have to be the ones I like the most. I mean look at Hange’s favourites: Sonny and Bean!

As usual though, I’m just go to ignore my explanatory speel and go for one of the human titans anyway. In season 1, for me at least, the best titan has to be the main antagonist of the second half, the Female Titan.

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The Attack on Titan challenge #4 Hardest-to-deal-with death

This is an interesting one because after reading the later parts of the manga I can’t help but feel some of the later deaths are far worse than those we’ve seen in the anime so far. That said, I’m going to use some later manga context to decide my decision – though I won’t say what that is to prevent spoilers.

There are of course loads of deaths to choose from – in the first couple of arcs when the walls fall soldiers and family members die a lot, I mean Eren’s mother, Armin’s whole family, most of the soldiers in Shiganshina, 200 soldiers in Trost. In the second half when the Scout’s go beyond Wall Rose and encounter the Female Titan a lot of people – most notably the majority of the members of the Levi squad.

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I didn’t go for any of those though. In episode 13 after the smoke has cleared following the reclamation of Trost, just when the writers allow us to think the death by Titans has finished for an episode or two, we find one final death: Marco. It’s testament to the show that most of the cadets in the opening half that they all have very distinct traits and Marco is one that manages to hold everything together. Unashamedly afraid of fighting the titans and happy to be reliant on people that aren’t particularly strong themselves, he was a pillar of stability in a group of highly strung and frightened people.

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Anime Challenge #13 Anime character most similar to you: Yuuta Togashi

Hey everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve written one of these anime challenge posts – I’ve been so caught up with my new Attack on Titan monthly challenge that I haven’t had much time to keep going with this one. That does mean I am a little bit behind, but even if I don’t quite complete the 30 articles in 15 weeks, they will eventually get done!

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#13 is a bit of an odd one as I need to try and choose a character that’s similar to me. I tend to watch anime, partly at least, as a form of escapism so identifying a character that’s most similar to me isn’t something I’ve really ever thought about before. So, I’ve had a little think about it and I’ve decided on a character that has already featured in this challenge as half of my favourite couple: Yuuta Togashi.

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The Attack on Titan Challenge #3 Favourite Side Character

There are so many great side characters in Attack on Titan, it makes choosing one favourite much more difficult than last time when I was choosing my favourite main character.

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Although the rest of the cadets have never done much for me, the senior members of the Survey Corps could have a show all to themselves (Levi actually does have a couple of OVA episodes…). Hange is a great mix between very funny and extremely cunning and I needn’t give an explanation as to why Levi is awesome. However, I’m not going with either of them because my number 1 side character in Attack on Titan has to be Erwin Smith.

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The Attack on Titan Challenge #2 Favourite Main Character

Thanks for coming back for the second article in my Attack on Titan challenge – anyone started counting down the days yet to season 2? (26 – if you haven’t).

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The second item on the challenge list is my ‘favourite main character’. For the sake of ease I’m going to define this as one of three main heroes from Shiganshina, although I suspect by September we’ll be able to add some more to that particular list.

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If you’ve a recurrent visitor to the Tiny World of an Anime Amateur, you might have noticed that I’m particularly fond of one of the three characters generally, so choosing out the three from Attack on Titan is quite straight forward.

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Anime Challenge #12: Saddest Anime Scene

It’s rare in this challenge that I’ve been able to decide on an article without having to think about it for a while. When I first saw this scene I remember feeling entirely broken, devastated, ruined (do you need more negative superlatives?), so it was an easy choice.

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As with many sad things in anime, this article includes a huge spoiler, so if you haven’t finished Clannad: After Story, I’ll forgive you entirely for clicking out of this post now (no, really, leave now).

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The Attack on Titan challenge #1: Favourite Episode

I think I might have chosen the most difficult of all the articles in this challenge as the first one. The build up of tension and pressure across the whole season is what makes Attack on Titan the show that it is. If I’ve got to choose one though, I’m going to go for episode 7: Small Blade, The Struggle for Trost part 3.

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There’s a very good reason that I’ve chosen this episode and this is because it picks up on all of the feelings of anger and enclosure felt by humanity and expresses them in a huge amount of emotion.

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March Attack on Titan Blogging Challenge!

Hey everyone!

So yesterday in my post on If My Heart Had WingsI mentioned that I had something pretty big planned for today and I stand by that now.

I’m one of the many people that are getting very excited about the upcoming broadcast of the second season of Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) and to articulate this excitement in some kind of sensible way, I’ve decided to set myself a bit of a challenge!

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10 posts over the next 30 days before the airing on the first episode of season 2 on April 1. That means writing an Attack on Titan post pretty much every third day – I’m not sure if I’m going to be able to do that as I’m already in the middle of the 30 posts in 15 weeks challenge, but I’m going to do my best!

If anyone else wants to give it a go that would be amazing! I won’t nominate anyone for this though just because of the amount of extra work it would mean for most people.

Thanks for reading! 😀

Anime Challenge #11 Favourite Mec Anime

Japanese transformers. Not the most accurate description of the mecha genre of anime, but it comes close enough. I haven’t really watched many anime that could be described as ‘mecha’ because, generally, I don’t like them. However, that does mean that it is easy to choose my favourite from the genre.

Code Geass.

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In an alternate world history, the planet is dominated by a small number of vast empires and federations. Largest and (in the eyes of the protagonists at least) the most evil is the Britannia Empire, who ruthlessly occupied Japan and renamed it ‘Area 11’, removing the concept of the past nation.

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