C&C - Attack on Titan - "Night of the Battle to Retake the Wall" [11/10]

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PicardMan

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#13
Still wondering how far in advance they decided to do this hiatus. Ending on a buildup to the big battle episode was an interesting way to end the half season. There was some good action in this half season , but we are so far from the basement. Yay, reruns for who knows how long. Let's hope they eventually move to the back half of the block.
 

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I thought that this episode was pretty good. I didn't realize that Levi had the Titan formula from Kenny. The fact that they can't analyze it was an easy way to keep that mysterious, especially now that Levi has it. Levi and Erwin arguing for awhile was a bit dull, but it made it clear just how strong Erwin's resolve was even when faced with a huge threat from Levi.

The whole party before the mission felt like a calm before the storm. Sasha going so far for meat was both strange and funny. It was a quick way to remind the audience of how she once offered meat for the group. The fact that only four months have passed since they first started being members of the Scouts is insane. Within that short amount of time, they've all gone through some really intense and traumatic experiences that already make them feel like veterans. It was funny how they didn't bother to stop Eren and Jean, even though they were both hoping for someone to step in. It was nice that Eren, Armin and Mikasa got a moment together. They haven't had a lot of those in this season. Mikasa herself hasn't really done much despite being one of the more popular characters in the series. It helped to showcase more of their connection and how they recognize that some things are changed forever.

Although, Armin getting Eren to promise that they'll find the ocean seemed like a red flag. A big party before their next huge mission in itself was a big red flag. In spite of that, it was nice how a lot of people came to wish them off. Even some of the minor or background characters from the season wanted to wish them good luck, which was a nice touch. I was really thrown off by that mid-ending theme preview. I thought to myself "What the heck was that?" after it was done. I guess Levi taking that container could explain why they were fighting him, but it was still such a weird tease for the next season. I'm not sure if it was even necessary given that the episode itself ends with the group heading off to take back the wall.

Overall, the episode was pretty good. I have enjoyed this half of the season a lot more than I expected to. I really liked most of the twists, the world building was pretty solid, Historia had some really good moments and Eren's emotional breakdown is still easily the most powerful moment in the series thus far. I'd still say that the series as a whole is more style than substance, but I do think that this season has had more substance than the first two seasons did. It's too bad that they have to take a break, but it is perfectly understandable. Hopefully the next half of the season will still be as engaging as this one was for me.
 

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Oh, this was the last episode before the hiatus? Is there any projections of when it'll come back - 2019? 2020? Gulp.
It was announced that the season will come back in next April. I'm not sure why they're taking a hiatus. I think at least part of it could be due to a recent disaster in Japan, but I don't know if the studio behind Attack on Titan is having some technical difficulties as well.
 

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It was announced that the season will come back in next April. I'm not sure why they're taking a hiatus. I think at least part of it could be due to a recent disaster in Japan, but I don't know if the studio behind Attack on Titan is having some technical difficulties as well.
I think the mid-season break was planned. There was a typhoon in the area and TV coverage delayed the last two episodes by a week.
 

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I think the mid-season break was planned. There was a typhoon in the area and TV coverage delayed the last two episodes by a week.
I remember hearing about the typhoon delaying the last couple of episodes. I didn't know that they had planned for a mid-season break, but I guess that would explain why they're starting it up again in April instead of just a few weeks later. It might also explain the mid end credit teaser since they wouldn't have made that if they didn't plan the mid-season break ahead of time.
 

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The big issue is if whether or not Toonami knew about the break in advance. It seems like that isn't the case. Anyway, if the reruns happen in the same slot for the next six months, that would be problematic, especially since even after rerunning all the episodes again, there would still be about a month or two until the new ones are ready.
 
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The big issue is if whether or not Toonami knew about the break in advance. It seems like that isn't the case. Anyway, if the reruns happen in the same slot for the next six months, that would be problematic, especially since even after rerunning all the episodes again, there would still be about a month or two until the new ones are ready.
Remember that Megalo Box is going to need a slot next month, so it will probably take midnight, while Attack on Titan moves down to 2am once FLCL Progressive's second run ends.