I’m a big Attack On Titan Fan, and so in honor of that I’m going to post about my so far favorite arc, The Retake of Shiganshina Arc.
As you may or may not know, In season 1 of Attack on Titan, the city of Shiganshina was taken by the titans, and then soon after Wall Maria too. The Main character, Eren and his friends Mikasa and Armin join the survey Corps to venture outside the walls. They soon discover Erens titan power and decide to use it to retake Shiganshina and wall Maria.
Only until season 3 do they carry out the plan for retake. Captain Hange developed a new weapon in hopes to assist the Scouts in the retake of wall Maria. As they make their way to shiganshina, they don’t realize the battle that awaits them….
When Eren arrives at the wall, there is no site of the enemy, so they start the mission, using Erens hardening ability, they seal the outer wall… seems too easy right? Well Armin senses it, there is something off. The mission is paused and Erwin orders the corps to search the area. Nothing found. Armin realizes that they are hiding in walls. They begin to search the walls and find a cracked area where someone could be hidden. Then reiner comes out, stabs the nearest man and tries to run off. But then….
Levi Stabs Reiner but Reiner transfers his consciousness throughout his body right before being stabbed, which allowed him to stay alive. Then he turns into a Titan and the battle begins!
Even though this is a Short Arc, It has many mini battles such as Levi vs Beast Titan, Eren and Armin vs Colossal Titan and Armored Titan vs Levi Squad. The battles have amazing animations and plot.
My favorite battle is Survey corps vs Armored Titan, the armored titan transforms and using the new invention created by Hange, the Thunderspears they use it to take down the Armored titan. They aren’t able to take him fully down but they do knock him unconscious in titan form.
Since he gets up again, they only have 4 Thunderspears left which are held by Jean, Connie. Sasha, and Mikasa. They planned use 3 to blow out the jaw and then the last one to blow the nape through the mouth. But Connie misses and the jaw isn’t fully open!! they lost their chance but Hange comes with her last thunder spear and blows the jaw, Mikasa blows his nape up! they won against Reiner.
This Arc is also very sad due to the fact that a very important character dies! Levi was ordered to decide who to give the titan serum to, and that decision was his alone. The choices were Armin or Erwin. Mikasa and Eren gave death threats to Levi to give it to Armin while everyone else knew the better choice was Erwin. In the End, Levi gave Armin the serum, which then led Armin to eat Berthold and gain the Colossal Titans Power.
Anyway, Let me know in the comments what your favorite Arc in any anime is! Thanks for taking the time to read! Bye…
Shinzou Wo Sasageyo!