Female Titan: The 57th Exterior Scouting Mission, Part 1
Attack on Titan Ep 17 Title Card
Season 1, Episode 17
General Information
Series Attack on Titan
Kanji 女型の巨人 ―第57回壁外調査①―
Rōmaji Megata no Kyojin -Dai Gojū-Nana Kai Hekigai Chōsa (1)-
Alternative Translations The Female Titan
Air Date August 3, 2013 (Japan), September 6, 2014 (USA)
Adapted From 22, 23
Opening Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen
Ending great escape
Episode guide
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Heading towards the Shiganshina District from the Karanes District, Hanji yells at the support team to dissect an incoming Titan. Meanwhile, Eren asks Auruo if he thinks his classmates can defeat the Titans. Out in the field, the soldiers take up their formations. Armin remembers what Ness said to them during the debriefing. The soldiers will fire red smoke when they spot some Titans. Elsewhere, Sasha tries to run away from a Titan - who is crawling towards her. Jean and another soldier aids Sasha. The soldiers are ordered to avoid the Titans, except for the aberrant ones. Armin spots Ness and another soldier taking down an aberrant Titan. Behind Ness and his comrade, a female Titan from the distance is chasing them. Ness spots the Female Titan running towards Armin. When Ness and his comrade attack, the Female Titan easily anticipates their moves and kills them. Armin notices that the Female Titan is quite intelligent. In the area devastated by the female Titan, a soldier remarks that the whole right flank recon squad has been wiped out by the Female Titan and her group of Titans.

Meanwhile, the Female Titan takes a good look at Armin's face after taking a peek under Armin's hood. Reiner finds Armin on the ground and urges him to ride the horse. From behind, Jean fires a yellow smoke. Jean catches up with Reiner and Armin and gives them a status report. Armin says that the Female Titan is like Eren, and he thinks the Titan is looking for Eren. Armin and the others circle the female Titan. When Jean tries to cut off its Achilles tendons, the Female Titan defends itself. Jean tries to aim for the nape, yet the Female Titan protects its neck. When Armin shouts out for Jean, the Female Titan stops its attack. Reiner attempts to attack the Female Titan, only to be caught in her hands. He breaks free by slashing it. Reiner grabs Armin and tells them to retreat. Armin notices the Female Titan heading towards the center rear where Eren is located.

Points of Interest

  • Eyecatch Information: The long range scouting formation that is devised by Commander Irwin is used to increase survival rates outside of the walls. This is like a form of human radar to detect aberrant Titans.

Fallen Soldiers

  • Ness is killed by the Female Titan while defending Armin.


The following quotes are from the Crunchyroll subtitle script, timestamps are approximate.

Jean: "Armin, I thought it was creepy how you always clung to Eren. But I've always thought you had it in you. " — Jean's faith in Armin


Manga & Anime Differences

The following points show notable alterations from the source material.

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