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Overview
That Day: The Fall of Shiganshina, Part 2
Attack on Titan Ep 2 Title Card
Season 1, Episode 2
General Information
Series Attack on Titan
Kanji その日 ―シガンシナ陥落②―
Rōmaji Sono Hi -Shiganshina Kanraku (2)-
Alternative Translations That Day
Air Date April 13, 2013 (Japan), May 10, 2014 (USA)
Adapted From 2, 15
Opening Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen
Ending Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai
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Plot

As a priest recites a verse, the towns people run away from the Titans coming through the hole in Wall Maria. The Titans continue devouring the villagers. Eren hits Hannes for leaving his mother when they could have saved her life. Hannes explains that Eren lacks strength, and he admits he lacks courage to fight the Titans. Hannes apologizes to the two. Then Mikasa gets a flashback of her dead parents. The villagers rush to the piers to board the ships to leave Wall Maria. On a boat, Armin spots Mikasa and Eren from the dock. His father tells him not to talk to them due to how distraught his friends are in. The crowd pushes to get on board the packed ships. Near the gates, Hannes urges them to not close the gates because there are still survivors. However, the men shut the gates to prevent the Titans from coming in. Suddenly, an Armored Titan dashes towards the gate without flinching from the cannons. The Armored Titan crashes through the gate. In the Trost District of Wall Rose, the men wonder how the Titans breached Wall Maria. The towns people are disillusioned with their fates while Eren regrets not saving his mother. Eren vows to kill all the Titans. He remembers his father forcefully injecting something in his body and reminding him about the key.

After Eren wakes up, Mikasa leads Eren to a food storage. Armin arrives with bread in his arms. A soldier scoffs at Armin's group. Armin explains that that there isn't enough food. When the soldier remarks that if the Titans have eaten more people, there would be fewer mouths to feed, Eren kicks the soldier's shin. Eren tells them that they have not seen the Titans. Armin apologizes to the soldier to stop them from beating Eren up. Shortly after, Eren vows to win back Wall Maria and throws the bread at Armin. Armin tells him that they have to live here. When Eren argues more, Mikasa knocks out Eren. Mikasa states that they cannot beat the Titans the way they are now. She states that they have to survive and shoves the bread in Eren's mouth.

Several days later, the survivors tilled the land to produce more bread. In 846, 12% of the population sacrifice themselves (the survivors) to fight the Titans to win back Wall Maria. Their sacrifice alleviates the pressure of food shortages on the people. Eren tells everyone that he will join the Survey Corps to defeat the Titans. In the enlistment ceremony of the 104th Trainee Corps, Keith Shadis states that he will train the new recruits for the next three years.

Points of Interest

  • Titans pushed humanity to the brink of extinction. Humans built walls: Maria, Rose, and Sina in layers to protect themselves.
  • Shiganshina District is one of many districts that are constructed to protrude from the walls to lure the Titans.

Quotes

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

Mikasa: "If Armin is a weakling, so are we. We didn't even run from the Titans or from the city on our own two feet. We couldn't even get the food we're eating today without help. Anyone so weak couldn't possibly defeat a single Titan... What matters is survival. Just like your mother said. Eat... and survive!"

— Mikasa telling Eren to survive

18:35

Manga & Anime Differences

The following points show notable alterations from the source material.

  • Annie Leonhardt makes her debut earlier when she appears in the crowd to get some bread.

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