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Episode 8 (Attack on Titan)

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Overview
I Can Hear His Heartbeat: The Struggle for Trost, Part 4
Attack on Titan Ep 8 Title Card
Season 1, Episode 8
General Information
Series Attack on Titan
Kanji 心臓の鼓動が聞こえる ―トロスト区攻防戦④―
Rōmaji Shinzō no Kodō ga Kikoeru -Torosuto-ku Kōbōsen (4)-
Alternative Translations Hearing the Heartbeat
Air Date May 25, 2013 (Japan), June 21, 2014 (USA)
Adapted From 8, 9
Opening Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen
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Plot

While Mikasa rushes off, Connie grabs Armin's arm. Armin tells them about his plan of using that Titan and how they could lead it to the supply room. With Mikasa accepting Armin's gamble, Connie reluctantly goes with Armin's plans. Meanwhile, Jean gives the signal and has his group rush to headquarters while the Titans are preoccupied. Soaring through the air and running off the roofs, Marco thanks Jean and tells him that he is fit to be a leader. Jean and the others jump through the windows. He still regrets that he used the sacrifices of the soldiers to make it here alive. When Jean notices the supply room soldiers are hiding, he smacks them for being cowards. Suddenly, a Titan smashes through the wall, causing the soldiers to flee in fear. When Jean is about to give up, the two Titans get smashed by the rogue Titan. Mikasa, Connie and Armin crash through the window. Connie informs Jean that they can use this Titan to fight the other Titans. As the rogue Titan attacks the other Titans, the soldiers get ready to defend the supply room while Reiner asks Connie about the rogue Titan. Jean and the others find some rifles. Armin states that these will help wipe out the smaller Titans and debriefs everyone on a strategy to wipe out the Titans in the supply room. The strategy involves blasting the Titans with the guns in the lift, and from behind, attack the Titans to slash their napes. Marco, Armin, and the others prepare themselves in the lift. As the Titans draw near the lift, the soldiers open fire on the Titans. From above, Mikasa and the others jump and slashes the Titan's neck. Sasha and Connie fail to kill their target. The female Titan attacks Sasha, but fails. Mikasa kills the female Titan while Annie kills the Titan that was aiming for Connie. Everyone refills on gas. Marco remarks that Jean is brave for jumping out there. The soldiers run out to leave the supply room and head towards the wall. Mikasa points that the rogue Titan is getting eaten by the other Titans. Reiner states that they have to save the rogue Titan.

Then Armin spots the Titan that ate and killed Thomas. The rogue Titan rushes out to bite the Titan and throws it at another Titan. It then collapses on the ground. Mikasa and the others watch in amazement when they see Eren emerging from the Titan's nape. Mikasa rushes over to embrace Eren. Upon hearing Eren's beating heart, Mikasa cries out loud. Armin notices that Eren has his limbs back, even though Eren had lost them earlier.

Points of Interest

Quotes

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

Jean: "I don't think I'm cut out to be a leader... Don't say things like that again." Marco: "I hope you won't get mad when I say this... But you aren't a strong person. So you can relate to how the weak feel. In addition, you excel in sizing up any situation. Isn't that why you immediately know what has to be done? You gave the right orders. That's why I could jump, and it's why I'm alive." — Marco explaining what makes Jean a good leader

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Manga & Anime Difference

The following points show notable alterations from the source material. Click on an icon to show the full image.

  • Reiner asking Connie about the Rogue Titan.
  • Marco telling Jean that he is a leader before the supply room and at the supply room.

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