The ending of Attack on Titan left fans pondering the difficult choices and tragic fate of the main character, Eren Yeager. After all, in the end the line between hero and villain is blurred.
Difference between anime and manga endings
In the final episode of the Attack on Titan anime, Eren reveals the real reason for everything that happened. It turned out that he was forced to put himself in the role of villain, and turned his Paradis Island friends into heroes and saviors of the world. Everything that happens is a step in Eren’s grand plan to free Ymir Fritz from the bondage of toxic love.
However, Eren’s confession is filled with a sense of manipulation, especially regarding Mikasa, whose final answer depends entirely on this girl’s decision. Even though he doesn’t want to, Eren is forced to put himself in a dilemma, between wanting to live and accepting his outcome. All create complexity for the main character, both attractive and annoying.
The scene where Armin confronts Eren, questioning his actions, about why Eren had to carry out the Tremor that massacred 80% of humanity was truly heartbreaking. Eren self-deprecatingly admitted that it was an inevitable result that no matter how many ways he tried, the outcome would always be the same. Armin’s reaction to Eren’s confessions was a mixture of disgust and sympathy, the couple had an emotional farewell, promising a meeting in hell.
In the final episode of the anime, we see a different Eren from the manga. He’s more human, more vulnerable. Eren’s interactions with Armin provide a contrast to his manga character. Acknowledgment of mistakes and grudging gratitude for sacrifice are set aside, replaced by more emotional confessions.
Eren’s fall led to the end of the Titans, a liberation for those with Eldian blood, who became normal humans, no longer considered to have demonic blood.
However, this new dawn is clouded by tensions that refuse to give way and prejudices that have crystallized over the years. On the way to the peace summit, there was still a flame of hope in Armin’s words, an echo of the possibility of reconciliation.
Although there are some changes to the anime’s ending, it remains largely faithful to the source material. It’s commendable that the anime adaptation softens Armin’s assessment of the genocide orchestrated by Eren and how they share responsibility, successfully correcting one of the most controversial points of the series. the ending of the story.
The Persistence of War: The Uncertain Future of Paradis
The final episode of the Attack on Titan anime reveals a dark but remarkable future. We initially see a rebuilt and flourishing Paradis, in contrast to the impression of slower progress in the manga. This time jump also brings a reflection on humanity’s destructive cycle. Over time, once prosperous Paradis fell into ruins.
A Paradis that will develop brilliantly in the future
After all, the legacy of Eren and Armin, the war and violence they tried to eliminate, still occur in the future of humanity for generations to come.
The boy’s iconic discovery under the tree where Eren is buried seems to be a chilling hint that the power of the Titans could return. This seems like a hint of a new beginning or perhaps a new chapter in the endless conflict.
Tragic picture of a river of blood
The final conversation between Eren and Armin is shown in a darker atmosphere than in the anime. There has been a drastic change in image. The blood from Eren’s victims not only dyes a river red but also evokes deep reflection on the weight of the main character’s choices. The transposition of elements (seashells, blood, hugs) adds a new layer of meaning to the friends’ final goodbyes.
The scene of the river of blood caused by Vibration Chan.
In the final moments, a discreet change in the reconstruction of the terrain and character interactions also suggests a new departure from the manga. The scene where Gabi and Falco plant a tree symbolizes hope and continuity, a gesture that is sure to be well received by audiences, marking the ending as a respectful and touching transition in the story.
In short, Attack on Titan ends its epic story with as much grandeur as it began. The changes to the anime’s ending not only honor the original work but also add lingering emotional nuances that stick with fans for a long time. It’s an ending worthy of the story’s greatness, a farewell that will be remembered and debated in the discussions of anime fans.