Anonymous: To the people who are confused about how canon ACWNR is, I would just say to think of it (and the anime in general) like a movie that is based on a book. Yes, it is based on original source material, but ultimately it is someone else's work, not the original authors. Like I consider the Harry Potter books separate from the movies even though I enjoy both.

Agreed. It isn’t by Isayama, and that’s enough to set it aside. Anything that isn’t directly by Isayama’s hand, or at least like the Annie scene, all-out confirmed by him as his own doing, then it shouldn’t be considered canon.

Anonymous: I think Isayama definitely has to sign off on everything, especially if it’s Levi-related. He obviously has very important backstory details for Levi himself that he hasn’t revealed yet, and I don’t think him and his editor can run the risk of something in ACWNR not really “fitting” with what he has already planned. Due to the popularity of Levi’s character, any major inconsistencies would likely cause some serious ripples in the fandom!

You might think so, but everything points to ‘not the fucking truth.’

There are already inconsistencies. Even with S1; he was crippled enough to not be able to battle, but he somehow manages to save Eren in a way that was established was not possible just episodes before- with a single swoop of his sword, and no limbs damaged. WHILE THE OTHER SOLDIERS WERE PAINSTAKINGLY TRYING TO PULL ANNIE OUT OF HER TITAN.

Clearly Isayama is not as involved in the anime as people like to think. He gives his opinions, but overall clearly isn’t that involved. The only thing he really pushed for was Annie’s reaction to being revealed. 

Oh, and there’s already inconsistencies in ACWNR:

Those are just a couple of big inconsistencies.

You can go ‘OH BUT THEY WOULDN’T NOT CONFIRM IT’ all you want, but… That doesn’t make it true.

Anonymous: I got into an argument with someone who was saying that Mikasa and Levi are 100% the same character with the only difference between them is one is a girl and one a boy. And they went on this huge rant about how they are the same and their points included "Eren obsession", "stoic freak", "never changes their expressions", "tragic backstory", "bitchy attitude", and "boring as hell" and I wondered if they even read the series (I doubt they've even watched it to be honest)

All of this is basically chalked up to ‘I see what tumblr makes Mikasa and Levi into but I don’t know them beyond that’

Anonymous: There's an OVA for A Choice With No Regrets. The trailer was released. I liked it okayish, but I don't think it is OVA worthy. An OVA won't do it justice. And it'll just be a repeat of all the typical cliches. It's just a money market at this point.

Of course it’s just money market at this point. That’s all the anime is.

Anonymous: Do you put any more stock in ACWNR now that they are animating it? Personally, I feel that Isayama wouldn't allow them to animate it if he personally felt like there was anything in there that contradicted canon events. Maybe they will alter the story a bit to cover the plot holes from the manga?

Isayama doesn’t have a say. Why would you think he does? After the atrocious pile of shit that was the anime’s S1 finale?

It’s still not canon. It’s popular, but not canon. Until Isayama has Levi reference it in the manga, (which I doubt will happen because the more we dive into Levi’s past the less ACWNR makes sense) it’s not canon.

Anonymous: Oh my god, I was going to ask what they're planning to do with Historia, because only Eren was chained up and put in that sort of altar while Historia was just there talking with her dad, but I read you think that they want historia to eat eren! THAT'S HARDCORE, MAN. Now, THAT is going to be interesting as hell, do you think historia will accept that or is she just pretending? idk but it seems to me that she is pretty unstable and confused about all that, especially about her dad (cont.)

She’s never been loved (well, except for Ymir, but she left her, and we all know that after that Historia was never the same again) so maybe she will accept anything for being loved or appreciated by her dad. Is she going to become the antagonist? oh god, this shit is gold. Oh and any other theory about what they want Historia for? I mean, was she kidnapped only because they wanted her to eat Eren and because she was the real king’s daughter?

I mean, I figured that they wanted to kill her off at first and then realized she could be useful and that they could manipulate her into following their cause. I don’t think Rod Reiss is really feeling for her. It reeks of emotional manipulation to me. 

Seriously though, I just gotta whine again how excited I am at the mere idea of seeing Mary and her children.

Anonymous: Some fans are insane. People are saying because Mikasa was closer to Levi than she was with Eren while reading a note that she is clearly more interested and cares 2,000% more about Levi than she does about Eren. Maybe the reason she's closer there is because there are less people and able to get closer to actually read the note?

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wirsinddieranters:

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to everybody trying to make unrealistic ships happen because of the smallest of interactions whilst ignoring larger and more meaningful ones between canon ships, Neil has some words for you.

Relatively concerned that you mentioned ‘canon ships.’

What ships do you consider canon? 

Anonymous: Some fans are insane. People are saying because Mikasa was closer to Levi than she was with Eren while reading a note that she is clearly more interested and cares 2,000% more about Levi than she does about Eren. Maybe the reason she's closer there is because there are less people and able to get closer to actually read the note?

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