Attack on Titan Season 3 Episode 1 Recap: Smoke Signal


Wings of Freedom signifies the people’s freedom from the ever enclosing wall named after women. The first scene we saw from this episode is a somehow mature looking Eren (compared to how he looked like on previous season) inhaling the scent of air without the walls and you can actually hear the sea on the background. Can this be possible?

One of the usual change creators do, in celebration of a new season of a well loved anime series is a change of the opening theme.

Yes, I took the time staring at the screen and watched the intro of Attack On Titan (when we usually turn our backs to, do other things and come back once the actual show starts..yeah, me too) and it’s more of telling a recap about the previous seasons. Ah, the memories!

Although the original opening songs Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen (season 1), Die Fl├╝gel der Freiheit (season 1) and Shinzou wo Sasageyo all by Linked Horizon had already made its mark on our hearts and became an anthem for Shingeki no Kyojin, Red Swan by X Japan shows a different vibe…more of “remember when?” moments. Fret not, Linked Horizon is still with them through the end…literally, on the ending song Akatsuki no Chinkonka by Linked Horizon.

This episode, if broken down to parts, is 10% making sure that Eren and Historia are safe, 10% making sure Eren successfully transforms to a perfectly working Titan (with the help of Hange), 10% making sure not to be eaten by Titans/surviving and 70% making sure that everything is sparkly clean and will pass to Levi’s level of cleanliness.

Until an old friend of Levi came along and start having a killing spree…that’s something to worry about within the walls!


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