The last episode of Attack on Titan is now out on Crunchyroll. This marks the end of the anime, which began a decade ago when it first aired. The final episode does a fantastic job of wrapping up the story that Hajime Isayama created in the Attack on Titan manga.
The animation in this long episode is excellent, and it’s clear that the producers put a lot of effort into it. It’s likely that the staff at Mappa studio worked really hard to create this beautiful episode.
Hajime Isayama even apologized for the burden this put on the Mappa studio. He acknowledged that drawing this final moment in the manga was tough for him, and he can only imagine how challenging it was for the studio. This final episode of Attack on Titan may become a favorite for fans due to its incredible quality.
“Attack on Titan Final Episode – What Happens”
In the final episode, the story continues from where the previous one left off. Armin, Mikasa, Levi, Jean, Conny, Reiner, and Pieck are all on a plane headed towards Eren. When they get close, Zeke’s beast titan tries to stop them by throwing rubble, but they manage to get past and attack Eren, with Reiner taking down the Beast Titan.
They discover that Eren’s body is empty, so they need to find him. However, hundreds of Titans appear on Eren’s back, making it difficult to reach him. Armin could stop Eren by transforming, but a Titan prevents him from doing so. This complicates their plan.
Pieck takes charge of trying to stop Eren by wrapping a bomb around his neck, but the War Hammer Titan appears and stops her. Then, Bertholdt’s colossal titan also arrives, making it even harder for them to reach Eren.
“New Plan and Surprises”
Annie arrives with Falco, who has turned into a flying Titan. They come up with a new plan: some of them will go after Armin, while others focus on Eren’s neck. Mikasa, Annie, and Armin go after the Titan holding Armin, and the others go after Eren.
The battle is intense, and the number of Titans they have to face is overwhelming. Armin and Zeke have a conversation that touches on the meaning of life and Ymir’s true motives. Armin reflects on his own purpose in life and finds happiness in being with friends.
They manage to stop the rumbling and Eren, and Levi kills Zeke to end it. Then, they explode the bombs attached to Eren’s neck, causing his head to fall off. Another creature called “Life” appears, but Reiner holds it down. Armin transforms and detonates everything.
“Aftermath and Resolution”
After the explosion, several things happen, including Gabi reuniting with her parents and Annie almost meeting her father. However, a gas is released that turns people into Titans. Levi orders Pieck and Mikasa to leave since it won’t affect Ackerman and Titan shifters.
Eren is not dead, and he transforms into a Colossal Titan. Armin, Reiner, and others continue to fight against Titans. Mikasa is ready to kill Eren, and with the help of Levi and Pieck, they manage to do it.
As Eren dies, Armin sees a memory from the past, which reveals Eren’s plan to end the Titans. The two friends reconcile and promise to meet in the afterlife. The Titans disappear, and everyone returns to normal. Mikasa decides to bury Eren where he used to sleep.
“What Happens Next?”
The ending of Attack on Titan is complex, leaving many fans with questions. There’s a time skip of three years, and Paradis Island has become more powerful. Armin and the others, considered heroes for stopping the rumbling, are meeting with Paradis Island’s military forces to potentially resolve the human conflict.
Hajime Isayama left the end open to interpretation, but there’s a new extra volume coming that might provide more answers. Nonetheless, Eren and his friends’ story has come to a conclusion.
There’s also an end credit scene in the final episode that hints at the future of Paradis Island, suggesting that a conflict with the outside world eventually occurs, potentially leading to the end of Paradis Island and maybe even the world.