Shingeki no Kyojin 09 — The Metamorphosis

My speculation last week was totally off. I’d guessed that Eren had somehow “taken over” the Titan that ate him.


But it turns out he actually did transform into a titan. And reached his arm out the other titan’s throat and ripped him apart from the inside. My god. This thing’s a monster but I really do have to feel bad for the poor thing. What a horrible way to die.


I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s up with Eren’s dad. I love how this show uses the shouts and camera angles to build up so much intensity that this scene with the injection comes across as even more nerve-wracking than fighting giants. That shot where they had him turn his head to reveal the bulging eyes and the tears streaming down his face was great.


And Eren seems to have remembered things. We’ll see what next episode, hopefully. But at least he can transform into a titan at will now. Too bad his titan form is mostly a corpse at the moment. I assume the basement will hold the solution to this problem.

The father said that Eren would have to reclaim the outer wall before they could reach the basement. That means that the flashback must have happened after Eren’s mother died. There’s something important here the show has skipped over here and neglected to tell us… Where is the father now anyway?

Further Thoughts


What a great way to phrase it.


This show really knows how to do freaked out phases and transitions. I loved the jump from the flashback with Eren as a titan screaming about how he wants to kill all the titans to Armin’s terrified face as Eren threatens to kill the small army surrounding him.


We got a bit of an introduction to the recon squad at the beginning of this episode. The leader seems like a grown up version of Eren. I bet they aren’t going to get along.

9 thoughts on “Shingeki no Kyojin 09 — The Metamorphosis

  1. This isn’t a spolier, but the manga hasn’t tackle about the basement and the scene where his dad injected something on Eren. Unless they are going for an original ending (I doubt), it will have to be on the squel of this anime.

    1. Huh, I guess this is going to go on for a while then. Oh well, I’ll look forward to them killing more giants. 🙂

  2. It looks like my theory about the colossal titan was true. When Eren transformed, there was burst of lightning just like when the colossal titan appeared at the wall, so I was right! He must walk up to the wall as a human and then transform.

    1. Oh good point! I bet you’re right. He might not necessarily be a human though. Perhaps he transforms from a normal titan, or an animal or something. But having him be a normal human would be the most messed up thing to do so I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re right.

  3. I think that it will be more interesting if the Colossal Titan turns out to be a human who wants to kill his fellow human for turning him and the other titans as… monsters. That’s just for me though.

    Oh Draggle-kun, it all seems like Eren and Rivaille will not get along well but behind the scenes, they are both lovey-dovey LOL.

    Please excuse my wild imagination.

    1. That would be pretty cool, if the colossal titan actually maintained his intelligence and is leading a one man campaign of vengeance. You’d think if that were the case he’d want to tell the humans why he was doing it though. Perhaps he’s waiting to savor the moment.

  4. The scene in the Titan’s stomach was excellent. Really a nightmare. There has been a similar setting recently in Zettai Bouei Leviathan ep. 3 but much nicer, the stomach’s visitors were even provided fresh food and barley tee from outside.

    As a sidenote, I wonder why anime always has someone w/ rimless glasses, even in a historic setting like this one – !

    1. Yeah, I’m glad I dropped Leviathan… although that scene does sound kind of amusing.

      I guess they just didn’t think the glasses through that much. Or maybe they are some special technology coming from the same source as the grappling hooks…

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