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Eve of the Counterattack arc

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Eve of the Counterattack arc is the fourth story arc of the Attack on Titan anime.


After the struggle for Trost, Eren is assigned to Squad Levi as a member of the Scout Regiment. Along with some of his friends, he gets ready for an upcoming expedition.


Picture Number Title Release date
14 Can't Look into His Eyes Yet: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 1
 (まだ目を見れない Mada me o Mirenai?)
July 13, 2013
Eren tied to a pole After Eren seals the gate of Trost District with the boulder, he is imprisoned. While rumors of Titan shifters run the streets, a military trial is held to choose the destiny of Eren Jaeger. The court is be directed by the head of the military, Dhalis Zachary.

The court makes some people think: Erwin Smith questions the fate of Eren while Mikasa and Armin worry about him. When the time arrives, Hange Zoë and Miche Zacharius escort Eren to the courtroom. There, Eren is restrained and the trial begins.

At first, the Military Police, commanded by Nile Dawk, argument that they should take care of Eren in order to dissect him. They says that he is a menace, remembering how he and Mikasa killed three kidnappers. However, the Scout Regiment want him to use him to seal the gates. A discussion starts and Eren insults the Military Police and their followers. After this, Captain Levi begins to physically beat Eren in front of the higher ups, which shows them that he can control Eren easily and Erwin proposes a new mission for Eren. Finally Zachary accepts Erwin's proposition and hands Eren over to the Scout Regiment.

Picture Number Title Release date
15 Special Operations Squad: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 2
 (特別作戦班 Tokubetsu Sakusen-han?)
July 20, 2013
Eld and Gunther in front of the former HQ Eren has joined the Scout Regiment and is escorted by Levi and his Special Operations Squad to an old castle in preparation for the 57th Exterior Scouting Mission. Eren takes his time to meet the elite soldiers who are going to kill him if he goes berserk. Levi shows his aversion to dirt as he orders everyone to clean the whole castle. While doing the task, Eren gets more knowledge about Levi's past as a thug. Squad Leader Hange Zoë arrives and discuss making experiments to Eren's Titan shifter, and reveals she has other two Titans in custody, Sawney and Beane, and the experiments she has made to them. However, the next morning the Titans are mysteriously killed by an unknown soldier, and Erwin questions Eren who the enemy is, leaving Eren confused.

Picture Number Title Release date
16 What Needs to be Done Now: Eve of the Counterattack, Part 3
 (今、何をすべきか Ima, Nani o Subeki ka?)
July 20, 2013
57th Expedition Beyond Walls The investigation of the testing subjects' murder continues, however, the culprit is not found despite every soldier's omni-directional mobility gear being checked for misuse. Meanwhile, the time for 104th Cadet Corps to choose their division is nearing and Conny ponders about his decision, remembering the time when Jean finally chooses his future. Later that day, the cadets stand before Erwin Smith as he reveals the grim future of a Scout Regiment soldier, causing most of them to leave. Erwin praises those who decide to stay and with that, they begin their training as Scout Regiment soldiers. During this time, the former cadets meet up with Eren, who is shocked to see Jean's decision, but not as much as when he finds out about Marco's fate. Jean questions the uncertainty of Eren's powers, however, in the end, he decides to count on him. And with that, the 57th Expedition outside the Walls begins.


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