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The Marley arc (マーレ弧 Māre ko?) is the eighth story arc of the Attack on Titan manga.

Introduction

Across the sea, the nation of Marley finishes its fight with the Mid-East Allied Forces using the Power of the Titans. However, it becomes all too clear to the Marley military that the power of the Titans is losing its place in the modern age. In order to maintain its hold on the world, the power of the Founding Titan is needed now more than ever. Unfortunately for the warriors, the Founder still rests in the hands of Eren Yeager and the last remnants of Eldia, the devils of Paradis whom Reiner Braun will soon have to confront once more.

Chapters

Cover Number Title Release date
91 The Other Side of the Ocean
 (海の向こう側 Umi no Mukougawa?)
March 8, 2017
Chapter 91 CoverFour years after the battle of Shiganshina District, the warriors of Marley besiege Fort Slava of the Mid-East Allied Forces. Falco, a warrior cadet, is saved by his brother Colt who returns him to the trenches nearby. As his comrades patch Falco up and remind him of their goal in the battle, Colt reports the situation to Marleyan Commander Magath. He suggests sending their Titans Porco Galliard and Pieck to attack, but the presence of the anti-Titan artillery prevents this strategy.

Cadet Gabi offers to destroy the armored train carrying the artillery, and the commander reluctantly agrees. Gabi approaches the bunker in plainclothes while secretly carrying a bundle of grenades. When the train approaches, she collapses to the ground and throws the bombs on the tracks, putting the weapon out of commission. As she returns to the trenches, Galliard transforms into his Titan and shields the warrior cadets from machine gun fire before charging the bunkers and wiping out the Allies' defenses.


Cover Number Title Release date
92 Marley's Soldiers
 (マーレの戦士 Māre no Senshi?)
April 8, 2017
Chapter 92 CoverAbove Fort Slava, Marley prepares an airstrike as Porco Galliard's Jaw Titan and Pieck's Cart Titan lead the 800-warrior unit in a charge against the Mid-East Allied Forces. Falco attempts to save an Allied soldier's life, though the soldier is ungrateful and disgusted towards the Eldians. As Commander Magath and Colt survey the situation, the signal is given for the Marley zeppelin to begin the next phase of the attack. From above, Zeke transforms parachuting Eldian captives into Titans with his Titan power, creating a devastating airstrike. The warrior cadets look on as Titans begin eating the soldiers.

Reiner Braun joins the battle as the Armored Titan, destroying the remaining anti-Titan artillery as Galliard assists. Once the coast is clear, Zeke joins the ground forces as the Beast Titan and uses leftover artillery in the fortress to destroy the Mid-East naval fleet stationed in the nearby bay. The fleet is destroyed, but artillery fire from the ships heavily damages the Armored Titan. A peace treaty between Marley and the Mid-East is later signed, but the outcome of the battle reminded Marley of the growing need to acquire the Founding Titan.


Cover Number Title Release date
93 Midnight Train
 (闇夜の列車 Yamiyo no Ressha?)
May 8, 2017
Chapter 93 CoverAfter the surrender of the Mid-East Allied Forces, an outraged general demands answers concerning the world's slander against Marley's Titans. Magath explains that the modern age is leaving the Power of the Titans obsolete, and Marley's inferior technology leaves them at a disadvantage. Zeke proposes that Marley must acquire the Founding Titan as soon as possible to gain full mastery over the Titans while also focusing on improving conventional weaponry. The general takes Zeke's advice and the meeting concludes. Afterwards, Colt marvels at Zeke's influence in Marleyan matters and wonders at how Zeke is able to use his spinal fluid to create and control Titans despite not having royal blood. As Zeke suggests Colt will inherit a secret upon receiving Zeke's Beast Titan, Magath arrives to congratulate Zeke on his meeting conduct. He reveals to Zeke that in the past three years, many scouting ships sent to Paradis have gone missing. Zeke believes it may be the doing of Eren's

Attack Titan and another Titan. Zeke warns that in any future conflicts with Paradis, Marley must watch out for anti-Titan weapons as well as the Ackerman family.

Reiner awakens from a nightmare elsewhere with Porco Galliard at his side. Galliard is cold towards him, feeling that Reiner was responsible for his brother Marcel Galliard's death. He says that when he inherited the Jaw Titan from Ymir, he could see her memories but not Marcel's. Pieck arrives and tells Galliard to go easy on Reiner, whom she tells to meet with the warrior cadets. Reiner leaves to meet the cadets on the dock, who are watching traumatized Allied soldiers get sent away as a reminder of the Eldians' demonic nature. The children are excited to see Reiner, who sees his old comrades in the faces of the cadets, and together they walk around the town. Afterwards, the Marley soldiers take a train back to their homeland. Colt praises Gabi for her heroic deeds during the battle at Fort Slava, and Falco is bitter to see she will likely inherit the Armored Titan and die an early death. Reiner demands for Falco to correct his views on the power of the Titans, and Falco quickly apologizes. Reiner suggests that if Falco wants to save Gabi, he must work hard to surpass her and inherit the Armored Titan in her place.


Cover Number Title Release date
94 The Boy Inside the Walls
 (壁の中の少年 Kabe no Naka no Shōnen?)
June 8, 2017
Chapter 94 CoverThe warriors return at long last to their hometown, reuniting with their families. At the Braun family residence, Gabi's heroism is praised and Reiner tells of the horrors he experience living among the devils of the island.

Later that day, Reiner recalls his youth when he trained as a warrior so that his Eldian mother and Marleyan father could live together. Faced with many struggles and shortcomings, Reiner's dream kept his resolve alive.


Cover Number Title Release date
95 Liar
 (嘘つき Usotsuki?)
July 7, 2017
Chapter 95 CoverWhile Gabi and the warrior cadets train, Zeke and his fellow Titans discuss Eldia's situation, and Zeke informs them that the Tybur family will use their status order to boost Eldia's reputation in the eyes of the world when the time comes to attack Paradis once again.

Afterwards, Reiner recalls his final days in warrior training when he, Bertolt, Annie, and Marcel were sent to Paradis to reclaim the Founding Titan. On their journey, Reiner learned that Marcel set up Reiner to inherit the Armored Titan instead of his brother. Reiner's shock was worsened when shortly afterwards, a Titan consumed Marcel.


Cover Number Title Release date
96 The Door of Hope
 (希望の扉 Kibō no Tobira?)
August 8, 2017
Chapter 96 CoverThe Warriors lost hope for their mission after Marcel's death, but Reiner's determination to live and succeed spurred his comrades on. Arriving at Wall Maria, the Warriors began their attack.

Two years later, Annie emphasized their need to retrieve the Founding Titan urgently, but Reiner was convinced that a slow and steady approach would be best for humanity's sake. Planning to enter the Military Police Brigade to enter the interior, the Warriors joined the 104th Training Corps.


Cover Number Title Release date
97 From One Hand to Another
 (手から手へ Te kara Te e?)
September 8, 2017
Chapter 97 CoverFollowing a close encounter between Annie and an elusive MP, the Warriors decided to breach Wall Rose after their Training Corps graduation to make new progress. Recalling his past, Reiner nearly takes his own life, but decides otherwise after remembering the importance of his role in the new Warrior cadets' lives. Falco is worried that he will not inherit the Armor, but a wounded soldier named Mister Kruger assures him that it is best for him to live a long life.

After the unexpected arrival of the Tyburs, Magath speaks with Willy Tybur, head of the family, and learns of the Tyburs' role as the true leaders of Marley. Worried about the fate of Marley and Eldia, Willy plans to reveal the truth to the world at the coming festival. Meanwhile, Falco delivers a letter from Mister Kruger.


Cover Number Title Release date
98 Good to See
 (よかったな Yokatta Na?)
October 6th, 2017
Chapter 98 CoverFollowing a military meeting one month after the war, the Warriors watch the cadets finish a training run, after which Falco admits to Gabi that he has been trying to outrank her for her sake. The cadets later visit the site of Willy Tybur's upcoming stage in Liberio, and nearby Tybur converses with Magath concerning the fate of Marley. In a nearby hospital, Kruger meets Grisha's father.

On the eve of the Liberio festival, Willy announces that he will reveal his plan to solve the Titan problem tomorrow night. The cadets enjoy the festival the next day, and before Willy's announcement Falco leads Reiner aside to meet Kruger. Reiner recognizes Kruger as Eren Yeager in disguise, who is glad to see Reiner has made it home.



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