Attack on Titan knows when to break hearts. The anime has a reputation worse than FMA when it comes to screwing around with characters, and none of the fan favorites are ever safe from being offed. Sadly, it’s a heroine this time. When the latest chapter of manga went alive, Sasha was done. She was no more.
Before continuing further, I’d like to warn you off potential spoilers.
For those of you who are on track with Shingeki no Kyojin manga, know that the Survey Corps bid adieu to one of it’s best in chapter 105.In the wake of ambush on Marley, Survey Corps came out alive among all odds, but a shot from a stowaway brought Sasha’s life to an end. It was untimely and sad at the same time. She was brought to her knees after being shot at a point blank range by Gabi. After continuous bleeding, Connie confirmed Sasha was no more.
As a lunatic and fan, it was something I couldn’t digest, neither could any of my fellow otakus. Twitter was on a roll following Sasha’s death. She may not have been as badass as Mikasa Ackerman or Levi but she had a special place in the hearts of fans like you and me. Her love for sweet potatoes, weirdness clubbed with innocence had a different effect on the anime, which was otherwise known to be a rather brutal one.
As of now, there’s nothing we know about how it would affect the overall series, but from a fan’s perspective I can tell you that she’ll always be remembered for what she brought to the anime.
For those of not familiar with Shingeki no Kyojin, it is an award winning anime created by Isayama Hajime. The man first ran in Kondansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009, as of 2018 the series has over 25 volumes. The story revolvs around Eren Jaeger and Mikasa Ackerman in a world where humans are getting extinct thanks to man eating creatures called Titans.
Why did Eren kill Sasha? Why not someone else?
If you asked me this question at point blank range, then my answer would be along the lines of ‘that’s what Isayama-san wanted’ . But let me collect my thoughts and answer this from a fan’s perspective-