Attack on Titan has produced a lot of pairings for the fans to ship with one another. Mikasa ending up with Jean is just one of the pairings in the anime. In case you missed it, their ship is known as JeanKasa. Although it is unclear whether the ship is canon, we can only assume that Jean continued his pursuit of Mikasa following the events of the Rumbling.
Although Attack on Titan is not a shoujo or romance anime, fans can’t stop themselves from shipping characters one after another. Whether it is Armin and Annie (AruAni), Eren and Historia (EreHisu), or even Armin and Erwin (AruEru), fans expect that their ship will sail regardless of canon or not.
On that note, we delve deeper into one of the shippings from Attack on Titan, the relationship between Jean and Mikasa.
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Does Jean Like Mikasa?
Quick answer: Yes, Jean likes Mikasa. She first got Jean’s attention when he saw her beautiful black hair. He even approached Mikasa and told her how gorgeous her locks were, to which Mikasa thanked him as a courteous response. In the Attack on Titan OVA, Jean was seen sketching Mikasa’s face. He’s quite a good artist, though.
There are also a lot of times in the anime where Jean ends up getting jealous over the relationship between Eren and Mikasa. For example, Jean had a disgusted look after he overheard Eren telling Mikasa to cut her hair after he had just told Mikasa how gorgeous it looked on her. Another example is when Mikasa held Eren’s hand to stop him from bickering with Jean. He even shouted at Eren and told him that he was jealous.
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Does Mikasa Hate Jean?
Quick answer: No. Mikasa doesn't hate Jean. It’s just that Mikasa is so focused on Eren that everyone around her, except Armin, are just regular, normal people that she usually hangs out with. Eren is Mikasa’s number one priority, above any other thing in the world.
She doesn’t have time to hate Jean. It doesn’t mean that she particularly likes Jean either. Mikasa is just happy that Jean also protects Eren at the expense of his life. For Mikasa, the more people that protect Eren from any means of harm, the better.
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Does Mikasa Like Jean?
If we’re basing it off of the anime, then no. Absolutely not. There is no romantic tension between Mikasa and Jean throughout the entire anime. It was only one-sided for Jean. We all know that the idea of Eren being alive and well is isolated in Mikasa’s brain.
In Attack on Titan, Mikasa’s only wish in life is to be with Eren forever. It sounds simple, if only we were not aware of the events that followed the rumbling. Mikasa just wants to continuously live side-by-side with Eren, while Armin is in the background.
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Does Mikasa Marry Jean?
Quick answer: the details are neither confirmed nor denied. It is unclear whether the controversial manga panel of Mikasa holding a baby while a man that looks like Jean is accompanying her to Eren’s grave ends up together in the final chapter of the Attack on Titan manga.
Although there are a lot of speculations behind the controversial manga panel, rumors started appearing one after another. Some fans say that it was Armin who was with Mikasa, while others theorize that the girl was not Mikasa at all and that it was Historia and Farmer-kun. However, a lot of fans really think that it was Jean and Mikasa. They assumed that Jean pursued Mikasa and they got married years later.
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Does Mikasa End Up With Jean?
Hajime Isayama did not deny nor confirm the details behind JeanKasa. We can only assume that Mikasa got married to an unknown man, had a baby together, grew old, and died in the end. It is really up to the fans whether they think that Mikasa will end up with Jean years later, post-rumbling or not.
If it’s true or later confirmed by Isayama, it will feel like the two had a force development if we’re basing it on Mikasa’s attitude and personality. There is no glimpse of romance between the two of them, especially on the side of Mikasa. Anyway, what we really want is a confirmation from Isayama to finally end all the speculation on Mikasa and Jean’s fate after Eren has been out of the picture.
How about you? Do you think Mikasa ends up with Jean in Attack on Titan?
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