Ranked #673

Shingeki no Kyojin OVA

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Shingeki no Kyojin: Ilse no Techou, Attack on Titan: Ilse's Journal
Japanese: 進撃の巨人OAD

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 9, 2013 to Aug 8, 2014
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.901 (scored by 50,442 users)
Ranked: #6732
Popularity: #437
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Synopsis

Bundled with the 12th, 13th, and 14th limited-edition manga volumes.

Episode 1: An old journal is found by Hange with the help of Levi and Erwin when they conduct the surveillance operation outside the wall. The contents of "Ilse's Journal" result in some unexpected actions from Hange.

Episode 2: Another story of the 104th Trainee Squad.

Episode 3: Depicts a "memorable episode before the 104th Training Corps became unified."

(Source: MAL, ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kirstein, Jean
Kirstein, Jean
Main
Taniyama, Kishou
Japanese
Taniyama, Kishou
Zoë, Hange
Zoë, Hange
Main
Park, Romi
Japanese
Park, Romi
Langnar, Ilse
Langnar, Ilse
Main
Kokuryu, Sachi
Japanese
Kokuryu, Sachi
Levi
Levi
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi

Staff

Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Theme Song Performance
Linked Horizon
Linked Horizon
Theme Song Performance
Revo
Revo
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition

More episodes Episodes(3/3)

Episode Title Aired
1 Ilse's Notebook: Memoirs of a Recon Corps Member
Ilse no Techou―Aru Chousa Heidan-in no Shuki― (イルゼの手帳―ある調査兵団員の手記―)
Dec 9, 2013
2 The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth
Totsuzen no Raihousha―Sainamareru Seishun no Noroi― (突然の来訪者―苛まれる青春の呪い―)
Apr 9, 2014
3 Distress
Konnan (困難)
Aug 8, 2014

Opening Theme

"Guren no Yumiya (紅蓮の弓矢)" by Linked Horizon

Ending Theme

"Utsukushiki Zankoku na Sekai (美しき残酷な世界)" by Yoko Hikasa



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Stark700
Dec 11, 2013
In a land ravaged by Titans - monstrosity that have desolated humanity and left them on the brink of constant fear at every day, every hour, every minute exists warriors that fights for what they believe in. It is freedom and to liberate themselves from fear and destruction of this apocalyptic land at the dawn of the hour, these warriors have vowed to bring the war against Titans. But just exactly who are these mysterious Titans that suddenly popped out of from the earth? Why do they eat humans when they suffer no hunger themselves? Exactly what is a ‘Titan’?

These are questions you might have read more
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stream_eon
Jan 24, 2014
I don't have knowledge about Shingeki no Kyojin manga but I've completed the TV series. This OVA occurred during the time when Eren and his batch (104th trainees squad was still in training). Also keep in mind that currently only 1 of the 2 episodes is out and that is the sole information I could review as of now.

It's better to think of this as another anime episode rather than some highly anticipating OVA. It's because there's not much action in here. Nevertheless, I still scored it 10. Why? It's because I strongly believe this is an important fragment in the entire story of Shingeki read more
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0namine1
Feb 1, 2014
I must say that before i watched the first episode i would have never expect anything that happened. Something is going to happen with the titans and its just gonnna pull you in for more it will amaze you. I would have never guesed anything! i really do recomend you to watch it especially if you have seen the full series.
the story line is just amazing, if they continue to make more of this OVA watch it all ! :3
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iHitokage
Dec 11, 2013
Well, there is not much to say. Everyone who enjoyed the anime should watch this OVA.

The plot is very interesting. It shows us that there is something more in the titans. What the heck happened? After watching this I got a feeling that the titans actually don't wanna eat humans but they are somehow forced into it. Heh such an interesting topic. "The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak." Mark 14:38

Anyway, basically you return some time before the ending of the first anime season and watch some well-known characters (Levi and his squad, Hanji, Ervin..) discovering another fact about the titans. read more
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