English: Attack on Titan: No Regrets
Synonyms: Attack on Titan Side Story: A Choice with No Regrets, Shingeki no Kyojin: Birth of Levi, Shingeki no Kyojin Gaiden
Japanese: 進撃の巨人 悔いなき選択
Published: Nov 28, 2013 to Jun 28, 2014
Score: 8.231 (scored by 6693 users)
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SynopsisA spin-off shoujo manga that centers around Levi's and Erwin's past.
The young Erwin Smith is a rising star in the Survey Corps, humanity's only hope of defeating the man-eating monsters known as Titans. Ruthless and dispassionate, Erwin's mind is devoted to strategies and intrigue. But beneath Erwin's feet is another world, the "Underground," where humans are born and die surrounded by the garbage the Capital throws away. Here, the criminal Levi survives on his wits and agility. But when these two ambitious men cross paths, who will prove himself stronger?
The long-awaited origin story of Levi and Erwin, two of Attack on Titan's most beloved characters!
BackgroundShingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku was published in English as Attack on Titan: No Regrets by Kodansha Comics USA. Volume 1 on June 24 and volume 2 on October 28, 2014.
The spin-off of one of the most popular characters in Attack on Titan, No Regrets exceeded my expectations as being something written and drawn by people other than Hajime Isayama himself. I was semi-skeptical due to the fact that this was written by someone else other than the original author, but I was rather pleased with what the series has offered.
The story covers Levi, before and during his entry into the Survey Corps. Along with Levi are two of his companions, Farlan and Isabel. These two characters provide a sort of balance with Levi's usual cold and emotionless demeanor. Farlan is the calm and collected one, whereas Isabel is the energetic and eccentric girl of the group. These two characters are rather likable and Levi is still the same, cold, emotionless badass we knew and loved. And a clean freak to boot. The story also covers Commander Erwin, and his interactions with Levi during this time, and his role in the Survey Corps before becoming commander. The story itself is rather interesting as it delved into information and aspects not mentioned in the original series. The story has been good enough to make me want to continue reading.
The art is very impressive, and if I daresay, may be better than the art of the original series, but that's all a matter of opinion. The backgrounds are what I found the most impressive, especially with the Underground, where Levi and his friends were originally from.
Overall, 8/10. I was pleased with how the story was presented and how it has been going. The art is superb, and if you're a Levi fan or just an Attack on Titan fan in general, I'd suggest you'd pick this up. read more
Spinoffs with new storylines that focus on a disagreeable, verbally abrasive badass from their respective parent series getting dragged into chaotic events. A fan of Levi, humanity's strongest from Shingeki no Kyojin, would want to read Kuinaki Sentaku. A fan of Accelerator, Academy City's strongest from the Raildex series, would want to read Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator. And a fan of Levi could very well also be a fan of Accelerator, and vice versa.
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