Shingeki no Kyojin OVA

Attack on Titan OAD

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Synonyms: Shingeki no Kyojin: Ilse no Techou, Attack on Titan: Ilse's Journal, 進撃の巨人 「イルゼの手帳」
Japanese: 進撃の巨人OAD
English: Attack on Titan OAD
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 9, 2013 to Aug 8, 2014
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: GoreGore, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.881 (scored by 266486266,486 users)
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Ranked: #7952
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Popularity: #477
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Ilse no Techou: Aru Chousa Heidanin no Shuki
During the Survey Corps' 49th recon mission, Hange Zoë is determined to capture a titan specimen. Despite not receiving clearance from Commander Erwin Smith, when a titan is spotted in nearby forestland, Hange rides out alone to meet it. Recklessly luring it out, she asks the titan numerous questions and puts her life on the line for the sake of her research. However, the behavior of this particular titan is far from normal. It quickly turns back and enters the wood once again, leading Hange to somewhere specific. What Hange finds is the legacy of former scout Ilse Langnar. In spite of her death, she provides a valuable piece of information that may serve to turn the tide for titan research—a diary documenting her last moments.

Totsuzen no Raihousha: Sainamareru Seishun no Noroi
Jean Kirstein would do anything to escape his boring home life and overbearing mother. After enlisting in the military, it became his ultimate goal to join the Military Police regiment and live out in peace and luxury. However, during his time with the 104th Training Corps, things never really go the way Jean wants them to. Eventually, the stolen glory and condescending banter of his comrades become too much—and Jean challenges fellow cadet Sasha Blouse to a battle, in order to determine which of them is strongest—but who will come out on top?

The 104th Training Corps' most recent mission is a trek on horseback into the forest. Although a test of their ability to stay alert even in non-threatening situations, the task is boring and can lead to in-fighting. This is especially true for one of the groups, lead by Marco Bott. Some want to stay true to the mission they have been tasked with, and the rest would rather slack off, occupying themselves with more exciting activities. But when trouble strikes, they are completely unprepared.

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The first Shingeki no Kyojin OVA, Ilse no Techou, is adapted from a side-story in the 5th volume of the Shingeki no Kyojin manga. The second, Totsuzen no Raihousha, is an original story that utilizes the comedic previews found at the end of the manga's volumes. The third is an anime-original story.

Ilse no Techou was scheduled to be bundled with the 11th limited-edition manga volume on August 9, but the disc was delayed 4 months. The 11th special-edition manga volume bundled a sticker and 3D card instead of the OVA.

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Apr 24, 2023
These three OVAs all take place during the time skip between Episodes 3 and 4 of Season 1. I ended up stumbling upon and watching them after I finished Season 2, and I’d honestly recommend anyone else do the same, despite the fact that they were released after Season 1 but before Season 2. There’s no MAJOR spoilers for Season 2 in these OVAs, but there are hints and nods to some minor spoiler stuff, especially in the first and second OVAs. I find that they’re a lot more enjoyable if you’ve watched until the end of Season 2 before starting. Let me get into ...
Mar 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
These are 3 eps with completely independent content, so I will comment on each ep, of course, the art is of the same high quality as season 1, so I will not judge the art or the music.
Ep 1: The content is a new and interesting story, I think this ep is better than most of the eps in season 1. It arouses curiosity and has a strong connection with the story of titan. The survey corps characters also shine. Get A+
Ep 2: The content is half-hearted, the humor is not good and the drama is not there. Maybe it's just a relaxing ep, weirdness, ...
Jan 2, 2022
This Extra episodes of Shingeki no Kyojin doesn't agree to the main history.
Are 3 episodes with a normal duration, the first episode is really good because is a side story of a girl who die on a mission of recognizer and write her last moments before she was killed by a titan, the girl discovered something new about the titan. The titan can understand her when she talk and regret about something that she can understand, all was written on a diary of the mission which is discovered years ago by the scientist and motivated to catch titan's for study reasons.
The second story is a ...

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