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Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Shingeki no Kyojin: Birth of Levi
Japanese: 進撃の巨人 悔いなき選択

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 9, 2014 to Apr 9, 2015
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Wit Studio
Source: Manga
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.461 (scored by 51,165 users)
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Ranked: #1272
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Popularity: #619
Members: 92,182
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Synopsis

Many years before becoming the famed captain of the Survey Corps, a young Levi struggles to survive in the capital's garbage dump, the Underground. As the boss of his own criminal operation, Levi attempts to get by with meager earnings while aided by fellow criminals, Isabel Magnolia and Farlan Church. With little hope for the future, Levi accepts a deal from the anti-expedition faction leader Nicholas Lobov, who promises the trio citizenship aboveground if they are able to successfully assassinate Erwin Smith, a squad leader of the Survey Corps.

As Levi and Erwin cross paths, Erwin acknowledges Levi's agility and skill and gives him the option to either become part of the expedition team, or be turned over to the Military Police, to atone for his crimes. Now closer to the man they are tasked to kill, the group plans to complete their mission and save themselves from a grim demise in the dim recesses of their past home. However, they are about to learn that the surface world is not as liberating as they had thought and that sometimes, freedom can come at a heavy price.

Based on the popular spin-off manga of the same name, Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku illustrates the encounter between two of Shingeki no Kyojin's pivotal characters, as well as the events of the 23rd expedition beyond the walls.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku is based on the visual novel of the same name. The visual novel was bundled with the first press release of the 6th Blu-ray volume of the anime's 1st season and was supervised by Shingeki no Kyojin creator Hajime Isayama. It was later adapted into a 2-volume manga series which was serialized in shoujo magazine ARIA and illustrated by Hikaru Suruga.

The OVA will be bundled with Kodansha Comics' Attack on Titan Special Edition manga. The first part of the OVA was included with the manga's Volume 18 release on April 5, 2016 while the second part will be included with the Volume 19 release on August 2, 2016.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Levi
Levi
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Smith, Erwin
Smith, Erwin
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Ono, Daisuke
Magnolia, Isabel
Magnolia, Isabel
Main
Ise, Mariya
Japanese
Ise, Mariya
Church, Farlan
Church, Farlan
Main
Yusa, Kouji
Japanese
Yusa, Kouji

Staff

Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Linked Horizon
Linked Horizon
Theme Song Performance
Revo
Revo
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement


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"Jiyuu no Tsubasa (自由の翼)" by Linked Horizon

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"great escape" by Cinema Staff




More reviewsReviews

Lichtspiel
Dec 12, 2014
I’ve been waiting for it since I finished the manga and finally, it’s here. Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku is better than I’ve expected.

Story 8/10
The story focuses on Levi’s past, as the title tells us.
The first episode is about Levi, Isabel and Farlan living in the underground capital and “earning” money as thugs, in order to get the chance to live on the surface someday. Because of being captured by Erwin Smith, the three of them decide to join the Survey Corps. But unfortunately, it's not that easy. Councilman Lovof wants them to retrieve a secret document from Erwin.
Coming to the second episode, the focus read more
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FluffLynn
Dec 11, 2014
I have got to say that ever since I read the manga and found out about the release of this OVA I've been anxiously waiting for the occasion to watch it. It's hard to say that the story impressed me, and you'll see for yourself whether you think the same or not. Of course, nothing can beat the ingenuity of the titan-related stuff, not even something from Levi's mysterious past, although we get to see a side of him that we didn't really get a glimpse of in the original anime. The other characters play an important role in his development, read more
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CrazyClown
Dec 16, 2014
~Skip this if you just want to read the review~
So ever since I watched Attack on Titan, I've been excited for the second series and so after non-stop thoughts about Attack on Titan, I decided to watch the series dubbed and it was even better. Shortly after watching it dubbed, I heard about this small ova, Attack on Titan: Birth of Levi. I could not wait for this to come out as it was based on my favourite character of the series, Levi. The trailer also got me very excited about this ova. As it turns out, I got to the ova a few days read more
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Millawls
Dec 10, 2014
I have been looking forward to watching this OVA, as soon as i heard it was being made.

Story 7/10

This new installment of the Attack on Titan universe tells us a bit more about Levis' past and how he joined the survey corps. All the while being introduced to two new characters, Farlan and Isabel.

Characters 7/10

Farlan and Isabel are two new interesting characters.
Isabel seems to have a more childish attitude (A little like Zoë Hange), whilst Farlan is more responsible (taking care of his sick friend)
Levi hasn't changed at all. Still the same guy as always. Still cleaning.

Art 9/10

Holy shit is the 3D maneuver gear awesome! read more
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