“Attack on Titan” fan-favorite Levi, the ice-cold member of the Survey Corps, is about to get his own two-part anime DVD series. Taking place years before the start of the original “Attack on Titan” manga, “Attack on Titan: No Regrets” focuses on Levi’s past. When the series opens, Levi is the leader of a band of thieves, and it’s not until the story begins to unfold that the reader sees Levi meet the Survey Corps’ commander, Erwin, and begin his journey toward becoming the awesome giant slayer he is when Eren meets him in the original series.
The spinoff has proven popular enough that publisher Kodansha announced it will be releasing limited editions for the upcoming 15th and 16th collected volumes of the regular “Attack on Titan” manga that come bundled with animated DVDs based on “No Regrets.”
“No Regrets” will be serialized in Aria, a monthly comic anthology targeting female readers. Though the manga is not by Isayama, neither the art nor story, the two-part anime version will bring back the key staff from the “Attack on Titan” anime, including director Testuro Araki, character designer Kyoji Asano, and the animators at Wit Studio.
Both limited-edition bundles are priced at 2,840 yen. Volume 15 is set to be released on December 9, 2014, with preorders being taken until September 19th. Volume 16 comes out April 9, 2015, and can be ordered until January 23rd.
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