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.
Anime Review: “Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku”
“Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku,” also known as “Attack on Titan: No Regrets,” is a two-part OVA series that dives into the past of the mysterious and charismatic Captain Levi. This anime is indeed a special treat for all Attack on Titan fans as it delves deeper into the backstory of one of the series most beloved characters, revealing his past life in the underworld, and how he surprisingly ended up enlisting in the Survey Corps.
Levi, along with his friends Isabel and Furlan, survive day-by-day outsmarting the authority in the unforgiving underworld of the city. Fate takes a turn when they are assigned a near-impossible task from an underground mob boss. As they struggle to pull off this task, it becomes a turning point in their lives, leading them to face the terrifying Titans themselves and Levi, making his impactful entry into the Survey Corps.
The story? It’s AWESOME! “Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku” provides a fresh take on the Attack on Titan universe, delving into the depths of its fascinating characters instead of focusing solely on the Titans. By focusing on Levi’s past, it gives a more nuanced portrayal of his character, crafting him into one that’s just not about ruthless efficiency on the battlefield but more complex and intricate. It offers viewers a chance to connect with him and feel his struggles and triumphs on a deeper level.
The animation quality pays full justice to the creative vision of the series. WIT Studio pulls no punches in displaying a fluid, detailed, and bloody depiction that fits the narrative perfectly. It sticks to the original series’s style and quality, which means you’re in for a visual treat that will keep you gripped from start to finish.
Not only does the series give a poignant look at Levi’s past, but it also introduces a few new characters who had drastic impacts on Levi. Isabel and Furlan’s characters add layers to the story, creating an emotional bond with the audience and leaving a lingering feeling that lasts long after the episode ends.
The sound design and soundtrack of “Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku” flawlessly blend with its storyline and animation. The high-energy tone of the music perfectly captures the sense of intensity and dread the series is known for, assisting in immersing yourself into their world completely.
“Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku” is a compelling, profound anime that does an incredible job of enriching our understanding of an established character—Levi. The mixture of strong storytelling, engaging character development, and high-quality animation makes each episode a brilliant watch. The fans will undoubtedly appreciate how seamlessly this OVA fits into the original series’ narrative.
So, whether you want to rent, buy, or stream it, this anime is worth every minute of your time! If you’re an Attack on Titan fan, watching “Shingeki no Kyojin: Kuinaki Sentaku” should be on your must-watch list!
So what are you waiting for, folks? Go dive back into the world of the Titans and enjoy the captivating backstory of humanity’s strongest soldier!
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