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Attack on Titan Manga to Bundle Original Anime DVD

posted on 2013-04-09 10:00 EDT
DVD to animate Ilse's Journal prologue about training corps member

The official website for the Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) anime announced on Tuesday that Hajime Isayama's original manga will bundle an original anime DVD. The DVD will come with the 11th limited-edition manga volume, and it will animate "Ilse no Techō" (Ilse's Journal), the prologue side story about a survey corps member. Kodansha published this story in Weekly Shōnen Magazine and the manga's fifth book volume.

For this anime DVD, director Tetsuro Araki, series script supervisor Yasuko Kobayashi, character designer Kyoji Asano, and the animators at Wit Studio are reprising their respective duties from the ongoing television series. The bundle will go on sale on August 9 for 3,480 yen (about US$35), and it is limited to pre-orders submitted by June 24.

The manga and the anime depict the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves. Isayama launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. The manga has become a sleeper hit, and Kodansha USA is publishing the manga in North America. The television anime series premiered this week in Japan, and a live-action film is also in the works.

Source: Mangaoh via Manga News

Update: Illse's affiliation corrected. Thanks, saurers123


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