As you know, Attack On Titan will be running its VERY LAST episodes, like EVER, this coming January. But there’s actually more than that. In Japan, eight bonus episodes were created for the OAD market (that’s Original Animation DVD (and that’s what they call Original Animation Video now)). Funi says they’re on the way here as well, and quicker than usual…they’re hitting the app this very Sunday.
The episodes take place in and around events from the main series, but explore what other characters happened to be doing at the same time. Episodes 1 through 3 are about Hange attempting to capture their first live Titan, Episodes 4 and 5 are an adaption of the Attack on Titan: No Regrets spinoff manga, and Episodes 6 through 8 are based on the Attack on Titan: Lost Girls spinoff novel series featuring the untold adventures of Annie and Mikasa.
Episode 1 – Ilse’s Notebook: Memoirs of a Scout Regiment Member
During the time Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and the rest were cadets acquiring the skills and knowledge to defeat Titans, elites of the Scout Regiment under Erwin’s command initiated the 49th Exterior Scouting Mission. Hange suggested to Erwin that they capture a Titan, but due to the risk being so high, Erwin’s never been willing to go along with the idea. Around this time, Miche discovers a Titan. Unable to completely give up on the idea of capturing one, Hange makes a mad dash to be the first to arrive on the scene…
Episode 2 – The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth
In the year 849, the 104th Cadet Corps Class takes part in training for a hypothetical attack in Trost District, with Commander Pyxis on hand to observe. In the midst of training, a squad consisting of Jean, Armin, and Annie clashes on the front line with a squad consisting of Sasha, Conny, and Reiner. After training ends, it’s Commander Pyxis who shows up to mediate between the two arguing groups. Unable to stand by and watch the situation play out, he offers a certain suggestion to Jean and the others…
Episode 3 – Distress
The training imposed on the 104th Cadet Corps Class this time is to split into two squads, and perform a round trip over a stretch of wilderness about 30km in length. There’s a report from Daz in Squad 2 that his omni-directional mobility gear was stolen on a path alongside a forest. There’s no information about anyone living in that vicinity, and Reiner and the others begin to sense that a gang of thieves is around…
Episode 4 – No Regrets: Part 1
How did Levi become humanity’s strongest soldier?! This is the first part of the hit spin-off anime adaptation No Regrets, which depicts the first meeting between Captain Levi and Commander Erwin. The Underground District… It was located beneath the safest region, where a chosen few lived within the protection of all three walls. It’s what remains of the abandoned project to migrate the populace underground. For those born and raised in the shadow of the gorgeous royal capital, it was not unusual for them to live their entire lives without setting foot on the surface… It’s there that Levi, Furlan, and their newly-added companion Isabel live, when one day a new client comes calling…
Episode 5 – No Regrets: Part 2
According to a deal they made with Erwin, Levi, Furlan, and Isabel joined the Scout Regiment. But this was a ruse, in order to honor a separate deal they’d struck with Lovof! The trio watches for Erwin to leave himself open, and they seek to carry out their plan during an exterior scouting mission … But little do they realize the menace of the Titans waiting outside the walls, or the importance of the decision that’s been placed in their hands…
Episode 6 – Lost Girls: Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part 1
On that day, Annie Leonhart awoke in her barracks. It was a perfect awakening, on the morning of her day off. However, her scant sense of freedom was soon negated by a sigh. All because she soon recalled the impending task she’d have to perform tomorrow: “Capture Eren Jaeger during the Scout Regiment’s 57th Exterior Scouting Mission.” With that task close at hand, this girl now experiences a story nobody knew about.
Episode 7 – Lost Girls: Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part 2
The Military Police Regiment has been commissioned to search for a runaway. Having been delegated this mission by Hitch, Annie tracks down the whereabouts of a wealthy man’s daughter, eventually coming up against the darkness infesting Stohess District… This is the untold tale of Annie’s experiences just before her task of capturing Eren.
Episode 8 – Lost Girls: Lost in the Cruel World
It was raining on that day, too… Mikasa’s spirit goes back to that quiet, warm life in the forest. And then, to an encounter as it might have been, one with a boy who changes a girl’s world… This dreamlike story is of nine-year-old Eren and Mikasa, who’re held together by a strong bond. “You might be the only one who can protect Eren from that immense power.”
Catch all these bonus episodes three days from now, December 19, wherever the Funimation app can be streamed. As for Attack on Titan: The Final Final Season, look for that on Funimation, Crunchyroll and Hulu starting January 9, 2022.