Funimation and Crunchyroll have released goodies ahead of Christmas for AOT fans worldwide. They will stream 8 bonus episodes starting from Sunday 19th December. These 8 special episodes are Attack on Titan original animated DVD (OADs) in Japanese dub with English subtitles. The fans are waiting to be overpowered by the Titans coming to them in the finale happening on Sunday, 9th January 2022.
However, the news of eight special episodes OAD (Original Animation DVD) airing all in one go on December 19, 2021, is a bonus just ahead of the finale. Earlier, the OAD episodes were released in the official DVD collection. Get all the details about the extravaganza landing over the weekend. The tempo is all set now!
8 Special Episodes of Attack on Titan Details
Funimation and Crunchy will be streaming the eight special episodes to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and Peru. The ADOs will also be broadcast on Wakanim – Funimation’s European streaming service. The OADs will be in Japanese dubs and English subs. English dub of these special episodes will arrive on Funimation in 2022.
Each episode will be of 23 minutes in duration and all 8 ADOs will be released in one go. Each episode will take one through the “untold stories” that happen before and during the making of the hit anime series.
Titles of Special Episodes
The first 3 episodes will be the OAD “Isle’s Notebook”. It came out as a limited edition, the 11th volume of the original manga in Japan. Later on, the English translated version was released with Comics Kodansha English 17th Volume. In the first 3 episodes, one can relive Hange’s mission to capture the first live Titan along with memories of the original training cap for the 104th Cadet Corps.
- 1st Episode: Ilse’s notebook: Memories of a Scout Regiment Member
- 2nd Episode: The Sudden Visitor: The Torturous Curse of Youth
- 3rd Episode: Distress
Episodes 4-5 are an adaptation of Attack on Titan: No Regrets with the artist Hikaru Suruga and writer Pistol Snark from the manga of the same name. It had come out in the 15th and 16th limited edition volumes of the original manga in 2014 and 2015. Comics Kodansha released the English version grouped together in 18th and 19th volumes. The No Regrets spin-off manga weaves articulately the history of Captain Lei and Commander Erwin.
- 4th Episode: No Regrets: Part 1
- 5th Episode: No Regrets: Part 2
The last three episodes are the animated adaptation of Hiroshi Seko’s Attack on Titan: Girls Lost novel. It features personal stories from Annie and Mikasa. Kodansha published these 3 novels – “Lost in the cruel world”, “Sina Wall, goodbye” and “Hypnotized” in Japan in December 2014. The English version was published by Verticale published in June 2016.
- 6th Episode: Lost Girls: Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part 1
- 7th Episode: Lost Girls: Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part 2
- 8th Episode: Lost Girls: Lost in the Cruel World
When can I watch 8 Special Episodes of Attack on Titan?
Read on to find when you can watch these 8 special episodes in your region on Crunchyroll and Funimation in Japanese with English subs!
Pacific Standard time – 8:10 AM PST Sunday, 19th December 2021 (America)
Central Standard time – 10:10 AM CST Sunday, 19th December 2021 (America)
Eastern Standard time – 11:10 AM EST Sunday, 19th December 2021 (America)
Australia Time- 3:10 AM ADHT Monday, 20th December 2021 (Australia)
In the meantime, the hype for the final set of Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 is in full swing. Crunchyroll being the exclusive streaming partner has teased out a new dark trailer of The Attack of the Giants Final Season – Part 2. It is an intense trailer that summarizes in no time what happened in previous seasons.
One can make out the notes of the classical music Overture 1812 by Tchaikovsky in the background. One is transported in the most dramatic deaths of the series. It is at the end when one sees Sasha of AOT Season 1 doing the classic military salute while eating a potato. The background helps to tone down the dark and violent tones of the video.
AOT is based on the original manga by Hajime Isayama that got released first time in Kodansha’s Magazine Shonen Bessatsu in 2009. The last chapter of the series came out in April 2021. The manga’s 34th and final volume shipped on June 9 with the English version releasing on October 19. Comics Kodansha is working on releasing the English version of manga in digital and as well print form.