Crunchyroll announced on Monday that it will stream English dubs for all eight Attack on Titan original anime DVD (OAD) episodes, starting on May 8. Dubbed episodes will premiere weekly.
Crunchyroll and Funimation began streaming the OADs in Japanese with English subtitles on December 19.
The first OAD episode is the “Isle’s Notebook” OAD. Episodes 2-3 consist of “The Sudden Visitor” and “Distress” stories. Episodes 4-5 are the two-episode OAD series Attack on Titan: No Regretsthe adaptation of artist Hikaru Suruga and writer Gun Snark‘s spinoff manga of the same name. The final three episodes are the anime adaptation of Hiroshi Seko‘s Attack on Titan: Lost Girls spinoff novel.
The Attack on Titan: Ilse’s Notebook OADwhich was bundled with the limited edition 11th volume of the original manga in Japan, also received an English-subtitled release bundled with Kodansha Comics‘ English 17th volume.
The two-episode original anime DVD (OAD) adaptation of the Attack on Titan: No Regrets spinoff manga was bundled with the limited edition 15th and 16th volumes of the original manga in 2014 and 2015. Kodansha Comics released the episodes with English subtitles, bundled with the manga’s English-lanuage 18th and 19th volumes.
The Attack on Titan: Lost Girls novel spinoff collects three short stories centered around Mikasa and Annie titled, “Lost in the cruel world,” “Wall Sina, Goodbye,” and “Lost Girls.” Kodansha published the novel in Japan in December 2014, and Vertical published the novel in English in June 2016.
The Attack on Titan The Final Season anime premiered on NHK in December 2020. Funimation and Crunchyroll are streaming the anime with English subtitles. Adult Swim‘s Toonami programming block began airing the anime in January 2021, and Funimation began streaming an English dub in the same month. The season’s Part 2 premiered with episode 76, “Danzai” (“Sentencing”), on the NHK General channel on January 9. Crunchyroll and Funimation streamed Part 2 of the Attack on Titan The Final Season anime as it aired in Japan. The anime’s “Part 3,” the “conclusion,” will air on the NHK-General channel in 2023.
The first television anime season premiered in April 2013, and the second season premiered in April 2017. The first part of the third season premiered in July 2018, and the second half premiered in Japan on the NHK General channel in April 2019.
Hajime Isayama launched the original Attack on Titan manga in Kodansha‘s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009, and ended the series in April 2021. The manga’s 34th and final volume shipped in June 2021. Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English digitally and in print, and released the 34th volume in October 2021.
Source: Crunchyroll (Liam Dempsey)