March 16, 2015

Attack on Titan OVA: Levi Has No Regrets! Part 1



Attack on what now? Shingeki no... kyojin? That's one mighty nice tattoo, Levi-senpai.


How many of you loyal Otaku Reviewers readers out there are fans of Attack on Titan? Everyone and their mother are hungering for more medeival/high tech/horror fantasy action centered around Eren's desire to kill all Titan and revenge his mother, along with a rag-tag bunch of kids who just so happen to die at the hands of these beasts every now and then.

While I love Attack on Titan, I have abstained from the manga, because like most other fans of the series I joined when it became an anime. And I'm addicted to the choreographed action scenes and flashy effects. So my viewpoints in this post may be a little antiquated for those who know all the spoilers/intricacies of the manga!

Anyway, there is an OVA to satiate the hunger, the desire of more Attack on Titan, one that goes into Levi's backstory! It's called "No Regets" or "Birth of Levi" and you can most likely find it online to stream, if that is something you are into!

This is not a review of the OVA, but more of an investigation on Levi's character.




You already know from our Weird anime figure post that Levi has his comical side, as he is a neat freak and is caught cleaning in a ridiculous maid outfit from time to time. But this guy, a seemingly cruel ablutomaniac and germophobe, a man who has reached the pinnacle of 3D Maneuverable Gear manipulation, and powerful ally to the Survey corps is constantly shown with his heart of gold shining through. While this isn't a bad thing, the anime community is not in want of bad-asses with hearts of gold, silver, platinum stars, or what have you. Then why, do we ask, makes Levi such an interesting character?!

His backstory, while incomplete, is a promising snapshot into that reason. First looking very 2 dimensional, the OVA "No Regrets" shows a side of Levi that no one has yet seen in its purest form: Levi's weakness. The ultimate titan slayer, while he does suffer injuries constantly for the sake of his allies, does not show pure weakness outside of the OVA. It is Erwin Smith that teases this out of him, and for very interesting reasons (without spoiling the plot!). They may be on good terms in the anime series, but that might not have always been the case!

I highly suggest you go out and watch the OVA and come back with some commentary! Who knows, you might even stump a seasoned otaku such as myself! /humblebrag



-chansu

Home

Welcome to
The Otaku Reviewers



This blog, "The Otaku Reviewers", was started in February of 2010 on this very same platform, Blogger. At first, it was a venture into the informational and informal world of comics, anime, video games, and Japanese culture. In other words, just a random blog.

Over time, the founder of the blog credited with the pseudonym "RPGhero" was joined by two fellow bloggers and friends with the names "Chansu" and "Deretsun". Together the three bloggers looked up interesting Japanese culture facts, recommended new anime, talked about their own "otaku" interests, and traveled across the United States to various anime conventions.

There have been off periods when the blog ceased production of content and there have been times when there would be dozens of blog posts per week. The schedule varies depending on the lives of the people behind the alias'. However the pattern is that we always get back into the game with even newer information about Japanese culture, anime, video games, and other nerdy hobbies.

The motto of our blog is:
"A cure for your apathy and an inspiration for your dreams. ...Applies to Otaku, anime fans, J-pop junkies, and the like"

The purpose is to blog about cool stuff related solely to anime and otaku stuff. There's no other reason we're doing this.

If you like our blog, please support us in however small a way that you would like. We appreciate our readers!

Check it out on Amazon!




Read it for free on Wattpad too!!

Featured Posts