Have you heard of the recent Attack on Titan OVA? It’s subtitled “No Regrets”, but it’s also known as a two-part OVA which chronicles the meeting of the hottest Survey Corps couple (pair? duo?), Levi and Erwin Smith! This OVA is apparently the adaptation of a shoujo manga of the same title. Take note, guys and girls, the source material is shoujo material. Of course, its story wasn’t written and the art wasn’t inked by Isayama himself.
I don’t know how much supervision Isayama had over this spin-off product. But, well, it should be good. At least, this first OVA (that came out last December) was quite enjoyable.
Ehem. Let’s move on.
Levi was the gang leader of three thugs who, as this OVA tries to say, were doing the bad things for the good reasons. They lived in the abandoned underground town, where the “lowly”, “filthy”, and “undeserving” humans of the walls are transferred into. Deprived of the rights to go out to the surface where sunlight is abundant, life wasn’t beautiful nor easy. People here were easily manipulated by the merchants (who are painted as the bad guys here) and the guards of the staircase, which led up to the surface, by increasing the exit fees as much as they liked.
So we pretty much have an idea how a rebellious Levi came into being and under what likely circumstance he and Erwin Smith met.
Putting that aside, this episode confirms that Levi is the serious, clean freak character there is. Is it because of the consistent character writing? Or is it due to the spin-off author poking fun of Levi’s image?
Remember Levi’s rule: