On Monday, more information was revealed about the new chapter of the Attack on Titan manga, where our speculation was confirmed.
The plot for the chapter, titled “Bad Boy”, will be about Levi’s childhood, presumably before the events of the OVA “No Regrets: Part 1” .
【Spoiler Alert】Here are the 4 draft pages of the "Bad Boy" which are included in the art book bonus! This is a story about Levi's childhood! The actual manuscript may differ from the draft.
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The rough translations of each of the four draft panels are given as follows: (Thanks to reddit user u/Erigu for the translations)
Levi: Having been born under the ground, I had never seen anything outside of the underground city…
Levi: But still, I thought…
Levi: … that the place was horribly filthy, and even the air was rotten.
Levi: That’s how elegant my mother appeared to me: enough for me to tell.
Levi: That, I remember clearly.
Levi: That, I didn’t want anyone to ever take away from me.
(Young Levi getting kicked by an adult)
Adult: Quit it already, brat!
Adult: You fucking idiot, don’t you know who that is?!
Adult: That’s the kid “Kenny the Ripper” is looking after!
(Levi in pain)
Adult: If he finds out about this, it’s over for us!!
Adult: Let’s not have him find out, then.
Adult (1): We can just cut him into pieces and feed them to the pigs, as usual.
Adult (2): Besides, who cares who the kid is?
Adult (3): He went after our stuff.
Adult (4): If we allow that kind of disrespect in the underground, then, yes, it’s over for us.
Levi: … Give it back.
Levi: It’s… my mother’s…
Adult: No, it’s not.
Adult: It’s something Olympia pawned for food because of her sickness.
Adult: And now that he knows what it’s really worth, the shop owner has sold it to the surface.
Adult: You’re just a filthy thief who snuck into the merchandise on its way up there.
Adult: Surely, you know what’s going to happen to you, now?
Adult: Goes to show that kids from the underground just don’t think things through.
Adult: Say, can we even feed him to the pigs? He’s all bones.
Adult: Wasn’t there some guy who’d want to buy him?
Adult: Right! Selling anything and everything is what we do!
Adult: We should have him do the same job as his mother.
Adult: He might have inherited her skills, after all.
On Oct 3, we got information that a new artbook for Attack on Titan will feature an 18-page manga written by Hajime Isayama. The artbook is scheduled to release on April 30, 2024.
Earlier this year, the Attack on Titan Final Season THE FINAL CHAPTERS Special 1, got premiered in Japan and was streamed on Crunchyroll.
Attack on Titan: Final Season Part 3 Part 2 will be released on November 4, 2023.
Crunchyroll describes the Attack on Titan anime series as follows:
“Known in Japan as Shingeki no Kyojin, many years ago, the last remnants of humanity were forced to retreat behind the towering walls of a fortified city to escape the massive, man-eating Titans that roamed the land outside their fortress. Only the heroic members of the Scouting Legion dared to stray beyond the safety of the walls – but even those brave warriors seldom returned alive.
Those within the city clung to the illusion of a peaceful existence until the day that dream was shattered, and their slim chance at survival was reduced to one horrifying choice: kill – or be devoured!”