Attack on Titan: Lost Girls

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Attack on Titan: Lost Girls
Attack on Titan Lost Girls, volume 1.jpg
The cover of the novel as published in Japan.
進撃の巨人 LOST GIRLS
(Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls)
Game
Lost in the Cruel World
DeveloperNitroplus
Designed bySeko
GenreVisual novel
ReleasedSeptember 18, 2013
Game
Wall Sina, Goodbye
DeveloperNitroplus
Designed bySeko
GenreVisual novel
ReleasedDecember 18, 2013
Novel
Written byHiroshi Seko
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicMale
ImprintKodansha Comics Deluxe
PublishedDecember 9, 2014
Manga
Written byRyōsuke Fuji
Published byKodansha
English publisher
DemographicShōnen
MagazineBessatsu Shōnen Magazine
Original runAugust 9, 2015May 9, 2016
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
Original animation DVD
Directed byMasashi Koizuka
Written byHiroshi Seko
Music byHiroyuki Sawano
StudioWit Studio
Production I.G (production cooperation)
Released December 8, 2017 August 9, 2018
Runtime25 minutes
Episodes3 (List of episodes)
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Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (進撃の巨人 LOST GIRLS, Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls) is a Japanese novel written by Hiroshi Seko. The book is a spinoff of the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama. A manga adaptation began serialization in August 2015 and ran until May 2016. A three-part original anime DVD adaptation was released on December 8, 2017, April 9, 2018 and August 9, 2018 with the 24th, 25th, and 26th limited edition volumes of the original manga, respectively.[1]

Plot[edit]

The stories are about two female characters in the series: Mikasa Ackerman and Annie Leonhart. "Lost in the cruel world" is about Mikasa and her relationship with Eren. "Wall Sheena, Goodbye" is about Annie and her life as a member of the Military Police Brigade in the time before she attempts to capture Eren on a Survey Corps reconnaissance mission. "Lost Girls" is about their interaction during training and the reconnaissance mission.

Publication[edit]

The novel is based off two mini-visual novels from Nitroplus which were included with the third and sixth volumes of the Attack on Titan anime Blu-ray release.[2][3] The first, Lost in the Cruel World, was written by Seko and released on September 18, 2013. The second, titled Wall Sina, Goodbye, also by Seko, was released on December 18, 2013.[3]

The novel is written by Hiroshi Seko, who worked as a scriptwriter for the anime. Kodansha published it in December 2014 under their Kodansha Comics Deluxe imprint.[4] It consists of three short stories, titled "Lost in the cruel world", "Wall Sina, Goodbye", and "Lost Girls".[5]

North American publisher Vertical announced their license to the novel at Anime Expo 2015[5][6] and released it on June 28, 2016.

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 December 9, 2014[7]ISBN 978-4-06-377096-4June 28, 2016[8]ISBN 978-1-942993-35-3
  1. "Lost in the cruel world"
  2. "Wall Sina, Goodbye"
  3. "Lost Girls"

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation by Ryōsuke Fuji began serialization in Kodansha's shōnen manga magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on August 9, 2015.[9] The series ended in the June 2016 issue of the magazine on May 9, 2016.[10] Kodansha compiled it in two volumes in 2016.

In March 2016, Kodansha USA announced that they had licensed the series,[11][12] and they released it in English in 2016[13] and 2017.[14]

Volumes[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1 April 8, 2016[15]ISBN 978-4-06-395638-2August 30, 2016[13]ISBN 9781632363855

Chapter 1: Wall Sheena, Goodbye.

  1. "Carly Stratmann" (カーリー・ストラットマン, Kārī Sutorattoman)
  2. "Wayne Eisner" (ウェイン・アイズナー, Wein Aizunā)
  3. "Wald & Lou" (ウオルド&ルー, Uorudo & Rū)
  4. "Coderoin" (コデロイン, Koderoin)
  5. "Annie Leonhart" (アニ・レオンハート, Ani Reonhāto)
2 August 9, 2016[16]ISBN 978-4-06-395722-8February 28, 2017[14]ISBN 9781632364180

Chapter 2: Lost in the Cruel World.

  1. "Eren Yeager" (エレン・イェーガー, Eren Iēgā)
  2. "Shiganshina" (シガンシナ, Shiganshina)
  3. "Airplane" (ひこうき, Hikōki)
  4. "Mirror Man" (鏡男, Kagami Otoko)
Chapter 3: Lost Girls

Anime[edit]

The anime adaptation was released as three-part original anime DVD was released with the 24th, 25th, and 26th limited edition volumes of the original Attack on Titan manga, respectively.

No. Title Original release date
16.5A"Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part One"December 9, 2017 (2017-12-09)
At Stohess District Military Police base, Annie tells her roommate that she needs a day off. In return she agrees to help find her roommate's friend, Carly Stratmann. Annie visits Carly's father, who appears to know very little about his daughter, but Annie suspects that he is withholding information. Stratmann owns the Marleen Company which used to trade between Wall Maria and Wall Sina, but now the company is on the brink of collapse although he appears wealthy. Annie traces Carly to the Pit Riddles bar where Carly appears to be a regular, with more money than she should have. There, Annie physically extracts information about Carly's boyfriend Kampfer Boltz from some regular customers. She investigates his accommodation, finding a large quantity of the illicit drug Codeloine and a body under the bed.
16.5B"Wall Sina, Goodbye: Part Two"April 9, 2018 (2018-04-09)
Annie confirms the body she found in the apartment is that of Kampfer Boltz, which places her in a difficult position as a Military Police officer. As she leaves, she is intercepted by two other investigators, Wald and his assistant Lou. They prepare to dispose of her, but she tricks Lou into triggering her Titan form, however when she returns to normal, Lou shoots both her and Wald. Annie recovers from the fatal shot and the wounded Wald reveals that Stratmann had also hired him to find Carly, and Stratmann knows all about her secret life. Before he dies, Wald tells Annie that Kampfer offered to hire them to blackmail Stratmann about his daughter's situation and demand a ransom for her return. Annie tracks down Lou, finds Carly and then discovers that she and her father are involved in manufacturing and distributing Codeloine. To cover her own involvement, Annie eventually arranges passage for Carly escape to Wall Rose. Annie's next task is to infiltrate the Survey Corps' 57th reconnaissance mission and capture Eren Jaeger.
???"Lost in the Cruel World"August 9, 2018 (2018-08-09)
At Wall Rose, Mikasa has an alternate vision of her early family life where her parents were not killed. She meets Eren, the son of Doctor Jaeger, normally. Walking together in the woods, she and Eren encounter wolves eating human bodies, but when Eren approaches them, the wolves retreat. The two children gradually became friends and Eren tells Mikasa about his friend Armin and his dreams of joining the Survey Corps and visiting the outside world beyond the wall. Although she likes him, Eren is only fixated on his dreams, even after seeing Survey Corps casualties caused by encounters with Titans and injures he suffers fighting to defend their reputation. When Eren tells Mikasa that he and Armin plan to "jump" the wall in a hot air balloon she wants to go with them. However at the appointed time, she is intercepted by a masked "man of the mirror" who threatens to turn her into a killer and tells her that she cannot avoid Eren’s death. She appears to kill the man, but it is only a trick and she continues to the meeting place. Mikasa eventually finds Armin, who tells her that Eren sacrificed himself to save him. Back in the present, Mikasa realizes that Eren will follow his destiny and that she will be by his side.

Reception[edit]

Volume one of the manga reached 15th place on the weekly Oricon comic rankings, and sold a total of 80,619 copies.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Novel Gets 3 Original Anime DVDs". Anime News Network. August 9, 2017. Retrieved August 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Green, Scott (December 3, 2014). ""Attack on Titan - Lost Girls" Light Novel Plans Detailed". Crunchyroll. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Attack on Titan Blu-rays Add Visual Novels by Nitro+ Staff". Anime News Network. May 18, 2013. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  4. ^ "Attack on Titan Gets 'Lost Girls' Novel Spinoff". Anime News Network. November 17, 2014. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Vertical Adds Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Novel, Nichijō, FukuFuku: Kitten Tales Manga". Anime News Network. July 3, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  6. ^ Green, Scott (July 3, 2015). "Vertical Licenses "Nichijou" Manga and "Attack on Titan - Lost Girls" Novel". Anime News Network. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" 小説 進撃の巨人 LOST GIRLS [Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (novel)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Attack on Titan: Lost Girls". Penguin Random House. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  9. ^ "Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Novel Gets Manga Adaptation". Anime News Network. July 8, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ryōsuke Fuji's Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Manga Ends in May". Anime News Network. April 11, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "Kodansha Comics Licenses Attack on Titan: Lost Girls Manga". Anime News Network. March 22, 2016. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Green, Scott (March 22, 2016). "Kodansha Comics Announces Seven Manga Licenses". Crunchyroll. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Attack on Titan: Lost Girls The Manga 1". Penguin Random House. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  14. ^ a b "Attack on Titan: Lost Girls The Manga 2". Penguin Random House. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  15. ^ 進撃の巨人 LOST GIRLS(1) [Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (1)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  16. ^ 進撃の巨人 LOST GIRLS(2) [Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (2)]. Kodansha (in Japanese). Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  17. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 4–10". Anime News Network. April 13, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  18. ^ "Japanese Comic Ranking, April 11–17". Anime News Network. April 20, 2016. Retrieved April 20, 2016.

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