The recent announcement of “Bad Boy,” an 18-page addition to the “Attack on Titan” series by Hajime Isayama, has reignited excitement within the manga and anime community for the franchise. The announcement gives fans something to look forward to now that the main series has concluded.
This new chapter, featured in the artbook “Fly,” will offer a deep dive into the past of one of the series’ most enigmatic and beloved characters, Levi Ackerman. Here’s everything we know about the new chapter so far.
“Bad Boy” Offers a Glimpse into Levi’s Past, According to 4 Draft Pages Shared Online
The first four draft pages of “Bad Boy,” included in the upcoming art book, have already sparked excitement and speculation among fans eager to discover more about Levi’s past.
The Attack on Titan wiki Twitter account shared the first four draft pages from the new manga chapter, which will explore Levi’s childhood.
【Bad Boy Manga Spoilers】
The first 4 draft pages of the "Bad Boy" manga which are included in the art book bonus!
The story is about Levi's childhood! pic.twitter.com/AZUuJxbLVU
— Attack on Titan Wiki (@AoTWiki) October 30, 2023
Levi Ackerman is one of the series’ most formidable and complex characters. This new 18-page manga chapter, referred to as “Volume 35,” is expected to explore Levi’s rough upbringing, shedding light on the events that shaped him into the stoic and skilled soldier fans know and admire. The teaser shows Levi with his mother, Kuchel, Fandomwire reported.
Levi, known for his exceptional combat skills and laconic nature, has been a focal point of fan admiration throughout the series. This new chapter won’t be the first addition that explored Levi’s past, since we already have some OVAs that do that too. So this announcement has left fans extra curious about what Isayama has to share.
“Fly” Is More Than Just an Artbook
While “Fly” primarily serves as a compilation of Isayama’s art, spanning over 200 pages, it’s the inclusion of “Bad Boy” that adds a significant narrative element to this collection. The artbook not only showcases Isayama’s artistic talent but also enriches the “Attack on Titan” lore by offering new storytelling dimensions.
The artbook and the new chapter will be released on April 30, 2024.
🚨 "Attack on Titan – FLY" art book 🚨
"Bad Boy" (18-page new manga drawn by Hajime Isayama) 4 draft pages are now revealed ✍️
It's a new story about Levi's childhood 📌
📅 April 30, 2024 pic.twitter.com/xNypLJQvPr
— Attack On Fans (@AttackOnFans) October 30, 2023
Unfortunately, the art book and the new manga chapter are not expected to be translated into English, according to the official account for the new artbook.
This artbook is only available in Japanese, so we hope you will enjoy the Japanese version. Overseas shipping is related to the terms of each online bookstore.
— 【進撃の巨人 画集 FLY】公式アカウント (@shingeki_FLY) October 6, 2023
Of course, it will only be a matter of time before a dedicated fan translates it for the rest of the world!
The artbook will also include a color reproduction of the final 57 pages, Mikasa’s scarf, and Eren’s key.
The deadline for purchasing a copy in Japan was November 30.