With Attack on Titan getting its anime adaptation out there right now, it makes a lot of sense to work the production team just a bit more for an additional episode that will be bundled with an upcoming volume of the manga. Due out on August 9th, based on preorders received in Japan by June 24th, the eleventh volume of Attack on Titan manga will come with a new episode directed by Tetsuro Araki and script supervisor Yasuko Kobyaashi as animated by Wit Studios, who are working on the ongoing series of anime itself. The story for it works a side story from the manga called Ilse’s Journal.
Kodansha USA releases the manga in North America and has just released the fourth volume of the esries here.
Series concept: The series follows the exploits of Eren Jäger, a young soldier whose father disappears and his mother is killed during the fall of Wall Maria and enlists into the army along his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman. When the Titans threaten to break further through Wall Rose, Eren discovers that he possess the ability to temporarily transform himself into a Titan as well. Seen as a threat by some, and as a ray of hope by others, Eren and his companions risk their lives to protect what remains of their people, making use of his newfound power while looking for answers to the mysteries surrounding the Titans, the walls and his own existence.