- Shingeki no Kyojin OAD: 'Ilse's Notebook' mini-review
- December 14th, 2013
I really enjoyed this OAD. When you've had a break from SnK you really forget how exciting this anime is. So it's great to once again be plunged back in to the action.
For those who haven't seen this yet (or read the omake it's based on) this OAD documents the events recorded in the field diary written in the final days of a young survey corp member. Like the anime, additional scenes and extra bits of plot pad out this rather brief little story, expanding and building on the original manga, rather than altering it or taking liberties. There were a lot of nice extra touches in this OAD, such as the body in the tree, and Hanji returning Ilse's uniform and diary to her parents at the end, which gives her story a nice sense of closure. I have to admit though, until watching this, I'd never realised Ilse was a girl :x. I'd always thought she was a boy.