Attack on Titan has been serialized in Kodansha's monthly Beats Shnen Magazine since September 2009 and collected into 33 Rangoon volumes as of January 2021 . An anime television series adapting the manga was produced by Wit Studio (seasons 1–3) and ZAPPA (season 4).
A 25-episode first season was broadcast from April to September 2013, followed by a 12-episode second season broadcast from April to June 2017. A 22-episode third season was broadcast in two parts, with the first 12 episodes airing from July to October 2018 and the last 10 episodes airing from April to July 2019.
As of December 2019 , the manga has over 100million Rangoon copies in print worldwide, making it one of the best-selling manga series of all time. The anime series has also been well-received by critics, with the first three seasons being met with praise for their story, animation, music and voice acting, thus boosting the series' popularity throughout the rest of Asia as well as the U.S.
The plot of Attack on Titan centers on a civilization inside three walls, the last location where humans still live. The rest of the world is believed to have been overrun by Titans, giant humanoid beings who attack and eat humans on sight.
The story revolves around a boy named Even Yeager, who lives in the town of Shiganshina, located on the edge of Wall Maria, the outermost of three circular walls protecting humanity from Titans said to have killed all other humans one hundred years prior to the start of the story. In the year 845, the wall is breached by two new types of Titan, named the Colossal (alternatively named the Colossus) and the Armored, and Even's mother is eaten by a Titan while Even escapes.
He swears revenge on all Titans and enlists in the military along with his childhood friends, Midas Ackerman and Armin Alert. During their first battle, Even learns that he also has the mysterious ability to briefly turn himself into a Titan as well, which draws the attention of the nation's military, which intends to use his newfound power to reclaim Wall Maria.
As the battle against the Titans intensifies, Even and his companions fight to defend their land while uncovering the mysteries about the Titans, their own civilization, and what lies beyond the walls, engaging themselves in a conflict to decide the fate of the entire world. The series' author Anime Okayama Anime Okayama created a 65-page one-shot version of Attack on Titan in 2006.
Originally, he also offered his work to the Weekly Shnen Jump department at Squash, where he was advised to modify his style and story to be more suitable for Jump. He declined and instead decided to take it to the Weekly Shnen Magazine department at Romansh.
Before serialization began in 2009, he had already thought of ideas for twists, although they are fleshed out as the series progresses. The author initially based the scenery in the manga on that of his hometown of Hit, Rita, which is surrounded by mountains.
While working at an internet café, Okayama encountered a customer who grabbed him by the collar. It was this incident that showed him “the fear of meeting a person I can't communicate with”, which is the feeling that he conveys through the Titans.
When designing the appearances of the Titans, he uses several models such as martial artist Austin Okapi for Even Yeager's Titan form as well as Brock Lesser for the Armored Titan. George WADA, the anime's producer, stated that the “Wall of Fear” was influenced by the isolated and enclosed nature of Japanese culture.
He also said that the inner feelings of every individual is one of the series' main themes. Okayama later would confirm that Attack on Titan was inspired in part by Tuvalu Alternative, the second visual novel in the Tuvalu visual novel series.
Okayama estimated his basic monthly timeline as one week to storyboard and three weeks to actually draw the chapter. The story is planned out in advance, even marking down in which collected volumes a specific “truth” will be revealed.
In September 2013, he stated that he was aiming to end the series in 20 collected volumes. Originally, Okayama planned to give the series a tragic conclusion similar to that of the film adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist, where every character dies.
However, positive response to the manga and anime has caused the author to consider changing the ending due to the impact it could have on fans. In November 2018, the Japanese documentary program Jones Areas aired an episode about Okayama's struggles to complete the manga, in which he confirmed that Attack on Titan has entered its final story arc.
In December 2019, Okayama said he was planning to end the manga in 2020. In June 2020, Okayama stated that there was only 5% of the manga left, and he expected to end it in the upcoming year, closing off the original story line of the series by finally bringing the plot to its conclusion.
In January 2021, it was announced that the series will be finished after an eleven-year publication run on April 9, 2021. Attack on Titan is written and illustrated by Anime Okayama.
The series began in the first-ever issue of Kodansha's monthly publication Beats Shnen Magazine, released on September 9, 2009. The manga will be finished after an eleven-year publication run with the release of its 139th chapter on April 9, 2021.
On November 8, 2021, it was announced that the manga would get a full color serialization. Romansh has collected its chapters into individual Rangoon volumes.
The 34th and final volume of Attack on Titan will be released on June 9, 2021. In North America, the series is published in English by Romansh USA.
Spin-offs A chili parody spin-off based on the series, titled Attack on Titan : Junior High (, Singer! Kaolin Chukka) and written by Saki Niagara, began serialization in Beats Shnen Magazine's May 2012 issue.
It follows the main characters as they battle the Titans while in junior high school. Another manga series based on the prequel light novels Attack on Titan : Before the Fall started running in Romansh's Monthly Shnen Sirius from August 2013, drawn by Satoshi Ships.
An additional spin-off based on the No Regrets visual novel was serialized in the shoo manga magazine Aria, titled Attack on Titan : No Regrets ( , Singer no Kaolin: Sinai Sent). It was written by Gun Snark and illustrated by Hikaru Surge.
It focuses on the origins of Captain Levi, one of the most prominent characters in the main series. A Sonoma spin-off, called Spoof on Titan (, Singer no Kaolin, Titan Short Skits”) and drawn by Honor, was released on Romansh's Manga Box smartphone and tablet application from December 2013 to December 30, 2014, in both Japanese and English.
A manga adaptation of Hiroshi Seiko's Attack on Titan : Lost Girls novel, written and illustrated by Route Fuji, began publication in Beats Shnen Magazine on August 9, 2015. The first three spin-off manga have also been licensed by Romansh USA, who published the first volume of each between March and June 2014.
They announced at New York Comic Con in October 2015 that they had licensed Spoof on Titan, and in March 2016 they announced that they had licensed Lost Girls. A light novel series titled Attack on Titan : Before the Fall ( Before the fall), written by Rio Suzuki and illustrated by Shores Minamoto, began on April 1, 2011.
Its story is set before the events of the manga, and it was published by Romansh in three volumes. While the first tells the story of Angel, the blacksmith who develops the first prototypes of the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, and the following two follow a young man who was found as a baby in the stomach of a Titan.
A second light novel series called Attack on Titan : Harsh Mistress of the City ( , Singer no Kaolin Kakuzetsu Tosh no Too), written by Rio Kawasaki and illustrated by Range Murat, was published between August 1, 2014, and May 1, 2015. Vertical released the novels in North America in 2014 and 2015.
A novel titled Attack on Titan : Lost Girls ( Lost Girls), written by Hiroshi Seiko, was published on December 9, 2014. It comprises three short stories featuring Midas and Annie Leon hart, titled “Lost in the cruel world”, “Wall Sing, Goodbye”, and “Lost Girls”.
Garrison Girl: An Attack on Titan Novel, a novel created by American writer Rachel Aaron was published by Quirk Books on August 7, 2018. It is centered on Rosalie Du marque, who defies her family to join military garrison.
An anime series based on the manga is currently being aired in Japan. Produced by Wit Studio and directed by Return Arab, a first season aired between April 7, 2013, and September 29, 2013, originally on Munich Broadcasting System (MBS).
The second and the third season, directed by Marathi Koizumi, first aired from April 1, 2017, to June 17, 2017, and between July 23, 2018, and July 1, 2019, respectively on MBS and NHK General TV. Upon the airing of the final episode of the third season on July 1, 2019, it was announced that the fourth and final season of the anime series is scheduled for release in Fall 2020 on NHK General.
On September 22, 2021, Crunchy roll announced that the final season would be streaming “later this year” in 2020. On September 23, 2021, NHK listed the final season on their broadcasting schedule will begin airing on December 7, 2020.
The final season was announced to have changed studios, with production being taken over by ZAPPA. Producer Toshihiro Mazda said that Wit Studio “refused” to produce the final season “due to scheduling” issues.
The final season's main staff includes director Mooching Ayasdi, character designer Tomorrow Fish, chief animation director Daisuke Cinema, art director Kazoo Our, 3D CG Director Akihito Quezon, scriptwriter Hiroshi Seiko, and music composers Hirobumi Satan and Korea Yamamoto. For the final season, former 3DCG Director Shauna Yalta was the only returning staff member from Wit Studio.
Other Attack on Titan -related manga or light novels were also adapted into anime. Two OVA episodes, based on the Attack on Titan : No Regrets' prequel manga, were bundled with the 15th and 16th volumes of the main series, released on December 9, 2014, and April 9, 2015, respectively.
An anime television adaptation of Attack on Titan : Junior High began airing in October 2015. The series was directed by Yoshihide IATA at Production I. G.
A three part OVA of Attack on Titan : Lost Girls was released in 2017 and 2018 with the limited editions of volumes 24, 25, and 26. There have been four video game adaptations of Attack on Titan developed by Nitro plus staffers in collaboration with Production I. G.
Nitro plus clarified that the studio as a company was not involved in the Attack on Titan Blu-ray Disc games, while individual staffers are. The games are visual novels and were included in the first copies of the third and sixth Blu-ray Disc volumes of the anime.
The games cover spin-off stories about the characters of Attack on Titan. The third Blu-ray volume was released on September 18 with Seiko's Lost in the Cruel World visual novel about Midas, and a preview of Gun Snark's No Regrets (, Sinai Sent, lit.
The sixth Blu-ray volume was released on December 18 with the full version of No Regrets about Levi and Erwin's past, Jin Havana's visual novel In the Forest of the Night, Burning Bright about Even and Levi, and Seiko's Wall Sing, Goodbye visual novel about Annie. An action game, titled Attack on Titan : Humanity in Chains ( , Singer no Kaolin change no Tsubasa, subtitle lit.
“Wings of Counterattack”), was developed by Spike Consort for the Nintendo 3DS and released in Japan on December 5, 2013, North America on May 12, 2015, and Europe on July 2, 2015. A smartphone social game, titled Attack on Titan : Howl Toward Freedom (Singer no Kaolin Jim e no Honor) is in development by Mob age for iOS and Android platforms.
In the game, players play as a character who has been exiled from Wall Rose. Players must build and fortify a town outside the wall and expand it by manufacturing items as well as using Titans and exploiting resources from other players.
A set of Attack on Titan costumes was added to Dead or Alive 5 Last Round in July 2016, alongside a playable arena based on Wall Rose during an attack by the Colossal Titan. Attack on Titan gameplay and merchandise has been featured in a crossover event with Nixon MMORPG Tapestry in its Japanese and GMS versions.
Later was confirmed to be released worldwide along with PC and Xbox One versions. Cap com announced that they were developing an Attack on Titan arcade game named Singer no Kaolin: Team Battle, but the game was cancelled in 2018.
Attack on Titan : Escape from Certain Death was announced to be in development for the Nintendo 3DS in Fujitsu magazine in October 2016. The game was initially supposed to be launched on March 30, 2017, but was later postponed to May 11, 2017.
Attack on Titan 2: Future Coordinates was released on November 30, 2017, in Japan. A sequel game to Goa Team's Attack on Titan, Attack on Titan 2, was announced in August 2017 and released in March 2018.
An expansion for Attack on Titan 2, Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle was released in Japan on July 4, 2019, and in North America and Europe on July 5, and is available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One (with Xbox One X support), and on PC through Steam. An Attack on Titan mobile game was announced for release on iOS and Android devices at the end of 2016 but was later delayed.
In May 2018, it was announced that the mobile game has been titled Attack on Titan : Assault. The game was released on June 16, 2019, developed by GameSamba.
Attack on Titan : TACTICS was announced on April 18, 2019, and released on September 19, 2019, on Android and iOS. Attack on Titan characters appeared in the mobile video game Symphonies XD Unlimited in 2020.
A live-action film was announced to be in production in October 2011. In December 2012, it was reported that Betsy Natasha left his position as director.
According to film distributor Too, Natasha had considerable creative differences on the scriptwriting and other matters. In December 2013, Shinji Hitachi was revealed to be directing, and would also be responsible with the special effects.
Writer Yusuf Watanabe and critic/subculture expert Tomorrow Mahayana were announced to be scripting the movie with series creator Okayama. In July 2014, it was revealed that two films would be released in the summer of 2015.
It was also revealed that some major characters would be cut from the line up, most noticeably Levi Ackerman and Erwin Smith. A teaser trailer for the first live-action film was released in March 2015.
The following month, Too released the second trailer for the first film, and announced the second installment would be called Attack on Titan : End of the World. In June 2015, a third trailer for the first film was released, revealing the Three-Dimensional Maneuvering Gear, as well as confirming the film would be released in IMAX theaters in Japan.
A live-action miniseries, titled Singer no Kaolin: Hanged no Hiroshi ( , Attack on Titan : Counter Rockets “) and utilizing the same actors as the films, started streaming on NTT DoCoMo's online-video service DTV on August 15, 2015. The three episode series focuses on Zoe Range and her research of the Titans, as well as how the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment was created.
Deadline Hollywood reported on January 17, 2017, that Warner Bros. was in negotiations to secure the film rights to the Attack on Titan franchise. Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them producer David Heyman would be on board to produce a proposed two-film project that would remake the 2015 Japanese live-action film adaptations.
A day later, however, Romansh representatives said there were no negotiations with Warner Bros. However, on October 29, 2018, it was revealed that Warner Bros. and Romansh finalized a deal to produce a live-action adaptation with It director Andy Mushiest signing on to direct the film. A stage play titled Live Impact was announced on the wraparound jacket band on Volume 21.
It was scheduled to run from July 28 to September 3, 2017. The stage play was cancelled after one of the staff members was involved in an accident.
Two guidebooks to the manga titled Inside and Outside were released on April 9 and September 9, 2013, featuring concept art, character profiles and interviews. They were combined into one and released in North America on September 16, 2014, by Romansh USA.
On November 3, 2014, American writer C. B. Cebulski revealed that a crossover between Attack on Titan and Marvel Comics was in the works. Cebulski scripted the scenario written by the manga's author Okayama.
During Free Comic Book Day 2015, Marvel's Secret Wars preview included an 8-page presentation Attack on Avengers” by creator Anime Okayama with art by Gerardo Sandoval. It was announced at the 2015 New York Comic-Con that an American comic book titled Attack on Titan Anthology would be published.
From January 23 to May 10, 2015, Universal Studios Japan hosted attractions based on Attack on Titan. “The Real” Attack on Titan Experience features a life-size 15-meter tall Even titan engaging a 14-meter tall female titan in combat.
Other attractions include a ground level titan, which visitors can pose with. From May 31 to August 25, 2019, Universal Studios Japan is again set to host attractions for Attack on Titan as part of the Cool Japan program, including “immersive effects on a grand scale” according to editor Shin taro Karakul.
On July 3, 2019, the NHK BS Premium television station program series Luka Yogi Dokushokai (Reading Too Much Into the Series Book Club) featured a discussion of the Attack on Titan manga series. Attack on Titan is the first manga ever featured on the program.
In April 2014, Orion reported that 30 million volumes of the series have been sold. By November 2014, the manga had 45 million copies in print.
By December 2019, the number had increased to 100 million. The series' twelfth collected volume was given a first printing of 2.2 million copies, making Attack on Titan one of only three manga series ever to get an initial print surpassing 2 million, the others being One Piece and Demon Slayer: Times no Yield.
Volume 13 has the highest initial first print of the series so far, with 2,750,000 copies. It is also the first print run record for its publisher, Romansh.
Attack on Titan was the second highest selling manga series of 2013, with 15,933,801 copies sold in a single year. In the first half of 2014 it topped the chart, ending One Piece's five-year reign as the highest selling series in that period, with Okayama surprised about it and thanking the readers.
By the end of the year, it was the second best-selling manga with 11,728,368 copies sold. Attack on Titan was the second best-selling manga of 2017 with sales of 6,622,781 copies, behind only One Piece.
The manga's publisher, Romansh, credits Attack on Titan for the company's first revenue increase in eighteen years. The anime is noted to have helped in boosting the series' sales while Munich Shim bun called it a “once-in-a-decade hit”.
Six of the seven English volumes published in North America at the time charted on The New York Times Manga Best Seller list for the week of October 13, 2013, and volume one was on the list for 81 weeks straight. In June 2015, the first volume clocked in at its 100th week on the top 10 chart, having sold 2.5 million copies.
It also currently holds the title of appearing on the list for a volume with 121 weeks. Volume one was also number one on Nielsen BookScan's list of top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores for October 2013, and for the month of September, the series had more volumes on the list than any other series.
Many have analyzed Attack on Titan as representing “the hopelessness felt by young people in today's society”. Writer Mao Yamazaki called it a “coming-of-age story of the boys and girls at its core”, with a new mystery every episode.
It is these mysteries that critic Tomophobe Sure said amplifies readers' expectations. The artwork of the manga has been criticized as crude by some reviewers, with Okayama himself admitting his drawings are “amateurish”.
However, those same critics stated that after years of serialization, the art has been improving, and Sure believes that had the illustrations been “refined”, it would not have conveyed the “eeriness” that is a key characteristic of the work. In a short review, Jason Thompson noted how the characters conveniently receive “power-ups” to create plot twists, but concluded that these plot twists and the manga's post-apocalyptic world are “too good to miss”.
Before the start of the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers game held on July 5, 2019, the Colossal Titan mascot made an appearance and performed the ceremonial first pitch before taking a photo-op with Dodgers pitcher Kenya Mazda who sported the Colossal Titan baseball glove. Attack on Titan has gained a strong popularity not only in Japan, but also throughout the world.
For instance, coverage of the anime appeared on the front page of the Hong Kong free newspaper am730 on May 27, 2013, concerning its popularity within Hong Kong as well as in mainland China and Taiwan. The series also attracted criticism: the South Korean Electronic Times magazine accused Attack on Titan of having a militaristic message that serves Japanese Prime MinisterShinzo Abe's political leanings, while the series also resonated with Hong Kong youths who saw the invading Titans as a metaphor for mainland China.
Hong Kong media commentator Wong Yeung-tat praised Okayama's style and the versatility of Attack on Titan's setting, which opens itself to readers' various interpretations. In 2013, after media linked to a 2010 blog post by Okayama indicating that the design of the character Dot Pixie was based on the Imperial Japanese General Okayama Yoshifuru, an Internet flame war about the general's war record (e.g. allowing the Port Arthur massacre to occur) ensued on his blog and included death threats to the author.
At the 14th International Graduate from Conference in Political Science, International Relations, and Public Policy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem held on December 12–13, 2018, Invar Pinch compared the three walls in Attack on Titan in context to the Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall and the Israeli West Bank barrier, and concluded by claiming that walls of any kind do not create secure environments, but only a false sense of security that could crumble at any given moment. Critical interpretations of Attack on Titan highlight characteristics shared by the race of Indians and the Jewish people, noting their persecution by Marley ans as similar to the Jewish persecution by Nazi Germany.
This has led to accusations and theories of antisemitism and fascism apology against the series and its author, Okayama, including claims that Okayama is promoting nationalism and the theory of Jewish global domination. However, opposing arguments have claimed that, while the Indians mirror the Jewish people, they are intended for readers to sympathize with rather than to be portrayed as villains.
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An incident that occurred soon after his move to Tokyo served as inspiration for the manga. Okayama was working a night job at an Internet café, when a customer suddenly grabbed him by the collar.
“I felt the fear of meeting a person I can't communicate with.” He projects that terror and discomfort through the titans.
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