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Shingeki no Kyojin (Manga)

Shingeki no Kyojin

Alternative Titles

English: Attack on Titan
Japanese: 進撃の巨人


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Sep 9, 2009 to ?
Authors: Isayama, Hajime (Story & Art)


Score: 8.591 (scored by 51368 users)
Ranked: #772
Popularity: #6
Members: 101,666
Favorites: 12,502
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Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

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Shingeki no Kyojin won the Kodansha Manga Award in the shounen category in 2011 and was nominated for both the 16th and 18th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize as well as the 4th Manga Taishou Award.

The series was the second highest selling manga series of 2013, with 15,933,801 copies sold.

Shingeki no Kyojin has been published in English as Attack on Titan by Kodansha Comics USA since June 19, 2012 and in large-size 5-in-1 omnibus editions (subtitled Colossal Edition) since May 27, 2014. Kodansha USA's English release won the 2014 Harvey Award for Best American Edition of Foreign Material. Crunchyroll simulpublishes the manga digitally.

The manga has also been published in French by Pika Édition, in Italian by Planet Manga, in German by Carlsen Comics, in Spanish by Norma Editorial and Panini Comics, in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantasica, in Chinese by Tong Li Publishing Co., Ltd. and in Filipino by VIVA-PSICOM Publishing Corporation.

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Mar 17, 11:44 PM
Shingeki no kyojin otherwise known as Attack on Titan. This series before the anime wasn't popular in the west, but it was fairly popular in Japan being in the top 15/10 best selling manga in 2011/2012. After the airing of the anime it became a mega hit series.

Now before you give this review a not helpful vote because of the 10/10 score. At least read what I have to say before doing your deed. I'm more interested that you guys read my review than anything else. Now let's begin!

"Spoiler free review!"

Story: 10/10. The plot/story IMO is snk strongest point. "Titans" these monstrous looking creatures that read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Aug 17, 2013 7:07 AM
This review is based up until chapter 48.

Shingeki no Kyojin has a comprehensive enough plotline--humans being chased around and eaten by grotesque giants called Titans, which do faintly resemble large, ugly humans.
However, the series actually has much more to do than just focusing on humans being eaten, which is probably its best asset. Shingeki has several mysteries that intertwine as one reads the series--how the Titans were made, exactly how they work, who is controlling them, what's that huge monkey, and a few other that are secret--and I think the fact that it isn't eleven volumes of pointless bloodshed that makes the series so read more
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Jul 9, 2013 7:39 AM
So, here's my second review. And since I didn't like much the way I wrote the Psycho-Pass review, I'll change it. I'll just comment through all the aspects of the manga without having a "separate category", where I rate every single one. So, let's get into the review of the almost perfect manga, Shingeki no Kyojin - attack on titan.
(Remembering this review goes only to the first 11 volumes from the manga. I will re-review Shingeki no Kyojin once the manga finished publishing)

Note: Sorry if it is a bit incomplete or short. I tried my best not to spoil also, so don't worry if read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Jun 3, 2013 2:38 PM
This review is up to chapter 45.

First of all, if you haven't read Shingeki no Kyojin yet, go do it. I'm not usually this enthusiastic about shounen manga, but SNK has managed to become the exception, simply because it's so damn good. Why? What makes it better than other works in similar genres? Well, my little ones, SNK is so well thought out. Meticulously so. From the plot to the characters, everything has just that extra layer that pushes SNK to become an outstanding piece of writing. There are plot twists often, and boy, can they catch you off guard. All read more
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