Ranked #117

Shingeki no Kyojin (Manga)

Shingeki no Kyojin

Alternative Titles

English: Attack on Titan
Japanese: 進撃の巨人

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.551 (scored by 59954 users)
Ranked: #1172
Popularity: #5
Members: 118,657
Favorites: 14,879
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Synopsis

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.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

Background

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.

It has received several spin-off series—both manga and novel; two guidebooks titled Inside and Outside were released on April 9 and September 9, 2013, featuring concept art, character profiles and interviews, which were combined into one and published by Kodansha USA on September 16, 2014; a drama CD created with the anime's staff was included in the January 2014 issue of the magazine; and a two-part live-action film directed by Shinji Higuchi was released in Japanese theaters on August 1 and September 15, 2015 respectively.

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Levi
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Kirstein, Jean
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Zoë, Hange
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keragamming
Mar 17, 2015
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
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Tumerking
Aug 15, 2011
I was unsure if I would ever find another manga good enough to deserve my reviewing. And after reading volume six of Shingeki no Kyojin I can safely say the wait is over. What a manga!

STORY: 9/10
Throughout the history of action manga there have been hordes of fantastically evil creatures ganging up on any shounen hero that dares get in their way. Whether it be demons, hollows, or demons again one thing was always certain: Even though the characters appeared scared you knew everything would be okay. A main character can't die to one random monster out of the horde. They deserve noble deaths via read more
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froody1911
Jul 1, 2011
I will be concise. This review is based on the manga till the end of volume 3.

Shingeki no Kyojin is a unique manga, in that it is bears more of a resemblance to Western fiction than to Japanese fiction. In some ways, it is similar to Gantz, but overall it borrows heavily from western steampunk and fantasy novels.

STORY: 9/10
Even though I'm only 3 volumes in, it is apparent that the story has immense potential.
The immense world around the small area in which the story is set is shrouded in mystery. Absolutely nothing can be guessed about it at this point. In the future, the read more
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Stark700
Apr 19, 2013
What is the most valuable thing in life?

Is it money, love, property, or something else? Well, everyone has his or her own ideas but for there's one thing we all have in common and that's the fact that we are all living beings that breathes in and out. We live by and enjoy life as best as we can. But what if that right is certainly put into jeopardy? What if a day comes when the place we live in no longer remains safe? Well, those are probably questions not many of us think about too often but for Mankind in this manga, those read more
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