Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
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Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 進撃の巨人 Before the fall
English: Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 17
Chapters: 73
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 26, 2013 to Mar 26, 2019
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sirius
Authors: Shiki, Satoshi (Art), Suzukaze, Ryou (Story)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 1317413,174 users)
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Ranked: #30432
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Popularity: #376
Members: 36,975
Favorites: 458

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A baby is found crying in a mass of Titan vomit, amidst the dead titan flames. The child is called "child of titan" and is essentially hated by the people inside the walls. He also seems to grow unnaturally fast. Named Kuklo, he parts himself from his past/upbringing and gambles on the fate of humanity by enlisting in the scouting legion.

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Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall is a manga adaptation of the second and third volumes of Ryou Suzukaze's light novel series of the same title, which itself is a spin-off series of Hajime Isayama's Shingeki no Kyojin.

The series has been published in English as Attack on Titan: Before the Fall by Kodansha Comics USA since March 11, 2014.

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Jul 24, 2021
ViniTheTrash (All reviews)
AoT Before the Fall tells a story that happens about 70 years before Eren, Mikasa, Armin and everyone else you know from the main manga or anime.

The main character here is Kuklo, "The titan's soon", a baby somehow born from a titan, and during his journey, we will learn more about stuff like how people lived 30 years after humanity started living inside the walls; how the military dealt with the expeditions outside the walls without their ODM Gear, and even how the same was invented.

This manga has a bunch of new and amazing characters, which in my opinion, is the highest point of the read more
Aug 9, 2021
ThaRicefield (All reviews)
Having recently blitzed through AOT, I decided to give this a go too.

For someone that was grabbed by the initial impact that AOT had, this was… lacking in it. A lot of it felt like some high school SoL.

What did I like about the series? The origin of the ODM gear and its inventors. The Survey Corps of early era that struggle to justify its existence and the politics of the capital city. All of those were cool but not enough to cover for the characters the character development and the plot that really goes nowhere.

The ending arc is unsatisfying. They did their best to read more
Dec 28, 2021
okaaaaay_kee (All reviews)
this does not need to exist. it is a long, exhausting, dreadful read full of the most useless and unnecessary series of events known to man. and slapping an AoT logo on it doesn't really help it out.

halfway into the first chapter, it's kinda evident that things are just going to take a turn for the worse. not that it's completely abhorrent but that it tries a lot of things and does not really succeed at any of them.

the art is ok. it tries to mimic the original AoT art but i did feel like the background art was lacking for the most part read more
Mar 12, 2022
AnimeJunki3 (All reviews)
Meh! Compared to the main series, this prequel was painfully mediocre. Even if you're an avid AOT fan, this might not be for you. Because there is no 'twists' or 'revealations' that'll blow your mind while watching this because of it being a prequel.

The only thing this one has going is the history of Surevey Corp and the their evolution. The orgins of ODM gear, the first survey corp expedition, life inside the wall, internal politics of the people living in the wall and the exploration of few more regions inside the wall that never ever been mentioned in the main series due to read more


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