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Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin Puts 3rd Book at #1

posted on 2011-12-14 16:40 EST
Vol. 6 sells 285,829 after announcement of Tetsuya Nakashima's live-action film

The sixth volume of Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) manga sold 285,829 copies to top Oricon's comic ranking chart in Japan for the December 5-11 week. It is the third volume in the series to reach #1, after the third and fourth volumes did so last December and this past April.

The manga depicts the battles between humans and the man-eating giants who now rule the world. Isayama launched Attack on Titan in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. The manga has become a sleeper hit, selling over 5.5 million copies within the past year. Kodansha USA licensed the manga for North America.

Kodansha confirmed this year that a film adaptation will open in Japan in fall of 2013 or later. Director Tetsuya Nakashima (Kamikaze Girls, Confessions, Paco and the Magical Picture Book) will begin shooting the live-action film during or after next spring's Golden Week holidays.

Source: Oricon

Update: North American publisher corrected, and intro fixed. Thanks, OniTasku, and thenextday.


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