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New York, New York (October 11, 2013) – It's no secret that Kodansha Comics' newest hit manga series Attack on Titan has been a smash hit both at home and abroad. The original manga created by Hajime Isayama has sold over 25 million copies in Japan, and in the US the breakout success of this series has sent every single volume into multiple reprints. Attack on Titan has quickly climbed the ranks to become one of the most popular manga in America, along with other Kodansha Comics favorites such as Sailor Moon, Negima, and Fairy Tail.
Attack on Titan fans are still hungry for more, and so Kodansha Comics is proud to announce the following Attack on Titan acquisitions for spring and summer 2014!
Attack on Titan Guidebook: INSIDE & OUTSIDE – This guidebook will be definitive guide to the secrets of the Attack on Titan universe! This single volume of nearly 400 pages will include more than 16 color pages, concept art, complete character profiles, and maybe even some Attack on Titan papercraft?! Coming summer 2014.
Attack on Titan: Junior High – Eren, Mikasa, and Armin are off to Junior High School… Titan Junior High! This wacky series re-imagines the main cast of the hit Attack on Titan series as junior high school students and teachers! Comedy abounds in this unique series. Coming spring 2014.
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall– A manga series based on the hit Attack on Titan: Before the Fall prequel light novels newly licensed by Vertical! Set 70 years before the story of Eren and the fall of Wall Maria, see how humanity learned to fight the Titans and how the maneuvering gear was created. See the Titans like you've never seen them before! The manga debuts in spring 2014, while Vertical's novel debuts in the summer.
Attack on Titan Gaiden: Kuinaki Sentaku – New from ARIA, the shojo magazine that brought you No. 6! An original Attack on Titan spin-off series that delves into Captain Levi's dark past, his first encounter with Commander Erwin, and his recruitment into the Survey Corps. “Live your life… with no regrets!” Coming summer 2014!
About Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC
Established in New York in 2008, Kodansha USA Publishing (KUP) is a subsidiary of Kodansha, Japan's largest publisher. KUP's first works under the Kodansha Comics imprint were Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira and Masamune Shirow's The Ghost in the Shell. KUP has expanded their catalog to include such titles as Fairy Tail by Hiro Mashima, Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama, Shugo Chara! by PEACH-PIT, and Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi, the highest selling manga in the U.S. in 2012. Kodansha Comics is distributed by Random House Publisher Services.