Attack on Titan Manga Has 60 Million Copies in Print
posted on 2016-09-02 05:15 EDT by Jordain Haley-Banez
The official Twitter account for Kodansha's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine announced on Wednesday that Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga now has over 60 million copies in print. The announcement didn't specify if the number was for copies in print worldwide or just within Japan.
The manga had surpassed 52 million copies in print worldwide as of October 2015.
Isayama's Attack on Titan manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves. Kodansha published the 20th compiled volume in Japan on August 9. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English, and it shipped the manga's 19th volume on August 2. Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally as new chapters are published in Japan.
The manga inspired a 25-episode television anime series in 2013, with a second season set to premiere in spring 2017. The anime's first season also inspired two compilation anime films in 2014 and 2015. Isayama's original manga has also inspired numerous spinoff manga, several novel series, a two-part live-action film project, a spinoff live-action television series, an OVA, and several video games. Two of the spinoff manga — Attack on Titan: No Regrets and Attack on Titan: Junior High — received anime adaptations of their own.