Attack on Titan Manga Has 63 Million Copies in Print
posted on by Anita Tai
The official twitter for Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine posted the cover image for their April issue on Wednesday. The cover announces that Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga has more than 63 million copies in print.
Hajime Isayama's original manga has inspired a television anime, numerous spinoff manga, several novel series, a two-part live-action film project, a spinoff live-action television series, and an original video anime (OVA). It also inspired an anthology graphic novel featuring short stories from western comic artists.
The first 25-episode season aired from April-September 2013. Both Funimation and Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired in Japan, and Funimation released the series on home video in 2014. The first season also inspired two compilation anime films in 2014 and 2015. Two of the spinoff manga — Attack on Titan: No Regrets and Attack on Titan: Junior High — received anime adaptations of their own. The television anime will get a second season in April.
Isayama launched the manga in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and Kodansha published the 21st volume in Japan on December 9. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in print in English, and it will released the 20th volume in December. Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally as new chapters are published in Japan.