Attack on Titan Manga Has 500,000 Copies in English
posted on 2013-10-13 13:59 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
North American manga publisher Kodansha Comics announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Friday that Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga has 500,000 copies in print in English. The publisher released the seventh compiled book volume on September 24, and the eighth volume is slated to ship on October 29.
Isayama's manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves. Isayama launched the series in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009, and the manga's 11 volumes now have 25 million copies in circulation in Japan.
Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in North America on a monthly basis until it is caught up with the Japanese releases. For the first time, Nielsen BookScan's list of the top 20 graphic novels in American bookstores had more books of Attack on Titan manga than any other series in the United States last month.