3 Attack on Titan Spin-Off Manga Series Get Special Chapters in Sirius
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Kodansha announced in the preview for the next issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shonen Sirius magazine on Wednesday that Saki Nakagawa's Attack on Titan: Junior High (Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō), Satoshi Shiki and Ryō Suzukaze's Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, and Hikaru Suruga and Gan Sunaaku's Attack on Titan: No Regrets (Shingeki no Kyojin Gaiden: Kuinaki Sentaku) manga will each receive a special chapter in Shonen Sirius's May issue, which ships March 25.
Satoshi Shiki's (Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Kami-Kaze, Riot) Attack on Titan: Before the Fall manga is based on author Ryō Suzukaze and artist THORES Shibamoto's (Trinity Blood) prequel light novel series of the same name. Shiki launched the manga in the October issue of Kodansha's Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine on August 26. The first of Suzukaze and Shibamoto's light novels shipped in Japan in 2011, and the third novel shipped in June 2012. The story of the light novel series takes place before Isayama's original manga and follows Anheru, a member of the Survey Corps who works in weapons development.
Nakagawa launched the Attack on Titan: Junior High comedy manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in April 2012. The manga re-imagines Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and other cast members from the original manga as students and teachers at Titan Junior High School. Kodansha released the second volume in Japan in December.
The Attack on Titan: No Regrets manga launched in the January issue of Aria. The manga focuses on Levi's past, including his first encounter with Commander Erwin and how he entered the Survey Corps. Suruga is drawing the manga, and Sunaaku (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet) from Nitroplus is in charge of the manga's scripts.
Isayama's original Attack on Titan manga depicts the battles between humans and the giants who now rule the world outside humans' walled enclaves. Isayama launched the series in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and the manga now has 25 million copies in print.