Attack on Titan Manga Prints 38.3 Million Worldwide
posted on 2014-04-29 22:48 EDT by Karen Ressler
An episode of the TV Asahi program TV Tackle reported on Monday that Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan manga series has more than 38.3 million copies in print in 12 countries and territories. The "Anime Manga Dake Janai!? Nihon Keizai no Kibakuzai 'Cool Japan' tte Nani?" (It's Not Just Anime and Manga!? What Is This 'Cool Japan' That Could Jumpstart the Japanese Economy?) episode was about the Japanese government's "Cool Japan" initiative and the popularity of Japanese popular culture in other countries.
The market research firm Oricon reported last week that the manga has sold 30.37 million copies in Japan as of April 20. The financial news source Nikkei had already reported in January that Kodansha published 30 million copies in Japan. It had added that the manga was translated into eight languages and published in over 10 countries. In particular, it was a hit in North America (660,000 copies), South Korea (530,000), and Taiwan (420,000).