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Attack on Titan Manga Gets Stage Play Next Summer

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
"'That battle' will appear in way no one has seen before" in 1st stage play adaptation of manga

The wraparound jacket band on Hajime Isayama's 21st Attack on Titan manga volume is revealing on Friday that the manga will receive a stage play adaptation next summer. The announcement promises that the Titans, soldiers, and "that battle" will appear in a way no one has seen before. This is the first stage play adaptation of the manga.

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, which shipped on October 18.

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 20th volume in Japan on August 9. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in print in English, and it published the 20th volume on Tuesday. Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally as new chapters are published in Japan.

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