Attack on Titan Creator's Early Manga That Shonen Jump Rejected Is Now Online for Free
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kodansha's Magazine Debut website published Hajime Isayama's "Jinrui VS Kyojin" (Humanity vs. Giants or Humanity vs. Titan) one-shot manga on November 1. The then-19-year-old Isayama submitted the manga to Kodansha's Magazine Grand Prix contest in 2006, and it won the "Fine Work" award. Before that, he had submitted the manga to Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, but was rejected.
Isayama launched the main Attack on Titan manga in Kodansha's Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009, and Kodansha published the 26th compiled book volume in Japan on August 9. Kodansha Comics publishes the series in print in English, and it released the 25th volume on July 3. Crunchyroll also publishes the manga in English digitally as new chapters are published in Japan. The manga has 86 million copies in print.
The manga has inspired three anime series since April 2013 — the second part of the third season will debut in April 2019.
The manga also inspired two Japanese live-action films in 2015. Funimation released the films theatrically and on home video in North America.
Warner Bros. recently finalized a deal to produce a live-action film adaptation with Andy Muschietti (It) as director.