In a recent interview with Antenna Japan Kawakubo Shintaro, the editor of Hajime Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), has revealed that the manga will not be slowing down anytime soon. There is still approximately 3 more years left until the manga’s completion.
Attack on Titan‘s editor Kawakubo Shintaro has revealed to Antenna Japan that the anime has at least another 3 years left until the manga is over. The monthly series itself started in 2009, meaning it would have a total serialization of 9 years. A total of 17 volumes and 73 volumes have been released to date.
Another piece of information from the interview is that Shintaro wanted Isayama to draw the manga to appeal to the greater audience. The two argued about this topic as Isayama wanted to create an impactful manga.
The Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) series was created by Hajime Isayama. It started off as a manga in 2009 and is published in Kodansha’s monthly Bessatsu Shounen Magazine. To date there has been 14 compiled volumes of the manga. A prequel light novel adaptation started in 2011, and two spin-off manga started serialization in 2012. In April 2013 the series was picked up for an anime adaptation. The anime series was produced by the newly formed Wit Studios. The series has grown in popularity since the anime’s debut, with the manga selling over 50 million copies as of August this year. Numerous game adaptations of the film were created following the anime, such as an online browser game and the Nintendo 3DS title Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, which was recently given a classification rating in Australia. Two live action film adaptations releasing in Japan this year. A second season of the anime has been announced for 2016.
Here is a synopsis of the original series from MAL:
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.
Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.
The Attack on Titan manga will continue for another 3 years, where the series is currently about 60% done. The second season of the anime adaptation will air in 2016.
Source Article – Antenna Japan
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