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Shingeki no Kyojin  
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In a world entirely ruled by giants, the human race, which has turned into their food, has surrounded its residential zones with immense walls, which both prevent their freedom outside the walls and protect them from incursions. However, as a result of the appearance of supergiants who cross the wall, a desperate struggle begins and the young heroes, who have lost their parents, fight the giant as a training corps, with a view to regaining their freedom.

Note: Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the shōnen category in 2011, was nominated for the 4th annual Manga Taishō award and also for the the 16th and 18th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.


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Associated Names
Вторжение гигантов
الهجوم على العمالقة
Đại Chiến Titan
진격의 거인
Atak Tytanów
Ataque a los Titanes
Ataque dos Titãs
Attack on Titan
L'attacco dei Giganti
L'attaque sur les titans

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Status in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 8, Chap 34

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (1830 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.66 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 19th 2015, 2:59am PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Bessatsu Shounen Magazine (Kodansha)
Manga Box (Kodansha)

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English Publisher
Kodansha USA (16 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #210 increased(+34)
Monthly Pos #226 decreased(-81)
3 Month Pos #127 increased(+11)
6 Month Pos #135 decreased(-17)

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It's not bad?   
Rating: N/A
by sweetapple
January 4th, 2014, 10:39pm
I rather enjoyed this manga at the beginning because of the rawness but that was lost and doesn't match up to Claymore. There are just so many major things that are similar to Claymore that I can't stop comparing the two as I read and well...I don't like Eren...he's so aggravating!
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You just got to roll with it..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by JapanRocks
November 7th, 2013, 11:52pm
I feel like a lot of the lower ratings are from people that were expecting a different turn in the plot.I was fully prepared for just about everyone to die too but the revelations of the main character made the manga 100% more interesting in my opinion.

I admit that the foreshadowing is a little too subtle and it's just one shock after another. But I have yet to see someone accurately prove that the author pulled everything out of his ass. If you read the manga then re-read or watch the anime then the signs are just being flung in your faces.

The art is a little generic and I honestly had trouble recognizing who dies. That takes a lot away from the connections to the characters (the anime amends that flaw though). The ones you need to look at are pretty distinct though, but I guess it's a bit of a problem if I had trouble distinguishing between Christi and Armin in the scenes when they are together.

A little warning though!! Although the manga has a lot of action, the focus shifts more towards politics rather quickly and the pace slows down a bit. But not one chapter has ever made me feel bored. I like that it became a man vs man story but still keeping the importance of titans. And it poses a important question. If the titan's appearances is somehow humanity's fault, do we forgive them for all the pain? Could all of these deaths be avoided? The feelings it incites are a lot more complicated now than it was when it was just a Us vs Them manga but I think that's a good thing smile
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Another Disappointment   
Rating: 6.7 / 10.0
by Fantasier
September 29th, 2013, 1:12am
I read the manga because my friend recommended me, at the time even before the anime was out.

It started off with rawness which are extremely rare to be found in any manga, so it attracted me very much, hitting me with the impact of art and 'mangatography'. But then what happened was the author converting the story into quite an Ultraman. Yes, I'm exaggerating, but seriously I didn't want the manga to lose its rawness, as felt in volume 1 and 2--but it did lose.

I continued reading it for a long time before realising that the late chapters were nothing compared to the first chapters. I dropped it with sadness and huge disappointment.

Say, it's not that bad. It's above average; but just disappointing with the deep, sudden downhill. Hajime-sensei, you could have done better.

... Last updated on October 4th, 2013, 8:04pm
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for me   
Rating: N/A
by mrsseien
September 28th, 2013, 8:31am
for me, this manga and anime are great! The description in 'genre' is pretty accurate, so if you like it, go for it!

manga: The art is a liitle too scatchy and the story is sometimes hard to grasp but it got under my skin right after the fourth chapter. It's a pain to wait for a new one for a whole month, but it's totally worth it!

anime: I liked the anime more than manga. There were two reasons: 1. when I didn't understand something in manga, I did in anime, 2. the art+music+sounds made the story even better!

PS: 24th episode in anime equels to the beginning of chapter 33 in manga smile
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The manga is still Worth it, even if the anime is better!   
Rating: N/A
by little1213star
September 20th, 2013, 9:47pm
I started the anime pretty late... I started 2 weeks ago and I am currently waiting for the 2 last episodes of this season. While I'm waiting I started reading the manga and I am waiting for the next chapter!

The manga's drawings are messy, yes, but I still like them, it makes it unique and guess in the 2nd season it will be polished.

The manga isn't as bad as some people say, like anything and everything in life, it has it's pros and cons.

I like the theme: how dark and hopeless humanities future seems and there is just enough fluff and I do see that there IS a lack to communication or companionship in the series, it's not really explicit in the romance department but it is a shonen, action and adventure is what counts in that genra.

But I have to say, I learned how to NOT get attached to the characters because they can die anytime! >.<! If Levi were to die, I think I'd fall on the floor and just lay there FOREVVVAAA~!!!

Anyways, I'd say watch the anime first then continue the manga from where you left off from the anime.
I won't rate it since it is not finished but I will say I love both manga and anime.
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Strengths and weaknesses vary   
Rating: N/A
by Mizura
September 13th, 2013, 4:29am
Some may be confused by the diverging opinions, and I'll summarize it this way: Shingeki no Kyojin has many strengths and weaknesses, except both aren't consistent throughout the series (which is why people will have diverging opinions on the same elements).

  • The atmosphere: I was initially drawn to the series by the incredibly gritty atmosphere. The whole series was wrapped in despair, the gritty art style just reinforced this feeling. However, you eventually realize that a certain group has a much-below-average death rate. That, coupled with more revelations about the titans, just makes the atmosphere plunge. There's still some tension here and there, but those drawn in by that initial atmosphere may feel that something has disappeared. On the other hand...
  • The characters: The downside of seeing people die left and right is that you initially treat all the characters as soon-to-die fodders. That, coupled with initially very poor character characterization, meant that you didn't pay attention to them at all. However, as the series nears chapter 40, character development and revelations suddenly shoot through the roof, making the characters Much more interesting as well as more relevant as they reveal their proper roles in the plot. Speaking of which:
  • The plot: The plot is great, but the execution could be better. The author will constantly surprise you with the twists and revelations. However, the lack of foreshadowing is a weakness. Most people complain about the revelation of certain identities, but amazingly enough, I once saw one guy actually guess that part, using the very same scenes that the series used to explain. Still, the foreshadowing was very weak (even with that guy's in-depth explanation, many people weren't convinced and treated it like a stretch), and not helped by the art (see later). And some revelations really do come out of nowhere, because the characters involved barely do anything (let alone anything suspicious) until the actual revelations. As a result, though the plot revelations are enjoyable, you will also feel robbed of the opportunity to analyze past scenes and deduce the plot by yourself, and the abrupt introduction of new plot threads may make some readers feel like they're being force-fed, as opposed to a gradual build-up. Oh yeah, and some things just really dragged on.
  • The art: I love the titan art. I found the coarse art style confusing at first, but it quickly grows on you. On the other hand, character art... character art is mediocre at best. I mentioned the lack of foreshadowing before, and part of that is because the characters are so generic-looking that at first, you'll have a hard time remembering who is who (and it's hard to care since you expect them to die off). Also, I found the facial expressions quite poor. The relatively bland facial expressions are perhaps one of the main reasons many readers have a trouble empathizing with most of the cast. The morbid, grinning titan designs do a better job of conveying a sense of dread and horror than than the face of their victims.

In the end, you could enjoy the series more as the initially weak aspects become better executed later on (character development, more complex plot), or you could feel disappointment as the initially strong aspects wane (atmosphere, plot drags on). All said, this remains an extraordinary series. Though it could have been better with some structural adjustments.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by GOKI408
August 31st, 2013, 12:58pm
Really the most amazing shounen i've ever read. i'm head over heel on this manga. the plot is incredible, it's so mysterious, the art is amazing, the charactere awsome, i usulaly diskile lot of charactere in manga but this one NONE of them di i dislike ! even the girls who are usually anoying were so good i actually liked them. the manga was so good, it filled me with so much emotion, saddness, eciting,happiness, and lot more. i fnished the manga really quick and could'nt wait to see how i'tll end. it was so good that after i've finished it i start the anime with the same exciting i was when reading the manga.; i SOOO recommend the manga. it's really impoissble dislike it if you like mystriouse thing, and if you don't mind it start of with children ( cause that was what almoste stop me from reading it, it's really a shame to stop because of that ! )
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The anime   
Rating: N/A
by Narufan1st
August 16th, 2013, 12:10pm
It's a nice manga but like jnatsumi said the anime is way better , I read chapter 1 before the anime came out when I was obsessed with horror but I dropped it as the art wasn't that good and the monsters weren't scary , the anime isn't scary either but the amazing action more than makes up for it and the deaths , oh my you'll cry for some characters so don't get attached to any of them.Watch the anime , it's a one in a hundred anime , a true gem
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Dear Attack on Titan: Get well soon!   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by peterpantsu
August 13th, 2013, 4:12pm
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The whole thing about Reiner and Bertholt being the armored titan and colossal titan does not seem like it was something the author had been planning. It really felt out of the blue and ridiculous. As well as their motivation for suddenly becoming antagonists again.

Attack on Titan is definitely not a 10/10 manga. For all of the great points in the series, it has equally awful points- and vice versa. Many points are interesting, while others seem to have been thought up on the spot with no real planning put into them. Sadly, the awful points in the writing are starting to really out-weigh the great points as of chapter 48 and I think I will be dropping the series soon, unless the author really has something up his sleeve. As of now, I will give it a 5/10. 20 chapters earlier I probably would have given it an 8/10.

... Last updated on August 13th, 2013, 4:52pm
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Not for me   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Mislikelli
August 7th, 2013, 5:28pm
I was very disappointed with this manga. It lacks many things, including a plausible plot and any interesting characters. I began reading because I thought the premise was interesting and had a lot of potential. I soon realized that while the original idea was interesting, the story and characters failed to deliver. The characters are horrible. You won't like them. I understand a story with some unlikeable characters, but when every single one of them is hateful there is no longer a reason for the reader to continue reading the story. Mikasa was the one character that was not painful to read, and even she can only carry you so far. Eren was a whining, pitiful disaster of a main character. His incompetence and rashness causes so many deaths but unfortunately and unbelievably not his own. I literally do not understand how this manga is supposed to be gritty and realistic.

... Last updated on November 23rd, 2013, 1:42am
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