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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 (Russian)
الهجوم على العمالقة (Arabic)
Đại chiến Titan (Vietnamese)
ผ่าพิภพไททัน (Thai)
进击的巨人 (Chinese)
進撃の巨人 (Japanese)
진격의 거인 (Korean)
Atak Tytanów (Polish)
Ataque a los Titanes (Spanish)
Ataque dos Titãs (Portugese)
Attack on Titan
L'attacco dei Giganti (Italian)
L'Attaque des Titans (French)

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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

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

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Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1756 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.76 / 10.0
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March 20th 2015, 10:22am PST

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Bessatsu Shounen Magazine (Kodansha)
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English Publisher
Kodansha USA (15 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Also disappointed   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by fuzetsuscans
April 14th, 2013, 12:06am
I just marathoned the manga up to chapter 40 whatever. I wish I had the foresight to drop out when that other reviewer did at volume 3. He was dead on.

After the boring training arc, we have a really long chase sequence in the forest which spans several volumes and ends inconclusively, and from there on the series falls apart. Left-field intrigue, delays, and just ridicolous stuff. All the fights have become godzilla WWF matches now....

I don't even want to waste my time thinking about or satiring this crap. I want to purge my memory of what I read in the last volume. It was awful and I'm quitting.

If you must read this series, stop at the end of the training arc. But do not expect any answers to the mysteries the author has built--he didn't make them with any answers in mind, and is just scrambling to make up answers as he goes along anyway.

The last half of the series has been so awful, and the 10./10 ratings so idiotic I must give this a 3 to balance things out. Maybe a 5 would be more honest, but I'm still too pissed at the writer for drawing out a series he didn't know where to go with... He wasted half a day with this crap. Throw a dart at any shounen and you have a 50-50 chance of getting a better read.
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Not for everybody   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ashi
February 13th, 2013, 2:05pm
I have read this manga up to chapter 42... and I just can't get tired of it. It is raw, it is gory, it has a different pace, the art is unusual, the characters aren't likeable, and that's what makes it good.
If you like prepacked manga, this manga isn't for you. But if you like manga where you can only try to guess where the plot is going (and you don't mind people still screaming while they are half eaten), this manga is for you.
If you decide to read it, do it slowly; it takes some time to digest all the information given.
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Brilliant and Compelling.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Bitterkid
January 20th, 2013, 10:59pm
When I first started this manga I thought it would be decent. I was wrong, this manga turned out to be so much more than that. It is still very early in the series but it leaves you wanting more to read with every chapter. The feelings of desperation and urgency are ever present and keep you on the edge of your seat and the fact that things never go according to plan give you a sense of realism. This is a must read!!!

... Last updated on January 21st, 2013, 1:54am
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mixed feeling   
Rating: N/A
by k.bell11
June 27th, 2012, 10:42am
i love the plot and the action scenes, but i never really felt connected to any of the characters, they all have interesting back stories, but none of them really got enough screen time for me to care about them
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cryonox
April 16th, 2012, 2:34pm
I just want to say that you gotta take this has little hints all over allowing you to know what's going on if you put your mind to it.

I especially love how other than the existence of giants, everything else is perfectly realistic. The exploration of how the impossibility could be overcome is an intriguing read. The development of weapons(more or less detail design! no fantastical blackbox) and realistic tactics to fight against them in the open.

Contrary to what some feel, I do not think the flashbacks are fillers. They serve to understand how can a soldier be trained to battle against giants and to use the specially designed weapons effectively. They also add depth to characters mental makeup and how their perceptions change(or remain unchanged).

This is dark like berserk but unlike it, you can actually ask "why are giants eating humans?". This is non-sensical question in the frame of berserk world. Not so here. You can question and your answers will probably be given: just like in the real world. I hope it can maintain it's realism without resorting to hocus pocus plot elements.
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Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by YamiKuro
January 6th, 2012, 8:55pm
I like how this manga doesn't show a happily ever after for everyone. Though some of the ones who died are minor characters, but it proves that the life of being constantly haunted by those giants is real and terrifying. With the deaths of the other characters, it makes me able to better understand what the other characters in the story felt with the deaths of their friends. This makes the story feels real.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by whitespade
December 2nd, 2011, 8:36pm
i must first that this series dont really take to me. it feel disjointed, the pacing is wrong, the characters uninteresting, the anatomy is out of porpotion, the emotions dont get through, and some of the things here is illogical. however, it still very much interesting and the plot itself can carry this series forward and make you feel breathless for more.
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WOW... this... is manga   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by FormX
November 10th, 2011, 3:38am
There is a good reason why this isn't published in Jump. It is so gory and the graphic details horrifying. You have been warned by the mature tag. It will also, if ever published like this, make readers lose interest in most of their series.

Despite this, and I usually hesitate at stuff that has gore, this is what every mangaka should be aiming to write. Reading his work is like reading something that has no censorship (a lot of what you read is restrained, to a certain extent for various reasons), faulty plot, nothing. Everything is practically perfect: it is rich, realistic, intuitive. The concept is brilliantly captivating. Art wise, he sure has his anatomy down. His style is very fitting for the 3D maneuvers and swinging blades, and I feel that gore does not require very fine detail. Sometimes it will feel like the development pace is slow, or the author is deliberately hiding something, but keep reading. On the positive note, each chapter has plenty of content. The next volume will always top the previous fabulously. Guaranteed.

I do not see this ending anytime soon.

... Last updated on November 10th, 2011, 12:55pm
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Response to Mytskine's Disappointment   
Rating: N/A
by attaesc
August 17th, 2011, 4:40pm
It's not disappointing. If you read carefully, you would notice how the mangaka dropped very good hints about the specialness of Eren very early on. But instead of a "wham!" instant revelation as common in many shoujjo manga, there is still emphasis on the main aspect of life: the survival against the titans. And honestly, a story would be boring if it was merely about a new power after a new power (e.g., Naruto). In here, there are several hints about how the giants came about, how Eren and his father play a role, and suspicions about each of the people, including the giants' backgrounds/history.

And honestly, a story that doesn't have intrigue would make for a boring read. B-O-R-I-N-G. If you want a simple-minded story, go read the easy peasy, oddly popular Naruto, One Piece, Reborn, and (maybe) Bleach.

On an unrelated note, did anyone get the dig against non-asians? Notice how skilled Mikasa is compared to everyone else (maybe Rivaille). It's an obvious bias that Asians are better, and for all we know she could be of Japanese descent.

... Last updated on August 17th, 2011, 4:46pm
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First true psychological manga?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by KrisKelvin
August 15th, 2011, 12:55am
Is this the one we're looking for in the psychological area? Is this this the most suitable for our taste of thriller? I think, from a long-time manga reader perspective as I am, this manga, no, the whole story and its aspects are really perfect for its fancier of the genre. It has everything you need to build the tension and the thrill, all distinguish itself among its peers. I particularly like the dry humour and the reflective, if not contemplative, depiction of the nature, especially of human, as presented in the existence of titans. Although the story still lacks other elements such as economy or politics, like any other fantasy, the mystery is abundant, and the journey to the truth is underway, enough to keep the readers stay up.
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