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Shingeki no Kyojin - Before the Fall  
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Description
Several decades before the fall of Wall Maria, a ferocious Titan enters into Shiganshina due to the actions of a fanatical cult. Chaos ensues, and from the consumed corpse of a pregnant woman, a boy named Kuklo is born. Shamed and disgraced for being a Titan's son, Kuklo faces hardships throughout his early life and is eventually purchased as a trophy for a noble family in Wall Sheena. There he meets Sharle Inocencio, a nobleman's daughter, who teaches him the history and ways of the people of the Walls.

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Associated Names
Ataque dos Titãs: Antes da queda
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
Titana Saldırı: Çöküşten Önce
ผ่าพิภพไททัน Before the fall
進撃の巨人 Before the fall

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c.3 by MangaStream over 7 years ago
c.2 by MangaStream over 7 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
17 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Average: 7.4 / 10.0 (160 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 25th 2021, 10:18pm PST


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Year
2013

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Sirius (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Kodansha USA (17 Vols - Complete; print & digital)

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3 Month Pos #2055 increased(+144)
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Year Pos #3397 increased(+1058)

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On 333 wish lists
On 96 completed lists
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Attack on Titan: Before the fall  
by Ezol
October 31st, 2020, 12:08pm
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
Excellent and engaging manga all in all.

+ Overall story development, pretty good character decelopment, characters, backstory/explainations, use of old and new environments, use of lore/respecting the original story, engaging, plot twists

- The art style in the beginning, weird anatomy at times, manga stereotypes (especially in the beginning), rushed ending
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The best version of the mythos, for a time  
by residentgrigo
February 19th, 2015, 6:55am
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
The Attack on Titan franchise is a runaway train and why not as it is a breath of fresh borderline seinen air in the dead waste of modern shounen action but I fear that it is the wrong version of the tale that is getting all of the attention. Before the Fall has better art even if the main manga (8/10) has established its style after a bit of stumbling. There is no Levi to be had here (why was his short prequel so forgettable?) as he is the best part of the entire franchise but Kuklo is a similar if less cold character so I am cool.
His love interest Sharle actually gets to do stuff and show strength even if she doesn´t join the battlefield. Its the other way around in the main series. Women participate in the action but have little effect on the larger plot.
I also like that the story keeps the Titan´s danger very real as they lost their mystic a bit too early on in the "sequel" as sudden death became less of an obstacle too fast. The straightforward nature of the tale is also welcomed and I feel that I am reading something that is moving along with all the necessary steps without missing a beat or overstaying it´s well come. I look forward to its unenviable anime adaptation but animating Sharle´s elaborate hair will be a real challenge. It and the unadapted stretch of Claymore (8,5/10) derve the small screen treatment.

Update: The manga is now done and I slightly changed my tune. The original managed to develop a lot of its cast once the Vol count passed into double digits and the especially after Vol 23. Isayama further grew as an artist and the horror return with a vengeance. Before the Fall, on the other hand, lacks the added complexities of the original´s later volumes and is too stretched out at 17 Vol. The same story could have been told with about 12 Vol but this changed and expanded adaptation is superior to the light novels it is based on.

... Last updated on July 10th, 2020, 8:33am
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Fun little side story  
by chaechaeboi
May 22nd, 2014, 10:34am
Rating: N/A
This manga aims at establshing origins to different weopons and terminology in the main story. It is fun becuase it gives trivial information and may answer potential questions that you might get while reading the main story.
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