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Shingeki no Kyojin  
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Description

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Manga

Related Series

Associated Names
Atak Tytanów
Ataque a los Titanes
Ataque dos Titãs
Attack on Titan
L'attacco dei Giganti
L'Attaque des Titans
L'attaque sur les titans
Napad Titana
SnK
The Attack Titan
Titaanien sota
Titana Saldırı
Útok Titánů
Đại Chiến Titan
Атака на титанов
Атака титанов
العملاق المهاجم
حمله به تایتان
ھێرش بۆ سەر زەبەلاحەكان
ผ่าพิภพไททัน
进击的巨人
進撃の巨人
進擊的巨人
진격의 거인

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Black Cat Scanlations
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Latest Release(s)

Status
in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 22, Chap 90 (S3 Part 2)

User Reviews
Shingeki no Kyojin by Xtrathx

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16 topics, 121 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (2292 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 26th 2020, 6:01am PST


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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Crunchyroll
INKR Comics
Kodansha USA (32 Volumes - Ongoing | Colossal Edition [5-in-1] 5 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #37 decreased(-3)
Monthly Pos #22 increased(+10)
3 Month Pos #30 increased(+33)
6 Month Pos #44 increased(+16)
Year Pos #49 increased(+9)

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On 1501 wish lists
On 363 unfinished lists
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This is RARE  
by Jalapeno-san
April 24th, 2013, 11:52am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
You know manga is good when the plot is so good you don't care about crappy art. I have much to say about this manga and anime I don't even know where to begin. The first time I read this my thought were "Could it be... that this is better than Berserk? Better than Dragon head?" Even though I knew this can't be compared with any manga simply because it's so original. So far I've fallen in love with every character and the story. Like I said I have so much to say and so little time so I'm just going to bomb you with pluses and minuses.

+ Definitely the plot, story teling and its logic
+ Character growth
+ Moral lessons and life lessons;
How to be strong and idependent (making choises and trusting others) etc.
- The art, seriously sometimes I can't tell them characters apart

I give this 9/10 right now. I can't really rate an ongoing manga but I can always update it.
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Despair: The Manga  
by Wererat42
April 22nd, 2013, 6:48pm
Rating: N/A
Generally, every arc begins with the heroes having some great plan to fight back against the Titans, only for all the talk of the strength and determination of humanity to come crumbling apart when a Titan appears. Characters are introduced, you learn about their stories and see their little quirks, and then they die horrible, meaningless deaths.

There are very long stroy arcs where the heroes fight a constant battle of attrition against the Titans, only to have any accomplishments they won soon erased in the next arc, and arcs focusing solely on character development are few and far between, so whenever someone does bite the dust, you don't really know much about them aside from how well they fought, and their death doesn't have as much impact as it should have. In the end, half of the characters in this story are expendable extras, and that is the biggest disappointment.
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HitlerJugend vs. meatsack cannibals... and then superpowers and change of directions between arcs. ARRRGH.  
by Aadieu
April 20th, 2013, 2:10am
Rating: N/A
Like Vinland Saga, WTF-grade arc changes... unlike Vinland Saga, never had a good arc to begin with, just "seemed promising" somehow.

Author took the lot of us for a ride on that seeming promise. The smarter ones bailed out by now. Annoying artstyle anyway.
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Also disappointed  
by fuzetsuscans
April 14th, 2013, 12:06am
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
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  
by ashi
February 13th, 2013, 2:05pm
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
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.  
by Bitterkid
January 20th, 2013, 10:59pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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  
by k.bell11
June 27th, 2012, 10:42am
Rating: N/A
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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Genius  
by cryonox
April 16th, 2012, 2:34pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
I just want to say that you gotta take this slow...it 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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Deaths  
by YamiKuro
January 6th, 2012, 8:55pm
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
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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interesting  
by whitespade
December 2nd, 2011, 8:36pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
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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