Attack On Titan colossal manga


Since its serialisation in 2009, the popular manga series Attack On Titan also known as Shingeki no Kyojin  has been steadily gaining readership and popularity. With the final anime season well underway and the manga approaching its end, publisher Kodansha has announced that they will be releasing a colossal manga edition of Attack On Titan to commemorate the event


Colossal-sized Attack On Titan manga


Attack On Titan colossal manga - normal and colossal manga edition
Image credits: Kodansha

According to livedoor NEWS, Kodansha, the publisher of Attack On Titan, will be releasing a limited-edition, gigantic version of the hit manga. The exclusive edition will reproduce chapter 1 and 2 from the original 1st volume, featuring enlarged manga prints and iconic scenes.


Designed to be the perfect size for titans


Attack On Titan colossal manga - woman lying next to colossal manga
Image credit: PR Times

Compared to a normal paperback manga, which is around 11.7cm in width and 16.5cm in length, the gigantic edition is about 6 times bigger. This means good news for the titans as they no longer have to squint and strain their eyes to enjoy the manga.  

Attack On Titan colossal manga - woman reading colossal manga
Image credit: PR Times

Weighing in at a whopping 13.7kg, the huge comic book measures 71.5cm in width and 101cm lengthwise. When laid open, the book’s combined width is only 17cm shorter than Captain Levi, much to his dismay. 

Attack On Titan colossal manga - opened manga copy
Image credit: PR Times

The manga is slated to set the Guinness World Record for the largest published comic book in the world.


Available from 6th March onwards


Attack On Titan colossal manga - opened manga copy
Image credit: Kodansha

Attack On Titan fans who are looking to add this exclusive manga edition to their collection can purchase it via Kodansha’s online store. Sales commence from 12PM JST on 6th March, and the manga retails for ¥165,000 (~USD1540.86)

Only 100 copies are available. They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, so remember to mark your calendars if you’re planning to get your hands on one. The manga will be shipped out in May 2021. 

Kodansha doesn’t offer international shipping at the moment, so if you’re not in Japan, you might want to engage a parcel forwarding service.  


Colossal Attack on Titan manga edition


With the final chapter of Attack On Titan scheduled to be released on 9th April 2021 and the 4th season of the anime reaching its climax, there’s no better time than now to reread earlier chapters. The enlarged manga panels of the colossal edition will make it a breeze to spot all the easter eggs you’ve missed during your first reading.  

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Cover image adapted from: PR Times

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