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What Is Going On in Attack on Titan?

Say what you like, but Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan stirs a lot of emotion in people. Sometimes it’s love for the giant-killing action and cool aesthetic. Other times it’s frustration for the uneven pacing. And, for another group of people, it’s bewilderment. I currently fall into the third category. On a superficial level, I accept that Attack on Titan is one of those ubiquitous series that defines a cohort of manga and anime fans the way Naruto and Evangelion did. But on a personal level, I prefer approaching Isayama’s work from the cultural and sociological side. What external...

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Attack On Titan Takes on FCBD With a Poignant New Story

Attack On Titan, FCBD 2017 Jody Houser (w), Emi Lennox (a), Paolo Rivera (cover) Kodansha May 6, 2017 Last year, Kodansha published a giant anthology of original Attack On Titan stories by Western creators. The series’ creator, Hajime Isayama, was as enthusiastic about the project as he is about his weird manga becoming such a huge international hit — Isayama just wants everyone to love gross giants as much as he does. Seeing fans embrace his weird vision has been great, but having creators take his world out for a test drive is its own reward. The Attack On...

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Previously On Comics: Attack on Titan Hollywood Live Action Adaptation

Hello readers! It’s been a week, hasn’t it? From current political events in the United States to people arguing about punching Nazis (correct answer: always okay), headlines have not been dull. When the titan is a nazi, an Attack on Titan is always okay. Early last week, Deadline reported that Warner Brothers was negotiating for the Hollywood rights of Attack on Titan. Never mind the question of whether we actually need another live action Attack on Titan movie, a Hollywood feature film would completely capitalize on the original manga’s worldbuilding about the scarcity of Asians and cast all white people....

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Shinbun Saturday: Attack on Titan Hits Italy

Hi everyone! This is Vernieda, checking in from the U.S. Mid-Atlantic, which seems to have misplaced the sun. What does it look like? I’m not sure I remember! While the dreary days certainly sap energy levels, they are perfect for curling up with a manga. So let’s take a look at what’s been happening in the world of manga! Despite news of yet another delay plaguing the second season of the Attack on Titan anime — it’s kind of become a joke like the question of what’s in Eren’s basement — other interesting things are still happening with the...

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He Blinded Me With Science, or The Science of Attack on Titan

The Science of Attack on Titan Writer: Rikao Tanagita Illustrations: Hajime Isayama and Maru Fujishima Translation: Ko Ransom Kodansha Comics June 2015 The ubiquitous Attack on Titan strikes again! We have the original manga, spin-off series, light novels, anime adaptations, live action movies, videogames, and now…a pop science book? Not the first thing that would have come to mind, but I guess when you’re trying to ride the popularity wave, anything’s fair game. To be fair, this book’s origins stem from reader demand. Rikao Yanagita writes about the science of anime, manga, and science fiction and sends a free...

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