The Attack on Titan manga has just reached a big milestone ? it has sold 50 million copies worldwide, and there are more projects to come!
According to Anime News Network, the manga Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kiyojin in Japanese) has now distributed over 50 million copies around the world. Last month, the English version of the said manga has around 2.5 million in circulation, and from the data from Kodansha Comics last April, the Japanese version has over 44 million copies in print.
Some analysts are expecting that the numbers will go up, and more in a rapid growth. The first of the two live action movies has already premiered in Japan with an expectation that it will earn around 5 billion yen (equivalent to $ 40.3 million) and on the following month for the second part of the movie will be titled as Attack on Titan: End of the World. With more projects being released this year which includes the live-action TV miniseries and an anime spinoff series called Attack on Titan: Junior High. The second season for the anime adaptation of Attack on Titan is slated to premiere next year.
Attack on Titan is set on a post-apocalyptic fantasy where giant flesh-eating human-like creatures called Titans almost wiped out the entire human population, the remnants of the humans has fortified a city with three gigantic walls to protect them from Titan attacks. The story revolves on Eren Yeager along with his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and childhood friend Armin Alert as they join the military to fight against the Titans after their town was attacked.
The manga was created by Hajime Isayama and was published at Kodansha?s Bessatsu Sh?nen Magazine in 2009. His series became a hit where it became an anime series in 2013 that ran for one season with 25 episodes and 5 OVAs throughout the year. The manga series is still ongoing with 16 volumes released.