Shingeki no Kyojin's manga aims to break a world record

Shingeki no Kyojin's manga aims to break a world record

Publisher Kodansha announced that it will release a large version of the manga written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama, Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), with the goal of being the largest in the world. It will be on sale with a limited run of only one hundred units starting at noon on April 6. The current record is held by the book Turma da Mônica, created by Mauricio de Sousa Produções and released by Panini Brasil on August 5, 2018. The book has an area of ​​6,976.02 square centimeters, with a width of 69.9 cm and a height of 99.8, as well as a weight of 1.92 kilograms.

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The size of this new version of the Shingeki no Kyojin volume, which aims to be the largest in the world, is six to seven times larger than normal. The size of the book is 70.4 cm wide by 100 cm long, while maintaining a weight of 13.7 kilograms. If all one hundred books are sold, you will be officially recognized as the holder of the new world record.

The content of the book is a reproduction of the first volume of the manga. Includes the first and second chapters (96 pages in total). The sales period begins at noon on March 6 at Kodansha publisher's online store and the price will be 150,000 yen (about $ 1,440), with the product being delivered next May.

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For its part, Isayama began publishing the manga in Kodansha publisher's Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in September 2009. The publisher published the thirty-second compilation volume on September 9, followed by the thirty-third on January 8. The work will come to an end in April.

Shingeki no Kyojin Synopsis

A century ago, humans faced extinction when an unbeatable and terrifying enemy appeared: the Titans, gigantic monsters that devoured much of humanity and forced the few survivors to confine themselves behind high walls. Behind these walls is Eren Jaeger, a boy who dreams of crossing them to see the outside world and who lives his day to day with his parents, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman and his friend Armin Arlert. However, one fateful day, the Humanity remembers once again its destiny when a gargantuan sixty meter titan appears before the first row of walls that protect humans from their most fearsome enemy. Thus, Eren, Mikasa and Armin lose their home and all hope as our protagonist takes an oath: his goal in life will be to destroy all the titans. In this way, a story of survival and war begins in which its characters must unravel the mystery behind the existence of these horrible beings.

Source: Oricon News

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