Digital bookstore eBook Japan, which has one of the largest manga catalogs in Japan with about 490,000 volumes, has announced its top 10 ranking of 2016 for each categories including manga, shoujo manga, and light novels, based on the numbers of downloads between January 1 and November 20, 2016. Check this year's rankings after the jump.
ətˈæk 0N tάɪtn is finally getting ready to return for a second season, which mean that it's time for Hiroyuki Sawano to think up some more confounding titles for the tracks of a new soundtrack. The popular composer closed out November by Tweeting that he's glad to be returning to the format and the series, and is now having fun preparing to record in the new year.
Attack on Titan author Hajime Isayama has an interesting list of media inspirations. Visual novel series Muv-Luv, definitely. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. The Frank Darabont adaptation of Stephen King's The Mist. Actually, less zombie material than you might imagine. He's played Resident Evil, but not seen the Romero movies. Now add to that Game of Thrones. Stated on his blog, Game of Thrones is going to be an influence as AoT moves into its final phase.
Developer Ruby Party is currently working on Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death, an adventure game take on Hajime Isayama's series that focuses on surviving without supplies in a huge castle. It's coming to Nintendo 3DS in Japan on March 30, 2017, and you can see the first full trailer after the jump.
Originally revealed last month, Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death is a Nintendo 3DS adventure game that puts players in an original story of survival, lost in a castle with no equipment. Koei Tecmo updated its plans for the Japanese release, setting it for a March 30, 2017 launch in both standard and Treasure Box editions. Read on for more.
Ever wanted to see life-sized Chinese knock-offs of all your favorite anime characters? No? Too bad, because you're going to. Check out the anime exhibition going on in Beijing right now, and see why visitors are saying it's actually making them angry just to look at. Hit the jump for all the horror.
This week's episode 3 of Kiss Him, Not Me adapts the second volume of the manga's opening story, in which Kae's class presents a cosplay cafe for their school's cosplay festival. The anime keeps the bit in Junko's manga where her friends Yūsuke Igarashi and Amane Nakano wear Attack on Titan uniforms. The thing is, Kae's voice actress had a role in Attack on Titan, and a rather notable one at that.
If you like talking heads, you'll love the first set of screens for the upcoming Attack on Titan adventure game. As previously reported, Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death puts players in the role of a Survey Corps member in a dire situation, lost in a castle with no equipment. Together with the help of the series' stars you'll attempt to survive and escape. Read on for the first screens.
The much talked about Attack on Titan Antholog is finally out this week. The book is a new collaboration between Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama and an all-star roster of Western comics creators, including a variety ranging from Scott Snyder (Batman) and Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) to Kate Leth (Kate or Die!) and Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats). With its release, Kodansha has posted a look at the process behind Paolo Rivera's cover.
The latest issue of Japanese gaming mag Famitsu is here with a reveal of the next Attack on Titan game. Now that we've had our fill of action thanks to Koei Tecmo and Omega Force's efforts, Attack on Titan: Escape from Certain Death takes the Titan-evading saga back to Nintendo 3DS for an adventure game outing. Read on for more.
Coming next month, Kodansha will be presenting Attack on Titan Anthology, the new collaboration between Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama and an all-star roster of Western comics creators, including a variety ranging from Scott Snyder (Batman) and Gail Simone (Birds of Prey) to Kate Leth (Kate or Die!) and Ronald Wimberly (Prince of Cats). With it now available for order, they've posted a promo trailer.Get a look after the jump.