The last chapter to be published on April 9 in Japan
It was revealed today that Hajime Isayama's popular manga series, Attack on Titan, will publish its last chapter in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine on April 9. The 34th and final collected volume of the series will be released in Japan on June 9.
Image to announce the completion of Attack on Titan
Isayama commented on the end of the series, saying:
“I’ve been saying for the last eight years that I’d finish [Attack on Titan] in three years, and finally, it seems like it will be completed. It’s been a very long time coming, but I hope you’ll stick with me until the end.
The editorial team never rushed me to finish the series, but I’ve been continually asked “when will it end?“. Thank you for waiting for me.
I will do my best until the last page so you will feel satisfied with what you’ve read.”
The editor for Attack on Titan confirmed that the final chapter will run in the May issue of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine, which releases on April 9 in Japan. This leaves the series with 4 more chapters until completion. The editor also amusingly contradicted Isayama's statement saying "[the editorial department] was in a rush to finish the series."
晩年は完結を急かしていた編集部よりお知らせです。— 「進撃の巨人」担当編集者バック (@ShingekiKyojin) January 5, 2021
The Attack on Titan manga starting in September 2009 and has so far released 32 volumes of the series in Japan with the 33rd to be released on January 9. The final volume, the 34th, is scheduled to be released on June 9. Kodansha Comic releases the series in English, with each chapter being released simultaneously on Crunchyroll as they come out in Japan.
In November 2020, at an unveiling of Attack on Titan statues in Isayama's hometown, the manga creator said that there was only 1% to 2% left of the series, with intense "shogi-like meetings going on" about the ending of the series.
The manga series spawned multiple TV anime adaptations, compilation films, OVA's, spin-offs, and more. The currently airing TV anime season Attack on Titan Final Season streams on Crunchyroll every Sunday at 12:45 pm Pacific Time, they describe the final season as such:
It’s been four years since the Scout Regiment reached the shoreline, and the world looks different now. Things are heating up as the fate of the Scout Regiment—and the people of Paradis—are determined at last. However, Eren is missing. Will he reappear before age-old tensions between Marleyans and Eldians result in the war of all wars?
Updated with the statement from the editor of Attack on Titan.
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.