2:15pm PT by Graeme McMillan
Manga Smash 'Attack on Titan' Coming to America With 'Anthology' in 2016
Attack on Titan — the Japanese series that's gone from being a massive success in its native country to being the best-selling manga in the United States — will be receiving a brand new anthology next year featuring American creators for the first time. The news was announced during a panel at New York Comic Con Thursday afternoon.
The 250-page collection, tentatively titled Attack on Titan Anthology, will feature work from an impressive collection of creators, including Batman writer Scott Snyder, Powers co-creator Michael Avon Oeming, novelist Geneveive Valentine and illustrators Tomer Hanuka and Asaf Hanuka, with contributions ranging from pin-ups to full-length comic strips.
Attack on Titan — which tells the story of a world where humanity survives in a number of cities surrounded by enormous walls, built to keep them safe from a race of human-eating giants called the Titans — originally launched in Bessatsu Shōnen magazine in Japan in 2009. It became such a success that it spawned a number of spin-off manga, including Attack on Titan: Junior High and Attack on Titan: Lost Girls, as well as animated adaptations, prose novels and two live-action movies.
Earlier this year, Marvel's Avengers crossed over with the property in a short story intended for the Japanese Brutus magazine (It saw print in the U.S. as part of Marvel's All-New All-Different Avengers release for Free Comic Book Day). However, Anthology will be the first Attack on Titan release created specifically for the U.S. market. The book is set for release from Kodansha Comics fall 2016.