The 12th volume of of Shingeki no Kyojin is truly a hit of titanic proportions, outselling all manga this year save One Piece.

With 2.2 million copies of the recently released volume 12 sold, Attack on Titan crushed even the likes of Naruto and Kuroko no Basket, which managed only to pass the paltry one million mark this year.

Only One Piece managed more, with some of the latest tankobon managing to shift as much as 4 million copies.

Shingeki has gone from selling 40,000 copies at its start 3 years ago to over 2 million with its latest volume – some 50 times more.

Its huge grand total of 28 million volumes sold does however have some way to go before it catches up to Japan’s national manga One Piece – now at over 300 million.

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    Comment by Primus de Pedos
    20:25 14/12/2013 # ! Good (+0.5)

    So SnK is finally entering the "Big Three" category as the official replacement for Bleach.

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    Comment by Rya
    21:32 14/12/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And that means "Say goodbye to story progression."

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    23:45 14/12/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Compare this news with this

    And we all know where it's heading.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    realistically its hard enough (i.e. next to impossible) to ever achieve serious success as a mangaka.

    can you really fault Isayama that much when his series suddenly takes off and a publisher exec says "hey, we want to you to make some changes to maximize the profits and longevity of your new hit series"?

    the chances of one hit are hard enough, the chances of more than 1 even slimmer. this is likely his one shot to make some money off his work.

    for you its just another manga to read or quit at a whim. no skin off your back.
    for Isayama, its his livelihood.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    well, mostly about fame, I'm sure he'd be happy to have more millions... :P


    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's probably already got at least a few million dollars by now, this is about fame.

    Comment by Anonymous

    can't milk series if everyone is dead, assuming he gave to pressure of higher ups, seems like all of the mangaka give way too quick to pressure.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Well, I dont want to be that pessimistic. I felt, a big story to tell with Titan. Havnt read it recently for a while. So not sure if it sped up. But I think it be a while before we get fillers and deliberately extending it. Even Bleach, kinda hasnt felt like it been deliberately extending it. Because its pretty much closed all its plot holes.

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    Comment by Nedlam
    07:14 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    It's funny because it already has almost no story progression.

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    Comment by Suzuho

    Cmon u guys really believe that? (#`д´)ノ
    there is no telling if the manga will become full of fillers just cauz its going well

    ofc that lots of manga got problems like that but...o(´^`)o

    lets hope for the best (。・ω・。)ノ♡

    i honestly belive that Hajime-sensei wont mess up with his manga (。・ω・。)ノ♡

    at least thats what i'm hoping.. ミ●﹏☉ミ

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    Comment by Rya
    05:37 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It will soon be revealed that the Beast titan is actually just a member of a team of 5 special titans, each with a special power. During the next 300 chapters we MIGHT see the first one die but only if Eren's father, who is actually the first titan hybrid ever and former leader of the hybrids, trains Eren to use Final Getsu... I mean Titan Call. Also, Mikasa feeling too helpless begs Eren's father to turn her into a hybrid too and she saves Eren in a heroic moment.

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    Comment by cats2
    03:55 15/12/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Bleach has been at the very bottom/near the bottom of popularity polls for quite a while..

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    not really since those are the big three shonen, snk is seinen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:29 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    nope, AoT is shounen believe it or not, the same way K-On is considered seinen. Still freaks me the fuck out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:25 16/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    SnK runs in Bessatsu SHOUNEN Magazine, doofus.

    Although the content of BSM is closer to seinen mags like Young Jump, it's still technically a shounen manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    a very bittersweet moment for the author.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:01 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually that would be Toriko.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yeah but he planed to end it so that won't last long. But with this new success it'll probably turn into another bleach and naruto.

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    Comment by Suzuho
    06:59 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    trust me.... just cauz it might seems "the end" of story dsnt means that it will b.... mangaka have way more creativity than u might think...
    instead of end it or DRAG it he can make it even more awesome in a way that none can expect n not cliche...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:31 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait are you talking about Naruto? Because if so, no the mangaka is not even trying anymore, they weren't really ninja like before but now they're just wizards throwing fireballs and huge things at each other in a wasteland.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:09 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am really disappointed with Naruto.

    It used to be a manga about tactical, full with tension battle, with deep philosophy/emotional impact and great artwork.

    Now, everything washed down, and nothing to look forward. Now I read it only for the ending.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:11 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    and despite that, the naruto manga, especially the latest ones dissapoint alot, Why did naruto become a ninja, he should have just been a democrat, he only beats bosses through discussion, how annoying is that!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Since when did carpenters start producing manga? This is a serious breakdown in order. Next thing you know Ryuuta Amazuma will start building bookcases and cabinetry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:56 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    That's a damned shame. The series is amateur-ish, ugly, slowly progressing, and far less interesting now than when it started. Yeah, it was really shocking when characters were dying left and right, but now its turning into typical shounen shit where the protagonist is the unkillable chosen one with all the best powers.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Eren is not the strongest Titan, so he is not with the best power. And if the main die, people will get upset because they already comfortable with Eren character as the lead.

    Heck, Akira Toriyama have to revive Goku because the fans decide not to like Gohan as new lead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 18/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I hear different story why Gohan was push to the side because editors still wanted Goku as the lead character then Gohan

    Comment by Anonymous

    Agreed, it's a sad day when undeserving garbage like this gets praised. But oh well.

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    Comment by Sonant the Grey
    03:56 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    not to imply anything & out of sheer curiosity: can you provide some examples of titles that do deserve praise and/or aren't utter garbage, please?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Blast this anime however you like, for me, as long as its worth more to me than the shittiest anime fuck up I've seen,'NARUTO", This anime deserves its popularity.

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    Comment by msoltyspl
    19:03 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Better question is - from all those millions of copies, how little is the author's income compared to greedy publishers ? :p

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    Comment by Sonant the Grey
    19:26 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    10%, that's a fixed rate for every author as far as i know.
    even so, if we consider the price of one volume to be minimal - that is, 430 yen or so - that's some 917000 USD from vol. 12 sales only if my calculation is right.
    Not that i criticise him or something though, he lives by this work of his after all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That is, unless the author was dumb enough to take a single high priced check for the anime and not get an actual cut from it. wouldn't be the first time this happened.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:38 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice guess. It's 429 yen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does Oda go by that 10% also...i would assume "he" would be an exception to the rule since he carries the manga industry on his back.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:54 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I imagine the situation is the same as with music: you sign up once, and they own your soul forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:33 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)



    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Goku is far stronger.

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    Comment by Dia
    19:47 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So are people not starting this at volume 1?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:06 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    most likely they're starting from where the anime left off; or buying the first volumes from second-hand book stores where sales dont count. Also borrowing from friends and manga rental stores, reading online like a pirate, etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You can almost hear the original hipster fans of the manga cringe.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Here's hoping it won't drag on forever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:08 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The difference is One Piece has been consistently strong in its writing, whereas AoT has been getting worse and worse in the recent chapters.
    The AoT anime improves on the writing and the art and the terrible character designs that the manga had, but they're going to have a hard time covering up the bad writing its fallen into recently.
    Of course now everyone just loves it because its the cool thing, not because of any merit the series itself has.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 16/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Shingeki no Narutards

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:14 15/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    WOW, that is bloody brilliant. IT was a great manga when I was reading it, got to catch up, again with it. But 40,000 to 2 million. That is A HUGE jump. Naruto is so weak sauce at the moment, and Bleach knows what it is. Whilst Naruto, seems to be kinda going a bit up and down. Hoping it ends soon. Shame, some of the early Naruto where great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It will go down


    I personaly didn't mind with Bad Ending

    Just hope this Manga didn't turn out to be bad at the last...

    Sry bad English~

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    Comment by UraSapMrJap
    22:35 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's pretty impressive. They must have revealed the gawdamn basement.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    awful over rated crap...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:50 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Kyojin is certainly no masterpeace, but it's far from crap. Quality is not a binary state.

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    Comment by Cypherous
    22:49 14/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have to agree for the most part, atleast from what i saw of the anime it isn't as amazing as some people seem to claim but thats the same for anything i guess *cough*CoD*cough*

    I'm not trying to put the authors work down however its just my opinion that it wasn't a "great" series, thats not to say its bad its just not something i would rate or recommend to friends, but again, thats just a personal opinion, doesn't make it the same for everyone :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:47 17/12/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Attack on Titan starting to join the overrated club of anime's like Narutards, one Pshit...

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