The editorial Kodansha announced that the massive reprint of the first compiled volume of the manga will be written and illustrated by Hajime isayama, Shingeki no Kyojin ((attack on Titan), has been officially recognized by the Guinness world records As the "The largest comic book in the world".

According to the press release, the book was added to the records by describing it as follows: «The record for the largest comic book ever published measures 7,030.00 square centimeters and was set by Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) published by Kodansha LTD. (Japan), verified in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan on April 13, 2021».

The book is 36 times larger than normal Manga dimensions and is designed to be "read by Eren Yeager in his titanium form". Priced at 165,000 yen (more than $ 1,500), it was released on March 6 in Japan as part of the Campaign to Promote the Final Chapter of the Labor. It was previously announced that this book would hit the world record if it sold 100 copies in total, a number hit just two minutes after it was officially published.

Summary by Shingeki no Kyojin

A century ago humans were threatened with extinction when an unbeatable and terrible enemy emerged: the titans, gigantic monsters that devoured much of humanity and forced the few survivors to lock themselves behind high walls. Behind these walls stands Eren Jaeger, a boy who dreams of crossing them to see the outside world and who lives his everyday life with his parents, his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman and his friend Armin Arlert.

One fateful day, however, humanity remembers its fate when a gigantic 60-meter titan appears in front of the first row of walls, protecting people from their most formidable enemy. So Eren, Mikasa and Armin lose their home and all hope, while our protagonist takes an oath: His goal in life will be to destroy all titans. Thus begins a story of survival and war in which its characters must solve the mystery behind the existence of these terrible beings.

Fountain: Anime! Anime!

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