Attack on Titan Author Will Visit France In January 2023

The French manga publisher Pika Edition announced through their official Twitter account that for the 10th anniversary of Attack on Titan manga in France, Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kiyojin) creator Hajime Isayama will visit France for the Comic Festival d’Angoulême in January 2023.

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In addition to the presence of the mangaka, an exhibition will be held for the “Attack on Titan” series.

Including Hajime Isayama, 2 more mangakas that will be present for the Comic Festival d’Angoulême are Ryoichi Ikegami (known for Crying Freeman) and Junji Ito (known as the master of the horror genre in the manga).

Festival d’Angoulême is the second largest comics festival in Europe, and it has taken place every year since 1974 in Angoulême, France, in January. The festival attracts about 200,000 guests annually, including 6,000 and 7,000 professionals and 800 media personalities.

Attack on Titan is a manga series written and drawn by Hajime Isayama, who started publishing the manga in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen monthly magazine. The manga was serialized from Sept 2009 to Apr 2021. The manga chapters were collected into 34 volumes.

Wit studio picked up the manga for an anime adaptation. A 25-episode first season aired in April 2013, followed a 12 episode season 2 in April 2017. The third season of AoT was released in July 2018. Mappa studio took over for the fourth and final season of the series. First part of the final season having 16 episodes aired in Dec 2020, followed by 2nd part having 12 episodes in Jan 2022. The 3rd and the final part of final season is scheduled for 2023.

Crunchyroll describes the anime series as follows:

Known in Japan as Shingeki no Kyojin, many years ago, the last remnants of humanity were forced to retreat behind the towering walls of a fortified city to escape the massive, man-eating Titans that roamed the land outside their fortress. Only the heroic members of the Scouting Legion dared to stray beyond the safety of the walls – but even those brave warriors seldom returned alive. Those within the city clung to the illusion of a peaceful existence until the day that dream was shattered, and their slim chance at survival was reduced to one horrifying choice: kill – or be devoured!

Source: Pika Edition

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