Alongside being one of the highest selling and most influential series of all time, the Attack on Titan manga by Hajime Isayama can add one more accolade to its collection: the fact that it now has a Guinness World Record.
Back in March, Kodansha announced that they would be releasing a giant version of the Attack on Titan manga: this was mainly in the hopes of securing the Guinness World Record for ‘Largest comic book published,’ but 100 lucky customers could buy it, too. It also formed part of the celebrations counting down towards the final chapter.
Coming in at a whopping 13.7 kilograms, this special version of the manga is said to be around six to seven times the size of a regular Japanese comic book. It was designed to be large enough so that Eren in his Titan form could read it, so it at least makes some thematic sense. And now, the record has officially been given to Attack on Titan.
Posing above is Shonen Magazine editor Shintarou Kawakubo and Shirou Takou from the advertising department, no doubt pleased with the amount of attention this has brought them. Ultimately, that was the point of trying to get a Guinness World Record for Attack on Titan, but it was a fun exercise nonetheless.
I suppose if Titans do ever take over the world, we at least have the technology to provide them with entertainment…