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News: Bessatsu Shonen January 2017 Issue


Original Release Date: December 9th, 2016
Retail Price: 620 Yen


The January 2017 issue of Bessatsu Shonen features Shingeki no Kyojin on its cover, with Hanji, Levi, Eren, and Mikasa drawn by Isayama Hajime!

The magazine contains SnK chapter 88 and will also come with an exclusive alternative book cover for tankobon volume 21!


Update (December 5th, 2016): Bessatsu Shonen has shared images of the January issue in piles as well as a first look at Volume 21′s alternate cover, featuring Armin and the Colossal Titan! Instead of glossy paper, the cover is made from clear file-like material.


Update (December 6th, 2016): Kawakubo Shintaro, Isayama’s editor at Kodansha, has shared an image of the new Bessatsu Shonen January 2017 issue as well as the Limited Edition set of tankobon Volume 21, which includes the 2nd installment of the Smartpass AU “Short Stories” collection.


Update (December 12th, 2016): Added photo of the alternate volume 21 cover with Armin & Colossal Titan from my own copy of Bessatsu!

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News: Shingeki no Kyojin Japanese Tankobon Vol. 21


Original Release Date: December 9th, 2016
Retail Price: 463 Yen (Standard)


The 21st volume of Shingeki no Kyojin contains chapters 83 - 86 and features Hanji, Levi, Eren, and Mikasa opening Grisha’s diary in the basement!!

Similar to Volume 20, the limited edition of Volume 21 will also come with a second compilation book of various tales from the Smartpass AU.


Update (December 5th, 2016): Kodansha has released a first look at the alternate volume cover featuring Armin & Colossal Titan (Supplement to Bessatsu Shonen’s January 2017 issue) as well as the official promotional video for the volume!


Im so mad
  • Isayama a few chapters ago: False alarm, Armin didn't die and now he's a shifter
  • Me: Thank god jesus christ
  • Isayama now: Actually lol the shifters can live only 13 years after their transformation, Eren and Armin are gonna die soon lmao
  • Me: wHaT THE FUcKKK????!!!???

News: Shingeki no Kyojin Collectible Manga Illustration Bookmarks (2017)


Original Release Date: March 2017
Retail Price: N/A (Reward)


To commemorate the upcoming SnK season 2 in April, various retailers and bookstores in Japan will be giving away bookmarks with purchase of the tankobon manga!

There will be a set of five different bookmarks featuring colored versions of Mikasa, Levi, Jean, Eren, Erwin, Armin, Annie, Hanji, Beast Titan, Bertholt, and Reiner drawn by Isayama Hajime. When collected, all five complete a single collage-type image.