Publisher Kodansha has introduced that the “Titan-Sized” Attack on Titan Manga has formally damaged the Guinness World Record for “largest comic book published.” Originally printed in March, the 3-foot tall manga offered out simply two minutes after pre-orders opened. Attack on Titan Editor Shintaro Kawakubo additionally commented alongside the announcement. [Thanks, Game Watch!]
Measuring in at over 1 meter tall, 70cm broad, and weighing in at over 13kg (about 28 kilos), the preliminary idea for the manga was for it to be a titan-sized reader. Moreover, it was made to commemorate the current conclusion of the manga collection. While the outsized comedian ebook value ¥165,000 (about $1500), it offered out two minutes after pre-orders started on March 6, 2021.
Kodansha then submitted the manga to the Guinness Book of World Records. It was formally verified as “the largest comic book published” on April 13, 2021. Previously, the Brazillian comedian collection Turma da Mônica held the report at 99cm tall.
On the information of the world report achievement, Kodansha editor Shintaro Kawakubo recalled that the concept initially got here from the advertising division. Upon listening to the concept, he replied that “Shingeki fans would easily make this world record happen.” However, Kawakubo additionally admitted that he was frightened after studying concerning the manga’s worth and restricted run. Lala Teranishi, the world report verifier, additionally congratulated the crew for making it via the lengthy and arduous verification course of.
Need one thing for scale? Check out footage of the jumbo-sized manga beneath:
As of writing this text, the world-record-holding Attack on Titans for Titans is still sold out on Kodansha’s on-line retailer. There are presently no plans for a reprint.