After releasing a limited edition titan-sized version of the manga, it looks like the Guinness Book of World Records has finally recognised Attack on Titan. Kodansha has announced that the very Titan-sized edition of the manga’s first volume has now entered the Guinness World Records as the “Largest comic book published.”
The titanic manga volume has 96 pages, containing the first two chapters of Hajime Isayama’s global hit manga. It measures in at 1.01 metres in height, as well as 0.71 metres in width. And it it’s not light either, as it weighs in at around 13.7 Kg. It’s so heavy that the manga itself has to be stored flat or it will buckle under its own weight.
They only made 100 of these books, and it sold out in just two minutes. And it wasn’t cheap either, as each book came in at a 150,000 yen price tag. It was truly titanic indeed.
Shintaro Kawakubo, who serves as the manga’s editor, released a statement regarding the new world record:
“When I received the proposal from the publicity department, I replied, ‘Well, I’m sure the fans will be able to achieve it easily.’ But when I heard the actual price and number of copies, I was nervous inside. As you all know, the book sold out in less than two minutes, and the Guinness World Records was achieved. I’d like to thank Tosho Insatsu for making such a wonderful book that is worth the price, and all the fans who are always willing to support the series together. Thank you so much!”
So congratulations Attack on Titan!
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