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Popular manga 'Attack on Titan' to end serialization in April: publisher

A collection of "Attack on Titan" volumes are seen in this file photo. (Mainichi)

TOKYO -- "Attack on Titan," a popular manga by Hajime Isayama that spawned film and anime adaptations, will end its serialization in the May edition of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine going on sale April 9, publisher Kodansha Ltd. has announced.

    The 34th and final manga volume compiling the serialized installments will be released on June 9, bringing its 11 1/2 year run that began in September 2009 to an end.

    Isayama's statement regarding the conclusion of the manga follows:

    It's been eight years since I said I'd finish in three, but now it looks like I'll finally make it to the end. The series has gotten very long, but I'd be grateful if you can join me to see it through to the end.

    I wasn't forced by the editorial department to drag it out at all; I actually spent the final years being hurried up and was asked, "When is it finishing?" I'm sorry for that, but finally it's ending. I'll work hard until the final chapter to make sure you feel it was worth reading all the way up to here.

    (Mainichi)

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