English Title: Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
Japanese Title: 進撃の巨人 Before the Fall — Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall — “Advancing Giants: Before the Fall”
Author: Ryo Suzukaze
Illustrator: Thores Shibamoto
Genre: Fantasy, Post-Apocalypse, Adventure
Original Run: 2011 – 2012
English Run: 2014 – 2015
Japanese Publisher: Kodansha LightNovel (Kodansha)
English Publisher: Vertical
Volumes in Japanese: 3
Volumes in English: 2 (Completed)
Note: Volumes 2 and 3 were combined together as “Kuklo Unbound” for the English release.
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $11
Synopsis: Before the fall, and before the trials of “the Titan’s son” Kyklo, a young smith by the name of Angel Aaltonen grappled with the giants as only a craftsman could… The first of the three-part Before the Fall light novels, whose second and third installments have been adapted into a manga of the same name, this prequel of prequels details the origins of the devices that humanity developed to take on the mysterious Titans.
Note from Wikipedia: “Its story is set before the events of the manga and it is published by Kodansha. Three volumes have been published so far. While the first tells the story of Angel, the blacksmith who develops the first prototypes of the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment, the following two follow a young man who was found as a baby in the stomach of a Titan.”
If you liked Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, you might also want to try…
- Attack on Titan: The Harsh Mistress of the City — more light novels in the franchise
- Attack on Titan: Lost Girls — more light novels in the franchise
- .hack//Cell — also written by Ryo Suzukaze
- Trinity Blood — also illustrated by Thores Shibamoto
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