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This article is about the manga version. For the novel version it was adapted from, see Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (Novel Series).

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall (進撃の巨人 Before the fall Shingeki no Kyojin: Before the Fall?) is a manga by Satoshi Shiki, based on the light novels by Ryō Suzukaze. This manga serves as an official prequel to the main story by Hajime Isayama. Its serialization began on September 26, 2013 on Monthly Shōnen Sirius, after publishing a promotional chapter in the same magazine on August 26. The final chapter was published on March 26, 2019. The first two extra chapters were published on Kodansha's Aria magazine, while the following six were published on Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine.

Kodansha Comics has licensed the series and has distributed it in English since March, 2014.[1][2]


Several decades before the fall of Shiganshina District, a ferocious Titan enters Shiganshina due to the actions of a fanatical cult. Chaos ensues, and from the consumed corpse of a pregnant woman, a boy named Kuklo is born. Shamed and disgraced for presumably being the son of a Titan, Kuklo faces hardships throughout his early life and is eventually purchased as a trophy for a noble family in Wall Sheena. There he meets Sharle Inocencio, a nobleman's daughter, who teaches him the history and ways of the people of the Walls.

With determination in his heart, Kuklo decides that he must free himself from his bondage and set out beyond the Walls to prove to himself and the world that he is not a Titan's son. Little does he know, Kuklo's journey will bring him into the ranks of the Survey Corps itself, leading to great changes for humanity in their struggle against the Titans.

Chapters and Volumes

Main article: List of Attack on Titan: Before the Fall chapters


  1. "Here are our new license announcements from NYCC 2013!". Kodansha Comics USA. Retrieved on October 12, 2013.
  2. "Kodansha Comics Adds Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, No Regrets Spinoff Manga". Anime News Network. Retrieved on October 15, 2013.