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

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.

Kodansha Comics has licensed this manga and has distributed it since March, 2014.[1][2]


Several decades before the fall of Shiganshina District, a ferocious Titan enters into 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 being a Titan's son, 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.



A boy born from a dead body packed into the the vomit of a titan, which earned him the minker, "Titan's son". His father was Heath Mansel, squad leader in the Survey Corps, and his mother was Elena, who helped bring a Titan inside the Wall. At the Volume 2, he is 15 years old.


Kuklo's mother. Her husband Heath was killed by a Titan. When she saw his severed head, she went mad, and was drawn into a Titan-worshiping cult. Heavy with child, she led the cultists who opened the gate. When a Titan made its way inside, she was the first to be eaten.

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.


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