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This article is about the Attack on Titan manga arc. For the Attack on Titan: No Regrets chapter, see Prologue (No Regrets).

Prologue arc (序章編 Joshō-hen?) is the first story arc of the Attack on Titan manga.


The story begins inside the Walls of humanity and the main protagonists are shown, Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert. However, a mysterious threat known as the Titans lurks outside these Walls and the children soon learn of their terror as the Colossus Titan breaks through the gate to their home, Shiganshina District.


Cover Number Title Release date
1 To You, 2,000 Years From Now
 (二千年後の君へ Ni-sen Nen-go no Kimi e?)
September 9, 2009
Chapter 1 Cover.pngThe Survey Corps are shown outside Wall Maria attempting to take down a Titan. They position their attacks and go in for the kill. Inside the Shiganshina District, Mikasa Ackerman wakes Eren Yeager from a long dream before they walk back to town. On their way back from gathering firewood, they run into members of the Garrison including their friend, Hannes. Eren remarks that they smell of alcohol and are unfit to guard the Walls before leaving, angry. On the way, Eren and Mikasa watch the Survey Corps returning bloody and horrified much to Eren's shock. A woman looking for her son is given only his arm by the commander as she asks if her son was helpful, but the commander weeps and tells her they learned nothing again. When Eren and Mikasa arrive home, his mother, Carla Yeager, scolds him for wishing to join the Survey Corps. Eren's father, Dr. Yeager, leaves for work, telling his son that he will show him what is in the basement when he returns. Eren's mother scoffs at the idea and he runs off only to find his friend Armin Arlert being beaten by bullies. After Mikasa scares them off, the three debate their views about leaving the Walls until they hear a loud bang and run to the town, only to see the Colossus Titan peering over the Walls at them as it kicks through the gate.

Cover Number Title Release date
2 That Day
 (その日 Sono Hi?)
October 9, 2009
Chapter 2 Cover.pngThe Colossus Titan kicks apart the Shiganshina District gate and Eren runs to his house, fearing that his mom was struck by debris. He finds her trapped under the house and tries to lift it with Mikasa's help when Hannes arrives, claiming that he will kill the oncoming Titan, but, he succumbs to fear and takes the children away. While running, Eren sees his mother crushed to death and then eaten. Afterward, Eren strikes Hannes and blames him for the loss of his mother until Hannes tells him they could not have saved her and takes both of the children to the boats. While on the boats, the Armored Titan appears and destroys the main gate of Wall Maria. Eren, horrified, vows that he will wipe out all the Titans. Five years later, Eren, Mikasa, Armin Arlert, and their fellow soldiers graduate from the 104th Training Corps.