The Attack on Titan manga is getting its “first and last” art book, Fly, which is now receiving pre-orders in Japan until November 30 as a print-on-demand product. The book is planned to be released on April 30, 2024.
Priced at 22,000 yen (~US$147.87) after tax, the Fly art book’s special features include a new manga from Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama titled Bad Boy, which is labelled as Volume 35 of the Attack on Titan series. Bad Boy will clock in at 18 pages, and it will be accompanied by a “top-secret final draft.”
The special Fly webpage doesn’t have a product image for the manga yet, adding to the mystery of its contents.
Besides Volume 35, the other special features are:
• Reproduction of the final chapter’s manuscript, with elements like draft lines included
• “Specially embroidered version” of Mikasa’s scarf
• Replica of Eren’s key and a padlock
As for its main contents, Fly will include B4 full-color illustrations, pre- and post-colored illustrations with comments by Isayama, “deleted scenes,” and an “extra-long” Isayama interview. The art book’s total page count exceeds 200, according to its webpage.
The Attack on Titan manga, which began as a relatively straightforward tale of humans battling for survival against the titular Titans, ran in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shounen Magazine from 2009 to 2021. Its anime adaptation premiered in 2013 and is presumably set to end in November with the second part of Attack on Titan Final Season The Final Chapters. WIT STUDIO produced the anime until Attack on Titan Final Season, which is produced by MAPPA.
Sources: Shonen Magazine website, press release