Read This Gorgeous, Heartbreaking Story From the Attack on Titan Anthology Comic

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Hajime Isayama’s blockbuster manga about a world beset by giant, naked, human-eating monstrosities is a hit not just in its native Japan, but around the world. Now Western creators are giving Attack on Titan its due with a new anthology from Kodansha—and you can read one of its best tales right here.

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The Attack on Titan anthology features new original stories and artwork from a whole host of big name writers and artists, including Gail Simone, Kevin Wada, Genevieve Valentine, Afua Richardson, and many more—each offering new twists and takes on the world of Attack on Titan, its lore, and even its fandom. To celebrate its release, io9 is proud to host one of the stories from the book: the absolutely beautiful “Memory Maze,” by Asaf Hanuka and Tomer Hanuka.


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The Attack on Titan anthology is available now.

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aaronsmarter
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God I cannot tell you how much I HATE this entire franchise, with everything in my soul. I promise you the day I meet the original creator, I WILL go to jail for assault. I don’t understand it. Worse yet, it frustrates me on a level that no other sci-fi property has ever done; totally aside from the WTF-ness of the plot, premise, characters, and every insane, stupid fucking twist, I just can’t handle seeing people be this fucking bad at doing anything. I once threw a book at my cousin for being terrible at Metal Gear Solid - this is that, times 5,000. How does a 30-foot tall naked person sneak up on anyone? Wait, you mean to tell me their weak spot is on the back of their neck?!? YOU MEAN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET BEHIND (and above, I guess...?) THEM AND CUT THEIR NECK!?!?!?!? HOW FUCKING INCOMPETENT DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO NOT UNDERSTAND THE VERY BASIC BAIT-AND-SWITCH COMBAT TECHNIQUE THAT HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE SUN-FREAKING-TZU?!? American children have been stealing each others’ french fries for decades using the very simple, “LOOK AT THAT”*snatch* technique but these weirdos can’t figure out how to do it? They can engineer freaking collapsible swords and Spider-Man swinging apparatus but not “Watch the birdie”?!?!

I hate fucking Attack on Titan.

But this comic was very cool. If it was just this, I’d fuck with it. But it isn’t. So I won’t.