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Attack on Titan: Junior High
GenreComedy, Parody Published byKodansha DemographicShōnen StudioProduction I.G
Written bySaki Nakagawa English publisherKodansha Comics USA MagazineBessatsu Shōnen Magazine
Original runApril 9, 2012 – July 9, 2016 PublishersKodansha USA (US), Kodansha SimilarAttack on Titan, Attack on Titan: No Regrets, Spoof on Titan, Young Black Jack, Heavy Object
Attack on Titan: Junior High(進撃！巨人中学校,Shingeki! Kyojin Chūgakkō, lit. "Attack! Titan Junior High") is a Japanese comedy manga series written and illustrated by Saki Nakagawa and published in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine since 2012. The series is a parody of Hajime Isayama's popular manga series Attack on Titan(進撃の巨人,Shingeki no Kyojin).
The manga has been adapted into an anime television series which began airing in October 2015. A rebroadcast was aired during January 2016.
The story is a parody of the Attack on Titan manga, featuring younger, chibi versions of the characters as they attend the "Class 1-04" at the Attack Junior High School (進撃中学校). The story focuses on their hilarious adventures during the first year at school.
1st Year Student
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Eren Yeager (エレン・イェーガー,Eren Yēgā) is a hot-blooded young boy who especially enjoys eating cheeseburgers. He harbours an intense hatred of Titans due to an incident where the Colossal Titan (the principal of the Titan campus) stole his lunch, and is driven to break school rules in order to eliminate all the Titans in the world. While he does not have the uncanny strength of Mikasa or the intelligence of Armin, his ambition to exterminate the Titans drives him to complete and exceed his goals, and astonish his classmates with his passion and drive.
Voiced by: Yui Ishikawa (Japanese); Trina Nishimura (English)
Mikasa Ackerman (ミカサ・アッカーマン,Mikasa Akkāman) is a stoic girl who seemingly has a handle on most situations that often disarrays, scares or incapacitates her peers. She is very close to Eren, to the point that she becomes depressed and all her abilities are greatly reduced when he is not present. She is very protective of both Eren and Armin, seeing them as her precious family she cannot lose.
Voiced by: Marina Inoue (Japanese); Josh Grelle (English)
Armin Arlert (アルミン・アルレルト,Arumin Arureruto) is a very intelligent but sickly boy who regularly wears a futon over his head to avoid catching a cold. Good friend to Eren and Mikasa, he is often by their side, and frequently relies on their protection. Despite his poor self-esteem, his intellect often serves to aid his friends in bad situations.
Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Japanese); Robert McCollum (English)
Reiner Braun (ライナー・ブラウン,Rainā Buraun) is a very muscular student, who is always seen together with his friend Bertolt, for whom he tries to help find a girlfriend. He has a crush on Krista and always tries to woo her.
Voiced by: Tomohisa Hashizume (Japanese); David Matranga (English)
Bertolt Hoover (ベルトルト・フーバー,Berutoruto Fūbā) is a very tall, quiet student and a close friend to Reiner, and loves die-cutting as a hobby. He secretly crushes on Annie during summer festival.
Voiced by: Yū Shimamura (Japanese); Lauren Landa (English)
Annie Leonhart (アニ・レオンハート,Ani Reonhāto) is an introverted girl, whose strength rivals that of Mikasa. Like Eren, she also loves cheeseburgers.
Voiced by: Kishō Taniyama (Japanese); Mike McFarland (English)
Jean Kirstein (ジャン・キルシュタイン,Jan Kirushutain) is an egotistic boy whose primary concern in school is becoming popular amongst girls. He has a crush on Mikasa, and frequently comes into conflicts with Eren.
Voiced by: Ryōta Ōsaka (Japanese); Austin Tindle (English)
Marco Bott (マルコ・ボット,Maruko Botto) is a friendly student and a good friend to Jean, whom he tries his best to help. He has become the Student Council president in episode 10.
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese); Clifford Chapin (English)
Connie Springer (コニー・スプリンガー,Konī Supuringā) is a sporty, outgoing boy with a buzz cut. Despite his upbeat personality, he is quite slow-witted though.
Voiced by: Yū Kobayashi (Japanese); Ashly Burch (English)
Sasha Blouse (サシャ・ブラウス,Sasha Burausu) is a fun-loving girl with a gluttonous appetite, who spends most of her attention thinking about food.
Voiced by: Shiori Mikami (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
Krista Lenz (クリスタ・レンズ,Kurisuta Renzu)is a petite, friendly and warm-hearted girl. She is well loved by her peers, to the point many (especially Reiner and Ymir) expresses wishes to marry her.
Voiced by: Saki Fujita (Japanese); Elizabeth Maxwell (English)
Ymir (ユミル,Yumiru) is a close friend of Krista. She is extremely protective of Krista and is always around her side, and openly claims wanting to marry Krista.
Voiced by: Shigeyuki Susaki (Japanese); Duncan Brannan (English)
Thomas Wagner (トーマス・ワグナー Tōmasu Wagunā) is one of Eren's classmate.
Voiced by: Chika Anzai (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)
Mīna Carolina (ミーナ・カロライナ,Mīna Karoraina) is one of Eren's classmate.
Voiced by: Megumi Satō (Japanese); Tia Ballard (English)
Hannah Diamant (ハンナ・ディアマント,Hanna Diamanto) is one of Eren's classmate. She spends almost the entire time affectionately hugging her boyfriend Franz, rather than paying attention to anything else around them.
Voiced by: Kenta Ōkuma (Japanese); James Chandler (English)
Franz Kefka (フランツ・ケフカ,Furantsu Kefuka) is one of Eren's classmate. He spends almost the entire time affectionately hugging his girlfriend Hannah, rather than paying attention to anything else around them.
Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese); Brittney Karbowski (English)
Hitch Dreyse (ヒッチ・ドリス,Hitchi Dorisu) is a fellow student and a club friend of Annie, and likes to poke fun of her other classmate, Marlowe. Though she denies it, Hitch is a fanatic cat lover.
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita (Japanese); Todd Haberkorn (English)
Marlowe Freudenberg (マルロ・フロイデンベルク,Maruro Furoidenberuku) is a fellow student and club fellow of Annie.
2nd Year Student
Voiced by: Natsuki Aikawa (Japanese); Caitlin Glass (English)
Petra Ral (ペトラ・ラル,Petora Raru) is a member of the secret unauthorized club — the Scout Regiment. She is very friendly and welcoming to the freshmen, but is cruelly sarcastic to her fellow member Oluo.
Voiced by: Shinji Kawada (Japanese); Chris Smith (English)
Oluo Bozado (オルオ・ボザド,Oruo Bozado) is a member of the Scout Regiment club. He is narcissistic and has a nasty tendency to bite his tongue frequently out of no reasons.
Voiced by: Susumu Chiba (Japanese); Vic Mignogna (English)
Eld Jinn (エルド・ジン,Erudo Jin) is a member of the Scout Regiment club.
Voiced by: Kozo Mito (Japanese); Brett Weaver (English)
Günther Schultz (グンタ・シュルツ,Gunta Shurutsu) is a member of the Scout Regiment club.
Voiced by: Michiko Kaiden (Japanese); Morgan Garrett (English)
Rico Brzenska (リコ・ブレツェンスカ,Riko Buretsensuka) is the leader of the Wall Cleanup Club (which Eren and his friends are forced to join), and is in charge of scrubbing off the graffiti painted on the wall by the Titan pranksters. She teaches the younger students on how to scale the wall using the Vertical Maneuvering Gears.
Voiced by: Yūya Murakami (Japanese); Garret Storms (English)
Ian Dietrich (イアン・ディートリッヒ,Ian Dītorihhi) is one of Rico's sidekicks and the deputy leader of the Wall Cleanup Club.
3rd Year Student
Voiced by: Hiroshi Kamiya (Japanese); Matthew Mercer (English)
Levi (リヴァイ,Riwai) is the leader of Attack Junior High's secret underground club — Scout Regiment, and is reputed to be the strongest man in the world, capable of knocking out a Titan with a single slap from his paper fan. He has a compulsive trait for tidiness.
Voiced by: Romi Park (Japanese); Jessica Calvello (English)
Hange Zoë (ハンジ・ゾエ,Hanji Zoe) is Levi's classmate and the deputy leader of the Scout Regiment club. She is fanatic about anything related to the study of Titans, often to the annoyance of Levi, who calls her by the nickname "Abnormal" or "four-eyes".
Voiced by: Kenta Miyake (Japanese); Jason Douglas (English)
Mike Zacharius (ミケ・ザカリアス,Mike Zakariasu) is a senior student who is a sidekick of Hange, and has a peculiar habit of sniffing at younger students.
Voiced by: Rintarō Nishi (Japanese); Jerry Jewell (English)
Moblit Berner (モブリット・バーナー,Moburitto Bānā) is a senior student who is a sidekick of Hange. He is frequently frightened and frustrated by Hange's eccentric and reckless behaviours involving Titans.
Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu (Japanese); Marissa Lenti (English)
Ilse Langnar (イルゼ・ラングナー,Iruze Rangunā) is a senior student who works as the gossip reporter of the Newspaper Club, and is constantly recording notes in her journal.
Voiced by: Tsuguo Mogami (Japanese); Patrick Seitz (English)
Keith Shadis (キース・シャーディス,Kīsu Shādisu) is the strict and intimidating class teacher of Eren and his friends. He is also a good friend of Eren's father.
Voiced by: Daisuke Ono (Japanese); J. Michael Tatum (English)
Erwin Smith (エルヴィン・スミス,Eruwin Sumisu) is a school teacher, a senior member of the teachers' board, and the club adviser of the secret Scout Regiment.
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese); David Wald (English)
Hannes (ハンネス,Hannesu) is the janitor who works at the Titan side of the school campus, and also the adviser of the Wall Cleanup Club. He is a good friend of Eren's mother.
Voiced by: Hideaki Tezuka (Japanese); John Swasey (English)
Darius Zackly (ダリス・ザックレー,Darisu Zakkurē) is the head of the teachers' board, and the principal of the human campus of Attack Junior High.
Voiced by: Masahiko Tanaka (Japanese); R Bruce Elliott (English)
Dot Pixis (ドット·ピクシス,Dotto Pikushisu) is a senior member of the teachers' board.
Voiced by: Anri Katsu (Japanese); Ian Sinclair (English)
Nile Dok (ナイル・ドーク,Nairu Dōku) is a senior member of the teachers' board.
Voiced by: Tomoyuki Shimura (Japanese); Christopher Sabat (English)
Kitz Weilman (キッツ・ヴェールマン,Kittsu Wēruman) is a member of the teachers' board.
Voiced by: Yoshino Takamori (Japanese); Jessica Cavanagh (English)
Carla Jaeger (カルラ・イェーガー,Karura Yēgā) is Eren's mother, who prepares his beloved cheeseburger steak lunch everyday.
Voiced by: Koichi Sakaguchi (Japanese); Jonathan Brooks (English)
Dita Ness (ディータ・ネス,Dīta Nesu) is the owner of a shooting gallery at the Summer Festival.
Voiced by: Yōko Hikasa (Japanese); Dawn M. Bennett (English)
Frieda (フリーダ,Furīda) is a former student of Attack Junior High, who got lost in the school building during the Test of Courage. She is since condemned to haunt the campus as a female ghost, namely "the Seven Wonders of Attack Junior High, No. 7".
Saki Nakagawa began publishing Attack on Titan: Junior High in the May issue of Kodansha's shōnen magazine Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine on April 9, 2012. A special chapter was published in the May issue of the Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine on March 25, 2014. The series is published in tankōbon form by Kodansha. It has been licensed for publication in North America by Kodansha Comics USA. The series has been collected into eleven tankōbon volumes, ten of which have been republished in English. In the June 2016 issue, published on May 9, Nakagawa commented that the manga would be ending soon; the final chapter was published in the magazine's August issue, on July 9, 2016.
An anime television series adaptation was announced in July 2015. The series is directed by Yoshihide Ibata and written by Midori Gotou, with animation by animation studio Production I.G. Yuuko Yahiro provides character designs for the series, and Asami Tachibana composes the show's music. Kazuhiro Arai from Studio Homare is the series' art director, and Tetsuya Takahashi serves as director of photography. Taeko Hamauzu is the anime's editor and Masafumi Mima serves as sound director. Linked Horizon performs the series' opening theme, "Youth is Like Fireworks" (青春は花火のように,"Seishun wa Hanabi no Yō ni"). The ending theme, "Ground's Counterattack" (反撃の大地,"Hangeki no Daichi"), is performed by the voice actors for Eren, Mikasa, and Jean. The cast from the 2013 anime television series will reprise their roles for Attack on Titan: Junior High. The series premiered on October 4, 2015, and aired on MBS, Tokyo MX, BS11, RKK, and SBS. The anime portion is followed by a live-action segment composed of two parts, "Shingeki! Treasure Hunt" and "Sasha Tries ?? By Herself!!"; the former features the voice actors for Eren, Mikasa, Armin, and Bertholt, and the latter features the voice actress for Sasha alongside a mascot called Titan-kun. The series is licensed in North America by Funimation, and is simulcast on their website. The anime is licensed in the United Kingdom by Anime Limited.
Volume one made it onto The New York Times Manga Best Sellers list for three weeks, debuting at number eight before rising to number five.