Game of Thrones Makes its Attack on Titan Manga Debut – Isayama Says the Show Inspired Him

It’s no secret that Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama loves to sprinkle in modern day references within his wildly popular series, Attack on Titan. He’s even referenced popular memes in his artwork previously. With Game of Thrones in full swing once more with arguably one of the strongest starts to a season to date, fans began to notice some eerie similarities between the cast of the HBO show and some of the titans in the manga.

Chapter 96 is the latest chapter  in the Attack on Titan manga series and instantly readers began to see the likeness. Isayama mentioned previously that he went on a 60-hour Game of Thrones binge and was instantly inspired. Not too far of a stretch – both franchises are known for their gruesome natures and multi-layered plot-lines.

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The page being referenced is in the image above, we’ve highlighted the characters that many are saying bear witness to their Game of Thrones counterparts. In our personal opinion, it looks like even Hodor made an appearance second from the right. The image below was put together by Reddit user 420Ash for reference:

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With season 2 of Attack on Titan fully released, and season 3 set for a 2018 release, it’ll be interesting to see what other entertainment references will appear in his work. Are you a fan of the Attack on Titan manga? What other popular references have you found in his 97 chapters? Join in on the conversation in the comment section below, and don’t forget to check out DFTG on Twitter for gaming and entertainment news live 24/7!

Liana Ruppert578 Posts

With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.

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