Attack on Titan fans have a reason to celebrate these days. After years in print, the series finally published its 100th chapter in the latest issue of Bessatsu Shonen. Some of Hajime Isayama’s biggest fans stepped up to honor the acclaimed series, and Hiromu Arakawa was one of them.
Over on Tumblr, anime netizens began buzzing over Arakawa’s own tribute to Attack on Titan. The artist, who is best-known for creating Fullmetal Alchemist, sketched a tribute piece to celebrate Isayama’s series.
As you can see below, the drawing is an impressive one. The sketch shows the Colossal Titan coming up from a background as a huge cloud of dust engulfs him. A fighter is then seen riding horseback in the forefront as they raise a sword against the beast. The character’s face is not shown in Arakawa’s sketch, but fans of Fullmetal Alchemist think the man is someone they already know.
After all, there is only one man who can rock a low ponytail like that, and it is Ling Yao.
Arakawa’s new sketch isn’t the only piece of artwork Fullmetal Alchemist fans have freaked out over as of late. Earlier this month, the acclaimed creator had readers shook as Arakawa released a brand-new installment of her most famous franchise. The artist shared a prequel to Fullmetal Alchemist in honor of the franchse’s live-action debut, and the nostalgic issue brought the Elric Brothers back together after more than seven years.
If you are not familiar with Attack on Titan's recent anniversary, then you should know its manga milestone has readers hyped. Kodansha published the series' 100th chapter this month, and the massive release changed the franchise for good. The action-packed release saw Eren's shocking confrontation with Reiner come to a close as the Paradis soldier transformed into his Titan state before all of Marley. With war on the horizon, it looks like Paradis is about to go head-to-head with Marley and remind the country how powerful the Eldians really are.
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