LOST GIRLS tells of the times and spaces in between the plot points, through the eyes and ears of the saga’s toughest—but more taciturn—heroines. What they thought, and felt, and did on and off stage come to the fore via a medium distinctly suited to conveying interiority: language.
The two novella-length offerings were originally included as bonus features in the initial Japanese Blu-ray releases, while the introduction and the titular story are unique to the book. A manga rendering of this official spinoff is slated to appear stateside from Kodansha Comics.
The writer of many of the episodes of the smash hit animated series Attack on Titan, Hiroshi Seko has served as the scenarist for the small-screen adaptations of other popular franchises such as Seraph of the End and Ajin: Demi-Human.
About the Author
Hajime Isayama broke into the manga industry in 2006 when he applied for the Magazine Grand Prix promoted by Kodansha Ltd. with a short version of Attack on Titan. The short received an award and inspired him to move to Tokyo at the age of twenty. In 2009, his first serial work, Attack on Titan, started in Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine. It won the Shōnen category of the 35th Kodansha Manga Award in 2011, and was nominated for both the 4th annual Manga Taishō Award and the 16th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
Hiroshi Seko is a Japanese writer best known for creating the story for the manga Attack on Titan: Lost Girls. Among his TV writing credits are Attack on Titan, Kill la Kill, and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt. Seko also did series composition for Seraph of the End and Mob Psycho 100.
“I doubt anyone else would call Mikasa or Annie—two of the main female characters from the glorious manga series Attack on Titan—superheroes, but to me, they SO are. [Lost Girls] shows us a lot more about… Mikasa, who is the undisputed superhero/badass/best character of the series; and Annie, mysterious, superbadass, and…well…I don’t want to spoil it.” —Kirkus Reviews