Shingeki no Kyojin Oneshot : 00
Attack on Titan Volume 0
[Shingeki no Kyojin - 00 (oneshot)]
I don't think this was ever translated before. The oneshot is given via the BD volume 1 for the anime and found it's way online so I took the opportunity to translate it.
“Attack on Titans” Volume 0,
Drawn in 2006 to be submitted for the Weekly Shounen Magazine Editorial Department MGP (Magazine Grand Prix).
Words from ISAYAMA Hajime
“This is a work I drew when I still didn’t know how to use a pen correctly and couldn’t draw well. Hence, it might be shameful to say but, I prefer the current [Attack on Titan]. But, if this interests you, go ahead and read it.”
Mankind faced the brink of destruction,
100 years prior, the Religious and Scientific Groups who committed to memory the global crisis,
Took action for their ultimate protection with the…
“Mankind’s Extermination Project”
The giants were keen and above all else, immortal.
They were beings surpassing us living beings and capable of shape shifting.
In the end, 8% of mankind was annihilated at the hand of these assailants. Last resort actions with opposition operations were taken but,
The fact that mankind did not win even once remained a terrible truth.
Naturally, there was a protected arbor the titans hadn’t destroyed…
Mankind had enclosed itself in cities within large trees… and there,
Was compelled to live self-sufficiently.
Ah! It’s a soldier!!
Good morning… master!!
You again, Tsubaki!
Please, take me under your guidance!!
I heard that fighting the titans,
You were the only experience combatant that survived.
I forgot… also… Titans can transform people.
The town folks told you, right?
That “I’m a titan”.
If that were the case, you’d have eaten us long ago.
It’s already been a month since you were assigned.
Right?! I can possibly be one right?!
That’s right! There is no way you can be a titan!!
So master, let’s train!!
What’s with that,
If recruitment was coming soon there’d be no problem but I’ll have to say no.
I want to drain before the recruitment!
I want to become strong!!
All so I can beat the titans who ate my dad!
Let’s switch, Murakumo.
Sir! I fixed the radio!
These two wooden swords, does that mean you wish to apply for the Vanguard Corps?
You must have a suicidal wish to apply into the vanguard. Putting on airs about righteousness, it’s just like “him”.
It’s just like your father.
I too had my parents eaten by titans and as such I couldn’t wait until the recruitment.
Practice your blade swinging 100 times everyday! If you can do that, I’ll teach you.
Did you apply for the vanguard too, master?
……What about it?
Cutting the titans……
Do you do it for revenge?!
Wrong!! The Vanguard Corps are…
There so as to protect my allies!!
Don’t forget this!
What a crowded residential area…
Wha… what this?!
Pvt. Murakumo! You are “suspected of being a titan”! Take off your equipment and surrender yourself.
After receiving radio contact from Pfc. Takanami…. We, 5th Unit have been given the mission to inquire!!
You’re the troops with the greatest military strength, aren’t you!!
Did you hear me?! Pvt. Murakumo!!
So you really were a titan after all.
Show yourself, quickly.
How dare monsters like you… do that to my son!
I’ll kill you right away!
Looking over here!!
Hey! What’ wrong, Pvt. Murakumo!
Take you equipment off, quickly!!
…!! You’re finally showing your true colors.
This member was eaten 10 years ago, he was——
Last panel : Rooaaaaaaaar
Don’t tell me it’s?!
Sir!! Let’s fire the alarm!
It’s really unusual but… It’s a consolation in sadness!
——Titans have trespassed inside the sacred trees. All inhabitants are to evacuate at once——
It’s the end for the obese titan.
How many of its own did he eat to become that large…
I finished adjusting my equipment.
For starters, let’s aim for the smallest one!
The small ones?
Are you talking about the titans?!
…People with combat experience really are… different…
Murakumo… It’s an order from a Superior Officer…
Let’s abandon this town and head over to the next one over by ourselves……
This city is already done for, there is no taking it back when the titans have broken in.
Of course, there is no bringing down the titans but,
If we’re together we can manage to get to the neighboring town——
Even the troops with the greatest war potential were no match for them!
What about you?!
You were severely doubted of being a titan by the citizens.
Do you understand? We never won against them even once!!
All the harsh fights and training we did were useless!! Don’t you get that?!
Mankind… cannot win against… the titans!
I don’t think so.
Mankind isn’t losing to the titans.
How dare you kill my parents!!
I’ll exterminate you!!
Step back, Tsubaki!!
Master! I too——
You’ve done well…
You’re probably mankind’s best!
A human fighting titans with kitchen knifes …
You fought enough, now leave it to your master,
My best disciple!
Why… is he
Putting his life on the line for a stranger?!
Is he risking his life to avenge the dead?!
Am I quaking in fear at the sight of mankind’s foe?
“Project against Mankind Extermination”, it’s sounds strange, doesn’t it? Don’t screw with me!!
Just how many trillions of death do you think there were for this project?! You freaking bastard!
It’s pissing me off even more!
Why am I still groveling on my knees?!!
The nucleus!! Found it with one strike?!
Nucleus discovered!! Target left flank!!
Sir!! Well done!!
Yes!! You killed the titan.
And I thought
The training and fights were useless but …
With strong people such as those two, the town is as good as saved.
Bring it on, Titans…!!
I won’t let any of you alive!!
He leaped over me……!
Of course, I thought I’d wake up from this dream
And yet, the nightmare didn’t end… dammit…
Even though, master told me
He’d kill the titans
And then train me…
Did he move?
No way! He transformed into
…That time I…
Mankind’s best saw……
Became for the second time… Someone feeding on titans.
Tsubaki!! Step back!
I've gotten the titan's power under my complete control so
I’m going to use it now!!
He’s taking the 3 titans on by himself!!
You freaking bastards!!
Oops! The nucleus…
I’m in luck, its nucleus is showing.
It’ll all end once I crush it!
Master!! Your left shoulder...!!
Your nucleus is showing!!
It’s alright. I know, Tsubaki.
I’ll end it all with this one blow.
He saw it!!
He’s aiming for your left shoulder!!
There was a defect in “Mankind’s Extermination Project”.
P65 TN : this page was pretty hard so I translated it as close to the text as I could.
By nature, just like plants, pure-hearted people would not get absorbed by their titan but instead dominate it,
A contradiction that comes forth in the program differentiating humans and plants.
In these 100 years, the sole weapon that knocked down titans was
A heart filled with righteousness.
The townspeople built it for you,
It’s your tomb, master.
That was the last hope that was left to mankind.
You’re the hero of the town.
Alright! Time for the intensive training to become the strongest in the Vanguard Corps!
First, blade swinging!
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