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The Beast Titan
Chapter 35 Cover
Chapter 35, Volume 9
Title The Beast Titan
Kemono no Kyojin
Release date July 09, 2012
Arc Clash of the Titans arc
Chapter guide
Soldiers Dance
I'm Home

The Beast Titan is the 1st chapter of the 9th volume and the 35th chapter overall of the Attack on Titan manga, written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama.


As the 104th Trainees Squad hear heavy oncoming footsteps, they are alerted by Nanaba that Titans are coming. They then begin to gear up to head out in search of a breach in Wall Rose. Mike Zacharius smells nine soon to come Titans and warns Nanaba. When everyone sets out, the Titans begin to chase them and Mike volunteers to distract them while the other soldiers escape. Later, Mike is seen on a roof top. He has taken out five of the nine Titans and he decides it is time to retreat as he has bought enough time. He worries about a strange 17m Deviant Type Titan that appears to be beast-like with fur. Mike is happy to see his horse return but is shocked when the deviant Titan picks it up and throws it at him. Mike falls off the roof and is caught in a small Titan's mouth until the ape-like Titan crushes it's head and frees him. It then beings to speak to him, asking about his Three Dimensional Maneuver Gear. When Mike is to terrified to respond, the beast-like Titan takes it off his hips and leaves, telling the other Titans that they may do what they want with Mike. Unable to maneuver away, Mike is devoured by several Titans at once and dies.


Sasha becomes agitated after hearing multiple heavy footsteps from afar as Nanaba appears and informs the soldiers that a vast number of Titans are approaching from the South. She orders them to get onto horses and evacuate the neighboring villages. On the roof, Mike senses nine Titans in the immediate vicinity. Fearing the breach of Wall Rose to be worst imaginable scenario, Nanaba becomes tense and assumes that the human race has lost. Mike disagrees, believing that the human race will lose the moment when they stop fighting.

After everyone mounts their horses, Mike orders the group to split into four squads, each to go in a different direction and spread the word about the Titan breach.  Sasha joins the North Squad, while Connie, Reiner, Bertolt, Ymir and Krista join the South squad. A group of Titans spots the soldiers and begin running towards them. Mike confronts them to buy everyone else more time
Beast Titan Mike's Horse

The Beast Titan picks up Mike's horse

. Some time later, Mike has killed five of the nine Titans. After summoning his horse, he notices an ape-like Titan in the distance. Mike's horse returns, but is suddenly grabbed by the Beast Titan, which throws it at Mike. Mike dodges the attack but falls from his perch and is caught by another Titan, which immediately starts eating him. The Beast Titan instructs the other Titan to stop, but it does not listen, prompting the Beast Titan to crush it, to Mike's surprise. The Beast Titan addresses Mike with human speech, asking questions about his 3-D maneuver gear. Mike is too shocked to answer, and the
Mike Death

Mike's death

Beast Titan concludes that the humans' use of swords means they know what is "in their necks". The Beast Titan strips Mike of his 3-D gear and observes it as the other surviving Titans devour Mike.

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