Reading Level: Older Teen
Length: 208 pages
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 1st book in Attack on Titan series
Source: Loot Crate
Rating: 5/5 stars
“In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what’s left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immense Titan is about to change everything.”
I have had this on my to be read pile for quite a while. This was a great start to this manga series. I watched the anime (which was pretty slow) and I am liking the manga a lot more than I liked the anime.
The artwork is well done and easy to follow. I also enjoy the detailed descriptions between chapters that explain the cities and weaponry.
This volume is action packed and also introduces a lot of mysteries: where do these titans come from, why does Eren keep having these strange fits, and why is Mikasa so indestructible?
Overall a wonderful start to this shounen series. The writing flows well and is easy to read, it is action packed and I am really enjoying this world, the plot, and characters so far.
This book goes towards the following reading challenges:
– Graphic Novel Reading Challenge
– Mount TBR Reading Challenge
– You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge
– Flights of Fantasy Reading Challenge