Reading Level: Older Teen
Length: 192 pages
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: June 4, 2013
Stand Alone or Series: 5th volume in Attack on Titan
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Thanks to Eren, humanity has taken the town of Trost back from the Titans. Exhausted, Eren falls into a coma for three days – and wakes in shackles, staring at Erwin Smith, leader of the Survey Corps. Certain that Eren’s father’s research holds the key to the mystery of the Titans’ rise, Smith wants an expedition to retrieve it from the house where Eren grew up. But that’s deep in Titan territory, and to get there Eren will need to master a power he still doesn’t fully understand…”
This volume deals with the fallout from Eren’s transformation into a Titan to save the city. He ends up getting moved into the Survey Corps and Levi (the best fighter ever) is assigned the task of making sure Eren doesn’t go rouge. The goal is to visit Eren’s old house and find out the secrets Eren’s father’s research holds.
Everything is thrown into chaos though when another Titan shows up that seems to be sentient; it’s super smart and super fast and makes the Corps realize that Eren might not be the only one who can take over Titan bodies.
I love all the new mysteries introduced here and am enjoying some of the new characters we meet in the Survey Corps.
The illustration continues to be very well done and is easy to follow. Even though many new characters are introduced it’s not hard to keep track of them all. This volume is action packed, but it still balanced with both interesting story and character development.
Overall this is an outstanding addition to the Attack on Titan series. This has been a very well done manga series that has well-balanced story, character, world-building, and action elements to it. I am really enjoying this manga series.
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