Sunday, June 12, 2016

Manga Review: Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol 1

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Manga, #1)Title - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol 1
Author - Hajime Isayama 
Series - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall #1
Genre - Manga horror
Published - March 11th 2014
Format - eBook

A prequel series to the number one bestseller in Japan. Humanity has learned to live in complacency behind its high walls, protected from the giant Titans. But when a Titan-worshipping cult opens one of the gates, a Titan wreaks havoc, consuming the cultists. After the rampage is over, two young Survey Corps members are shocked to discover a pregnant woman's partially digested corpse - with her baby still alive inside it! What will the fate of this "child of the Titans" be? And how will humanity learn to cope with the Titan threat?

I watched the first few episodes on nextflix but it’s not in English so I opted to go with the manga to check it out the manga are farther than the anime. Attack on Titan: Before the Fall is the prequel of Attack on Titan. It’s set before wall Maria was breached and before they knew how to fight the titans. The story revolves around a boy that was born after his mother was regurgitated and the girl he befriended.

In the first installment starts 70 years in the past. The titan’s while feared even have worshipers one of those has recently joined the ranks happens to be the widow of one of the survey corps. When a titan is let into the city it feasts on humans only to be lured out of the city by where it regurgitates all the humans it’s eaten. None of them have been digested and the body of the widow’s child is alive. That child is named the Titan child locked up his whole life.

It’s been a while since I dove back into the world of the Titans but decided it was time to read about what happened before Attack on Titan. It’s interesting to see what happened 70 years in the past, and I’m curious to see how we will evolve to fight the titans. The art is entertaining it works well with the story. I really enjoy that each installment is a mix of story and action giving just enough to keep you wanting more. I’m already captivated by the two characters Sharle and Kuklo who escaped with their lives. I quickly fell in love with the prequel just like I did Attack on Titans. I can’t wait to see how it will progress and learn more about the characters in this series.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read this one yet! My husband and I watched the Anime and I just got the first book in the Attack on Titan series so I am really excited to start it :) Will have to add this one to the list.

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