Sunday, June 12, 2016

Manga Review: Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol 2

Title - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol 2
Author - Hajime Isayama 
Series - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall #2
Genre - Manga horror
Published - August 19th 2014
Format - eBook

Kuklo had spent his entire life in cages, feared and hated as "the Titan's son." Then he met Sharle Inocencio, a young girl who defied her father and brother to care for and educate the abused boy in secret — and plot his escape from the dungeon, and her escape from her betrothal. But the night they've dreamed of brings new horrors with it, and Kuklo becomes obsessed with proving that he is not the monster everyone has always assumed him to be. That means meeting a Titan for himself, in person…!

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 second installment the time has come for Sharle and Kuklo to escape from the life that holds them both prisoners but it won’t be without casualties. When the night comes for them to escape they find that the Titan worshipers have come to free the titan child but it won’t be easy and they won’t be the only ones to make it out alive. Sharle’s brother who’s tortured Kuklo also makes it out but not before giving Kuko a permanent reminder.  

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. The more I read the more I am enjoying this new spin. 

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