Sunday, June 12, 2016

Manga Review: Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol 5

Title - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall Vol 5
Author - Hajime Isayama 
Series - Attack on Titan: Before the Fall #5
Genre - Manga horror
Published - March 31st 2015
Format - eBook


Saved from exile, Kuklo and Cardina meet the hero Jorge Pikale, the first man ever to defeat a Titan in combat, and they learn how he did it: a mysterious gas-powered grappling machine known only as "the device." Jorge believes Kuklo might just have the agility and reflexes to master this startling weapon and take the Survey Corps to a new level. But Kuklo has his doubts, and what will Sharle think...? 

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 5th installment Kuklo and Cardina have battled a titan and escaped exile thanks to a special device and a chance at a new life. They leave the home they only knew to travel to a new city which will keep them safe, giving them the second chance that they need. Kuklo is just as happy to see Sharle as she is to see him. While it’s only been a short time the duo has formed a fast bond and they are each other’s support system. Together joined by Cardina they trio will stay in hiding till things cool than the guys will head to training to join the survey corps and Sharle will apprentice to help create equipment. 

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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