Monday, October 19, 2015

Manga Review: Attack on Titan Vol 2

Title - Attack on Titan Vol 2 
Author - Hajime Isayama
Genre - Horror Manga 
Published - September 11th 2015
Publisher - Kodansha Comics
Format - Kindle 



The Colossal Titan has breached humanity’s first line of defense, Wall Maria. Mikasa, the 104th Training Corps’ ace and Eren’s best friend, may be the only one capable of defeating them, but beneath her calm exterior lurks a dark past. When all looks lost, a new Titan appears and begins to slaughter its fellow Titans. Could this new monster be a blessing in disguise, or is the truth something much more sinister?

This volume of Attack on Titan includes special extras after the story!

Chapters list :

5. A Dull Glow in the Midst of Despair

6. The World that the Girl Saw

7. Small Blade

8. Roar

9. The Beating of a Heart Can Be Heard

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 because the complete series exists instead of just season one. This is my first manga so I don’t really have any prior experience to base it off when it comes to the art or story. I like the art it’s not over complex when it comes to telling the story it seems to work for the gritty horror story. So far the story while is well developed it’s easy to get lost turning the pages.

The second installment leaves off right after the three main characters had their first encounter with a Titan as trainees. They have been split up among the ranks with Mikasa forced to leave Eren’s side as they defend the city from Titans. Armin does get to stick with Eren but because he was scared tragedy strikes as the Titans threaten his life. Will they figure out what is causing the titans? Can they be stopped? What happened to Eren?

I actually enjoyed the second installment it gave us a little more insight into what is happening with the looming titans. I still don’t know why they are wreaking havoc or why they are killing the humans but I’m hoping to figure it out as the story progresses. I found this book to be a quick read in just a hour I had finished it and was looking for the next installment to see what would happen to the trio. I typically tend to avoid Horror but this while super creepy is really good for a manga. I think it’s going to be hard to put the rest of them down because I can’t wait to see what happens. Highly recommend even if you’ve never read a Manga before it’s like a giant zombie dystopian comic book.   

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