Monday, November 30, 2015

Manga Review: Attack on Titan Volume 12

Title - Attack on Titan Vol 12
Author - Hajime Isayama 
Series - Attack on Titan #12
Genre - Manga horror
Published - 
Format - Kindle 


Erwin and the Survey Corps desperately mount a rescue operation to take Eren back from the Colossus Titan and Armored Titan. But without the numbers to form up properly outside the walls, how can the humans catch up before they're all slaughtered? Just whose side is Ymir on? And will Eren ever see his friends again? PRAISE FOR THE HIT ANIME "A visceral and fantastically intense action/horror story." - Anime News Network "Japan's equivalent of The Walking Dead." - io9

Chapter List:

47. Children
48. Someone
49. Charge
50. Scream

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 twelfth installment isn’t as amazing as the last one was but it does have a lot of stuff happening. Ymir doesn’t want to go with the other titans unless they get Krista who has given her a reason to live again. With the looming Survey Corps it’s in their best interest to get away before they are caught. However the survey corps is determined to get Eren back because he is the only hope for saving the people inside the wall. Will Eren see his friends again or will it be too late?

I really enjoy the series it’s smart giving a little bit of story tossed in with the action as they encounter the titans. In each installment we are given just a little more info in finding out what is really causing the titans and how to stop them. I admit I wish they had been in color but I’ve gotten used to the black and white of the books. It’s really a well-crafted series a perfect mix of story to art, blending so easily into a captivating story. The characters I feel I have been able to connect with even though it’s little snippets we are given glimpses into their pasts revealing more than they share. As my first manga it’s created a quick love for them and after I catch up with the series I can’t wait to start a new one it’s a perfect way to relax if you have about 20 minutes. I can’t wait to see what will happen next. 

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