“We don’t have to go outside the world for our whole lives. We can eat, sleep and survive just fine here, but isn’t that like being a caged animal?”
Attack on Titan takes place in a world where the human race is being driven to near extinction and cowers behind walls to protect them from the inhuman, deathly predators that are the Titans. And the struggle to fight and rise above incredible odds will resonate with many a reader easily.
In this near post-apocalyptic tale, we can find many difficult matters addressed and deep thoughts explored by our defiant band of heroes.
With great action as well as profound emotion, these early issues shape the potential of an incredibly interesting and nuanced story that can shape to be as epic as soul-filling in a fellswoop.
“I don’t know what he is either but we have to give our lives for him with as much bravery as we can muster! Pitiful, isn’t it? That this is the only thing we humans can do. We’re probably going to die like insignificant worms, for something we have no guarantee will pay off. So, what will you do? This is the battle we can fight. This is the struggle we can undertake. […] I can’t go along with that. I’ll follow the plan. I think what you’re saying is right. But while I struggle, I’ll teach them how terrible human beings can be. Because I refuse to die a dog’s death.”
From the beginning, we are introduced, slowly and quite cleverly, to a pretty significant cast of characters. All of them are more different than the last and bring so much personality and charisma to the story, even in their short interactions.
There is certainly enough diversity in the characters to suit anyone’s tastes.
Funnily enough, I fell absolutely in love with a couple of secondary characters but find the main trio a little bit annoying, though not really frustrating.
Having so many personalities in such a complicated world already makes it feel real and raw. Which at the same time enriches the experience of the overall story and helps really take you in and transport you to the feelings and sensations of the moment.
“This is a cruel world. And yet, so beautiful.”
Don’t let it deceive you, this is a brutal, cruel, raw, and gory world. Certainly not for the faint of stomach or heart.
Though certainly not a horror Isayama did not pull punches when depicting what living in a war-torn world, plagued by human-eating monsters would signify; and that is often not pretty.
So, yeah, some trigger warnings need to be taken into account before you start reading this fantastic series.
Yet, as savage as the world we are presented is, it is through the human interactions that we are witnesses to that we can see beauty and love and, therefore, combat the bleakness and gloom that would be too thick otherwise.
There is hope at the end of the tunnel. Is the most prevalent message.
“Fight!! Fight, damnit!! If you don’t fight we’re gonna die. If you win, we live. If you don’t fight, we can’t win.”
As it is always important to note with mangas/comics/graphic novels the art was… an interesting experience.
Though certainly not the best one I’ve ever seen there were some very beautiful and breathtaking pannels. And, often, when they weren’t they provided a nice comic relief sequence that amused me to no end.
Simple and less-polished doesn’t mean bad, necessarily, and we can see a prime example of it right here. Besides, the plot highly makes up for any shortcomings the art ever had.
“However, five years ago, that peace came to an end. The Colossus Titan destroyed the gate. And the titans, released from 100 years of hunger, laid waste to the human race again. The humans abandoned their outermost wall. Twenty percent of the population and a third of their domain was lost. The human race was forced to fall back behind the second wall. However, at the same time, humanity awakened.”
Though just the beginning, these first thirteen chapters made me fall obsessed and in love with this story already.
It is easy to feel how special it can become.
After all, if we went through so much in just the very beginning of it I can hardly imagine the kind of twists and turns we are going to get as the story progresses and develops.
Certainly, I will be making the journey to find out to the very end.
“Since the titans appeared humanity hasn’t beaten them, not once. With them always advancing and humanity always retreating, we’ve been stripped of all but a sliver of our territory! But when this operation succeeds it will be the first time we’ve ever taken our land back! And at that moment for the first time, we’ll triumph over the titans! Compared to what’s been taken from humanity it may be a small thing. But it will mean we’ve finally managed an attack on the titans.”
Oh, this brought all the feelings back.
It’s absolutely amazing getting to revisit the story from this new angle.
I’ve missed reading mangas or comics this past couple of weeks and, well, I have always meant to read Attack on Titan, properly this time and not just the missing chapters.
Excitement does not cover how I feel. To get to see the missing scenes, further characterizations, and, well, just to expend more time with this story that I adore and these characters that stole my heart is everything for me right now.
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