Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Manga Review: Attack on Titan, Volume 14, by Hajime Isayama

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: November 4, 2014
Volumes: 15+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 13. 15.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Commander Erwin has finally come to a decision: Putting their own wealth and position ahead of the survival of humanity, the royal government is no longer fit to lead. To execute their leader’s most audacious plan yet, Eren and Krista will have to put themselves in peril yet again, and Armin, Mikasa, and the rest of the Survey Corps will have to turn from humanity’s guardians into traitors. If they fail this time, they’ll face not a Titan’s gaping mouth, but the gallows… 


Given the humor from a volume ago, this book brings the reality and violence to a front. There are politics and resistance and plans, and some nice revelations in that regard. There’s also some straight-up human-on-human torture that is hard to stomach. The pictures are horribly graphic, so be wary of that.
This series is just surprising and horrible. There are kidnappings and twists and a lot of fighting. There’s a lot of talk between Erwin and everyone else, but I like how the storyline moves around, back and forth, very smoothly. There’s a lot of Levi in this volume, and yet another Eren twist. Armin is surprisingly depressingly realistic. There’s not enough Mikasa.
This series is amazing, and I can’t wait for the next volume.

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