Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Manga Review: Attack on Titan, Volume 17, by Hajime Isayama

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Release Date: December 15, 2015
Volumes: 17+
Spoilers?: Not really.
Volume: 1. 16. 18.

Goodreads Synopsis:

ESCAPE FROM KING TITAN: Thanks to Rod Reiss, Eren finally knows the terrible truth behind how he acquired his Titan powers, and the depth of his father's crimes. The king orders his daughter Historia to kill Eren and restore the power of the Titans to its rightful place, but she chooses her own selfish path: survival. As the cavern crumbles around the Survey Corps, Eren must make another last-minute decision, with the lives of all his friends in the balance.


In this volume, we get some new developments about Eren’s titan and what Historia’s father had planned. We have a better idea of what Eren’s father did.
We have a big fight with Historia’s father’s titan, and Historia finally takes her rightful place as ruler of the kingdom. Eren is doing what he can to save the humans from the titans, even if it exhausts him to change so often. I like what Historia starts doing for the underprivileged once she’s in a place of power—it only makes me like her more.
There’s also a pause in the action as we see Kenny’s history, and his relation to Levi (and possibly Mikasa?) with a little bit of Levi’s backstory as a child mixed in. It’s interesting, and possibly going to lead to something else. And then we get a cliffhanger, which of course has me intrigued.
I am absolutely loving this series so far, and it seems like we’re starting a new arc now. I can’t wait for the next one.
Also, I am loving these special editions. This one, much like for volume 17, comes in a shrink-wrapped box, that is super pretty. It has space for the DVD and the manga, and I love it. I hope there are more coming.

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