Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

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Book - 2012
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Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence and who devour human beings. A small percentage of humanity survied barricading themselves in a city protected by walls even taller than the biggest of giants. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a giant in over 100 years - before teenager Elen and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a super-giant that appears from nowhere.
Publisher: New York : Kodansha, c2012
ISBN: 9781612620244
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS ATT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly ill. ;,19 cm
Additional Contributors: Wands, Steve
Drzka, Sheldon

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vmccreedy Nov 30, 2013

Finally got to read one of the currently most popular comics in Japan. Some of the scenes are heart-wrenching. Can't wait to find out about the origin of the Titans. I am rooting for you, Eren and Mikasa!


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ETurnb Nov 21, 2017

If you're a fan of the show, I highly recommend reading the manga! Much of it is similar, but there are some interesting details that are only in the books. Plus, the manga is ahead of the anime in terms of plot, so if you're desperate to find out what will happen in Season 3, this is how you can find out!

Even if you haven't seen the show, this series is a phenomenal read. It's definitely not for everyone, but if you can handle some horror, it's well worth it. The titans are terrifying, and the depictions of them eating people are quite graphic--I can't look at meat the same way anymore. If you're thinking of becoming a vegetarian, this series might just give you the last push you need.

The truly compelling thing about this series is the mystery surrounding the origins of the titans. If you love to speculate, Attack on Titan provides plenty of little clues about the characters' hidden secrets. This series is perfect for readers who like to comb through the details and theorize about where the story is headed.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
May 04, 2016

Attack on Titan is a story of tragic events that start well before the main time line of the story. Young Eren, Mikasa and Armin were faced with watching a brutal slaughter by giant humanoid monsters called Titans, on their home town. Many lives were lost including Eren Yeager’s family. The Manga jumps around the time line, on page their old in and in the military and the next young and going through their tragic back stories that lead them to that moment in time, it can be quite confusing at times. Despite the jumping, the story is very, very, very, fast paced and introduces many unique characters. Attack on Titan is considered a horror story for it’s lovely blood shed and brutal deaths. The series has a lot of promise and is for readers who enjoy horror action stories.
- @LittleMissRedHead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Beautiful, mysterious, breathtaking... Attack on Titan is a series that will get you really interested in what would happen next. Summary is that titans (big human-figure-like creatures that don't think) started attacking the humans mysteriously, eating them, destroying homes... all throughout the manga/anime people/humanity have been trying to find out who was behind this or what was behind this, throughout their search they (even the reader) is/are mind-blown. There exist a wall that keeps humanity safe from titans but it has been breached by another titan. Eren Yeager (the main character) has sworn to join the survey corps to be able to reach outside the walls that keep humanity safe, and destroy every last titan.
- @L of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This is the only manga I've ever read, but I feel like I lucked out and stumbled into the perfect introduction to epic manga storytelling. "Attack on Titan" manages to find a unique spin on the post-apocalyptic tale, telling the story of the few survivors of humanity as they struggle to fight giant humanoid creatures called Titans. A story spanning decades and multiple locations, "Attack on Titan" never loses focus on its characters and turns what could be just another sensational genre story into something very heartfelt and compelling. I blazed through all 16 volumes currently available. Don't be turned off by the cover! Recommended by Sonia

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enidpali
Jul 10, 2015

its great, yo

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nourez
Mar 26, 2015

Very solid first volume. Interesting concept, great character design (especially on the Titans), and the plot seems quite interesting. Two complaints are the art tends to have too much going on in a single panel, and too many panels on a page, making the action hard to follow on occasion. Also, first volume syndrome, in that not much happens that's hugely exciting. Lots of great world building though.

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kwsmith
Mar 11, 2015

This visceral manga features a fast-paced and engaging plot, strong characters, and an interesting world. At times the art seems rough and inconsistent, but it fits with the overall theme and tone of the books.

acciomanga Sep 13, 2014

Um, there's a spelling mistake in the description. It says 'Elen', when it's supposed to be 'Eren'. Just saying. I love Attack on Titan, though. So beautiful!

MAYRA SALDANA Jun 11, 2014

Very captivating. Isayama captures his reader's attention with his unique storyline and this first manga volume is just the tip of the iceberg.

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MarshallHudson
Mar 29, 2014

Love the anime, can't wait to read the book!

If you're looking for something so rad you're gonna scream with frustration, and then cry alone in your room, this is the go-to manga. never EVER expect your favourite characters to survive. EVER. Probably my favourite.

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yuhengloh
Mar 01, 2016

Titans have nearly wiped out humanity - except for a small splinter of humanity surviving inside huge stone walls. Having not seen a titan for over a hundred years, Eren Jaeger is shocked when a 60 metre high titan appears spontaneously. It ruins the wall and titans come in, hungry for humans after a century of starvation. Eren vows to kill them all. Not one shall be left alive.

ruizj0808 Aug 26, 2014

Attack on titan vol.1 is about Eren wants revenged against the Titan and for his mother death but the father was n there he was gone after peolpe start to eveacted and now they have to work together and squad have to kill the titan until the colus titan broke hold in the wall thing got crazy.

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Rhinoserocity
Jun 30, 2014

The first book in the fast paced Attack on Titan series and Features a written version of the first 4 episodes of The english dubbed series. It was adapted from the famous Japanese series and talks about mankinds first encounter with the humanoid titans, makinds second fall and the loss of wall maria.

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CinnamonBunMei
Dec 11, 2013

Teenagers fight naked people-eating giants with over-sized boxcutters. Blood, gore, narm, and despair ensue.

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shardinea
Jul 10, 2013

"For the past century, what's left of mankind has hidden in a giant, three-walled city, trapped in fear of the bizarre, giant humanoids known as Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming humankind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about to change everything..."

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buleczka34
Nov 09, 2014

"jean is a horse face"

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Rhinoserocity
Jun 30, 2014

Stop being So stubborn and Listen to me for once! - Mrs. Yeager

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Rhinoserocity
Jun 30, 2014

Stop being So stubborn and Listen to me for once! - Mrs. Yeager

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shardinea
Jul 10, 2013

"Next time it's gonna be our turn. Next time, the humans will devour the Titans!"

- Eren Jaeger

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buleczka34
Nov 09, 2014

Other: Levi Heichou is mine c:

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