4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
First time Manga reader,
This review is from: Attack On Titan 1 (Paperback)
Before Attack on Titan, i'd never been that excited about anime- nevermind manga- and i must admit, i was late to watching it when it came out. But when i started, i marathoned through every episode in a matter of days, and then rewatched them all through showing the series off to friends. The anime is one of the best shows i've seen, great soundtrack, great pacing, great artwork, and a great story (almost 100% of the manga), but i digress. After i finished watching the series, i started reading the manga- as the next series hasn't even been scheduled yet. Like anyone new to manga, i was a bit scared that i wouldn't understand the medium, or would miss crucial plot details, but starting from the first book all the way to the most recent - the 10th (and up to 13, if you search online)it has been great. The story is great (lots of foreshadowing early on to secrets just being revealed), the artwork- despite this being the artist's first work- is quite good; and noticably improved through the series, and the characters, whilst seeming over the top at first, really do settle on you.
I'm not going to deny my bias, but rather, show is as evidence of how enthralling the story is, even to a first time manga reader. I'd definitely give the manga 10/10, and there's still more (a lot more, hopefully) to come