Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Volume 1, The Desperate Battle Begins!

Graphic Novel - 2012
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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 the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming human-kind, but the sudden appearance of an enormous Titan is about change everything.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kodansha Comics, 2012.
Edition: Graphic novel.
ISBN: 9781612620244
Branch Call Number: F ISAYAMA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Drzka, Sheldon
Alternative Title: Desperate battle begins!


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Sep 27, 2018

The manga is great, the artwork is also good(with a few subtle differences from the anime) and the overall story is very intriguing, with a cliff hanger at the end of it. there are few differences from the book and the show, particularly in the artwork(as stated earlier) and the events that take place and when(the begining is shown as flashback unlike the show). The characters are very interesting too: Eren, a boy who's mother was devoured by a titan and he seeks revenge, Mikasa a girl who looks after Eren as her only family, and Armin, a boy who is weak, but highly intellegent and admits his faults. If you like the show, or are planning to read this first, I highly reccomend you read this Manga as it explains things left out in the anime and is worth it if you're a die-hard fan of the franchise.

Mar 15, 2018

this is my most favorite series in the whole world!!
you will fall in love with all the characters and the story is so well written!
it really hits the feels but its so good!
I highly recommend for everyone! this series is so awesome!!

VaughanPLErin 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.

Scythers Nov 03, 2017

I found this series (unfinished, currently on volume 22) at times a little convenient for the plot, but that being said, there is a lot of realism/coherence in the plot. Character development is great, though some details are left out leaving us to question motives to a certain degree, many of these questions may be answered in future volumes as has happened on numerous occasions already. Only a few characters have plot armour, and not always the ones we expect. There have been some unexpected turns of events, non-too-surprising, but also not following any tropes to the letter. It is slightly dark, but it is not fully a story of despair as there are both positive and negative developments. The plot is strong and previous decisions DO affect the flow of the plot in ways that many other stories seem to avoid or gloss over. And despite this being a story set in a fantasy realm, the reactions by characters both high and low are realistic. It's a series that I have a hard time putting down.

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

Attack On Titan is a Japanese Anime based on Manga/comic book as well as a Novel. Written by Hajime Isayama, the story follows a young boy Named Eren living with his 2 friends Mikasa and Armin in a small town surrounded by 3 walls. One day strange humanoid giants appear behind the walls called Titans. The Titans destroy the town and eat Eren's mother. From that day Eren vowed to kill all the titans, revenge his mother, and protect his friends. The storyline is very well developed and interesting. The characters develop very well throughout the series in my opinion. The animation looks very beautiful and solid. However this anime is very bloody, dark and creepy and kind of mysterious as well. which is my favourite type of show. It has a lot of death scenes and dark moments where human got eaten alive. This anime is definitely for adults not for kids. Overall I really enjoyed watching this Anime and I think it's very entertaining to watch. I recommend watching this anime or reading the manga if you are mature enough. Or you're interested in dark bloody shows. Plus reading the manga will make you understand the story more. There are a lot of missing parts that haven't been animated yet. It's only in the manga. 8.5/10.
- @animelover of the Teen Review Board of 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

Jul 10, 2015

its great, yo

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.

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!

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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.

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.

Dec 11, 2013

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

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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Nov 09, 2014

"jean is a horse face"

Jun 30, 2014

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

Jun 30, 2014

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

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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