YOUth Review: Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Attack on TitanAttack On Titan by Hajime Isayama is a masterpiece. That is the one word I would use to describe it. Masterpiece. Attack On Titan is a more mature manga, set in a terrifying world where titans roam around, eating humans. The last remnants of humanity hide behind three massive walls to escape the constant presence of the vicious man-eating creatures. The story follows our main protagonist, Eren Yeager as well as his friends Mikasa and Armin and their lives in this hellish world.

While at first glance Attack On Titan is nothing more than a glorified survival story, it quickly proves this notion wrong and rebrands itself as a mystery. Many questions are soon brought to the surface. Where did the titans come from? Why do they kill and eat humans? Who built the walls? These questions linger in the mind of the viewer as the story progresses, answering more and more as it goes on until eventually the reader is provided with a satisfying conclusion to everything.

More than anything, Attack On Titan does something that a lot of other series don’t. It has direction. The author knew exactly where he was going to take the series from the very first chapter, and the result is an extremely satisfying conclusion with little to no plot holes.

While not much more can be said about the series without delving into spoilers, know that it is a must-read/watch. Attack On Titan is a beautiful example of a story that will be remembered and read for years to come, and it is absolutely worth experiencing, even if you aren’t a huge fan of anime or manga.

– Eythan A

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