Quick Review : Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

Attack on Titan, Vol. 1 (Attack on Titan, #1)Attack on Titan, Vol. 1

by Hajime Isayama

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this more than expected. The story is surprising and solid. The art though it doesn’t appeal aesthetically to me, suits the intensity and raw emotion of the characters. And there are enough holes and speculation at the end of volume 1 that I am thoroughly anticipating reading book 2.

The feel, design and concept remind me of the painting by Goya, “Chronos eating his son.” If you don’t know it, look it up and tell me if you don’t think it was the inspiration. Chronos was one of the original “Titans” who fearing his children decided to eat them.

I don’t know how much, “Attack on Titan” resembles ancient mythology, after all I’ve only read book 1 so far, but if it concludes that the Titans are the parents of the human race or, if they are defeated by the same trickery as in the mythology I wouldn’t be surprised.

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