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** 進撃の巨人 - Attack on Titan*

“'In this post-apocalytpic sci-fi story, humanity has been devastated by the bizarre, giant humanoids known as the Titans. Little is known about where they came from or why they are bent on consuming mankind. Seemingly unintelligent, they have roamed the world for years, killing everyone they see. For the past century, what’s left of man has hidden in a giant, three-walled city. People believe their 100-meter-high walls will protect them from the Titans, but the sudden appearance of an immense Titan is about to change everything. Winner of the 2011 Kodansha Manga Award (Shonen) and nominated for the prestigious Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize for 2012.”


Personal Opinion
The story is basically about wartime, when resources gets thin and how humans band together and against each other in hard times. It’s about humanity and survival, high class vs low class citizens and so on.
A great story that moves at a good pace, with strong characters and good storytelling. The first volume has a good start of the story, and can be enjoyed even by those who don’t plan on reading on.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club


  • Uses a lot of kanji, all with furigana (no wall of kana)


  • Strong images


First Three Pages of Chapter One

Additional Pages

Difficulty Poll
How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • No effort at all
  • Minimal effort
  • Just right
  • Challenging
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