I did already mention a couple of times that I’m just not a fan of anime and manga (I really tried… ) except for Shirokuma Cafe. However, 進撃の巨人 (Attack on Titan) is always praised as being so good and “the GoT of anime”, so I’ve been watching it for a while and I find it bearable. After the latest episodes, things are really to become somewhat interesting and I feel like I might be interested enough to also read the manga which is great because I like having something that I want to read not just for the sake of practice.
I was surprised that this isn’t discussed here more – I thought Attack on Titan was supposed to be super popular and a big deal? But I have no idea what I’m talking about
Is anyone else here reading this manga? What is your experience with it?
I’m currently at 第4話 and I hope my pace will pick up soon because at my current pace it would take me forever to finish it. I would not be opposed to buying the manga for my Kindle but there is no way to look up words easily as far as I know so instead I’m reading scans with the OCR manga reader for Android. It is better than nothing but still quite annoying… How are you guys reading your manga so that you can efficiently look up new words? How long does it take you to read one story (”episode"?) or an entire volume? Did you get faster after reading a couple of volumes?
I also sometimes find the jumps in the story a bit confusing. Initially, I thought that maybe the pages were sorted incorrectly but that just seems to be the way the story is told. I don’t know whether that is because I’m not used to reading manga (though I read a lot of comics as a child) or because this one is having some especially confusing jumps.
I also read that the first 40 stories are not especially great (?) and the art style gets better later on. If I started at a later point, it wouldn’t take me as long to get to the point where the manga reaches the part of the story that is not yet covered by the anime. On the other hand, if I’m going to read it, I might as well do it right. I’d love to get someone’s thoughts on that too.
(I’m in my mid thirties, posting about a comic series that features human eating giants that even my most nerdy colleagues find too creepy and that I’m actively trying to get into; I don’t know what is happening to me! send help!)