Return of the Titans!
I’ve talked about Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan (that’s Shingeki no Kyojin to all you sticklers out there) and how I was a casual fan of the series, both onscreen and on the page. Now, I’m writing this article to tell you that there is no better time to get onboard again – or for the first time, if you haven’t gotten into the franchise yet – than now.
You see, the problem with Attack on Titan, especially if we’re talking about the manga, is that it really likes to go into slow burns. And slow burns being what they are, they’re just not too good of an idea if we’re talking about a monthly comic; just look at the Walking Dead. Simply put, Attack on Titan is the kind of comic you would immensely enjoy more if you were to binge read it.
However, I am well aware that you probably have other things to do, so I’m going to give you a short recap of what’s been going on in the world of Attack on Titan.

The first thing you should know is that Hajime Isayama, the creator of the series, decided to go with a time skip, propelling the series two years after the events on Paradis island. Now, during this time skip, there was about a year (2017 to be exact) that the series totally shifted its attention and focused on the point of view of Marley, the empire that is revealed to be the reason behind all of Eren, Mikasa, and the entire Paradis island’s titan problem since the series started.
As for the origins of these man-eating giants, don’t worry: the series has covered that, telling the story of how titans are actually weapons of mass destruction that the people of Paradis (I forgot the proper name for their race/ethnicity) created hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
So, now that you have the details, all you should know is that this time, Eren and the gang are the ones on the offensive. The tables have turned, and it seems there’s going to be an all-out war between Paradis and Marley in the following issues of this series.

Now, you might think that due to the success of Attack on Titan, it’s not going to end at all. After all, why shoot the golden goose when its still laying its eggs? However, I should note that Hajime Isayama claims that Attack on Titan has reached its midpoint, so there will be a definitive end that will wrap up the story. At least for now. Isayama could always decide to milk the shit out of this series.
Of course, I wouldn’t say that I’d recommend this for anyone. Don’t expect this series to be something like Dragon Ball or Naruto in that it’s less about heroics than it is about war and (sometimes frustrating) drama. Suffice it to say Attack on Titan is the kind of series that guys and girls who like The Walking Dead would enjoy… if they’re not racist or anything.
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