Manga Mini Review: Attack on Titan Vol 2-8 by Hajime Isayama

Title: Attack on Titan, Volume 2-8
Author: Hajime Isayama
SeriesAttack on Titan #2-#8
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: 2010-2012
Pages: Varies: 189-208
Format/Source: Paperback Manga/Library 

Age Group/Genre: Adult/Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic


The Colossal Titan has breached humanity’s first line of defense, Wall Maria. Mikasa, the 104th Training Corps’ ace and Eren’s best friend, may be the only one capable of defeating them, but beneath her calm exterior lurks a dark past. When all looks lost, a new Titan appears and begins to slaughter its fellow Titans. Could this new monster be a blessing in disguise, or is the truth something much more sinister? (Covers of Volumes 2-8 and synopsis of Volume 2 from Goodreads.)

*Warning:  This review covers volumes 2-8 in a manga series.  While I really don’t like spoilers, you might find some slight spoilers in this review.*

As with all my mini reviews, I’m just going to share some of my notes for all the volumes.
Volume 2
  • Ready to continue on after that crazy cliffhanger in Volume 1!
  • I forgot how graphic these are!
  • Mikasa’s background story! Yay!
  • A praying mantis! 50,000 Bonus Points!
  • 4 stars 
Volume 3
  • WHOA. This is CRAZY.
  • OMG
  • I love Armin!
  • Oh shiz! I didn’t see that coming!
  • 4.5 stars
Volume 4
  • Can Mikasa read Eren’s mind? Bc she sure seems to know what he’s thinking a lot.
  • Lolololol! Love this part where Eren and Jean are fighting in the cafeteria and their drill sergeant or whoever comes in and asks what the noise was and Mikasa says “It was Sasha letting out a huge fart.” And the look on Sasha’s face! So funny!
  • 4 stars
Volume 5
  • Oooh, this side story with the woman who encounters a titan while on an expedition is so creepy!
  • I like the political aspect to this story, with all the different groups fighting over what they should do.
  • Mikasa is really turning out to be funny!
  • SHIT.
  • 4 stars
Volume 6
  • A really crazy and suspenseful part!
  • Just a really cool part here.
  • I really like Hange.
  • 4.5 stars
Volume 7
  • A lot going on in this volume.
  • WTF?
  • 4.5 stars
Volume 8
  • Creepy!
  • Armin is one smart dude!
  • Wait, what?!?
  • There’s so much more going on than it seems!
  • 4.5 stars
I haven’t read much manga yet, but Attack on Titan is definitely my favorite one so far. I would definitely recommend this to adults (and teens, but this is definitely not for kids) who enjoy sci-fi and suspenseful stories, as well as those who like manga and anime. I hope to read some more volumes soon!


Find Attack on Titan, Vol 2:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Kodansha Comics
Find Attack on Titan, Vol 3:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Kodansha Comics
Find Attack on Titan, Vol 4:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Kodansha Comics
Find Attack on Titan, Vol 5:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Kodansha Comics
Find Attack on Titan, Vol 6:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Kodansha Comics
Find Attack on Titan, Vol 7:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Kodansha Comics
Find Attack on Titan, Vol 8:  Goodreads │ Amazon │ Kodansha Comics
Disclaimer:  I borrowed copies of these books from my library.  I was in no way compensated for this review.

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