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review 2017-07-15 04:40
Man-eating Titans...
Attack on Titan, Volume 1 - Hajime Isayama

 

I read this manga for my grad school graphic novel class. This is my second manga (this past spring I read Orange). That was basically a teenage soap opera. This one was a sci-fi post-apocalyptic nightmare. The Titans are giant, man-eating, humanoid creatures who have taken over the world. Humans are forced to live in a walled area, for their own protection. In the first chapter, a Titan breaks through the wall and eats people. The drawings are in black & white, but still incredibly graphic. There are close-ups of the Titans biting people in half.

 

I didn't like this one much. I do enjoy post-apocalyptic stories, but this one was basically devoid of hope. I think this series is quite long, so maybe at one point, something hopeful happens.

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text 2017-04-11 22:27
Attack on Titan choose-your-own-adventure
Attack on Titan Choose Your Path Adventure: Year 850: Last Stand at Wall Rose - Hajime Isayama

If my bookshelves weren't already overflowing with impulse buys, this would probably be in my shopping cart, if only to see how many of the endings involve your own death or the deaths of all or most of your friends and comrades. Even a "good" ending in the Attack on Titan world would still suck to some degree.

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review 2017-04-01 00:00
Attack on Titan 19
Attack on Titan 19 - Hajime Isayama Attack on Titan 19 - Hajime Isayama what a heart breaking volume!!
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text 2016-12-08 02:32
The Attack on Titan movie is indeed terrible

I haven't been able to get onto Booklikes since this morning. Now that I've finished watching the travesty that was the first live action Attack on Titan movie, Booklikes is finally back up for me. I figured it's a sign I should write a brief gripe post.

 

So, the Attack on Titan movie. It's horrible. So bad. Here's a list:

 

- Horrible special effects.

 

- The smaller titans, which I thought were disturbing at first, became laughable later on. Maybe they were overused, or not used effectively? I don't know.

 

- So many changes to the original story and characters, and not for the better.

 

- NO LEVI. Levi was one of my top two favorite characters in the series. Instead we got a slimy Levi-wannabe jerk.

 

- Pretty much everyone's backstories were ditched. As an example, all viewers were shown about Eren and Mikasa's relationship was that they probably liked each other but Eren was too loud and grouchy to do much more than give her a scarf when she was cold. All that stuff about Eren saving Mikasa from slavers, and the way that incident inspired her undying loyalty to Eren, was gone. Maybe it'll come up in the second movie, but I don't plan on watching that.

 

- Humanity was even more doomed in this movie than it was in the original series. Sure, let's send humanity's last hope, a bunch of rejects, out into titan-infested lands with omni-directional maneuvering gear hardly anyone had much experience using. The plan: fill in a hole in the wall by bombing the part of the wall above the hole. Sure, if it works that area of the wall will be shorter, but still tall enough to keep titans out. Except, you know, for the titan who made the hole in the first place.

 

- All the female characters were girlfriends/potential girlfriends (Lil, Hiana), objects to be won (Mikasa), or jokes (Sasha, Hans). And they were always the ones who rushed after the crying babies.

 

- What was with that baby titan? How can a baby titan even exist?

 

I could go on, but I should probably channel this disgust into a full review.

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text 2016-12-07 04:01
Live action manga adaptations: Attack on Titan and Rurouni Kenshin

I'm not even halfway finished watching it yet, and I feel like I can safely say that the first Attack on Titan live action movie is pretty bad. The smaller titans are genuinely disturbing, but beyond that I'm not seeing much that makes me want to get the next movie.

 

The first live action Rurouni Kenshin movie, on the other hand, is actually worth watching if you're a fan of the franchise and like lots of fight scenes. I'm looking forward to seeing Part 2 soon.

 

And yeah, I'm still not reading very much.

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